City Orientation Walk I, Seoul

City Orientation Walk I, Seoul

The capital of South Korea, Seoul is a bustling metropolis replete with modern skyscrapers, high-tech infrastructure and pop culture mixed up with Buddhist temples, ancient palaces and street markets. Some of these attractions, such as the Deoksu Palace, a piece of 15th century Chosun Dynasty royal architecture (nowadays housing the Royal Museum), Gyeonghuigung Palace, and Namdaemun Market, are particularly notable and make up, alongside other sights, this Seoul orientation walk.
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Guide Name: City Orientation Walk I
Guide Location: South Korea » Seoul (See other walking tours in Seoul)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: vickyc
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Seoul City Hall

1) Seoul City Hall

Seoul City Hall is a place for the government of Korea. It is set in beautiful Seoul Plazza. There is a fountain near the building. The design of this building was thoroughly chosen. It is modern but recalls the traditional style of Korea...   view more
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Deoksugung Palace

2) Deoksugung Palace (must see)

Deoksu Palace, built in 15 century in traditional Korean style vividly contrasts modern skyscrapers of Seoul. This palace contains the best examples of royal architecture of the Chosun Dynasty. It is protected by the government as a historical monument. Royal Museum is in one of its...   view more
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Seoul Museum of History

3) Seoul Museum of History

Seoul Museum of History tells about the history and culture of Seoul. The most interesting exhibitions are on the 3rd floor. It displays the landscape of Seoul during Joseon Dynasty, the atmosphere of everyday life, and the model of the future Seoul. There are tours in English and...   view more
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Gyeonghuigung Palace

4) Gyeonghuigung Palace

Gyeonghuigung Palace stands on the territory of Seoul Museum. It was built in 1616 and is the smallest of 5 palaces. Tourists enter the palace through Heunghwamun Gate that is designed in typical Korean style. There is a splendid throne room richly decorated and colored in bright colors with paintings of dragons on the...   view more
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Royal Museum

5) Royal Museum

Royal Museum is housed in one of the halls of Deoksu Palace. It displays the objects of royal culture and life of the Joseon Dynasty. This palace contains the models of royal architecture of the Chosun Dynasty and beautiful throne room. It is protected by the government as a historical...   view more
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Namdaemun Gate

6) Namdaemun Gate (must see)

Namdaemun Gate was built in 1389 and is number one historically important monument of Seoul. The official name is Sungnyemun that means "Gate of Exalted Ceremonies". This gate situated in the center of the city belongs to National Treasures of South...   view more
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Namdaemun Market

7) Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market is called after Namdaemun Gate. The gate is Korea's most important national treasure. Locals and Tourists prefer this place as they can find here everything from clothes to food for a very reasonable price. Numerous small shops are set along pedestrian streets of Namdaemun. You can find here everything you...   view more
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Myeongdong Cathedral

8) Myeongdong Cathedral (must see)

Myeongdong Cathedral is situated in Myeongdong neighbourhood of Seoul. This neigbourhood is mainly commercial district. It is the oldest Catholic Cathedral of Korea designed in Gothic style. The official name is Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception and symbolises Christianity in South Korea, as Christian religion was here severely...   view more

Walking Tours in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Museums Walking Tour

Seoul Museums Walking Tour

Seoul is an old city with rich history. There are many museums about Asian traditions, food, technological development, wars. Some of the museums are located in beautiful palaces, that are national historical monuments and national heritage protected by UNESCO. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most important museums of Seoul:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Seoul Top Attractions, part I

Seoul Top Attractions, part I

Seoul is the capital and the largest city of South Korea with a two thousand year history. Also known by the name "tech capital of the world", Seoul is the second largest mega city in the world. It attracts thousands of tourists due to the unique combination of World Heritage Sites and modernistic atmosphere. Below are listed the most popular attractions in Seoul.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.2 km
Landmarks of Seoul Walking Tour

Landmarks of Seoul Walking Tour

Seoul is a city of ancient historical monuments built in BC era and a modern metropolis of glass and steel skyscrapers. Some of its historical sightseeings are ancient wall around the Old town, gates to the town. Among modern landmarks there are the tallest skyscrapers in the world. This self-guided tour will lead you through this historical and contemporary places:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Seoul Top Attractions, part II

Seoul Top Attractions, part II

Seoul is the capital and the largest city of South Korea with a two thousand year history. Also known by the name "tech capital of the world", Seoul is the second largest mega city in the world. It attracts thousands of tourists due to the unique combination of World Heritage Sites and modernistic atmosphere. Below are listed the most popular attractions in Seoul.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

The capital of South Korea, Seoul is a bustling metropolis replete with modern skyscrapers, high-tech infrastructure and pop culture mixed up with Buddhist temples, ancient palaces and street markets. Among the local attractions not to be missed are the high-rising Jongno Tower with a rooftop restaurant and bar offering visitors a remarkable view of the city; Gyeongbokgung Palace, once comprising more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, the site of ancient locust and pine trees. These and other attractions make up this orientation walk of Seoul.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km

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