Korea Tourism: 50 Seoul Attractions and How to Get There – Page 5 – Seoulistic

41. National Gugak

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Fancy a night of Korean traditional dance and music? Or maybe you’re just interested in super pretty Korean ladies in traditional Hanboks? 😉 Then head to National Gugak Center, which is Korea’s national traditional music center!!!

How to get there: Subway Line No.4 Sadang Station, exit#1 – take the Green Bus Seocho #17. Click here for a detailed map!

Useful links: Korea Tourism Organization

42. Trick Eye Museum

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It doesn’t take much to trick the human eye. If you want a good ol’ time messing with optical illusions, check out the Trick Eye Museum located in the heart of Hongdae – Korea’s center for fashion, art, and music.

How to get there: From Exit #9 of Hongdae Station (Subway Line 2) -> walk straight for 200m towards the Starbucks coffee shop.

Useful links: my-seoul-searching

43. Seodaemun Prison

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This prison was one of the many prisons that held Korean Freedom fighters during the Japanese colonial rule. The prison was fairly large and is said to have been built to hold 500 prisoners at time; however, it is believed that it once held 3000 prisoners at a time. Um, that’s pretty scary. Sleeping with a bunch of dudes in one cell?!

How to get there: Dongnimmun Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 5.

Useful links: bobbysawesomelife

 

44. Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art itself is not to be missed. This stunning museum is housed separately into three different buildings, each with a fantastic collection to behold. Here you can find contemporary Paintings, Calligraphy, and Metal Works.

How to get there: Hangangjin Station (Subway Line 6), Exit 1. Walk straight for 100m in the direction of Itaewon.

Useful links: gracekimpai

45. Pulmuone Kimchi Museum (Coex)

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Let’s say there was a national food award in Korea. The winner would be Kimchi. Kimchi is a worshiped food in Korea, so if you are travelling or planning to live in Korea, you should learn the basics of Kimchi 101. In fact, Kimchi is important in Korea that when kimchi prices go up, it makes the headlines in the newspapers (for reals!).

How to get there: Seoul Subway Line 2, Samseong Station, Exit #6, connected to COEX Mall. Walk through the mall towards COEX Aquarium.

Useful links: Korea Tourism Organization

 

Religious Attractions in Seoul

46. Jogyesa Temple

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If you’re looking for the serenity of most Buddhist temples that are set high up in the mountains outside of Seoul, Jogyesa Temple is NOT for you. But if you are looking for some good Buddha action in the busy city, this IS the place for you! If you’re there in the spring you’re sure to see the amazing number of lotus lanterns that seemingly make a sky of lanterns at the temple. Beautiful 24/7.

How to get there:

*Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
*Go 50m forward, then cross the street in front of Dongduk Gallery.

Useful links: Photo Blog by Emily

47. Bongeunsa Temple

 

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‘What did the monk say when he ordered a pizza? ‘Can you make me one with everything?’ 😛 The temple is usually always quiet since people are either praying or meditating. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful and if you are fascinated with Buddhism and meditation, you will easily find inner peace here at the Bongeunsa temple!

How to get there: Go out of exit #2 of Cheongdam Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), walk for about 150 meters and turn right (you should be near a high school).

Useful links: Korea Tourism Organization

48. Full Gospel Church

Okay, Korea lovessss to be #1 at everything (or tries to be!). No really, this church is the biggest Pentecostal Christian congregation in Korea, AND in the world. This church has over 1,000,000 members. If you ever wondered what it ever felt like to have thousands of other people attending church with you, attend one of their seven church services every Sunday!

How to get there: Line 5 to Yeouinaru exit 1, just walk down the road. It’s the biggest church in the world, you can’t miss it!

Useful links: Official English Website

49. Myeongdong Cathedral

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Most people would never ever forever think about a cathedral in South Korea! But, located in the heart of Myeong-dong (one of Korea’s biggest shopping districts in Seoul), lies this beautiful Gothic cathedral.

How to get there: Walk along Myeongdong street for about 100 meters until you get to the Catholic Center.

Useful links: Steve Miller’s video footage of the Cathedral!

50. Seoul Central Mosque

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Korea is filled with surprises! We bet you never knew a mosque ever existed in Korea, either! Located in Yongsan-gu in Seoul, the Seoul Central Masjid was the first Islamic mosque in Korea.

How to get there: Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 3.

Useful links: Sarah in South Korea (blog)

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Keith
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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