Seoul, the capital and the largest city of South Korea, is a forward-looking city but also deeply traditional. It is an epicenter of Korea's rich culture, education, politics and economy. The city is divided into two halves by the river Han - Downtown Seoul and Gangnam District.Seoul is a wonderful city, brimming with mouth-watering food, amazing attractions and unforgettable shopping spots.Being an bustling city, energetic Seoul boasts of its rich history that is clearly visible through its majestic monuments, palaces and landmark gateways that were built by the dynasties that have ruled Seoul over the centuries. It is a wonderful tourist destination not only for tourists but locals too. Seoul is home to a facinating blend of ancient traditions, digital technology, endless street food vendors and vast night life districts. It is a city filled with stark contrasts.
THINGS TO DO IN SEOUL
Since Seoul is divided into 2 halves by the river Han, major tours that one can opt for are city tours of Downtown Seoul and Gangnam District. These tours cover attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Blue House, Insadong Antique Street, COEX Mall, Gangnam Street and others. Other major attractions in Seoul include the National Museum of Korea, centuries-old Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, and many others.
Seoul is a city known for its endless shopping destinations. Dongdaemun is an expansive shopping area, divided into 5 districts, with thousands and thousands of shops and 26 malls. The Myeongdong area is quite popular among shoppers and is often called the best place to shop because of the huge number of international and Korean brands on offer. Itaewon is another bustling district popular for shoppers. Shopping streets are aplenty in Seoul.
Experience Korea's culinary culture as you stroll through the streets of Seoul. Indulge your taste buds with the bud boggling Korean cuisine consisting of a variety of foods including Korean barbecue, savory pancakes and spicy braised chicken. Don't forget to wash it all down with alcoholic beverages like Korean rice wine (Makgeolli) and soju. Do spare a moment for the delicious pastries from the nearest bakery!
Seoul's convenient public transportation options include a well-organized subway network connecting Seoul to Gyeonggi-do Province and the outskirts of the town. There are plentiful of taxis available in Seoul that are affordable, clean, and safe. For easy transportation, check out T-Money & M-Pass that are stored-value electronic cards. An excellent network of Express and Intercity Buses is in place to provide easy travel from one region to another.