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#1 of 112 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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#2 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Art Museums; Performances; Concerts; Operas
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#3 of 112 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Religious Sites
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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#4 of 112 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Gardens; Architectural Buildings; Monuments/ Statues
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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#5 of 112 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Castles; History Museums; Historic Sites
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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#6 of 112 attractions in Seoul
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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#7 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Neighborhoods

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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#8 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
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Insadong
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#9 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
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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#10 of 112 attractions in Seoul
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Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This beautiful, colorful temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea. Equally lovely is the courtyard, which is filled with... more » Owner description: This beautiful, colorful temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea. Equally lovely is the courtyard, which is filled with vibrant lanterns and trees more than 500 years old. « less
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#11 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Bodies of Water
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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#12 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Historic Sites
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#13 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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#14 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
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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#15 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Castles; Architectural Buildings; History Museums; Historic Sites
This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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#16 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: History Museums; Educational Sites
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#17 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with charming cafes and unique boutiques. Popular among... more » Owner description: This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with charming cafes and unique boutiques. Popular among locals as a fashionable (if expensive) place to shop, it is not well known among tourists. « less
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#18 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Other
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#19 of 112 attractions in Seoul
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#21 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Religious Sites
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#22 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Educational Sites
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#23 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Government Buildings
Owner description: Located just past Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) is the imposing official residence of South Korea’s... more » Owner description: Located just past Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) is the imposing official residence of South Korea’s president. This lovely complex is built mainly in the traditional South Korean architectural style and tours are a great way to learn about the country’s history and politics. Tours must be booked via online application at least three weeks in advance. « less
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#24 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Religious Sites
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#25 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Parks
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#26 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Neighborhoods
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#27 of 112 attractions in Seoul
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#28 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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#29 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Historic Sites
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#30 of 112 attractions in Seoul
Category: Neighborhoods
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