Despite the initial plan of a unified Korea in the 1943 Cairo Declaration, escalating Cold War antagonism between the Soviet Union and the United States eventually led to the establishment of separate governments, each with its own ideology, leading to the division of Korea into two political entities in 1948: North Korea and South Korea. In the South Syngman Rhee, an opponent of communism, who had been backed and appointed by the United States as head of the provisional government, won the first presidential elections of the newly declared Republic of Korea in May. In the North, a former a...

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N Seoul Tower

"No better view of Seoul."
Oct 6, 2016 by John R
I recommend this stop to anyone visiting Seoul! This is the best vantage point to take in the enormity of Seoul which is one of the largest cities in the world (Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area... Read More
"Best view from toilet, ever"
Oct 6, 2016 by chrizre
Well, it takes quite a while of queuing until we could finally enjoy the view. It is a nice view, especially from the toilet on the way down.. Don't miss it. Read More
"N Seoul Tower"
Oct 6, 2016 by 曉雯 施
It is my first time went to Korea. I am longing for the country is Korea. I heard something from the person have been to Korea. She said N Seoul Tower is a symbol in Seoul. If I go to Korea must... Read More
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Gyeongbokgung Palace

"Impressive historical place"
Oct 6, 2016 by ItsHER92
Beautiful grounds to explore filled with heritage and history and pride for nationality. Photographers paradise. Beautiful gardens, seemed to be a popular place for children and teens to go... Read More
"Nice palace"
Oct 6, 2016 by chrizre
I like the reduced design compared with chinese palaces, even it is quite similar this one is worth visiting Read More
"Stunning"
Oct 6, 2016 by aoilaxr
Kingdom in the middle of the city. Tourist crowds at this attraction because of its beautiful structure and interesting facts about Korean history. The palace does really get crowded with different... Read More
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Insadong

"The Market for the Antiques of Korea"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pratarazi
This Market is famous for the Antiques of Korean Dynasty, and Restaurants, it has so many restaurants in tiny by-lanes , this place a must visit for tasting local Delicacies and trust me you will... Read More
"Take cash, not credit card"
Oct 4, 2016 by Gauranga D
Cheap, bargain shopping area. Crowded place. Mainly street shop. Lots of food outlets. Credit cards are accepted in most places in Seoul but if you want to shop in this area, take cash. You may not... Read More
"Crowded But Interesting"
Oct 4, 2016 by luke47
Yes, it does contain some little alleyways, but I would not say that Insa-Dong is not quaint. By and large, it is a busy shopping and restaurant area. Read More
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Changdeokgung Palace

"Best 5 hours on a lay over...incheon airport"
Oct 3, 2016 by sebastiansX7628HP
Yes, join the city tour for free! Add 10.00 and you get a traditional korean lunch. The palace itself is huge, some stairs, not handicapped accessible. Interesting history of an ancient culture. I... Read More
"Beautiful palace"
Oct 2, 2016 by stripesandcanvas
This is a beautiful palace, very easy to visit if you are in the insa-dong/bukchon area. It closes at 5pm (I believe) so make sure to check hours before visiting. There's many places around the... Read More
"The best well preserved Palace in Seoul!"
Oct 1, 2016 by fatemeh31358
Very beautiful palace with a secret garden(separate ticket needed, giuded tour only with freindly giudes who speak English fluently). A good souvenir shop with refreshments and rest rooms. Read More
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Bukchon

"Perfect mix of a modern and traditional taste"
Oct 4, 2016 by Bening M
What I found interesting is, this village is located in the city, integrated with other element of the city. It is surprising when you walk in the pavement with a busy traffic and the next turn you... Read More
"The greatest village in Seoul"
Oct 3, 2016 by Anh D
Traveller MUST visit this village. Very unique and traditional place of Seoul. I love every minute in this place, feel very tranquility and calming Read More
"Beautiful and full of tourists"
Oct 2, 2016 by Rebecca G
Very beautiful area that's full of tourists. Nice area with great views. Be prepared for the tourist crowds Read More
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The War Memorial of Korea

"good place when raining "
Oct 2, 2016 by leroy n
this is a very good place go when it rains but anytime is great so many attraction you can enjoy from the past to present great indoor and outdoor exhibits a good place just to chill and watch people... Read More
"Greatest war museum"
Oct 1, 2016 by LiketoeatCincinnati
It's a fantastic war museum. It exhibits the entire history of the Korean War that showed the materials related to the war!! It takes a few hours for tour so need to comfortable shoes! Must see!! Read More
"Great museum that would be worth paying for!"
Oct 4, 2016 by David B
Huge FREE museum with lots of exhibits and things to see. We spent a few hours exploring the museum during a torrential downpour. This place was better then I expected. Definitely a must see during... Read More
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Cheonggyecheon Stream

"Nice surprise in the middle of Seoul"
Oct 1, 2016 by Thom S
A great place for walking, or just sitting and having a chat. Very child/family friendly. Very nicely "reconstructed". Read More
"Beautiful at about 4pm"
Oct 3, 2016 by Vicky S
Enjoyed walking along the stream around 4pm and then finishing off with some street food in MyeongDong. Such a lovely peaceful place in the middle of a busy city. Read More
"pleasant"
Oct 1, 2016 by Semi42
nice stroll of a warm evening, see the locals cooling their feet in the very clear waters of the stream walk as far or as short as you like Read More
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National Museum of Korea

"Its ok..."
Sep 28, 2016 by Raymond L
The museum building and grounds are very pretty and has its own train station. The first floor inside is the most interesting part in terms of history, everything else is for art lovers I guess and... Read More
"Average"
Oct 5, 2016 by ynkadr
Reachable by train. but u need to walk 500 m after. dont worry, It has connection with the subway station. i stayed in lotte hotel seoul, and takes around 45 minutes to b there. its a big museum... Read More
"Really worth visiting"
Sep 23, 2016 by ahl7300
Very interesting building in its own right. The collections are very well organized especially if one is not too familiar with the very long history of Korea. The building is large and spacious so it... Read More
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Namsan Park

"Best at night (cable car skip-able)"
Oct 6, 2016 by Raymond L
Park is must see and best enjoyed at sunset - night time, great for a walk with spectacular views of Seoul. Gets very busy on weekend nights and the line for the cable car can be 45min + as there... Read More
"Beautiful "
Oct 2, 2016 by LizM26
I was surprised how spacious and green Seoul is. This park is a big part of Seoul's outdoor lifestyle. It's great. Read More
"Fun place."
Oct 3, 2016 by trvlbufElmhurst
This is a fun place to visit, beginning with the cable car ride and the stunning views of the city. When you arrive at the park you have more beautiful views of Seoul and millions of locks left by... Read More
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Namdaemun Market

"Shoppers paradise"
Oct 3, 2016 by jomjalan2
Just outside of Hoehyun subway is the Namdaemun market. You can get almost everything here;- leggings, pants, sweaters, fur coats ( genuine??), cosmetics, kids clothes, cameras, watches, traditional... Read More
"Lots to buy but confusing layout"
Oct 3, 2016 by Vicky S
You could spend a lot of time wandering around here as the layout is really confusing, there seems to be a lot of hidden areas which you might never find! I did get lots of little gifts and some... Read More
"The Market for Korean Merchandise"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pratarazi
The Namdaemun Market is a Must Visit Place if you are planning to do some Shopping on a strict Budget, it has a variety of Products on Offer, the Most Intriguing are the Local Fish Market. Read More
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Hongik University Street

"Nice and lively area"
Oct 6, 2016 by chrizre
Interesting shops and coffees. Lots of food around. Has some nice photo spots if you are interested in urban photography Read More
"So much to see and do"
Oct 6, 2016 by dragonOL2
One of the best reasons to stay near Hongik University... so many places to eat and drink, tons of shops, street performers, food vendors. Great area Read More
"Lively night scene"
Oct 4, 2016 by tingting310894
Lots and lots of restaurants!! Long lanes of shopping street. Some bars too Iconic place of korea that u must visit Read More
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Trickeye Museum

"Place for Goofing Around"
Oct 1, 2016 by Adjimantoro
Trick Eyes is a place that you can take your picture with 3d effect on it. It's very famous, and have lot of branches in Asia cities. The place is kind of small, but it's very fun. We have lot of... Read More
"Tricky Tricky"
Oct 5, 2016 by Natnatneese
This was surprisingly fun experience. It's not very cultural but all of our friends and family enjoyed the photos we posted because they were hilarious. The staff could've been a little more... Read More
"More fun than expected "
Oct 6, 2016 by chrizre
I was a bit skeptical to go but my girlfriend wanted to see it. And I have to admit we had a fun afternoon there. I'd recommend to go there with more people so posing together and taking pics in... Read More
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Gwangjang Market

"A Riot of Sound and Sites"
Sep 28, 2016 by luke47
I was so glad the this gigantic market was just down the street from my hotel. It is a world of its own: over 200 stalls selling food; textiles, clothing, you name it! a MUST SEE! Read More
"New York, Hong Kong, Taiwan"
Oct 1, 2016 by marcusmui
I have been to many street food locations globally; none is comparable to the size, variety and hustle and bustle of Gwangjang Market. The unique cover at this market is high enough for air... Read More
"traditional Korean market"
Oct 5, 2016 by kcwyhoney
Food stalls and hawkers are everywhere. You can find the traditional Korean food here. A bit messy and dirty. Read More
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Bongeunsa Temple

"Conveniently located to the Coex Mall"
Oct 6, 2016 by Riki K
Free admission and feel free to walk around the numerous buildings. I didn't go inside the buildings, since they were being used for services. Read More
"peaceful"
Oct 1, 2016 by kitty m
This is a perfect peaceful oasis in the middle of a modern city which is Seoul. The statures were beautiful and a relaxing pond with trickling water. It is an functioning temple so there was a... Read More
"Oasis in the middle of the city"
Oct 1, 2016 by purplepinay
For the attendee of any conference at Coex, it is difficult to miss this compound of temples. It is right across the north entrance of Coex. It is beautiful from the outside and impressive from the... Read More
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Dongdaemun Design Plaza

"nice architecture with shop for shopper, museum and art exibihition for interested parties"
Oct 6, 2016 by Zenraigunnm
nice architecture with shops for shopper, museum and art exhibition for interested parties. You can spent a day here. Read More
"Quite Interesting"
Oct 6, 2016 by kli9
If you like art, architecture and that kind of thing, definitely worth going here. We went at night and there seemed to be a lot of people there, especially lining up to get something to eat from... Read More
"Nice architecture building, beautiful at night"
Oct 7, 2016 by badwolflibrarian
If you are an art/architecture lover who happen to be in the Dongdaemun area, I would highly recommend to visit this place at night, it's very beautiful when it's lit up. I'm not sure if it's a "must... Read More
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Deoksugung

"Ancient, peaceful."
Sep 28, 2016 by elwalkero
This palace has a show of costumed Korean guards in front of the gate. Fun. Entering the gate is only a couple dollars. Inside is a very interesting and characteristic collection of ancient... Read More
"Good place to see changing guard ceremony"
Oct 7, 2016 by Prima F
I choose to see the changing guard ceremony in smaller palace because less people than in bigger palace like Gyeongbokgung palace and it's more comfortable for me since travelling with a baby. It was... Read More
"Beautiful & Calm"
Oct 8, 2016 by statsman007
Go early and allow plenty of time, the grounds and buildings are beautiful and very peaceful. Just walk and feel the history.. the vibe is comforting, rich, and peaceful. Read More
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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

"One of (if not) The Best Museum in Seoul"
Sep 26, 2016 by Bagus Wicaksono R
Located in the lavish neighborhood of Itaewon, this museum is hidden in the small roads, approx. 5-10 mins from the main street (depending on how long you want to get lost in the many roads which... Read More
"Cool contemporary exhibition"
Sep 27, 2016 by Olof P
Best way to get to Leeum is by taking exit 1 from Hangangjin metro station and continuing down the street until you see a sign that directs you to the museum. Entrance for adults is 10k KRW and the... Read More
"Samsung Art Museum"
Oct 2, 2016 by Hendre_Swart
This museum is nested in the multicultural Itaewon neighbourhood of Seoul. It's located in the older part and you have to follow a few winding roads to find it. It is a gem in the rough surroundings... Read More
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The National Folk Museum of Korea

"Nice Museum"
Sep 21, 2016 by Shaikha A
I personally not interested in museums i find them boring although i enjoyed visiting this museum a nice outdoor presenting the life of the Korean folk i had a nice experience to learn about the... Read More
"Museum for the History of South Korean Kings"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pratarazi
As it is Titled, The National Folk Museum of Korea, this place will give you a Glimpse of the History behind the Korean Legacy. It can be visited with the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Its Must visit Museum... Read More
"Go there and visit the museum !"
Oct 7, 2016 by Rustam Thomas T
The museum is not too big but if you like history than it's a must. You can have history of Korea and its development story of it's culture, people and other stuff. I only spent around 30mins there... Read More
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Ewha Womans University

"Baroc biuldings!"
Oct 2, 2016 by fatemeh31358
A very beautiful uni built on a hill so you need to go up lots of stairs if you want to see all the buildings. The street leading to it are full of shops that sell cheap clothes and shoes. lots of... Read More
"As an university its amazing but..."
Sep 29, 2016 by etrym
The campus of this university is amazing and its worth a visit. But remember its a university. You get to take a stroll through the campus which is amazing. It also got some nice looking buildings. Read More
"Good place to go around"
Sep 25, 2016 by Eranga S
Ewha university has few nice places where you can take nice photos. A plenty of restaurants and shops available for shopping / dinning. A good place to visit during your Seoul stay. Read More
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Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

"Korean Fashion "
Jul 17, 2016 by Jwlyy
If you love Korean fashion, this is the place for you. However clothes can be slightly overpriced and at the wholesale market you may have to buy more than 2 pieces depending on what you're buying. Read More
"Overpriced Stores and Rude Sellers"
Jul 24, 2016 by Honey2Star
There are many places to shop in Seoul, coming to the shopping malls at Dongdaemun is the worst because everything is double or triple the price of other shops outside and the sellers are generally... Read More
"24/7 shopping tho pricey"
Jul 24, 2016 by zizi0815
Definitely would be a shopaholics' heaven where you can go shopping whenever you feel like. However only for people who has a bit more in their piggy bank. Read More
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Noryangjin Fish Market

"Unique experience of seafood "
Oct 3, 2016 by Mhheng
Visited this fish market with my teenage daughter, who wanted to come and try our the live octopus. We ordered salmon sashimi and 2 live octopuses from the market stalls selling the food. Then bring... Read More
"DIY style is the best"
Oct 7, 2016 by Esther L
Ignore your runners (people in yellow/ blue vests that befriend you while you buy seafood) and find a good restaurant yourself. Make sure you read these reviews and know what you're doing (even if... Read More
"Fish Market ain't gonna smell like perfume"
Oct 6, 2016 by badwolflibrarian
I was hesitant to come here after reading all the negative reviews here on TripAdvisor. After experiencing it ourselves, it really was nowhere near as bad as all the complaints here. I mean, sure it... Read More
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Jongmyo Shrine

"Jongmyo"
Sep 10, 2016 by Samuel D
Beautiful place full of asian history. Admission price is just 1,000 KRW. Close to Insa-dong as well. Read More
"Interesting place"
Sep 28, 2016 by Tal288
They have screening of a movie that details what's done in the shrine. It's a confutionist shrine, which mean he looks basically like all the other historical buildings in Seoul. Nice stroll, not... Read More
"Great experience"
Sep 21, 2016 by nurtleturtle
We stumbled across this place, as one of the palaces we wanted to see was closed that day. And we weren't disappointed! We would highly recommend catching a tour here, to explain everything for you... Read More
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Coex Mall

"So big mall that you may lost"
Oct 4, 2016 by Gauranga D
I was attending a conference in COEX convention center. So this is the mall as well. So big that you may get lost. Little costly but there are lots of items. Many food outlets to choose from in case... Read More
"Probably the Largest Mall in Seoul"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pratarazi
The Mall has all Kinds of Brands that is usually found in the Market, the Mall is very Spacious and Probably the Biggest in the City, it has an Adjoining Art Center and Other Places for Shopping. it... Read More
"huge"
Oct 1, 2016 by kitty m
This is a huge underground mall which has a stature of gangnam style hands outside which is a tourist op. Inside has a money change bank , lots of food places, subway access. and of course commercial... Read More
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Gate Gwanghwamun

"boring"
Oct 1, 2016 by kitty m
We took 2 trains to get to this gate and it was the most boring thing ever. Hyped up to be this amazing gate but you couldn't even get close to it. Not worth it. Nice thing is that the surrounding... Read More
"Beautiful structure"
Oct 7, 2016 by badwolflibrarian
It's the entrance to Gyeongbokgung Palace, with some kind of ceremony at 10 am and 2 pm. The architecture is beautiful and magnificent. I would recommend of going through here when visiting... Read More
"The Entry to the Korean Dynasty Palace"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pratarazi
This Gate is the Entry point to to the Gyeongbokgung Palace, when Visited you can see the Guards Dressed in the Traditional Attire that were used in the Kings rule, the Guards are like Statues and do... Read More
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Garosu-gil

"Best place to get coffee in Seoul"
Sep 25, 2016 by Kenneth L
As a coffee drinker, I was pleasantly surprised to find this neighborhood. Depending on where you are staying in Seoul, Garosu-gil can either be quite convenient or a bit out of the way (as Seoul is... Read More
"Really nothing to see"
Sep 28, 2016 by Tomáš M
Really nothing interesting to see besides some shops, cafes. Just few people wearing facial masks and sunglasses ... Not worth visiting Read More
"Boutique Shops and cafe hopping"
Sep 25, 2016 by Mooliday
I had a great day with amazing food in the restaurant, yummy latte/ dessert during cafe hopping, enjoyable shopping in the boutique shops and nice walk along the shopping street. It would be a good... Read More
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Jogyesa Temple

"Peaceful, soothing place"
Oct 1, 2016 by shri5
This temple in Insadong is the main temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. The temple is at its present site since 1937. There is a free foreigner tourist information centre with facility for... Read More
"Beautiful and activie temple"
Oct 1, 2016 by Christina G
I visited the temple during praying time and it's just an extra wonderful experience to see a temple that is not just for visitors but used by many. The painted panels on the outside of the building... Read More
"Simple yet awesome"
Oct 7, 2016 by ElaineM007
We arrived here just as they were beginning a prayer service and were encouraged to participate. Even though I didn't understand what was happening it was refreshing to see so many people on their... Read More
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Changgyeonggung Palace

"You need to plan in advance"
Sep 22, 2016 by jacidane
It is possible visiting the palace only with a guide and there is only some hours for the english guide, so it's better to inform about the hours unless you are korean speaking. It is worth a visit... Read More
"Beautiful with interesting history"
Sep 22, 2016 by Alice O
The grounds of this palace are absolutely beautiful. The buildings are lovely too, and have a lot of interesting history about them. I enjoyed spending a couple hours in the morning walking around... Read More
"A palace like a peacefu garden"
Sep 15, 2016 by Hee_Sung_K
Several palaces in Seoul. The most evisited is Gyeongbokung and the Secret Garden in Changdeokgung. I visited Changgeonggung quite long time ago, but much less times than the other two. Comapre to... Read More
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Lotte Department Store Main

"Busy and well managed"
Oct 6, 2016 by Billy_Whimwa
Bring your passport to get duty-free benefit. The Lotte department store is usually busy with tourists. The staff were friendly and helpful despite being overrun by so many people. Overall a nice... Read More
"Convenient and Duty Free"
Sep 29, 2016 by Mooliday
There were a lot of fashion, watch, bags etc in the department store, prices were not cheap but lots with good quality. I managed to get some fashion that I liked, bought some stuff from the Lotte... Read More
"Lotte mart"
Sep 17, 2016 by Gurita G
We only explored the lotte mart. If you want to buy korean supermarket things, this is the place. The market is crowded so it feels the market is small. You can also buy kimchi packs here. Read More
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Dongdaemun Gate (Great Eastern Gate)

"Unique gate design in the middle of a busy intersection"
Aug 23, 2016 by Andrew M
This gate is also known as the East Gate (Heunginjimon). It may be easily reached by taking subway Line 1 to Dongdaemun, and exit # 6. The rear of the gate is visible as soon as you are out of the... Read More
"A well taken care of monument in the middle of the city"
Sep 4, 2016 by Anthony C
A perfect place to take some pictures if you're having a morning city walk after a sumptuous breakfast, or during a free-and-easy period away from the tour. The gate is surrounded by convenient and... Read More
"Take a break in-between your hectic shopping here "
Aug 26, 2016 by lsg181
Historical and inspirational gate, best of all, it sits in the middle of Seoul's hyper shopping heaven area. Take a break, take a look at the historical gate, especially at night has its own charm. Read More
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Migliore Dongdaemun Shop

"Not cheap and limited size"
Jun 9, 2016 by JewelTan
I always heard of must visit dongdaemun when u r in Seoul. Varities of cheap and affordable clothes.. Varities of clothes is true, but not cheap.. And the size is very limited Read More
"A typical big shopping center of SK"
Aug 5, 2016 by julien591
There are a lot of small shops in a big one, no prices are written, it's the saler that tells you the price. Generally it's quite expensive , but here is the "game" : negociation, if you manage it... Read More
"Overpriced goods"
Jul 23, 2016 by chnhjn
Got coerced into getting a t-shirt for 20,000 won. Saw the same shirt going for much cheaper at Migliore Myeongdong. Don't believe the hype about low prices. I believe prices have risen thanks to the... Read More
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Statue of Sejong the Great

"Well respected King"
Sep 20, 2016 by elekesla
A very impressive statue of very respected King. He died in the 15th century but left a solid mark on the country. An obvious integral part of Korea's history. Read More
"its a statue"
Oct 1, 2016 by etrym
as an attraction on its own, it is not something you plan to see. But as part of a bigger route then you will pass this statue. a good route is: Gwanghwamun Square (where this statue is located... Read More
"Gorgeous statue with an important history"
Sep 12, 2016 by SMLove226
This is a great statue to see while visiting Seoul. Sejong the Great is very important in Korean history and the citizens are very proud of the statue. It is absolutely beautiful and worth a 20-30... Read More
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63 City

"Only outside"
Jul 13, 2016 by Andrei G
I visited 63 building only outside. ..în the park, so i can not Tell so much about this spot. It was the tallest building în Asia în 1985 Read More
"63"
Sep 7, 2016 by Samuel D
Amazing view from the top. Restaurants, acuariums, museums and shopping are available inside the building. Read More
"Not much to do."
Aug 18, 2016 by Shanneen C
Saw 63 City from a lot of Korean shows so I came here after a walk at Yeouido Hangang Park. Besides from the tall design of the building, there is not a lot to do. There is an aquarium and an art... Read More
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Seodaemun Prison History Hall

"Must visit when in Seoul"
Oct 8, 2016 by tilong
The prison is in a little memorial parc that is definitely worth visiting. There are free guided tours done by students who want to learn english - so not a professional tour but quite good. The... Read More
"Worth a visit - educational and mostly in English"
Oct 9, 2016 by Natalie949
I found this a very educational visit as I knew little of the Japanese rule over Korea. Most of the information was in English - not everything, but definitely enough to make this place a worthwhile... Read More
"Eerie, but Interesting "
Oct 2, 2016 by Celesta8
Came here upon recommendation by a friend, and it didn't disappoint. It was a wonderful learning visit, but a little heart wrenching at some point. Definitely a place for history lovers. Spent about... Read More
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Ssamji-gil

"Another crafts favourite place in Seoul"
Sep 29, 2016 by PamelaCheong
A must go place when you are at Insadong. Some tenant has changed since last year but most of the shops are still around. These are crafts shops that sell unique gifts that you can bring back... Read More
"A place full of creativity which is worth visiting"
Oct 6, 2016 by Dorothy C
I came to this place according to a tour guide book's recommendation and fell in love with it at once. There are plenty of shops or stalls selling little creative or designed stuffs ranging from... Read More
"Wall of Love/shop for cute items"
Sep 28, 2016 by Krish D
Along insadong, you will find this mall that houses lots of cute items! I cant say that they are all cheap but if you buy many, you can get a tax refund. Korean items have good quality so you dnt... Read More
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Seoul City Hall

"Good place to be worth visiting.."
Sep 29, 2016 by HanJuyoung
C1 ( 2016.07.29 ) There was modern style beautiful building in downtown as public office. This building's underground had rest area, museum, library for citizen. If you visited downtown, recommend to... Read More
"Nice to see if you are in the area"
Oct 10, 2016 by Kyle H
There are many events that occur in the front of City Hall. We just went last week for a Street Artist Festival. The event was fun and the building is structurally very pretty and unusual. Read More
"Incredible glass building"
Sep 25, 2016 by Steve R
Fantastic art takes the shape of an all glass tidal wave building eclipsing the old Japanese built city hall Read More
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Seoul Museum of History

"Beautiful Dispays"
Sep 25, 2016 by Steve R
Incredible miniatures of old and early times of Korea . They also give you an understanding history. Not enough English so a guide is better Read More
"Not as grand as the Korean National History Museum, but still very interesting."
Oct 18, 2016 by James P
In addition to a very interesting collection of artifacts, ancient and modern, regarding the city of Seoul, the grounds are also make for a pleasant stroll when the weather is good. Read More
"A good museum with an excellent gift shop"
Sep 11, 2016 by Simon J
It's a very good museum that often has different events. You can also find some nice souvenirs to buy in the gift shop. Read More
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Dongdaemun Market

"Toy Street is pretty awesome"
Oct 3, 2016 by Vicky S
We only visited the toy street part of this market so I can't comment on the rest - although it doesn't seem to be a traditional "market" but a lot of shopping centres. The toy street was pretty fun... Read More
"Tourist trap"
Oct 11, 2016 by m3lvinlim
Lots of things to see and eat but the food and souvenirs are not cheap especially at the Main Street! Come here to taste local street food but prepare for the crowd. There are information staff... Read More
"Branded and cheaper stuff, all are here."
Oct 11, 2016 by ckpeng04
The place has a new version where big and modern shopping complexes are. The price is more or less the same as any other shopping areas in the city. But just walk outside and across the street is... Read More
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Gwanghwamun Square

"Rich history and culture!"
Oct 2, 2016 by fatemeh31358
All you want to know about Japan naval invasion on Joseon and how Admiral Lee Sun Shin defeated the Japanese naval force. He was so smart and dedicated to his country! Lee Sun SHin Manse! There's... Read More
"The Famous Square of Korea"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pratarazi
This Place is Dedicated to the History of the Japanese Invasion and the Kings memories, the Statue of the King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sun-Sin perfectly located in the Square to honor these individuals. Read More
"Interesting area "
Oct 10, 2016 by Maria I
Came across the statue on my way to one of the palaces. There's so much to explore in the area. If you love to sightsee this is a good area to start. Read More
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Samcheongdong-gil Road

"Nice Brunch on a Chilly Day"
Aug 31, 2016 by felicitybelle
We headed down this street to find somewhere to dine. It's March and the wind still chilly. We find this nice restaurant with a top view and headed there to eat our brunch and then went to Bukchon... Read More
"an amazing street"
Sep 18, 2016 by Ben T
of my entire seoul vacation, I can safely say that I enjoyed Samcheongdong area the most. it is simply unique - it blends the historic gyeongbokgung area and the modern cafe culture very well. the... Read More
"Never fail to visit this place each time in Seoul "
Sep 29, 2016 by PamelaCheong
I can spent the full afternoon walking this place and still do not feel bored. Each time I. Am in Seoul for vacation, irregardless which season I will visit this place. This time round I wonder... Read More
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Alive Museum Insadong Main

"Quite interesting and what an adventure"
Jul 7, 2016 by veronica r
We play the maze and it was quite interesting. We also go for the Alive museum which is very good. So many good pictures that we took, that the tour guide have to ask us to hurry. Read More
"A good place to spend an hour or so with kids"
Oct 4, 2016 by FlyingPs
We went to this attraction in Insadong expecting an activity which would appeal to the 8 and 11-year old in our group. It did not disappoint in that, and really was fun and interactive for everyone... Read More
"Interesting for first-timer"
Jul 26, 2016 by lavender86
It is not hard to find, from Insadong station walk almost till the end. We got voucher for Alive Museum & Dynamic Maze. You can take a lot photos in it, some of it comes with instruction and some... Read More
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Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate)

"Very nice!"
Aug 7, 2016 by Babale1
This attraction was near the hotel so we went to check it out. It's small, only the gate left but it's very ancient and preserved with great care. The guards with the swords are just so cool thing to... Read More
"Neat history"
Sep 7, 2016 by Mike H
This is a pretty neat sample of history from Seoul. But make sure that you're there after 9 AM because they don't open before that. Very close to the downtown seoul train station Read More
"beautiful architecture"
Aug 24, 2016 by Andrew M
The south gate (Namdaemun) is probably the most impressive of all the Seoul Fortress gates. I had visited two years ago, and viewed the gate at night. It is much more impressive in the daytime. It... Read More
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Sinchon

"Sinchon"
Sep 22, 2016 by Samuel D
Lots of restaurants and shopping places around here. Riding Subway Line 2, is can go straight to Hongik Univ., Gangnam and Jamsil. Sinchon is famous for all the motels and hotels to stay Read More
"Vibrant and happening young adult place "
Jun 16, 2016 by eve135
We booked an airbnb guesthouse si I stayed for 8 days. I haven't been to other parts of Seoul so I can't really compare. Sinchon is compact and an young person haven, a university town sort of. Young... Read More
"Wow!"
Sep 8, 2016 by Kane M
So many choices for food and shopping. Found an arcade my young son enjoyed, would love to visit later in the night.. looks like it would be fun. Read More
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Seoul World Cup Stadium

"Pleasant outing and easy to get to"
Jul 12, 2016 by Artfornodriving
This is much more than just a soccer stadium. It includes a large shopping mall, a dedicated train station (appropriately named “World Cup Stadium”) and a range of other health, food and... Read More
"Soccer in Seoul"
Aug 31, 2016 by Samuel D
Nice stadium. I went for a Seoul-Incheon game. VIP at the booth was just 35,000 KRW with free beer and popcorn during the game. Fans were very passionate. Good experience Read More
"Cheap stadium visit"
Sep 27, 2016 by BagpussMidlands
Easy to find - get off at World Cup Stadium stop and at the top of the escalator you will see the Stadium. We walked around and eventually found the entrance. Unfortunately the museum was closed... Read More
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Banpodaegyo Bridge

"eh..."
Sep 6, 2016 by dougholden
I've seen the fountain show a couple of times and it just never lives up to anything resembling entertaining, inspiring, or majestic. It's just some water spouts and colored lights with crap... Read More
"Rainbow Bridge"
Aug 27, 2016 by dhannyhalimcatacipta
Just come in the right time and u will look the bridge show. Its so windy and little bit cold bring ur couple here Read More
"Banpo"
Sep 22, 2016 by Samuel D
Beautiful view any time of day but especially at night. Is very close to the Express Bus Terminal. Worth a visit. Read More
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Seoul Station (Old B.D.)

"Nice architecture and great station"
Jul 5, 2016 by WMBandit
I like the architecture and how central and well connected it is. The station is clean and relatively easy for travellers to find their way. Buses, taxi stands, metro, trains in a clean station. Good... Read More
"Clean and Easy"
Jun 16, 2016 by शुबास भ
Seoul train station is really clean and not that huge so anyone can find the train very easily but the elevator is not working sometimes that makes you difficult to carry your bag pack anyway there... Read More
"Interesting"
Sep 7, 2016 by Mike H
Again this is a great historical building to go look at located right next to the new downtown train station. You definitely get the feeling that millions of people have walked through there Read More
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Shinsegae Dept. Store Main

"Awesome"
Sep 28, 2016 by YunJung
Why don't we have a department store like this in The Netherlands? With all luxury brands in one store and some cheaper brands as well. However you have to bring a lot of money if you want to buy... Read More
"More upscale than the other one"
Oct 6, 2016 by Billy_Whimwa
The food court in basement is excellent and has several mid-upscale options. There is a nice garden on the tenth (11th ?) floor rooftop. Bright, open, and prices are fair. Bring your passport for... Read More
"Lotte Department Store is Better"
Sep 6, 2016 by theschuay86
This is still a good department store, I just feel that if you got to Lotte Main Department store, I don't see why you'd need to go here. My cousin in law came with us looking to buy a duty free LV... Read More
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COEX Center

"Very nice shopping centre"
Jul 23, 2016 by Chris C
Great place to eat, shop and soak up the Korean atmosphere and hospitality. Certainly worthy of a visit Read More
"confusing as hello"
Aug 4, 2016 by Prinster A
really confusing to walk around this place. nice shops just confusing though. really easy to get to. large movie theater near by as well. Read More
"Worse than IKEA for getting lost"
Oct 11, 2016 by twicked
I have been to a lot of large malls in my time, including the Dubai Mall, but this labyrinth is a confusing hodge podge of hallways lined with stores, without any apparent structure or thought given... Read More
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Ewha Women’s University Fashion Street

"Great shopping area "
Sep 28, 2016 by Alee9000000
Lovely shopping area with lots of shops and some really nice cafes. Everything is cheaper here cause it's close to a uni but remember to negotiate prices and don't get ripped off Read More
"Awesome shopping,cheaper than Hongdae"
Sep 28, 2016 by Krish D
I find it cheaper here and has lots of variety in fashion items as compared to Hongdae. There are jackets that cost 10k won but with very nice quality. That's aroung Php450.00. Also, I found items... Read More
"Quick shopping"
Sep 4, 2016 by JuJubun
If you think Myengdong is too big and takes too much of your time shopping, go to Ewha's Fashion Street. It is not as crowded and Myengdong nor it has as many shops, that just makes you feel lost... Read More
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Ihwa Mural Village

"Prepare your feet"
Sep 18, 2016 by ayum_hamidon
Bear with the steep road and long walking distance. but it worth a visit. Unfortunately during my time went there, the mural of carp fish on the stairs is not there anymore. probably they want to... Read More
"Ihwa Mural Village"
Oct 6, 2016 by 曉雯 施
I searched a lot of information about korean scenery spots when I planning go to Korea. Therefore, I found Korean Mural Village is the most famous and special. Ihwa Mural Village is the best wall... Read More
"Beautiful"
Sep 21, 2016 by Tisa P
I came to Ihwa with my friends. We walk for about 700m I think? Along the way we can see some clothing store and resto/cafe. The location is on top of the hill so we can see the beautiful scenery... Read More
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Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin

"Statue"
Sep 22, 2016 by Samuel D
The statue that sees everything lol. On front of one of the big temples gate. Close to US Embassy and a big plaza Read More
"Idolised Korean"
Sep 21, 2016 by elekesla
A very famous and revered Naval Commander who saved Korea from the Japanese. The statue is very impressive and stands out in Gwanghwamun Square. It is close to another revered figure, Sejong The... Read More
"Walking around "
Oct 10, 2016 by Maria I
It was a nice surprise that there's a museum under the statue. There's an underground museum that tells the Story of King Sejong and the Story of Admiral Yi Sunshin. There's also a cafe and a store... Read More
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Let's Start From Here

See All Things to Do

Animation Museum
Jongmyo Shrine
Busan Al-Fatah Masjid
Busan Harbor Bridge
BIFF Square
Genius Loci
Jeongok-ri Prehistoric Site
Coex Mall
Hallasan National Park
Silla Millennium Park
Mungyeong Coal Museum
UN Memorial Cemetery

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