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Ranked #1 of 504 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Museums
Owner description: Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s... more » Owner description: Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably with North Korea. Kids will enjoy the display of actual tanks and airplanes. « less
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Ranked #2 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local... more » Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local favorite. Aside from a variety of hiking trails for every skill level, you’ll also see lots of flora and fauna, temples and ancient fortresses. « less
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Ranked #3 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Public Transportation Systems; Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 504 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: It’s hard to believe that this large, beautiful Buddhist temple is situated in the middle of a bustling metropolis. It’s... more » Owner description: It’s hard to believe that this large, beautiful Buddhist temple is situated in the middle of a bustling metropolis. It’s impossible not to be moved by the beauty and serenity of this enchanting temple. You can even stay overnight for a fee. « less
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Ranked #6 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Museums
Owner description: This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its collection. It has six permanent exhibition galleries... more » Owner description: This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its collection. It has six permanent exhibition galleries such as Historical Gallery and Fine Arts Gallery. It also has special exhibition halls, a children's museum, outdoor exhibit areas, restaurants, cafes, shops and other amenities. *Admission: Free to Permanent Exhibition & Children's Museum(changeable after 2010)*Hours: Tue/Thu/Fri: 9am-6pm, Wed/Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun/holidays: 9am-7pm, closed Mon & January 1st « less
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Ranked #7 of 504 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Gardens
Owner description: This 600-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site is the city's jewel. It's as famous for its outstanding architectural details as... more » Owner description: This 600-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site is the city's jewel. It's as famous for its outstanding architectural details as for its verdant and expansive gardens. « less
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Ranked #8 of 504 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: This park is a good place to get away from the crowds and bustle of Seoul. The cycling trails (bikes are available for rent)... more » Owner description: This park is a good place to get away from the crowds and bustle of Seoul. The cycling trails (bikes are available for rent) are popular as are the swan boat rides. And the views of the Han river and city are stunning. « less
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Ranked #9 of 504 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Art Museums; Performances; Concerts; Operas
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Ranked #11 of 504 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Castles; Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on the grounds of this palace, built six centuries ago... more » Owner description: The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on the grounds of this palace, built six centuries ago by the founder of the Chosun dynasty. « less
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Ranked #12 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and great nightclubs are this... more » Owner description: This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and great nightclubs are this neighborhood’s mainstay. Come here for a fascinating look at the other side of traditionally conservative Korean culture. « less
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Ranked #13 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #14 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Neighborhoods; Other

Myeongdong is Seoul's busiest area teeming with tens of thousands of people at any given time. There are hundreds of shops here and you can find Korean cosmetics stores like The... more »

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Ranked #16 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Parks; Sports Complexes
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Ranked #18 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Though touristy, this vibrant neighborhood is one of the cultural and artistic hubs of Seoul. Great tea houses, restaurants,... more » Owner description: Though touristy, this vibrant neighborhood is one of the cultural and artistic hubs of Seoul. Great tea houses, restaurants, street food, galleries and souvenir shops make it a must-see area. « less
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Ranked #19 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #20 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Bodies of Water; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Formerrly polluted and covered with an elevated road since 2005 this stream has been cleaned up and made into an Art and... more » Owner description: Formerrly polluted and covered with an elevated road since 2005 this stream has been cleaned up and made into an Art and nature walkway through the heart of Seoul. « less
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Ranked #21 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Museums
Owner description: A unique & extraordinary museum, which displays various object art, interactive and media art, and trick art. Moreover, what... more » Owner description: A unique & extraordinary museum, which displays various object art, interactive and media art, and trick art. Moreover, what is different and more entertaining than other art museums is that an interaction and engagement are involved. « less
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Ranked #22 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: History Museums; Museums
The history of ordinary Koreans.
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Ranked #23 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Lookouts; Landmarks
Owner description: Built on a 262 meter peak in Namsan Park, the tower reaches to 480 meters above sea level. When the weather and pollution... more » Owner description: Built on a 262 meter peak in Namsan Park, the tower reaches to 480 meters above sea level. When the weather and pollution levels cooperate, visiting the observation tower (370 meters above sea level) allows you to view the entire city and surrounding areas. « less
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Ranked #24 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Specialty Museums; Game/ Entertainment Centers; Museums
Owner description: This Museum in Insa-dong is an optical illusion experience Museum where you can take funny photographs. You can meet artworks... more » Owner description: This Museum in Insa-dong is an optical illusion experience Museum where you can take funny photographs. You can meet artworks of Gogh, Manet, and Picasso in three-dimensions, and become a main character in the artworks created from distinctive ideas. Make a pleasant memory in Korea by taking a variety of photographs with your family, friends, and lovers. « less
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Ranked #25 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Educational Sites; History Museums
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Ranked #26 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: The ancestral shrine of the Choson kings, is one of Korea's most precious cultural monuments. In 1995, UNESCO recognized the... more » Owner description: The ancestral shrine of the Choson kings, is one of Korea's most precious cultural monuments. In 1995, UNESCO recognized the value of the shrine by including it on its World Heritage List. « less
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Ranked #27 of 504 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Aquariums
Owner description: This large aquarium houses more than 600 different species of aquatic life and more than 40,000 fish. There are also exhibits... more » Owner description: This large aquarium houses more than 600 different species of aquatic life and more than 40,000 fish. There are also exhibits on the Amazon, the seven seas, and even a marine touch zone. « less
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Ranked #28 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Though known as a market for clothes, for those in-the-know, this market is actually a foodie’s dream. Gwangjang offers a... more » Owner description: Though known as a market for clothes, for those in-the-know, this market is actually a foodie’s dream. Gwangjang offers a cornucopia of cheap, traditional Korean snacks and “street foods.” Try the giant mung-bean pancakes for an authentic, affordable treat. « less
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Ranked #29 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Historic Sites; History Museums
This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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Ranked #30 of 504 attractions in Seoul
Category: Nature and Parks
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