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Seoul
Seoul is the business and cultural hub of South Korea, where skyscrapers tower over Buddhist temples. Take it all in from the N Seoul Tower, built atop a peak in Namsan Park. The teahouses and shops of Insadong give you a taste of Korean flavor, which you can further experience with a visit to the grounds and museums of Gyeongbokgung. UNESCO World Heritage Site Changdeokgung Palace is a fine example of authentic ancient architecture.

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The War Memorial of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea
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... 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
Attraction type: Military Museums
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Seoul Metro
Seoul Metro
Attraction type: Mass Transportation Systems
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Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace
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.
Attraction type: Castles; Historic Sites; History Museums
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Bukhansan National Park
Bukhansan National Park
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... 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
Attraction type: National Parks
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Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace
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.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Historic Sites; Monuments & Statues; Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gusto Taco
Gusto Taco
Ranked #1 of 122,670 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mugyodong Bugeokukjib
Mugyodong Bugeokukjib
Ranked #2 of 122,670 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Soups
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Jyoti Indian Restaurant
Jyoti Indian Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 122,670 Restaurants in Seoul
Price: $7 - $12
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Jungsik
Jungsik
Ranked #4 of 122,670 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Asian, Korean
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
JW's Grill
JW's Grill
Ranked #5 of 122,670 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Gateway Korea Guesthouse
Gateway Korea Guesthouse
$18 - $54
Ranked #1 of 568 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
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Oasis Guesthouse Seoul
2.0 of 5
Oasis Guesthouse Seoul
$15 - $61
Ranked #2 of 568 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
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Come Inn Guesthouse
Come Inn Guesthouse
$16 - $64
Ranked #1 of 952 Seoul B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Makers Hotel
2.5 of 5
Makers Hotel
$50 - $113
Ranked #16 of 471 Hotels in Seoul
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Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong
4.0 of 5
Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong
$30 - $144 (₩33,708 - ₩161,798)
Ranked #28 of 471 Hotels in Seoul
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Summit Hotel Seoul Dongdaemun
3.5 of 5
Summit Hotel Seoul Dongdaemun
$61 - $106
Ranked #51 of 471 Hotels in Seoul
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
$289 - $431 (₩324,719 - ₩484,270)
Ranked #1 of 471 Hotels in Seoul
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Aloft Seoul Myeongdong
4.0 of 5
Aloft Seoul Myeongdong
$110 - $172
Ranked #2 of 471 Hotels in Seoul
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Lotte City Hotel Guro
4.0 of 5
Lotte City Hotel Guro
$83 - $113
Ranked #3 of 471 Hotels in Seoul
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