Korea Tourism: 50 Seoul Attractions and How to Get There – Page 2 – Seoulistic

11. Bosingak (보신각)

Source: Flickr

It’s a big ol’ bell (belfry) that’s used to (…wait for it…) “RING” in the New Year (sorry, it was just too easy). Not only rung on New Years. There’s also a daily bell ringing ceremony at noon.

How to get there: Jonggak Station (Line 1 – Exit 4)

Useful links: Seoul Tourism Website

12. Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty (Seonjeongneung)

Source: Flickr

There’s tons of these Royal Tombs of Korea’s late great royalty scattered all throughout Korea. But this one is right in the middle of Gangnam. Be a decent visitor and see some history before you go get hammered at Gangnam Station, will ya? 😉

How to get there: Seolleung Station (Line 2 – Exit 8)

Useful links: The View From Over Here


Amusement Parks in Seoul

13. Lotte World

Source: Flickr

Seoul’s biggest amusement park is a whole day filled with fun rides, games, an ice skating rink and 176 different types of wonderland cute overkill.

How to get there: Jamsil Station (Line 2, Line 8 – Exit 4)

Useful links: hangchungtee

14. Seoul Land

Source: Flickr

Seoul Land, the other amusement park in Seoul, is located in Seoul Grand Park, so there’s really a lot to do (see entry #33). And although Seoul Land isn’t exactly in Seoul, it’s close enough. And since the name has Seoul in it, we’re including it here 😉

How to get there: Seoul Grand Park Station (Line 4 – Exit 2)

Useful links: funlifeinkorea



Markets and Malls in Seoul

15. Dongdaemun Market

Source: Flickr

The number one place for shopping in Seoul has cheap goods, original Korean designs, and a night time market. Bargaining isn’t allowed in the buildings, but you can go to town on the street vendors. And there’s tons.

How to get there: Dongdaemun Station (Line 1, Line 4 – Exit 5 or Exit 7). Dongdaemun Culture and History Park (Line 2, Line 4, Line 5 – Exit 1)

Useful links: skippingclouds

16. Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market is one of the oldest and biggest markets in Seoul. It’s a huge tourist attraction, but it’s also for everyday Koreans too. Buy random stuff like pots and pans, Korean drama posters, art supplies and ginseng shaped like people.

How to get there: Hoehyeon Station (Line 4 – Exit 5)

Useful links: jamieliew

17. Noryangjin Market

Source: Flickr

If you like fresh seafood, come here. There’s all sorts of Korean delicacies (like live octopus aka 산낚지), that you might find weird but delicious. Or maybe just plain ol weird. At the least, come for the “dang, they eat that stuff?!” factor.

How to get there: Noryangjin Station (Line 1, Line 9 – Exit 1)

Useful links: jamieliew

18. Gwangjang Market

Source: Flickr

Not traditionally a food market, but this place has become famous for it’s market food. Come here for good bindaetteok (Korean pancakes) and mayak gimbap (baby gimbap or “drug” gimbap). And really fiesty market ajoomas (Korean women).

How to get there: Jongno 5-ga Station (Line 1 – Exit 1).

Useful links: shinshine

19. Coex

Source: Flickr

The most famous of all the malls in Korea, Coex is reportedly the longest underground shopping center in Asia. Come here to buy Korean brands (like these 28 Korean fashion brands we already listed), watch a movie, or chill out at the aquarium.

How to get there: Samseong Station (Line 2 – Between Exit 5 & 6)

Useful links: jamieliew

20. Times Square Mall

Source: Naver Blog

It’s one of the newest malls in Seoul. Highlights include glass ceilings to make depressed people happy and the largest movie screen in the world (Starium) for giants. They got 4D movies here too!

How to get there: Yeongdeungpo Station (Line 1 – Follow underground passage directly to the mall)

Useful links: Seoulsome

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Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


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