Seoul, the South Korea’s capital, is known for its amazing shopping centre, delicious food, modern skyscrapers, rich history and culture. There are many things to do and see in this lively and magnificent city. Here is a list of certain things that you can’t miss in Seoul. Hopefully, these things will make your trip memorable.
1. Explore Gyeongbukgung Palace
Built in the late 14th century, Gyeongbukgung Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul. As it is located north of Gwanghwamun Square, it is also called as Northern Palace. Don’t forget to see the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony that takes place every day except Tuesday.
2. Stroll along the Cheonggyecheon Stream
You will feel awesome while walking along the Cheonggyecheon stream, which is situated over 15 feet below the street level. The locals gather here during summers to enjoy shade and cool air. Your mind will get relaxed due to the serene atmosphere of the place.
3. Purchase Korean souvenirs at Insadong
If you are looking for the best antiques and souvenirs, then Insadong is an ideal destination for you. Visiting Insadong, perhaps, is a perfect way to get acquainted with Korean culture. There is a main street called Insadong-gil with alleys dwon each side. Here, you can discover tea shops, modern galleries, Korean sculptures, arts & crafts booths, museums and more.
4. Wander through the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village
It is one of the picturesque places in the Seoul. Here, you can see the traditional hanok houses dating back to the Joseon Dynasty. Some of these houses also serve as guest houses where you can stay and collect some unforgettable memories. This Korean village lies between Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbukgung Palace.
5. Have fun with kitties at a cat cafe
Do you like to play with cats? If yes, then must visit cat cafe in Seoul. Cat cafe allows visitors to spend some lovely moments with cute kitties. You can even feed them or simply watch them sleeping. Here, you will get a chance to get familiar with cats of different breeds. Thus, it is an appropriate destination for cat lovers.
6. Try lip-smacking street food
Street food is also one of the things that you can’t miss in Seoul. You will find various type of tasty food on the streets such as the classic chicken skewers, gimbap (seaweed rice rolls), hotteok (pancake) and the tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes). Namdaemun, Bukchon and Gwangjang Market are the best places to try street foods in Seoul.
7. Shopping at Myeongdong
Myeongdong is paradise for shopping lovers. Here, you can buy the beauty products of most famous Korean brands like MISSHA, Tony Moly, Etude House, Innisfree etc. You can get exciting offers on cosmetics and even free samples. Apart from shopping, you can also look for the yummy towering ice cream cones and snacks in Myeongdong.