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If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
I was reluctant first to visit but we give it a try since we came from the Bukchon Hanok Village and I didn't regret visiting the Palace. This gave us the South Korean locale feels. I think the place was so huge that we didn't get the chance to walk around as it's our last day before the midnight flight....
"An amazing place, the Buddhist temple of Jogyesa in Seoul"
reviewed 4 weeks ago by georgiatrave16
A liturgical church with many devotees. I had the opportunity to hear the monk’s divine psalms and feel part of the world. It’s an oasis in the daily madness. It’s worth visiting and praying regardless of your religion!!
Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
reviewed 3 weeks ago by jrrjr619
This was a must see place on our Seoul sightseeing list.. Be sure to stick around for the changing of the guard. You can also take pictures of the guards and have you picture taken with them as long as you don’t touch them. Quite an experience with some fantastic photo opportunities.
Beautiful little stream with people walking and jogging around. However if you go there during the night, it can be a bit scary as the street light is not much in terms of quantity and brightness. But don't worry as local people here are very nice and friendly. It is also peaceful to walk during the night.
This huge gate is the entrance to the Gyeongbokgung palace, which is the biggest among five palaces in Seoul. A changing of the guards ceremony happens at the gate at 10 am and 2 pm. You can view the ceremony for free. Entry ticket is to be purchased for visiting the palace
It was the best of best korean restaurant.
The taste of food was not strong but mild, You can taste what is real best korean food.
The food here was served to the royal family during the Joseon Dynasty.
Compared to food quality and service levels, food prices are not expensive.
경험해본 한정식중 최고의 음식이다.
음식의 맛은 강하지 않고 부드럽지만...
Perfect BBQ. The best I have ever tried! Meat was so fresh, so delicious, we couldn’t stop) For two people we ordered 2 pieces of pork and fried rice. And we got a full of free dishes table: soup, sauces, kimchi, salad, rice pie, marinated leaves for bbq and so on) 40000 won for two, and we didn’t finish fried...
"Fight fire with fire, eating spicy chicken soup in the summer"
reviewed July 20, 2017 by Zlifeisgood
There was only one main dish, the chicken soup that we could add kimchi and lots of chili. We were advised to take the noodles after finishing the chicken. Though we were sweating profusely, we totally enjoyed the meal and felt energised to continue our late night shopping till 5am.
Went here by myself on the first day of my Seoul-trip. Wery nice staff, with an understanding, friendly and helpful Korean man at the desk, and a whimsy european (i think) lady literally running the beer-orders from a nearby location straight to your table. Only tried a couple of local brews, which were surprisingly good. The playlist howerever felt like...
We arrived late a night on this charming hotel, after a long flight, but the check in process was easy, quick and very friendly.
We stayed for 7 nights, and were very pleased with the hotel, specially the convinient location and the servive, always eager to help.
The rooms are clean, silent, and the bathrooms very good (good hot shower...
Good location. Nearby 2 stations which can cover major area by using this 2 stations. Airport bus station nearby, doesn't need bring luggage up and down thru subway.
Room are big, quiet and clean. Comfort bed.
Helpful staff, which try to resolve your issue and request.
Overall a highly recommend hotel to stay.
"Comfortable accommodation in a central location."
reviewed January 14, 2020 by B3355WHian
Reasonably priced accommodation, clean and comfortable rooms, central position in Seoul, good breakfast included with a variety of eastern and western foods, easy access to shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions and transport, great internet service.
I had a great stay at this hotel. It was recommended to me by my girlfriend’s mother and I was very impressed by the hospitality! I was only here for one night, and I’d love to stay here again when I’m in Seoul again!
Our room is quiet small for 3 people. Only 3 hangers provided with 3 hooks on the wall. No enough space to hang clothes. The room is very clean and quiet. Soft, clean and comfy bed and pillows. Good wifi and cable channels. Great location, short walk from subway, at night a lot of red tent eateries outside.