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Places to visit in Seoul
          & Things to do in seoul

Posted on 24 Sep 2014   

1. Gyeongbokgung

The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.

Admission Fees
Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won
Youths (ages 7-18) 1,500 won
Age 6 and under – FREE.

Opening Hours
March to October 09:00-18:00
November to February 09:00-17:00.
Closed on Tuesday

Getting there by Subway
Exit 5 – Gyeongbokgung Station Line 3

 

2. Myeongdong

Seoul’s primary & most famous shopping district.
There’s no better place to shop than Myeongdong. Myeongdong is the place where everyone shops for famous Korean Cosmetic brands such as Etude House, Skin Food, Laneige, The Face Shop, Missha!

Opening Hours
10am to 10pm everyday

Getting there by Subway
Exit 5, 6, 7, or 8 – Myeongdong Station Line 4

 

3. N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower located on Mt. Namsan offers great panoramic views of the city.   It is a true cultural space with various performances, exhibitions as well as upscale restaurants.

Admission Fees
Adults   9,000 won
Youths  7,000 won
Child     5,000 won

Opening Hours
Sunday-Thursday
Observatory: 10:00-23:00
Restaurant: 11:00-23:00
Teddy Bear Museum: 10:00-22:00

Friday-Saturday
Observatory: 10:00-24:00
Restaurants ( N.GRILL / Hancook ) : 11:00-23:00
The place dining: 11:00-24:00
Teddy Bear Museum: 10:00-22:00

Getting there By Subway & Bus
Exit 2 of Chungmuro Station Line 3 or Line 4.
Take Bus no.2 (08:00-24:00/5min intervals)
or Bus no.5 (07:30-23:50/15min intervals)

 

4. Dongdaemun market

Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district has 26 shopping malls, 30,000 specialty shops, and 50,000 manufacturers.
Opening from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. except Monday & some public holidays, you can literally shop all night !!  must-visit for fashion enthusiastic.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday – 10.30am to 5.00am
Sunday – 10.30am to 11.00pm
Closed on Monday & some public holidays.

Getting there by Subway
Exit 8 or 9 – Dongdaemun Station Line 1 or Line 4

 

5. Insadong

One of the most memorable Seoul attractions. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures.
There are traditional performances and exhibits.

Getting there by Subway
Exit 6 – Anguk Station Line 3.
Exit 3 – Jonggak Station Line 1

 

6. Jongmyo Royal Shrine

Ritual ceremonies linking music, song and dance still take place there, perpetuating a tradition that goes back to the 14th century. It enshrines the memorial tablets of greatly honored kings and their queens, today containing 19 memorial tablets of kings and 30 tablets of their queens in 19 spirit chambers.

Admission Fees
Adults (ages 19 and over): KRW 1,000
Youths (ages 7-18) : KRW 500
Ages 6 and under :  Free admission

Guided Tours
Korean – 9 times a day 09:20–16:20 (every hour)
English – 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
Chinese – 11:00, 15:00
Japanese – 09:00, 09:40, 10:40, 11:40, 12:40, 13:40, 14:40, 15:40

Getting there by Subway
Exit 11 – Jongno 3 (sam)-ga Station Line 1.Walk for 7 mins from station.
Exit 8 – Jongno 3 (sam)-ga Station Line 3 or 5. Walk for 7 mins from station.

 

7. Bukchon Hanok Village

The Bukchon area is a traditional residential area in Seoul that boasts 600 years of history.
Bukchon Hanok village has the largest cluster of privately owned traditional Korean wooden homes or hanok in Seoul.
Hanok architecture places great emphasis on the topographical features of the land on which it is built. Structural arrangements, layouts.

Getting there by Subway
Exit 2 – Anguk Station Line 3.

 

8. Nami isalnd ( Namiseom island )

Nami Island is a place for Korean Drama lovers . This is one of the place where the famous international Korean Drama Winter Sonata was filmed. Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam.Hence to put it short, it is a must visit for all Asian tourists!

Admission Fees
Adults : 8,000 won
Children (ages 3-13) : 4,000 won
※ Round-trip ferry fare & tax included

Opening Hours
Daily 7:30am to 9:30pm

Getting there ( Subway + Train + Taxi )
Exit Sangbong Station Line 7.
Transfer to Gyeongchun Line Train to Gapyeong Station.
Take a taxi to Gapyeong Wharf (Just say Nami Island to Driver will do.
Taxi cost KRW3,000 to KRW4,000 per way)

 

 

 

Seoul : Seoul Tourism

Towering High into a Bright Future

Korean capital city, Seoul, is located in the Midwest of the Korean peninsula.
It has been an area of strategic importance since prehistoric times, particularly in the realms of politics, economics, society and culture. During the Era of the Three States (4th to mid-7th centuries), the area was frequently used as a battleground among the ancient ruling kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla.

It was designated as Korea’s capital city during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Since then, the city has continued to grow to become the largest in the country. Following Korea’s independence from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, the city was named Seoul, which means ‘towering high.’ In 1949, it was designated as a metropolitan city by Korean government.

Seoul hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1988 and the FIFA World Cup in 2002. Seoul has overcome many adversities and, with such tenacity, risen from the ashes of the Korean War to become a leading global city.

 

Two Faces of Seoul

Korean capital city Seoul is home to more than 10 million inhabitants from all over the country and around the world, living and working in modern skyscrapers and moving rapidly through sophisticated infrastructure. seoul tour At the same time, diverse forms of nature thrive and permeate throughout, while abundant cultural heritage assets seoul trip coexist with modernity in this nation’s capital of over 600 years. Essentially, Seoul is traditional yet modern, technological yet natural.

In the heart of Seoul stand royal palaces designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and high-tech buildings occupied by global institutions. Asia’s largest underground street shopping mall lies near the 15th century royal tombs. seoul tourism. The vast subway system transports millions of passengers daily to their destination, as Hangang River, which bolstered the nation’s miraculous seoul tour economic development, flows calmly through the city.

Finally, a plethora of social and cultural outlets know no  limit in time and space, begetting creativity and excitement across the city and seoul tour attractions and among its residents. seoul tour invite you to begin your Korean travel here, in this ever fascinating, evolving and harmonious city of Seoul !

 

Seoul City Tour / Seoul Tourism

Seoul, the capital of Korea, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Korea.  Seoul is a city with so much to offer that you might not know where to start. To get the most out of your stay, visit some of Seoul's most famous attractions by taking a Seoul trip aboard the Seoul City Tour Bus, which offers four unique courses.
The Traditional Market Course stops at some of the best traditional markets and shopping towns in Seoul and finally, the Night Course provides an opportunity to take in the city's spectacular night views. The Seoul Tour Panorama Course circles Seoul's major tourist attractions, while the Downtown/Palace Course covers the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream and the royal palaces.  Seoul Travelers can pick the seoul tour that is best suited to their interests.

 

1. Downtown/Palace Cours

This course covers the Seoul downtown area, including the National Museum of Korea, Namsangol Hanok Village, Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market, and Insa-dong.
• Departure time: 09:00-21:00 (Last bus departs from Gwanghwamun at 19:00)
• Bus intervals: Buses depart every 30 minutes
(Peak season: 4th week of July – August 15th / buses depart every 20 minutes)
• Travel time: Approximately 2 hours
• Departure point: Gwanghwamun Bus Stop in front of Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5) Exit 6

 

2. Seoul Panorama Course

This course includes popular tourist attractions in Seoul such as Myeong-dong, Namsan Cable Car, 63 CITY, and Hongdae. Passengers can hop on and off at any of the stops on the route but once you arrive at Gwanghwamun, the last stop of the route, you may not board the bus again.

• Travel time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes
• Departure point: Gwanghwamun Bus Stop in front of Gwanghwamun Station
• Departure time:
(Peak season – December to February, April to May, July to August and October: 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 / Off season – March, June, September, November: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00)

 

 

3. Seoul Night Course

The night course tour bus crosses over the city's brilliantly-lit bridges (Seogangdaegyo, Gangbyeon Expressway, and Seongsudaegyo) and allows travelers to look down at the magnificent city nightscape from N Seoul Tower before getting off at Cheonggye Plaza.

• Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours
• Departure point: Gwanghwamun Bus Stop in front of Gwanghwamun Station
• Bus intervals: N/A (only one tour a day)
• Departure time: 19:30

 

Seoul City Tour Bus – Travel Information

Ticket Price:

Course Adults Children (Under 18)
Downtown/Palace Course
(single-decker bus)
12,000 won 10,000 won
Seoul Panorama Course
(double-decker bus)
15,000 won 10,000 won
Night Course single-decker bus 6,000 won 4,000 won
double-decker bus 12,000 won 7,000 won

* Passengers traveling on the Downtown/Palace Course and Seoul Panorama Course can hop on and off at any of the stops on their chosen course, but transferring from one course to another is not allowed.
Ticket Purchase:
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth by cash, credit card, or T-money (Seoul City Pass Plus) card. If seats are available, tickets can also be purchased upon boarding the bus (cash only).
Discount Information (No dual discounts): 
T-money (Seoul City Pass Plus) card holders: 5% off 
Groups of 10 or more: 10% off 
One child (under the age of 5) accompanied by an adult ticket holder can ride the bus free of charge. 
Languages: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese 
Service Schedule: 
No bus departures on Mondays (except for national holidays). 
During peak season (the fourth week of July – August 15th), buses will remain in operation throughout the entire week (including Mondays). 
Inquiries: 
Seoul City Tour: +82-2-777-6090 (Korean, English, Japanese) 
Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
Homepage: http://en.seoulcitybus.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 

4. Traditional Market Course

Seoul Traditional Market course includes shopping centers such as Dongdaemun Doota, Myeong-dong , and Seoul traditional markets  including Gwangjang Market and Majang Meat Market.

• Travel time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes
• Departure time: 09:30, 10:10, 10:50, 11:30, 12:30, 13:10, 13:50, 14:30, 15:10, 15:50, 16:30, 17:10, 17:50, 18:30 (Only available from March to September)
• Departure point: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station

Seoul Traditional Market Tour Bus - Travel Information

Ticket Price: Adults 15,000 won / Children 10,000 won (free for children under 5 years old)
* Passengers holding a one-day pass can hop on and off at anytime throughout the day
Ticket Purchase: Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth by cash, credit card, or T-money (Seoul City Pass Plus) card. If seats are available, tickets can also be purchased by cash or card upon boarding the bus. 
Discount Information (No dual discounts):
*Asiana international flight (within a week from the boarding date) or Air Busan domestic/international flight (within 31 days from the boarding date) ticket holders get 20% off the Traditional Market tour bus fare.
Languages: Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese 
Service Schedule:
*The tour bus for the Traditional Market Course runs year round throughout the entire week. 
Information:
Traditional Market Course:+82-1544-4239 (Korean, English, Chinese)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Homepage: http://www.seoultrolley.com/sp_main/main.php (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 

 

 

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