Korea Tourism: 50 Seoul Attractions and How to Get There – Page 4 – Seoulistic

31. Hangang Park

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Hangang Park is a magestic park in the heart of Seoul, next to the Han River. This place is very famous for bike riding (you can rent)! If you like having the wind rip through your hair for a few hours, you ought to check this place out! 🙂

How to get there:

* Ttukseom district: Exit #2 or 3 of Ttukseom Resort station (Seoul Subway Line 7).
* Gwangnaru district: From exit #1 of Cheonho station (Seoul Subway Line 5 & 8), walk 20 min.
* Yeouido District: Exit #2 or 3 of Yeouinaru station (Seoul Subway Line 5).
* Yanghwa district: From exit #4 of Dangsan station (Seoul Subway Line 2), walk 10 min.

Useful links: Mykafkaesquelife

32. Hongneung Arboretum

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Okay, we know what you’re thinking… “Sighhh, not another historical site!” Well, before you give up, you REALLY need to check this place out. It’s one of the most convincing look and feel type of forest within the boundaries of Seoul. It’s only open during the weekends, so being authentic is high praise 🙂

How to get there: Line 6 to Korea University, Exit 3

Useful links: theoneonefour

33. Seoul Children’s Grand Park

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Deep down, we’re all children. This park features a small amusement park, a small zoo, and miles and miles of beautiful scenery. The park is open year round, but is a great place to visit during spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming and during fall when the leaves are changing color.

Random Fact: The park was actually featured in Psy’s Gangnam Style music video for about 2 seconds!

How to get there: They have their own dedicated station: Children’s Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 1.

Useful links: seoulsuburban

 

34. Ttukseom Hangang Park

 

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This place is for the sports enthusiasts. During the summer you can enjoy the thrills of windsurfing, tennis, and even water-skiing. If you survived the summer without any head traumas, you can then enjoy sledding during the winter time!

How to get there: Ttukseom-Resort Station (뚝석유원지 Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2 or 3.

Useful links: discoveringkorea

35. Tapgol Park (Pagoda Park)

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Tapgol Park and the area around it is where all the old people hang out. Well, we know why. This park shows the vast contrast between a tourist hot-spot and a regular street frequented by the locals of Seoul. This is what most tourists need to see; the side of Seoul that belongs to the locals.

How to get there: Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (종로3가 Subway Line 1, 3, 5), Exit 1. Walk for about 5 minutes, you can’t miss it.

Useful links: Korea Tourism Organization

36. Yeouido Park

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How can you enjoy yourself with the environment and serenity of Seoul? By napping on a bench in the park at the Yeouido Park. Dont you love going out for a walk on a beautiful day, enjoying the scenery, watching people playing around in the park? Must go during the season of Cherry Blossoms (April).

How to get there: From Exit # 3 of Yeouido Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), walk 5 minutes towards the National Assembly building. You will run into a big sign that says 여의도 공원 (Yeouido Park).

Useful links: Veganbeats

37. Olympic Park

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The year was 1988: The Summer Games held in Seoul. Seeing those five interlocked rings will make your memories from your youth to flood back. Visitors are treated to several kilometers worth of open spaces to explore this beautiful park.

How to get there: Olympic Park Station (Subway Line 5), Exit 3

Useful links: seoulfullife

 

 

Museums in Seoul

38. National Museum of Korea

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For anyone who wants to become better acquainted with Korea’s history, the National Museum is the museum to visit. The museum is a time machine in action as it will take you back 20 centuries.

How to get there: Ichon Station, Seoul Subway line 4 & Jungang line, Exit #2

Useful links: Korea Tourism Organization

39. War Memorial of Korea

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It’s fair to say that Korea has had a rather troubled history. The War Memorial of Korea museum covers pretty much the entire history of Korean warfare and even shows what future warfare might look like, slightly concerning seeing as the two Korea’s are technically still at war (yikes!).

How to get there: Samgakji Station (Subway Lines 4, 6), Exit 12. It is 5 min walk from the station.

Useful links: Korea Tourism Organization

40. National Folk Museum of Korea

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Alright, if you like cool looking action figures and artifacts, check out the National Folk Museum of Korea! Here, you will also find multiple large-scale (life size) dioramas depicting traditional customs of Korea.

How to get there: Gwanghwamun station and come out of exit #2.

Useful links: Tigers and Magpies

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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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