Landmarks of Seoul Walking Tour, Seoul

Landmarks of Seoul Walking Tour, Seoul
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad. Watch the video below to learn more about how the app works.

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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:

Landmarks of Seoul Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Landmarks of Seoul Walking Tour
Guide Location: South Korea » Seoul (See other walking tours in Seoul)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Author: vickyc
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Inwangsan Mountain and Wall

1) Inwangsan Mountain and Wall

Inwangsan mountain is 338 m height. It differs from other mountains of Seoul by its numerous huge granite peaks that have a specific shape. These shaped rocks are called according to their shape, for example gicha bawi that means train rock, chima bawi - skirt rock. The Fortress Wall of Seoul is here. There is Inwangsa temple and Guksadang shrine on this mount. Many famous artists painted this amazing mountain in their most famous works of...   view more
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Seodaemun Prison

2) Seodaemun Prison

Seodaemun Prison a living reminder of the Japanese occupation of Korea and of brave Koreans struggling for their independence. It is a memorial of grief and tumultuous events in the history of Modern Korea. This place worth a visiting to enlighten yourself in Korean history. There is a museum dedicated to Koreans died and tortured in the period of Japanese...   view more
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Independence Gate

3) Independence Gate

Dongnipmun Gate means Independence Gate, if translated from Korean, was constructed in 1898. It is very similar to Paris' Arch of Triumph. It is the symbol of independence. There is an independence hall with monuments to the most active Korean leaders for...   view more
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Gwanghwamun Gate

4) Gwanghwamun Gate (must see)

This amazing gate was constructed in 1395. It was the main entrance into Kyongbuk Palace. It is a three arched gate and with two-story pavilion. The original gate was rebuilt and now is made from modern construction materials and is currently used as an entrance to the park of the...   view more
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Jongno Tower

5) Jongno Tower

Jongno Tower is a modern skyscraper with 33 floors. There is a restaurant and a bar at the top offering wonderful and impressive views of the city. The tower is set near Jonggak Metro Station and famous and ancient Bosin-gak bell. A big book shop is housed in this...   view more
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Bosin-gak Bell

6) Bosin-gak Bell

Bosin-gak Bell tells about the history. It is set in the center of Seoul. It rang each hour in old times and as an alarm of fire, now it rings only at midnight on the New Year night and gathers a lot of people around it. It was first built in 1396, but destroyed by war and fire and...   view more
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Namdaemun Gate

7) 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

Walking Tours in Seoul, South Korea

City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 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
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
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 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
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

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