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1. Mountain (Gwanaksan)


Standing at 629 meters above sea level, this mountain located near the Seoul National University. The University has long been admired for the beauty of its craggy peaks and rock faces. The mountain’s 49 hiking paths provide plenty of options to choose from. You could probably climb the mountain every weekend and never take the same route twice. Such diversity, combined with the wonderful views of Seoul seen from it, guarantees an exciting and rewarding trip for everyone.

2. Namsan Cable Car


The Namsan Cable car runs from the base of Namsan Mountain (located in central Seoul) up to the Namsan Tower, one of the most representative tourist attractions in Seoul, loved by tourists and residents alike.

3. Cultural Show (Non-verbal Performances-NANTA)


NANTA has been running since October 1997 and is the most popular show ever in Korea. It also has achieved outstanding international success having performed on Broadway and toured widely around the US and the rest of the world. It receives rave reviews wherever it performs and quickly sells out.

4. Amusement Park (Lotte World)


Lotte World is the perfect spot for entertainment and sightseeing. It is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink, different kinds of parades as well as a folk museum, a lake, and much more. About 6,000,000 visitors are welcomed every year, and about 10% of the visitors are foreigners. The structure inside makes use of the natural sunlight, and it is open for visitors all year round, regardless of the weather.

5. City Sights (Cheonggye Plaza)


Cheonggye Plaza in Sejong-ro is situated at the fountainhead of Cheonggyecheon Stream. Cheonggye Plaza never goes to sleep: visitors can enjoy the fantastic display of light and water even at night.

6. Royal Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Palace)


Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces.

7. Museum (The National Museum of Korea)


The National Museum of Korea is located only 1.5km away from Yongsan Station. It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that silently tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient days to the modern era. The museum, in turn, is close to Yongsan Family Park, a wooded grassland with a pond that serves as a natural habitat for various species of birds, as well as over 80 different kinds of trees.

8. Traditional Market (Namdaemun Ginseng Market)


Namdaemun Ginseng Market is found along the central path of Namdaemun Market located on Namdamun-ro (St.). Visitors can purchase fresh ginseng and other processed products such as ginseng tea and powder, as well as a variety of oriental health food including: red ginseng, honey, yeongji mushrooms, traditional teas, brown rice and adlay. As Korea’s representative traditional market, Namdaemun Market is one of the most popular tourist attractions among international tourists.

9. Shopping (Myeong-dong)


A must-visit location for foreigners, Myeong-dong is Korea’s number one shopping district. Located in the heart of Seoul, you will find the area bustling with people all week long. Myeong-dong offers tourists a wide variety of shops, from fashion items to popular brands for young people. Every corner extends to visitors excellent, traditional restaurants. Even if you’re not interested in a full meal, a variety of local delicacies will round off your visit to the area. Located near Myeong-dong, the Dongdaemun Shopping town also offers a wide selection of fashion items at very affordable prices.

10. Sports (Baseball)


Korea’s professional baseball league, the Korea Baseball Organization, was launched in 1982.The league currently has eight teams. During baseball season, you can experience and exciting game at Jamsil Stadium or Mokdong Stadium. On weekends, baseball parks offer a variety of experiences such as cheering along with the crowd and performances by cheerleaders. Korea won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Team Korea also won silver at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.