Seoul is one of the least dangerous cities in the world. Even the police station looks super friendly and nice. It is a very nice place to visit if you have not done it yet. Let’s get straight into details and see more about about the beauty of Seoul.
Seoul is also one of the most populous cities in the world. Its density makes it the most digitized city in the global economy. Seoul has more than 1 million registered vehicles, causing several isolated traffic jams after midnight. After mdignith the streets are all yours.
Vey important, Seoul is located on the banks of the Han River in the center of the Korean Peninsula. It founded in 18 BC. Baekje, one of the three kingdoms of Korea, was established when the capital was established in the southeastern part of what is now Seoul. Later, the city became the capital of the Joseon Dynasty and the Korean Empire.
Places to visit in Seoul
Gyeongbokgung Palace – 1395
This Palace is the grandest of the five grand palaces in Seoul built during the powerful Joseon Dynasty. Being destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries, The palace has been restored after World War II.
Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the most representative buildings of the Joseon Dynasty: Gyeonghui Building and Xiangwonjeong Lake are intact.
If you are passionate about traditional Korean architecture, but if you want to learn more about royal court etiquette, we recommend visiting it.
Bukchon (meaning North Village) is a village with traditional Korean houses. They call this houses Hanok. The village forms a cluster including Gahui-dong, Jae-dong and Samcheong-dong in Jongno-gu. This is located between two palaces in Seoul Reference: Jingfu and Changde. The traditional village consists of many streets, perfectly recreating the rural atmosphere of 600 years ago.
According to a survey of 2,000 foreign tourists conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, exploring the narrow and scenic streets of Bukchon was ranked as the 4th most enjoyable activity in Seoul.
Today, Buckchon is a cultural center where tourists can experience the atmosphere of the Joseon era. This is a place where people film local movies and TV dramas.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Dongdaemun Design Plaza is the most iconic landmark in the Korean design industry in the Dongdaemun district of Seoul. It is located in the center of Dongdaemun, DDP is an important venue for design presentations, conferences, exhibitions and other events. You would love to go shopping here! Dongdaemun is a any girl’s dream came true. You will also enjoy some discounts If you are lucky.
Myeongdong is a popular shopping and nightlife district and one of the busiest areas in Seoul. About a million shoppers flock to this part of the capital. Myeongdong District is the political, economic and cultural center of the capital.
Also, shopping lovers will find several well-known malls here such as: Lotte and Shinsegae, as well as other smaller shops and lovely restaurants.
However, we also recommend you to visit Myeongdong Cathedral near Namdaemun Plaza, a special tourist attraction with more than six centuries of history.
Hangang separates North Gangbuk from South Gangnam. Gangbuk is an older neighborhood that includes downtown Seoul, while Gangnam is the wealthiest neighborhood and home to the city’s modern attractions. It is a fast-growing neighborhood known as “Korea’s Beverly Hills.” The area is home to many Korean celebrities and icons, miles of luxury stores, wild nightlife and Korea’s largest entertainment company. If you want to see some of your favorite bands or Kpop Idol you should go around.