Seoul Top Attractions, part I, Seoul

Seoul Top Attractions, part I, Seoul
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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.

Seoul Top Attractions, part I Map

Guide Name: Seoul Top Attractions, part I
Guide Location: South Korea » Seoul (See other walking tours in Seoul)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.2 km
Author: vickyc
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Gyeonghuigung Palace

1) 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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Gyeongbokgung Palace

2) Gyeongbokgung Palace (must see)

Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395 by Lee Seong-Gye, who started the Joseon Dynasty. This is an amazing and impressive rectangular palace. It houses National Folk Museum of Korea, Royal apartments. Around it are gardens and wonderful lotus...   view more
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Changdeokgung Palace

3) Changdeokgung Palace (must see)

Changdeokgung Palace is one of the Five Grand Palaces. It is located in a large park in Jongno-gu. It is also called East Palace. Kings of the Joseon Dynasty preferred this palace. The site is very beautiful as it was built in harmony with the natural...   view more
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Gahoe Museum

4) Gahoe Museum

Gahoe Museum is a private museum of South Korea, located in Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. It was established in 2002 and houses, over 1,500 relics consisting of 750 amulets, 250 items of folk paintings, approximately 150 classical books, and 250 other odd...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Lock Museum

5) Lock Museum

The Lock Museum is a private museum in Seoul. Traditionally, Koreans believed that objects fashioned in the shape of talismanic animals invoked the power of these animals, both to ensure the protection of their property and to bestow the blessings of wealth, health, fecundity, and happiness. The exhibition tells the story of this traditional belief in the power of talismanic animals through the intensely rich visual vocabulary of the symbolic motifs employed in Korean folk art.

As with locks...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Heunginjimun

6) Heunginjimun

Heunginjimun, literally "Gate of Rising Benevolence" or more commonly known as Dongdaemun, is one of the The Eight Gates of Seoul in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, a prominent landmark in central Seoul, South Korea. The Korean name "Dongdaemun" means "Great East Gate," and it was so named because it was the major eastern gate in the wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty.

Today, the area around Dongdaemun known as Dongdaemun Market includes upmarket...   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
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 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 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
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

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