Hours: Open almost around the clock, but go during daytime hours, closed on Sunday How to get there: Take the subway to Hoehyeon Station and Exit 5 10. Get more travel inspiration, tips and exclusive offers sent straight to your inbox with our. I found a place to rent a hanbok and the whole process was so fun. This picturesque residential area is nestled in the heart of the city between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, and from atop the hill you can see a background of modern buildings in the distance. I had so much fun getting to know all of them.
Seoul is a city of contrasts. Play with furry kitties at a cat cafe While shopping at Myeongdong, I was lured into a cat cafe by a cat mascot. They have the cutest cafe with adorable cupcakes and every variety of icecream cone you can imagine. Hongdae Hongik University Another popular area of Seoul is near Hongik University, known as Hongdae for short. Coffee at a Coffee Shop 24. Slices of potatoes, carrots, and onions are thrown into the delicious mix, and starch noodles complete the dish.
We took a boat ride, which luckily provided blankets because it was kind of chilly and as we got closer to the fountain, there was music that synchronized with the changing lights and movement of the water. Getting to Lotte Mart outlet at Seoul Station: Seoul Station Subway Line 1 and 4 , Exit 1. I took the bus from my hotel to Bukchon Village, this adorable small and authentic village just next to Insadong- the cultural hub. After getting a map at the tourist information center within the village, I followed the main walking route, stopping at a series of viewpoints. Foodies will love eating their way through Gwangjang Market and Little Russia. Gulp down the giant pork cutlet, a mini-salad, side soup and small bowl of rice quickly enough and the meal is free. Unfortunately, the day we were supposed to go, it was raining too bad to see anything, but I definitely recommend going if you have good weather! Take a look at some of the hottest events coming up this January in South Korea.
To find out more about the event, visit the listing on our events page. Attend the Mud Festival An especially popular event with expats living and working in South Korea, the Boryeong Mud Festival is a wild party that combines alcohol, a beautiful beach, oodles of therapeutic mud, and visitors from all walks of life into an orgy of fun. After its reconstruction in 1610, however, the palace served as Korea's principal palace about 270 years after for 13 different kings. On top of that, should you need any assistance, you can easily engage in a Multilingual Live Chat and have all your queries answered on the spot. I had a great time spending an afternoon walking around all of the streets and just getting lost.
Wandering along the stream is an opportunity to relax, people watch, and snap a few photos before continuing your exploration of the city. People create these lists to make sure they have a list of goals to accomplish. It has also become famous to go to the tower and lock a padlock from the fence as a symbol of love — one of the most romantic things to do in Seoul! The site once housed some 500 buildings. Expect to snap lots of photos and create precious memories. There are of course many other winter activities available, including the Taebaeksan Mountain Snowflake Hiking Competition, an Igloo Café, ice fountain, snow sliding, a starlight festival and much more. This was actually one of my favorite activities and I highly recommend it.
Itaewon is a cool place in Seoul where you can meet people from many different countries and cultures. For more information about this event, have a look at the on our Directory. We were able to put on their traditional dress- a sort of cooking type hanbok. The boarding point for the cable car will be visible. Holes are cut in the ice for fishers to dip in their lures and try and catch a bite, and any fish caught on the day can be prepped and cooked at one of the nearby restaurants surrounding the beautiful snowy town of Pyeongchang.
To know some more about the location, follow through the the. Then we were provided with aprons. For more information on the venue, check out listing as well. In a city of more than 10 million people, it should come as no surprise that many of Seoul's top attractions involve escaping the crowds and reconvening with nature. Getting there: Anguk Station Subway Line 3 , Exit 2.
I had a great time walking around the antique village while sampling Korean touristy street food. Located in central Seoul, very close to touristy areas like Insadong, the palace is very easy to get to. Fortunately, there are two solutions: Visit Lotte World on a weekday or go after 4 p. I tried out the Dog Cafe in MyeongDong. This temple is one of the top attractions in Seoul because the facility allows guests to stay overnight for a small fee. With this video we wanted to take you on a tour of one of our favourite cities in Asia.
This was probably my very favorite activity of everything I did in Seoul. They cook the meat right in front of you and then bring out many different sides. Ikseon-Dong is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seoul, still retaining much of its old architecture. Away from the boisterous highway, you can rent a bicycle and slowly pedal up and down the river or go for a lengthy ride on the track that goes for over 40 kilometers. Getting there: 240 Olympic-ro Songpa-Gu, Seoul, Korea. There is also a movie theatre and aquarium and the largest duty free store in Korea.