Seoul attraction

A busy metropolis that has a population of over 10 million, it still continues to be the best holiday destination.  It has the perfect places to escape the heavy crowds and peacefully enjoy nature and culture.  It has wonderful museums and the best kimichi in the world.

Seoul attraction

Some of the best Seoul attractions are:

  • Bukhansan National Park

It is a vast park that covers over 30 square miles. It is located in the northern part of Seoul. Its name literally means big mountains in the north. It is a one- day adventure that everyone who has a chance, should undertake. It not only has magnificent and a vast amount of flora and fauna, but also has immense granite rocks and flowing rivers.  Not only is it loaded with nature’s finest, but it also has significant cultural influence. It has a fortress and temple along the edges. This Seoul attraction is the best place for a hike any time of the year. However, this hike is not for the weak-hearted, but only for those with great stamina, endurance, and sturdy shoes.

Seoul attraction

  • Changdeokdung Palace

It is the most intact, a best surviving palace in Seoul. This Seoul attraction was initially constructed as a secondary house to the king to mainly, house his wives and concubines. It has been a UNESCO heritage site since 1997. It’s great architecture, layout and history may have been chief reasons for that. As all palaces, this palace also has an impressive front garden. However, what is unique about this palace is that it has a ‘hidden’ garden in the rear. It boasts of a landscaped garden with fountains and a lotus pool. Be sure to visit this architectural beauty.

Seoul attraction

  • Dongdaemun Market

This is the place where you can literally buy anything. Spanning over 10 blocks and containing more than 20 malls and 30,000 specialty shops, this is a shopaholics paradise. The best part is that you can shop at pretty much any hour of the day as most shops stay open till 5 in the morning.

Seoul attraction

You not only have showrooms and retail stores, but you also have wholesale markets where you can buy goods in bulk at lower rates. This is Seoul best attraction for shoppers. Head in and shop till you drop. When you finally drop, head over MukjaGolmak for a bite to eat.

  • Jongmyo Shrine

It is a Confucian shrine built in the late 14th century.  It is a UNESCO protected heritage site that is one of the best holiday destination ideas. This Seoul attraction was initially built as a place of worship for the royalty.

Seoul attraction

Here, the kings would honor the dead and pray for their state and the people. You are bound to learn a bit of history if you visit this shrine, as they don’t allow visitors without a tour guide. If you visit this place on the first Sunday of May, you would be lucky to witness the JongmyoJerye ritual, in which they honor the Joseon dynasty ancestors.


Eric Anderson