Seoul is arguably one of the most modern megacities in Asia.
Its rising economy has allowed Koreans to live fast-paced and high-stakes lives, all ready towards the future.n
But in spite of the modernism, Seoul has retained a lot of its historic structures ensuring that it remains a major cultural and historical mecca for history buffs.
The city itself is huge and the places of interests are scattered all over the city. Thanks to its complicated but very efficient subway system, getting around Seoul is remarkably easy, affordable and hassle-free
These are some of the best places to visit in Seoul and the subway stations you should go to.
Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower)--- one of the major tourist destinations in the city, this structure is one of the tallest in all of Seoul. This location gives you a bird's eye view of the city. You will take a towards the tower and you can check out the surrounding namsam mountain. To get to this tower, take the subway line 3 or 4 and get off at Chungmuro Area. From there, take namsan bus tour (bus number 2)
Gyeongbokgung Palace--- Undoubtedly one of the most famous and visually stunning palaces in South Korea. If you're lucky you will be able to witness the awesome and unique changing of the guard ceremony. To get to this palace, take the subway going to Gwanghwamun. Just outside the subway station, you will marvel at the statue of King Sejong, one of the most important leaders in South Korean history. Just walk past a garden surrounded by Ionic columns, cross the main street and you will be facing the facade of the main gate.
Gangnam district---- This is definitely the poshest and the craziest area in Seoul. This is where you drink and party. With expensive shops and restaurants and very fashionable locals, it's like your Asian New York. The entire stretch of Gangnam is filled with tall commercial and residential buildings. There are shops such as Massimo Dutti, Zara, Giordano among others.Also, everywhere you look there are clubs, bars where the party crowd drink until the wee hours in the morning. To get to Gangnam, take the subway line number 2, get off at Gangnam area and take the exit number 10