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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Seoul, The Dynamic City in South Korea

Seoul, The Dynamic City in South Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea is a city famous for many reasons. Seoul is known to be the most exciting megacities in Asia. It is a city of modern skyscrapers, pop culture, and bustling markets brimming with independent shops. An attraction in Seoul caters to all types of tourists right from adventurous nature lovers to trendy fashion. From the moment you set foot until the time you leave, you will be inundated with things to do in Seoul.

Seoul is quite green which makes hiking and visiting green spaces some of the top things to do in Seoul. Seoul is blessed with beautiful parks, tall mountains, and fantastic architecture. Seoul is an incredible city with different cuisines, exciting attractions, and unforgettable shopping spots.

Do take a look at these intriguing and lively capitals of South Korea.

Sightseeing At Seoul: 


Gyeongbukgung Palace is the main Royal Palace of the Joseon Dynasty. It is one of the grandest palaces in the city and a fine representation of Korean architecture. It houses a pavilion located on an artificial island in the middle of a beautiful lake with three stone bridges across the palace grounds. One thing you should make sure you check out is the changing of the guards at the main entrance, where you see the tallest soldier that is handpicked.

N Seoul Tower: One of the best views in all of Seoul is from the iconic N Seoul Tower situated in Myeongdong District. The best way to visit the tower is via the cable car. It is the fastest way to get up to the tower. There are little hills and mountains and the winding Han River that is breathtaking.

Hang out at the Han River by night. It transforms into a tranquil spot to just chill out and admire the bright lights and still waters. Don’t miss the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain as well as a dazzling multi-colored light show that is guaranteed to take your breath away. If you’d like to enjoy the Hans River from a slightly different perspective, take the Hangang River ferry cruise for a gorgeous ride along the glittering waters.

Seoul has a beautiful park, but one of the most scenic parks is Yeouido Hangang Park situated on a small island in the middle of the Han River. Yeouido often named “Manhattan of Seoul.” Yeouido Cherry Blossom festival is held in spring and the entire island seems to be one pink cloud.

Namsan Mountain at sunset offers incredible photo opportunities with amazing Cityscape views.

Outdoor Activities at Seoul: 


Bukhansan National Park is meant to take a break from the crowds and noise by taking a peaceful hike in the mountains of Bukhansan and get an incredible view of the city from the different peaks.
Have the time of your life at Lotte World. It is the largest indoor amusement park in the whole world, comprising both an indoor theme park and an outdoor amusement park. This park is surrounded by a hotel and a large shopping complex. This attraction is great for families, kids, and couples alike. It is a massive entertainment hub that promises fun in epic proportions.

Get soaked in a Jimjilbang known for its traditional gender-separated bathhouse where Korean used to go to get cleaned up for the week. It is now recognized as a spa retreat for locals and foreigners alike with hot and cold-soaking pools, saunas, massage rooms, lounges, and even communal sleeping areas.

There’s nothing more romantic than looking out on a glistening city of lights from a towering observation deck and while there are plenty of places to make this romantic worthy date happen. You can take your relationship to a new height. The 139-meter towering observation deck at Seoul Dream Forest is both free and offers stunning panoramic views of the metropolis. The Park’s Moon reflecting Pond and Lawn Plaza is just as idyllic and makes a great setting for an evening stroll.

Festivals: Winter is very long in South Korea. That’s when everyone is excited when the weather gets warmer and spring finally arrives. Seoul has a great variety of festivals during this time of the year there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Few of the Festivals are: 


Nami Island Blossom Festival, Seongbuk Global Food festival, The spring festival of the Garden of Morning Calm, Lotus Lantern festival, C- festival, Seoul Drum Festival, Seoul jazz festival, Seoul Africa Festival, Seoul Book Festival, and Seoul DJ festival.

Shopping in Myeongdong is especially popular among female shoppers who are keen on purchasing a variety of Korean skincare and cosmetic products.

Namdaemun Market is a traditional market in Korea. It is a best place to shop for cheap as well as fresh local fruits and vegetables. The market is open throughout the night from 11 PM to 4 AM and is almost always crowded.

A night out at Seoul: 


If you love to party, then hop into Hongdae or Itaewon. Going to the club, lounge, and bar hopping is as simple as walking out your front door. You can have a wild time with a less rigid dress code and cheaper drinks.

Watch a hologram K-Pop concert along with your favorite idols live. G-Dragon, Big Bang Spy, Wonder Girls, and many artists take part in a unique hologram concert.

Cuisines: 


Seoul is a foodie paradise, especially one who loves to eat street food. The food over here is very spicy but not all of it. Apart from the spiciness, the food in Seoul is comforting, simple and also fun to eat.

Few of the famous cuisines are: 

Bibimbap consists of rice topped with a variety of vegetables, beef and a fried egg and tossed together to create a savory. It is a flavorful combination that’s filling without being too heavy.

Kimchi is often made with cabbage.

Tteokbokki is one of the common foods sold by street vendors.

Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Seoul with the amount of things to do, see, and eat. At every corner a unique experience awaits you.

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