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Myeong-dong - Seoul

Myeong Dong is filled with every single girls wish. From food, make-up and very very pretty clothes that are so cheap I wish I could buy every single piece of my desire but I was on a tight budget.
Felyox

86 Followers, 14 Reviews


Shopping and Food!! If you're in Korea to stock up on your skincare and makeup products, this is the place where you can get EVERYTHING (like literally)! There are shops like skinfood, missha, tony moly, laneige, nature republic, etc (too many to keep count). The thing is, as you are walking around you may notice that the same brand has two different shops in Myeong-Dong, this is because these shops are franchised. So to get the best deal (sometimes certain shops have more discounts, or freebies etc), take your time to scout and walk around before settling on buying everything in a single shop. And after walking for a really long time, there are restaurants around the area to satisfy your hunger and fuel the rest of your shopping day. We came across this cafe called Osulloc, it's tea brand that originated from Jeju. They have a wide selection of teas with interesting combinations, though slightly pricier in Seoul than in Jeju. And they have this amazing Green-tea ice-cream that is like the best stuff on earth (Don't miss it if you like matcha flavoured stuff)! And of course one day here is not enough, so we came back here twice. With the amount of shops here (there are also zara, topshop etc), you'll literally shop 'til you drop. OH! and there's this ABC shoe mart thing (if you do come across), you can get really cheap and good shoes (Vans, converse, nike, adidas etc) that are genuine but comes in odd sizes, so if you're lucky they may have it in your size! This ABC shop appears in many places and the discounts, shoe styles and shoe sizes that they stock are all different.
Yizhen Yap

196 Followers, 9 Reviews


We checked out Myeong-dong at night since I've visited it repeatedly in the day before. I have to say, the night trip was worth it and a lot more exciting. There are several restaurants lining the streets, including one that served Excellent Chicken Galbi. It was truly delicious! There is also a lot of street food stands mixed in with all the shopping. You can check out Myeong-dong for two types of shopping: High Fashion (I'd go during the day) and Bargain Fashion (I'd go during the night). The stores are all open really late so it's up to you. You can always stop by around 3 in the afternoon and just wander the area until dark.
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


N Seoul Tower - Seoul

Address 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가) I went to N Seoul Tower twice on two different day. Once on the second day of my trip by bus opposite Myeong-Dong. The second time was during my trek on Namsan mountain which led me to N Seoul again. I kept asking around how I could go up to N Seoul tower by walking but no locals could understand what I was trying to say and secondly I tried with the internet but all that I've read lead me to the bus route. I was really happy when I was up to N Seoul Tower when I was trekking Namsan Mountain.
Felyox

86 Followers, 14 Reviews


There are a few ways to get to the top and reach N Seoul Tower - cable car, car or by foot. So, as crazy young people, we decided to take the challenge and get to the top by foot. We got to a MRT station first, then found a direction that took us to the bottom of the mountain and started climbing at about 3-4pm. It was ok at first, but then we realised it was quite alot more to go. But as caught the sunset along the way and it was not too bad. Koreans are very healthy, and as we were climbing up, we saw many koreans wearing sporty outfits and look like they were just casually walking. So if you're an experienced hiker, this is probably not a bad idea as there are alot of greenery and fresh air along the way up. It took us about 1 1/2 hour to reach the top, and we were quite proud of ourselves. But anyways, there's a souvenir shop and the items inside are quite unique/modern with a korean twist, very good as a gift to people back at home. There's a place where you can lock your "love" locks, and its said that if you lock the locks there your love will last forever (some of the locks were really rusted), it's quite sweet also. We then made our way down, but by a different route that would take us to Myeong-Dong (the land of shopping and food goodness), we reached Myeong-Dong at about 8:30pm.
Yizhen Yap

196 Followers, 9 Reviews


N Seoul Tower is a large observatory where you can see and photograph excellent views of the city. The building also hosts several fun activities for children, and some yummy little restaurant shops. Includes the Teddy Bear Museum, the lock trees, and various other activities you can participate in. You can either take the bus, the cable car, or hike the large mountain/hill :)
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Namdaemun - Seoul

sungnyemun (Namdaemun gate) is one if the most treasured monuments. It is also known as the Great Southern Gate. It is truely stunning. It is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, South Korea, which surrounded the city in the Joseon dynasty.The Namdaemun Gate is the historical south gate of the city of Seoul when the city was surrounded by walls during the ancient times. Gate still stands as an ancient monument and it is located just next to the famous Namdaemun MARKET. This is one of the main attractions of Seoul and should not be missed when you are there. The fact that most of the stones in this massive edifice are original is one reason why it has been designated Korea's National Treasure No. 1.
Santa Jocita

110 Followers, 12 Reviews


Walk down the nearby alley, and you'll find in the hustle and bustle of Namdaemun market -- a traditional 24-hour market -- that the hallmark of Seoul remains in tact.
Rahul Prabhakar

76 Followers, 5 Reviews


Namdaemun is the south gate of Seoul. It is also called Sungyemun gate. It is located at Exit A of Namdaemun market. Took us quite some time to navigate and ask around before managing to find our way out of the humongous market and reach Namdaemun! It’s a piece of history buried in the city and modern landscape. A constant reminder to Korean and tourists alike that Korea has a lot of history and been through a lot over the years to be at where it is now.
Wherew3Wander

110 Followers, 7 Reviews


Gyeongbokgung Palace - Seoul

Gyeongbokgung palace- This former seat of power is probably Korea's most famous royal palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). It was built in 1395, built by built by King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon dynasty. Geunjeongjeon is the throne hall of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king was formally briefed by his officials, and greeted foreign envoys and ambassadors. It was also the central venue for various coronation ceremonies of the royal household. There's a a large raised pavilion (Kyeonghoe-ru) resting on 48 stone pillars and overlooking an artificial lake (Yolsang Chinwon Spring) with two small islands, which is almost as grand a scene. State banquets were held inside and kings went boating on the pond. Behind these imposing structures are smaller meeting halls, and behind them are the king’s living quarter. On the right is Gyotaejeon, the separate but large living quarters (Chagyong-jeon) for the primary queen "Dowager Cho", and behind that is a terraced garden, Amisan, with ondol (underfloor heating) chimneys (Chimney of Chageyong-jeon) decorated with longevity symbols. Then there's an attractive hexagonal pavilion (Hyangwon-jeong) surrounded by a lotus pond. Hyangwon-jeong was originally connected to the north shore of the pond by a bridge named Ch'wihyang-gyo and the King enjoyed strolling across it to the pavilion. >Admission Fees- Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won / Group 2,400 won (10 or more people) Youths (ages 7-18) 1,500 won / Group 1,200 won (10 or more people) Age 6 and under – FREE. >Opening Hours- March to October 09:00-18:00 / November to February 09:00-17:00.
Santa Jocita

110 Followers, 12 Reviews


There are dozens of palaces in Seoul, but Gyeongbokgung is still my favorite. It is a massive complex at the head of Gwanghwamun Square, snuggly fitted between embassy row and the Blue House (Korea's White House). You can see dozens of amazing sites and famous historical spots in this area, as well as walk where many KDrama stars have filmed. There are three very famous statues in Gwanghwamun Square, and you walk up the line of statues to the center gate of Gyeongbokgung. Inside you will find a gorgeous palace filled with dozens of buildings and interesting historical sites. There is also the Royal Museum and the Folk Museum inside. Plan a day for this is you want to take your time.
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Don’t tell people you visit Korea w/o visiting its palaces. There are admission fees but you can just walk in without paying because there’s simply too much people for the ushers to manage. Just stick behind a tour group and listen to the guide to know more about the palace.
Mandy Cheong

210 Followers, 34 Reviews


Hangang - Seoul

Close on the heels of the tower flows the Han River, which has seen the city go through several ups than downs for over 2000 years.
Rahul Prabhakar

76 Followers, 5 Reviews


Last Stop: Hangang River Ferry The view is utterly gorgeous, and the trip is a lot of fun. One of the bridges you go under has a huge rainbow fountain that goes off, which is stunning. Plus, it is restful and calming to relax from the rest of the day’s stress; I would have done it every night if I could. It is also one of the best ways to get pictures of the night skyline! Tips • Attend the one at 8:40 p.m. You can go later if you want; however, the later tours may cost as much as $50, so bear that in mind. • Wear wet-worthy clothes or step inside when people start backing up. The ferry goes under the fountain bridge that rains water over everyone out in the open. You can step inside the glass shelter if you want; just watch out for when everyone heads backwards. We enjoyed the cooling water! • NOTE: There won’t really be any taxis around when you get off the ferry, so you’ll probably have to take the subway to your next locale. Go back to the station and head for you hotel’s station or back toward a stop you recognize. There will definitely be taxis at Gangnam, Chungmuro, Insa-dong, etc. It’s safe, the taxis just stay around busier areas instead of this park. Extra Information • DIRECTIONS Taxi  DON”T try this without a copy of address in Korean characters! Drivers often won’t recognize the name when you say it without additional help. Just hand them a piece of paper with the address and do your best to say “YOH-ee-DOH” (Yeouido). They should figure it out, if they don’t say “yO-ee-na-rU yOk” (Yeouinaru Station). Subway: Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5), Exit 3 (dock is about 5 minutes from the station). o Go straight down to the river; walk to your right along the sidewalk along the waterfront until you see the big TICKET sign lit up. There will be 2+ boats docked there usually; you want the one where the long line is (but the ticket booth is up on shore so get the tickets first.) If you are totally confused, snag someone
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Itaewon-dong - Seoul

Clubbing in Seoul– It is really interesting to look at different countries’ nightlife. There are two different kind of clubs in Seoul, those really posh one (the one you see in drama) and those that youngsters/hipsters will visit(can wear sneakers one). The posh one are often located around Gangnam, Apujeong where all the rich people stayed. If you don’t know, ‘Gangnam Style’ is actually a sarcasm toward the rich people living along Gangnam. Ok back, so we decided to visit Club Octagon. The crowd is generally older/mature but the club plays awesome music and have the best sound system in town. Drinks are reasonably priced too, around 10000KRW.
Mandy Cheong

210 Followers, 34 Reviews


We were going to take it easy today. Took some time to sleep in. For some reason, I was not able to sleep that well in Jeju even though I was exhausted from all the walking. Lunch at Itaewon, because I miss chicken. If you are looking for halal food, you can find a lot of halal restaurants in Itaewon. Its also where the mosque is. We were the first customers in the restaurant, and it was such a long wait for our food. The owner was nice enough to give us fruit cocktail while waiting for our main food.
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Dongdaemun - Seoul

Technology and design have become mantras in Seoul. One of the fruits of its tenure as World Design Capital in 2010 is the Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza, which is taking shape to the east of the city center. Created by British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, this suite of slug-like buildings conjures up a futuristic city. It’s not clear what’s supposed to go in them, but they’re a very public display of Seoul’s faith in design with a capital D. But beyond such displays, there are districts where a cooler vibe evokes Tokyo and London, oases in the generic mega city.
Anvi

459 Followers, 56 Reviews


The best shopping ever!! Okay, so this isn’t really where you’ll find purses (as I discovered the hard way–head for Itaewon), but it is the place to get clothes. And jewelry. And great snacks. And shoes, yes most definitely shoes. Okay, so if you are a clothes shopper, here is the place to go. You’re going to have your nice stores on one hand (more like Myeongdong) and then you’ll have the bargain stores. The bargain stores are the absolute best. They are filled with stall after stall of dresses, scarves, jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, coats, jewelry, hats, headbands, etc. This is technically one of the largest Korean shopping ares. It has 26 shopping malls, 30,000+ specialty stores, and boasts more than 50,000 manufacturers. This means that in the 10 blocks that make up Dongdaemun, you can find just about anything you want. You will even find silk fabrics, office supplies, toys, books stores, food, etc. So you will definitely want to save some money for your visit to this area!! Popular stores include: Doosan Tower/Doota, Migliore, APM • You can tell whether or not it’s a bargain store by looking at the product arrangement and the number of clothes. It looks like a flea market threw up clothing in the cheap stores, the others are more nicely laid out. Tips Bargain!! o I cannot emphasize this enough. Just like Itaewon, this is a bargaining locale. The really nice places no, but any of the mass/wholesale stores are really bargaining locations. If they don’t have prices on the clothes, you’re meant to bargain. o Once again, try to get them to make the first move. When they state a price, you just state what you think it’s really worth. Don’t try to cheat them, but don’t go above what you think is reasonable. If it looks like a $10 shirt and they are asking $60, don’t budge. You may pay $12, but that’s a far cry from $60. My friend and I were looking at a cute overshirt that I would expect to pay maybe $12-$15 max in the US for. The Saleswoman
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Pasha - Seoul

We were hungry so we went over to Itaewon area to have lunch. I need chicken. We stopped by Pasha because the bestie was craving for meat and I really miss chicken. If you are in Seoul and looking for halal restaurants, you find the most number of halal restaurants here at Itaewon. There are a huge number halal restaurants here, serving food different types of food from various countries. Therefore, whenever we are in Seoul and craving to eat chicken or any halal meat, we will stop by Itaewon.
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Lotte World - Seoul

We are actually here at Lotte Word to visit the Star Gallery that was featuring SJ. We could not really locate it so we went to the information counter to ask. To our disappointment (again!), we found out that the gallery was closed down! I think our hearts really bruised badly today. There was nothing much to do so we walked around to so some window shopping.
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Coex Mall - Seoul

This place has fabulous shopping; I’d recommend you pick up your beauty products and maybe some hair bedazzles here. It has a wonderful bookstore if you want some books to pass the time back home. However, the aquarium is an absolute must. Coex Mall also has about any food you could possible desire: America (Pizza Hut & Cold Stone Creamery!), Japanese, Korean, etc. Tips • Grab some ice cream while you’re here; it’ll help cool you off for the adventures ahead. • Cost: Mall Free; Aquarium cost below:  Adults: 19,500 KRW  Teen: 16, 500 KRW  Child: 14,000 KRW • Hours: o Store: 10:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. (varies by store) o Aquarium: 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., 365 days a year (last entry is at 7:00 p.m.) Directions • Give the address to a taxi (but take the orange or silver taxis, black ones are more expensive). • Subway Line 2, Samseong Station, Exit 5 or 6–> Samseong has an exit that goes straight into Coex Mall, so look for the signs. The exit should be on your left when coming off the trains. See Seoul subway map here.
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Bongeunsa - Seoul

Seoul Bongeunsa Buddhist temple is one of several Buddhist temples located within Seoul. Bongeunsa is also conspicuously set amongst skyscrapers and the busy, modern metropolis. Morning chanting at the temple begins each day at 4:00 am, hours before business begins across the street. is located on the side of Sudosan mountain. Walking through the Seoul Bongeunsa Buddhist temple‘s main gates, you’re greeted by four large wooden sculptures representing the Heavenly Kings. The deities guard the four cardinal directions and the Dharma. Red and green base paint is decorated with colorful and ornate painted flowers, mythical beasts and patterns. Probably the oldest structure at Seoul Bongeunsa Buddhist temple is the stone pagoda located in front of the main hall. The main hall, Daewoongjeon, is of much younger vintage, The stone staircase is engraved with dragons while inside the hall is the Sakyamuni Buddha between statues of the Bhaisagya and Amitabha. My favorite structure at Seoul Bongeunsa Buddhist temple is the Jonggak, a small belfry holding a 3.18-meter tall bronze BELL. Seoul Bongeunsa Buddhist temple plays a major role it organizes the annual Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival , which celebrates the Buddha’s birthday. The Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival typically occurs in late January to early February. Morning chanting begins at 4:00 am. The admission fee is free.
Santa Jocita

110 Followers, 12 Reviews


Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market - Seoul

They have a large variety of live seafood! Ranging from stingrays to octopus and other crustaceans. You name it they have it! The fish market is similar to that of Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, other than it being slightly smellier and lacking in the hygiene area as compared to that of Japan. You can purchase the seafood on the spot and bring it up to any restaurants at level 2, where you can have it cooked or not cooked in any ways you desire!
Wherew3Wander

110 Followers, 7 Reviews


Banpo Bridge - Seoul

Once we were done with dinner, we made our way to Banpo Bridge. Banpodaegyo (Bridge) is a two-tiered bridge over the Hangang (River) that features the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain. We were rushing because we were hoping to catch the 9.20 pm show. The place was crowded with people and I could see why. It was cooling at night and the music and the beautiful view of the fountain made it a popular place to hang out. If you are in Seoul, you must check this place out!
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Gangnam-gu - Seoul

Gangnam is more of a walk around and window shop kind of place. Made famous by the song "Gangnam Style", this district is the home of the rich and famous and the companies they own. Many international companies have their offices here, and many of the famous like to walk around. Kind of Seoul's version of Hollywood. If you have time, head up to Apgu-jeong (a neighboring district where the other rich half like to shop). Gangnam is famous for its shopping, food, and fun places to wander. You can also find COEX nearby with its aquarium, food, theatre, and shopping!
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


63 Building - Seoul

63 building is especially great if you have kids, but fun for all involved. There is a Wax Museum, a large Aquarium, and the Outlook spot with the art gallery up top. Great view, and tons of exciting activities. Good food too!
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


National Museum of Korea - Seoul

It’s the national museum, need I say more? The Museum has approximately 15,000 beautiful exhibits from around the world, but it is particularly awesome in the area of Asian history. It has of course all the really important Korean artifacts, including Celadon, Calligraphy, Paintings, and several private collections. But it also has stuff from India, Japan, China, Indonesia, and beyond. There is an entire room of stunning and impressive Buddha statues. There are also several halls of paintings, statues, artifact, and cultural resources. This is definitely a must see (particularly for someone like me who would spend most of their travel time studying history)! Tips • Lockers–If you’ve done any shopping earlier or want to leave your bags somewhere,the museum has rows of lockers available for 100 Won (10 cents). • Skip the guided tour–There are tours available for English, Japanese, and Chinese speakers, but you can figure it all out yourself, and the timing is hard to maneuver. • Try out the tea garden!–There is a lovely little tea garden on one of the upper floors that makes for a great afternoon respite! • Watch your time– We skipped the first couple rooms in the Korean history section. It’s all that early man stuff that is the same in all museums–arrows, rock weapons, etc. The cooler stuff is a little down when Korean culure really developed • Save time for the world history section!–This area has a great deal to offer and shouldn’t be overlooked! Extra Information • Pricing–FREE! • Directions o Taxi: Give the taxi driver the address. o Subway: Seoul Subway Line 4 & Jungang Line. Arrive at Ichon Station and take Exit 2. This will connect directly to the museum entrance. • Operating Hours (they close the ticket booth 1 hour before closing) o Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. o Wednesday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. o Sunday, Holidays: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Ttukseom-ro - Seoul

Hangang Park- open all year round/different activities for different season/snow sledding and skating in winter, swimming pool, wingsurfing in summer/There are also booths for educational purposes eg booth that has traditional korean games etc quite cool to see little kids playing/can stroll along Hangang river(super different from strolling along Singapore River as Hangang is ALOT ALOT ALOT WIDER)/admission fee of 6000KRW for snow sledding (Ttukseom-Resort Station, exit 2 or 3)
Mandy Cheong

210 Followers, 34 Reviews


War Memorial of Korea - Seoul

Such a pity that the monument was under renovation and maintenance, but we managed to find a nice place to sit and relax. We saw the bronze statue of the Korean warriors too. After that, we went to Garusogil area for some shopping, dinner and hit the sacks! The shopping wasn’t that fabulous at Garusogil, unless you are on a no budget like of shopping spree. Otherwise, the products and clothes that they have to offer there are quite upscale. Won’t really recommend going there for shopping.
Wherew3Wander

110 Followers, 7 Reviews


Leeum - Seoul

A few blocks away, and far more institutional, is the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. This trio of buildings, designed by Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel and Mario Botta, is another dose of European architecture imported for local edification. When I visited, there was a retrospective of the Korean artist Do Ho Suh. His delicate designs made of diaphanous nylon recreate places he has diaphanous nylon recreate place he has lived in New York or Seoul, keeping them alive as physical memories. For some reason, I was forbidden from taking a notebook into the show. ‘No paper,’ said the attendant. Next to her was a placard announcing that you could download the exhibition guide to your phone by scanning the QR code. Another click down the timeline.
Anvi

459 Followers, 56 Reviews


Gwangjang-dong - Seoul

This place is a genius for all foodie! YOU CAN FIND ALL SORT OF FOOD THERE. Shopping at Lotte Mart(The one at Seoul Station)- The biggest department store in Seoul/grab all your ramen, kimchi, peppero, banana milk/cute korean wok(the one you see in drama) back home. Remember to bring your own shopping bag because they don’t offer plastic bag.
Mandy Cheong

210 Followers, 34 Reviews


Namsan - Seoul

Somewhere in the heart of Seoul lies a mystic mountain called Namsan. On the top of this mountain, a tower has been resurrected to help the onlookers view the complete city.
Rahul Prabhakar

76 Followers, 5 Reviews


Namdaemun Market - Seoul

Lots and Lots of outdoor shopping, plus a cool place to wander if you just want to window shop and check out the unique items scattered all around. Very Famous outdoor market.
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Sungnyemun - Seoul

Any reference to Seoul would remain incomplete without the mention of its diversified cultural heritage and treasures. As you'd probably know, most original Korean artifacts were either destroyed or burned by the Japanese and the Chinese. Few that are left survive to tell the tale of Korea's long-lost and stark history. Sungnyemun or "the Gate of Exalted Ceremonies," which was built by the King Taejo during the Chosun dynasty, stood tall as the front gate of the capital. The locals still refer to it as the symbol of Seoul. Imagine how distressing it must've been for them to see the gate burn in front of their eyes.
Rahul Prabhakar

76 Followers, 5 Reviews


Chungmuro - Seoul

Chungmuro is a bit of a distance from the Cheongyecheon area, but a taxi is easy to catch. Just get out at the Subway stop and look through the any restaurants for Korean BBQ. Chungmuro has some of the best Korean BBQ in the area- a real treat!
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


대한민국 서울특별시 서대문구 대현동 Ewha Womans University - Seoul

Decided to visit Ewha women university after our school-ly tour! We did not enter the university, but the whole area around the university was a shopping heaven! Strongly recommend all to visit this area. There are so many shops that sell cosmetics, clothing, accessories, food and also hair salons! We had kimchi fried rice and kimbap for our lunch and we went into Juno Hair Salon for a Korean haircut. The service was very different from a hair salon in Singapore. The stylist will ask you for a hairstyle that you like and even recommend a suitable hairstyle according to your face shape.
Wherew3Wander

110 Followers, 7 Reviews


Myeongdong 1(il)-ga - Seoul

Most touristy places in the city aren’t going to open up this early, so this is a good time to wander around and grab some breakfast if you’re an early riser. We actually ate in the Myeongdong subway station at a Duncan Donuts. Myeongdong opens up pretty early because it caters to tourist shoppers. Traditionally considered a shopping central for all fashionistas, I honestly prefer other places for bargain shopping (note that this is where the upper crusts shop as well), but it's kind of a must do if you want to tell others you went to Seoul. Tips • Note the closest subway station when you arrive and use that as your marker. If you can’t find it later, head down the first one you come too. You can always follow the English signs to get back to Myeongdong Station there, and some are actually connected by long hallways. • Myeongdong has an entire underground shopping center as well in the subway station below. I found an awesome Music store there where I picked up my KPOP souvenirs. It will seem expensive, but those things just cost a fortune in Korea. I spent $50 on those two easy, and that was with a discount since they liked me. • Don’t get too far off the main street. It’s hard to explain Myeongdong, but it was described to me as a Spider web. Indeed, it seems to have about a billion side streets running in any direction and it is easy to lose your subway landmark. • A very popular location is Lotte’s Myeongdong Plaza and the store next door. This is where Zara and other familiar brands are located. • Don’t forget to check out the buildings that aren’t stores. There is an awesome old bank, beautiful cathedral, and cool architecture located there that makes for great pics. Directions: o Taxi: Hand them a paper with the address. It’s easier to grab the subway though. o Subway:  Take Seoul Subway Line 4 to Myeongdong Station (Exit 5, 6, 7, 8)–my recommendation  Take Seoul Subway Line 2 to Euljiro Il-ga Station (Exit 5)
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Cafe 7 Gram - Seoul

Waffles is my true love. Can I marry it?
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Du Sel Brilliant - Seoul

Beautiful potted plants and flowers greeted us at the entrance! I fell in love with the ambience of the cafe immediately. The cafe actually has a basement to it. Yes, its 2 levels! We went down to the basement and there was no one there! Its really a pretty cafe! Actually the bestie has been wanting to visit this cafe. Also, we have heard great reviews about this place so here we are! What was also nice about this place is that you will receive a stalk of rose when you order your food! The bestie was so happy about that and yes she carried that stalk of rose with her the WHOLE day.
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Hongdae - Seoul

Trick Eye museum at Hongdae- It is an arts gallery with 3D painting. Visitors can ‘intereact’ with the painting so remember to bring your camera in! Not free, admission fee of 15oookrw
Mandy Cheong

210 Followers, 34 Reviews


Mouse Rabbit - Seoul

Since we had nothing much to do today, we decided to spend the rest of the night at Mouse Rabbit. The place was pretty crowded but we somehow managed to find a place to sit on the second level. We went ahead to make our order. It was also a nice place to chill and there was free wifi. No wonder everyone never budge from their seats. We finally decided to order drinks. Remember, we ordered dessert before this so we do not really have drinks. How to get to Mouse Rabbit: First you need to get to Line 2 (Green Line) Subway station. Take the train to Konkuk University. Then take Exit 2. Walk straight and turn left. After turning left, walk a bit more until you’ve reach a street light. Turn into the alley. The building is pretty big and its in white. *Please do not take photos of Yesung as he is currently serving the army. There are usually ELFs around to help keep a lookout as well so you do not want to get yourself into trouble with ELFs. :) MoBit Address : MouseRabbit, 5-14, Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Thanks Nature Cafe - Seoul

So I read about this sheep cafe in Hongdae. The bestie did not want to go originally because she thinks it will be smelly. Haha…but she finally gave in and we were on the way there! I think she already know by now that I have a special relationship with animals. This cafe was huge and it was a sheep-themed. We actually walked passed it, its on the left so you have to pay attention when you walk.
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Trick Eye Museum - Seoul

Before this trip, the bestie asked me if I had any place in mind to visit while we are in Seoul. I did some research and discovered this museum. I have never been to a museum like this so I thought it would be a great experience. Frankly, I was so excited to be here!
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Yeouido Park Centre - Seoul

We took a short walk after that to Yeuido Station and chanced upon Yeuido Park. The park was so tranquil. It feels like a heavenly spot to have a short lunch during the working hour. A place to relax and soak in the sun. What’s more, the park overlooks Hangang River too!
Wherew3Wander

110 Followers, 7 Reviews


Bukhansan National Park - Seoul

Hiking has always been in the blood of Koreans and is done every season. Nothing beats being on top of the mountain watching the sun sets. Very beautiful historic temples and fortress along the trail. Be careful as rocks can be slippery in winter. I personally hike Bukhansan in winter and I feel that as long as you are careful enough, everything will be fine even without hiking equipments. There are several trails catered to different level of fitness so don’t worry. (Gupabal Station, exit 1, take bus 704 and get down at Bukhansan Fortress)
Mandy Cheong

210 Followers, 34 Reviews


Deoksugung Palace Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony - Seoul

It was a really pretty walk around this lovely palace
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Jump - Seoul

Jump performance in Korea is a martial arts play, thats really amazing with comedic elements (like extremely funny), and they have performed on international stages too. Ok, so listen (or read). There's a seoul tourist center (KTO) that has "Rush tickets" for most performances in Seoul. Rush tickets as explained by the KTO website: "KTO Rush Ticket Feature: Rush Ticket offers last minute discounts of up to 70% on performance tickets. The tickets can be purchased only on the day of the show. The tickets are available at KTO’s Tourist Information Center (TIC), where visitors can also get tourism-related information. Payment Method: On-site payment" http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/performance.kto?cmd=intro&md=enu&lang_code=ENG The thing about these tickets is that you have to buy only on the day of the performance. But I can tell you it's TOTALLY worth it. Ok for the Jump performance tickets the prices range is VIP seat: 60,000 won R-seat 50,000 won S-seat 40,000 won The day of the performance I went down to the KTO to get two tickets, expecting say a 20-30% discount. I actually checked the seating for that day the previous night and there were no tickets selling, so I told my friend that I was going to KTO that morning to check if there were rush tickets, and if there wasn't it doesn't matter we can go explore elsewhere. But but but, the best thing is at KTO the lady was so sweet and she said that there are Rush tickets for the R and VIP category at 50% off so that would be R (25,000 won) and VIP (30,000 won). So she asked me which did I want, I was thinking 5000 won difference was actually not that much, but went with the R-category tickets anyways (5000 won can get me two good bowls of ramen). So essentially, the KTO will book the rush tickets for you by phone and give you a piece of paper with reservation ticket category, number of tickets and amount to be paid. You take this piece of paper to the ticketing counter at the performance and pay the discounted amount. We were pleasantly surprised when our seat was in the third row and right in the center! The VIP tickets probably around the 1st and 2nd rows. But we thought it was the extremely worth it to make the trip down to KTO in the morning, at 25,000 won - third row & center (I guess we were lucky also) , it really doesn't get better. The performance was also amazing AND amazingly funny. They speak in english and korean, but throughout the show there wasn't much dialogue, mostly just amazing stunts with great comedic timing! It is interactive too, they get one or two people from the seats to go on stage to go the stunts with them, and you get a souvenir for doing that. Despite the show premiering in 2003, the theater was totally filled with kids and adults. After the show ends, there is a meet and greet with the actors and actresses, you can get autographs from them or take photo with them, pretty great experience. If you miss this you'll regret. Oh and you can get there by MRT (metro) and walk about 5-10minutes to get to the theater.
Yizhen Yap

196 Followers, 9 Reviews


Bosingak - Seoul

Bosingak is a large bell pavilion on Jongno in Seoul, South Korea. The program of bell ringing ceremony takes place at noon daily (except Tuesdays) and gives locals and international visitors the experience of ringing the bell 12 times. The program is run regularly and foreigners can also participate in the special program without the need to register. Foreign visitors can come before 11:40 a.m. and apply on-site at Bosingak Belfry, where participants will be able to experience a bit of Korean culture through the ceremony. The bell was named Bosingak Bell in 1895 during the 32nd year of King Gojong. The belfry was originally called Jongnu (bell pavilion). A special program called ‘Showing Love for Cultural Assets’ is held on the second and fourth Saturday of the every month. The program is available only to student volunteers. It involves cleaning the area around Bosingak Belfry and participating in a history lesson regarding Bosingak Bell and the bell-ringing program. Foreign visitors may participate in the program on Tuesdays but you may need to pre-register. If you want to see the new year's eve bell ringing ceremony then visit in December, bell ringing ceremony take place on December 31, 2014 – January 1, 2015 (23:30 – 00:30), It is recommended to take public transportation as there will be road closures during the event. the bell-ringing ceremony ushers in the New Year by ringing the bell 33 times at the stroke of midnight.
Santa Jocita

110 Followers, 12 Reviews


Cheonggyecheon-ro - Seoul

Cheongyecheon is significantly prettier in the spring/summer than the winter, but the area is still lovely to walk through. Seoul is known for its unique and sculptured architecture, and this area is a great place to check out some of the more awesome buildings. It has the Cheongyecheon Stream that you can follows stairs to walk alongside, as well as several cute coffee shops and the Korean Tourism Center. It also houses the Culture Street, a cute little street filled with traditional restaurants.
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Tapgol Park - Seoul

Tapgol Park is dedicated to Korea Independence from Japanese Imperial Possession of Korea during the war. It doesn't take long to walk through, but it has dozens of stunning frescos and historical sculptures. Definitely worth a look.
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Insa-dong - Seoul

Insa-Dong is a very famous culture street, with hundreds of galleries, shops, and artist stalls set up here and there. Lots of great souvenirs and plenty of traditional tea shops to whet your appetite for the great dinner you're sure to find. Bring you walking shoes!
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Jongno-gu - Seoul

Take Jongno street for instance. Better known as the “Bell Street,” Jongno is famous for Bosingak, which is a marquee with a large bell. It is said the bell signals different times of a day and controls the four main gates to the city, and is usually rung thirty-three times at midnight on the New Year's Eve. When former Korean president Kim Dae-jung took office in 1998, the bell was rung in the midst of an intense economic crisis that had hit the country. Every Korean worth his salt knows that Kim opened a new chapter of economic transparency and played an even greater role of steering the country on the world map by hosting international events such as the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The melancholic yet inspiring sound of the bell has definitely struck a chord with millions of locals and expats living in or across Seoul.
Rahul Prabhakar

76 Followers, 5 Reviews


Gwanhun-dong - Seoul

In search of the old city, I headed to Gwanhun dong. This street, lined with shops selling craft goods, appears to be for the visitors, who diligently stock up on dainty tea spots. The buildings are not old unless you count mid 20th century as old, but they are on a more human scale here, a pleasant break from the skyscrapers. I bought some incredibly expensive green tea from a specialist shop (I didn’t realize quite how expensive until, back in London, I found that the cylinder I had bought contained a tiny sachet of leaves). I bought some calligraphy brushes made of goat hair from an old man in a gloomy corner shop. He made me an offer of a Yakult bacteria drink. I’d heard that Sough Koreans are obsessed with well being, so perhaps I looked like my immune system needed a boost.
Anvi

459 Followers, 56 Reviews


Ihwa-dong - Seoul

The place you're looking for is Ihwa Mural Village. The village is scattered along the mountainside, and you walk down through it on your way back from Naksan Park. The murals are adorable, ranging from fish and flowers to illusions. Worth the hike
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Changdeokgung - Seoul

This place was huge! I was just glad that I was in my sports shoes! From afar, it does look like a chinese temple. The signs on the boards are written in chinese characters because hangul actually derived from chinese characters. We wanted to explore the whole palace but it was really too big! I wonder if any of the King’s subjects got lost in the palace. Apparently, this palace has lasted hundreds of years and was once destroyed. To preserve the history and tradition, it was rebuild and now its a tourist attraction. We were scheduled to tour the ‘Secret Garden’ at 2 pm. This garden was sacred and only the king and selected people were allowed to enter it. Even visitors are not allowed to randomly walk around in the Secret Garden by themselves. We were informed that the Secret Garden tour would take up about 1.5 hours and 3 km walk! Since we were already there, I thought we might as well go all the way. I so loved the calmness of the Secret Garden. It was as if the Secret Garden was created to allow the king to rest and enjoy some private time.
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


대한민국 서울특별시 종로구 Gyeongbokgung - Palace - Seoul

It's one of my favorite place to go, especially in summer. It's very calm atmosphere there. Gyeongbokgung (경복궁), also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace -- is a first royal palace built by Joseon Dynasty. The name means "Palace" (Gung) "Greatly Blessed by Heaven" (Gyeongbok). So when you are in Seoul, you shoud never miss out this palace to visit. It's a must.
JI HYE HONG

171 Followers, 1 Reviews


Naksan-gil - Seoul

You come out of the subway at Hyehwa Station, and you are close to two universities. This means that there are tons of cute little coffee shops, clothing and accessory stores, etc. You hike up the streets a little way until you come to the entrance. Look to your right and see a darling little coffee "Cafe Travel" with a simply gorgeous view of the city inside. One of my favorite spots in the world. This park has several sculptures worth checking out, and the hike up to Seoul City Wall is lovely. Plus the view from the top is amazing!
Olivia Blessing

147 Followers, 52 Reviews


Bukchon-ro - Seoul

Today we decided to follow Rachael’s schedule of walking around Bukchon area. This Bukchon area is situated in the middle of Seoul but the interior designs of the entire area (including houses and shops) have been preserved the traditional way. After a late breakfast we started our walk from Angguk (where we were staying). The Bukchon Culture Centre was actually quite small and we missed it the first time we passed by it. The traditional korean designs were beautiful. I actually really loved that they used wood, I think it made it look really vintage yet classy. We managed to enter some of the shops, but sometimes we can’t really tell whether they are houses or shops. The weather was really hot and the road was steep too. Yet, we continued walking. Actually there are guest houses such as this one, in Bukchon, which are available for booking. It would be really interesting to experience staying in one, except, the prices are quite steep compared to the regular guest houses that we stay in. As we continued walking, we arrived at this massive concrete building. Its actually a high school! Apparently, a lot of tourists do come into the high school for photo taking because its situated in the middle of Bukchon too. We decided to drop by a museum in the area. It was a museum of traditional and vintage furnitures.
Afni Amin

173 Followers, 22 Reviews


Golden Pond Guesthouse - Seoul

This guesthouse is simple and clean with everything you need in a single room, there was a washing machine, fridge, stove, cupboard and a toilet with shower area all in a triple room. The room had a double-decker bed and a single bed. It sounds like a spacious and big room, but it's not really the case. Honestly, it was quite cramped and better if you're going with close friends. For me and my friends it was ok, though we had to admit it was a little smaller than expected. But since we were out most of the day and only utilized the washing machine, toilet, cupboard and beds we had nothing much to complain about. We were given two sets of keys for the triple room, so if you do stay, it may be a little inconvenient. The best thing about this place is the proximity to the MRT station, only about 5 minutes walk through a street with lots of shops and food. There are alot of food ships around the area as this is close to SKKU (Sungkyunkwan University), so if you're hungry in the middle of the night, I also found a 24-hour eatery with pretty decent Ramen. The only downside is that you have to book this place earlier and if you get there and want to change your room type due to last minute changes, the lady boss isn't very flexible. After booking, you are required to pay a certain percentage of your whole stay and it's non-refundable. But overall, great place, considering the amount of food and shops in the area and if you're just going to use the guesthouse to rest after a long day, it is very convenient!
Yizhen Yap

196 Followers, 9 Reviews


Bukchonmaru Hanok Guesthouse - Seoul

Nice place to take ootd/can see Namsan tower from here/one of the oldest streets in Seoul with beautiful tradional hanok houses (Anguk Station, exit 2 and go straight 300m)
Mandy Cheong

210 Followers, 34 Reviews


Han River - Seoul

You can’t write about Seoul without mentioning the Han River, which is on the same monstrous scale as the city itself. In places it is a kilometer wide, and it divides the capital into two distinct parts. I got the sense that this was so when the concierge at my hotel handed me two maps, one for the north and one for the south. Fifty years ago, the southern half was mostly rice fields. Now it has a super grid of broad avenues lined with skyscrapers
Anvi

459 Followers, 56 Reviews


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