Seoul, capital of Korea, is city home of 5 palaces of Korea. It is a beautiful city to visit in any season of the year. Now we will see the Seoul 1-Day Recommended Courses. The courses i suggested in this post consists of the ‘must-visit’ spots in Seoul.
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I’will show you two different kind of ‘Seoul 1-Day Recommended Courses’. Now, i’m guide you around Seoul’s most worthy & highlights attractions.
1. Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace of the Joseon Dynasty was revived. Gyeongbok Palace, which has regained its former dignity after more than two decades of restoration projects, stands proudly at Gwanghwamun Square under the foot of Mount Bukak.
Gyeongbokgung, the historical site No. 117, was the first of five palaces made during the Joseon Dynasty.
The first king of the Joseon Dynasty, Yi Seong-gye, began building in 1394, the third year of his throne, and was completed in 1395, the following year.
The name means “the new dynasty will enjoy great blessings and prosper.”
1.2km, 20-min walk to next spot
2. Bukcheon Hanok Village
Right next to the palace, where the high rank people lived during the Joseon Dynasty, has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul today.
“Home” where people feel comfortable and warm even by looking at it, and “hanok” means that to Koreans. Bukchon is where you can meet this traditional Korean house. While some were modified little by little depending on the changes and convenience of the times, most of them are old village with 999 traditional Korean houses lined up close to the original.
1.5km, 22-min walk to next spot
It is a representative tourist attraction with small galleries, small antique shops and traditional food.
Walking along the street, the traditional craft shop selling brushes, fans, old books and ceramics and the fun of wandering around cute props are joys that can only be enjoyed in Insa-dong.
The scent of traditional teahouses and the smell of pajeon(Korea Pabcakes) in restaurants also add to its share.
Every Saturday and Sunday, the entire street is designated as a car-free street, which is good for leisurely walking with family members.
0.4km, 5-min walk to next spot
It is considered the third Hanok Village in Seoul, and is close to Changgyeong Palace and Unhyeon Palace to the north, Jongmyo Shrine to the east, Nakwon Musical Instrument Merchants and Insadong to the west.
Unlike the hanok in Bukchon and Seocheon, where the rich people lived, you can meet the small hanok and simple common people.
1.3km, 15-min walk to next spot
Myeong-dong, influence by commercial area ‘Chungmuro’ during former Japanese colonial era, was the beginning of a series of commercial development.
Across the street, it is the center of Korea’s financial industry, starting with the main branch of the Bank of Korea, and a shopping area facing Lotte Department Store and Shinsegae Department Store.
With the rise of the Gangnam area with the orange people in the 1990s, the high-end fashion street has given up its seat to Gangnam, but instead emerged as a “beauty shopping destination” in the 2000s as tourists flocked to the Korean Wave.
1.0km, 20-min walk to next spot
6. N Seoul Tower
If there is the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, there is the N Seoul Tower in Seoul. This pointed spire on the top of Namsan has been consistently painting the skyline of Seoul beautifully over the past few decades.
Loop Terrace: Situated in the space on the second floor of the tower, it is a place where lovers lock the ‘lovelock’ with a wish of eternal love written down.
Namsan Cable Car: It is the first cable car in Korea and has been in the spotlight as a hot spot and a dating spot
1. Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil Road
The street (also known as ‘artists’ street’) has an eccentric flair thanks to its variety of charmingly decorated coffee shops, and designer stores.
1.9km, 30-min walk to next spot
2. Apgujeong Rodeo Street
Advocating the Rodeo Street in Beverly Hills, the U.S. is famous for the place where young folks from wealthy families used to roam the streets in foreign cars and high-end brand clothes, so-called “Orangeas” used to make a “Korean fad.”
The streets are filled with fashion-related shops such as jewelry stores and shoes and accessories, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery hospital and private shops by famous hair designers.
As it was a stage for hot young people, there are also restaurants and pubs in hiding
0.7km, 10-min walk to next spot
3. K-Star Road
K-Star Road is a special project in Gangnam-gu for overseas tourists who love hallyu culture and stars.
As its name suggests, it is a street where hallyu stars can visit their favorite shops and entertainment agencies that have produced hallyu stars in the areas of Cheongdam-dong, Sinsa-dong and Nonhyeon-dong in Gangnam-gu, focusing on the keyword “Star”
2.8km, 40-min walk to next spot
It is a large shopping area built in the basement of 159 Samsung-dong, Seoul, and same as 15 times the size of Jamsil Main Stadium.
Megabox, the nation’s largest multiplex cinema, COEX Aquarium, a large aquarium, and Youngpoong Bookstore, a large bookstore, as well as various brand shops, food courts, cafes and restaurants.
On the ground, there is a convention center, which is also a business venue where various industry-related exhibitions and events are held.
3.9km, 20-min walk to next spot
5. Lotte World Mall & Seoul Sky
Lotte World Tower was designed with a conceptual design drawing inspiration from Korean ceramics and Korean writing brushes. With 123 floors total, the tower is the fifth tallest building in the world, standing at 555 m (1,824 ft).