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Top Things to Do for 48 Hours in Seoul – A Vibrant City to Explore

The attractive city of Seoul has confirmed its status as a popular metropolis, attracting more than its share of visitors. Even if you are only staying here for a couple of days there is much to see and do.


Visit Neighbourhoods such as Seongsu-Dong

This appealing locality is always an engrossing area to explore offering a host of attractions for the visitor. In fact, Seongsu-Dong is the quarter of choice for the creative, Bohemian and trendy residents of the city. You will find many interesting features here, such as Zagmachi, an establishment where you will find a cafe as well as exhibitions of the works of local artists. Another attractive venue is the complex known as Common Ground where you will find a good selection of fashion apparel. As you might expect you will also find plenty of food and drink nearby to replenish your energies.


Dine at Namul Meongneun Gom

This well-reputed restaurant is housed within a restored building that was once an authentic Korean residence. You will find excellent typical Korean fare at this establishment, including genuine kimchi that is specially made here. Highlights include bibimbap created with local vegetables, and hwangtae haejangguk, a soup made from dried pollock which reputedly has the ability to relieve a hangover. Although you will find many traditional elements in the appearance of this restaurant, visitors will see that the clientele are fashionable, sporting designer eyewear and tasteful attire. You will also find appealing music on the radio creating a pleasant ambience for your dinner.


Watch Nanta

The popular theatre presentation called Nanta has proved to be an international hit, running in the South Korean capital for nearly 20 years. This remarkable show is famous for its energy and enthusiasm, with pounding drums and the throwing of food all part of the action. You will see that the show has retained its liveliness over the years, providing vibrant entertainment for viewers. Spectators will see that the show involves chefs tasked with preparing a lavish feast, whilst also performing actions such as drumming on chopping boards with knives, tossing plates, shredding cabbage and battling with brooms. Viewers will be assured of plenty of fun and entertainment.


Enjoy Music and Art

Art and music lovers will be enthralled by a good selection of galleries and listening features in Seoul. Music enthusiasts should make it a point to drop in at Stradeum, a sophisticated establishment where you will have the opportunity to listen to quality music in an attractive and laidback atmosphere. If you like contemporary art head over to D Museum, an establishment where the initial exhibition featured remarkable light-based art created by artists from overseas countries. In proximity you will also find another gallery, the equally attractive D Project Space which exhibits the work of up-and-coming local artists. As you enjoy these attractions in the city one of the accommodation choices you could consider would be a serviced apartment in Seoul like the conveniently located Somerset Palace Seoul.


Relax at Cheonggyecheon Stream

After all of your energetic activities take some time off to relax and unwind at one of Seoul's most appealing green spaces, Cheonggyecheon Stream. This pleasant rivulet of water flows for an extended distance through the centre of the city and has been a noteworthy part of the urban area for centuries. Now the environs of the stream have been converted into a city park, attracting many local residents including couples, retirees and office workers. Situated below the level of the street, this park is so tranquil that visitors can discern the chirping of birds amidst the trees.