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A Travel Guide to Seoul - An in-depth look!

Seoul, South Korea has become one of the most popular places cities to visit. Wondering why? Well, go through this list and you will find yourself planning a trip to Seoul soon enough.

1

Gyeongbokgung Palace

This is one of the most important Seoul attractions you have to visit. The magnificent architecture is like none other and the vibrant colours are visually very pleasing. And this is the reason why you cannot miss out on the Grande Palace of Seoul. There are guided tours that can take you through this place and explain all its interesting facts. If you are looking for hotel accommodation close to this palace, you can check out properties like Travelodge Dongdaemun, Seoul, for instance.

2

Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

This ceremony started back in the year 1459. After thorough research and a sound understanding from historical records, the ceremony was once again re-enacted in the year 1996 which allows visitors to have a delightful experience watching this procession.

3

Nami Island

If you are a Korean TV drama series fan, you will know this island quite well. It does not require any form of introduction and is known as the place where the popular Korean drama called the Winter Sonata was filmed. The island itself takes up the shape of a crescent and has a very interesting history, apart from its gorgeous views.

4

Gwangjang Market

It will be quite a crime if you visit a Southeast Asian country and not visit its markets. This market, in particular, is one of the most prominent ones and is said to be the first permanent market of Seoul. This market specialises in all kinds of items which includes satin, linens, silks and so much more. But the standout item here will definitely be the local delicacies. South Korean cuisine is known all around the world, and where best to taste it than in its streets. The food here displays its authentic flavours that must be tried.

5

Hongdae

This is another epicentre of all things fun of Seoul. It is a useful and vibrant shopping as well as a nightlife district. There are many dance clubs that attract younger crowds where they can spend the evening dancing the night away. Many students tend to visit this place after hours as the local university is only a few metres away. On top of that, the place also has many vintage shops and stalls specialising in local clothing that you can check out.

6

Ikseon-dong Hanok Village

A village that deserves your attention is the Ikseon-dong Hanok Village. Do not miss out on the opportunity to learn about the local customs and cultures of South Korea, which is very captivating and interesting. This village was established back in the year 1920 and is still preserved till today. This might not be an attraction that is recommended typically but you must overlook the fact and check it out. This village and its heritage invoke a sense of nostalgia of ancient Korea. And the alleyways have so many treasures that you will discover and be pleasantly surprised about.