Korea Tourism: 50 Seoul Attractions and How to Get There – Page 3 – Seoulistic

Buildings and Monuments Attractions

21. 63 Building

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For a long time 63 Building used to be tallest building in Korea (63 floors). It’s no longer the tallest, but it still has the world’s tallest art gallery, a great view of the Han River, and a shiny gold outside for people to saw “Oooo pretty!” (Lots of other stuff too.)

How to get there: Yeouido Station (Line 5 – Exit 5 – Free Shuttle Bus). Daebang Station (Line 1 – Exit 4 – Free Shuttle Bus). Yeouinaru Station (Line 5 – Exit 4 – Free Shuttle Bus).

Useful links: ripcitytoseoul

22. Cheonggyecheon

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This used to be a stream for 3rd world Koreans to dump doo doo in (no seriously). But now it’s been transformed into one of the prettiest places in Seoul! Highly recommended if you like to just chill out (aka everyone except your high-strung boss).

How to get there: Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5 – Exit 5) (Many others, but we recommend starting here.)

Useful links: talktomeinkorean

23. King Sejong Monument

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Most famous for creating the Korean writing system (Hangul), King Sejong the Great is the man! We’re going to go out on a limb and say he’s probably the most famous person in the history of Korea (take that Psy!). Don’t forget to visit the (semi-secret) museum underneath the monument.

How to get there: Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5 – Exit 2). Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3 – Exit 5).

Useful links: exploringkorea

24. Admiral Yi Su-shin Monument

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Admiral Yi ranks right up there with King Sejong the Great as one of the coolest figures in the history of Korea. He’s on the 100 won coin because of his status as an all time badass legendary hero of Korean military history. Even if this stuff doesn’t interest you, you can’t deny that his statue is one badass statue!

How to get there: Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5 – Exit 2). Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3 – Exit 5).

Useful links: exploringkorea

25. Bukchon Hanok Village

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Hanoks are Korean traditional houses and Bukchon Village is where the aristocratic classes lived during the Joseon Dynasty! Certain Hanoks are still owned by locals, while most of it were converted into galleries, restaurants, and cafes.

How to get there: Anguk Station (안국역, Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2. Walk straight for about 300m then you will arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.

Useful links: Visitseoul, Korea Tourism Organization

26. Seoul Station (Old Building)

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If you are a fan of old buildings or history, there is a lot to see here. The Old Seoul Station has been completely restored and is open to walk all throughout. Best time to visit would be during the night; the lights fill this station with magic.

How to get there: Seoul Station (서울역, Subway Line 1, 4 or Airport Railroad), Exit 2.

Useful links: Culture Station Seoul 284 (photo blog), Korea Tourism Organization

27. Banpodaegyo Bridge

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Banpodaegyo (Banpo Bridge) is the world’s longest fountain bridge. It holds many different types of shows from morning to night, but the most beautiful show is the light show during the night! So bring your date, sit back, and enjoy the light show!

How to get there: Dongjak Station (동작역, Seoul Subway Line 4), go out of exit 1 or 2. You can’t miss it, you will be on a bridge.

Useful links: Youtube Video

28. N Seoul Tower

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If you ever wondered what the view from heaven was like, well come on over to North Seoul Tower. You can get a perfect bird’s eye view of the beautiful landscape of Seoul (make sure to come on a clear day :P).

How to get there: Shuttle Bus No. 05 – Chungmuro Station (Exit 2, 4). Once you get out of either exit 2 or 4, you will most likely see a bunch of other people lining up for the bus as well!

Useful links: lonelytravelog



Outdoor Attractions

29. Bukhansan

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Look at your screen upside down to see heaven. Hiking is a wonderful way to see Korea and experience the generosity of the Korean landscape. Whether you are looking to lose some of that fat from last night’s Samgyeobsal dinner, or just looking for some nature and escape, it’s the perfect solution.

How to get there: Gireum Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 3. Take Bus 110B or 143, and get off at the last bus stop.

Useful links: The View From Over Here

30. Seoul Forest

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Finally, some true greenery 🙂 It’s probably the closest you can get in terms of a forest. You can enjoy this sweet getaway any time of the day or during any time of the year. Absolutely beautiful place, a must place to visit!

How to get there: Seoul Forest Station (New Subway Bundang Line), Exit 3. Walk for about 5 minutes.

Useful links: Chincha mag

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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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