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Seoul

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Lookouts
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers. It would take countless trips to Seoul to discover all of the city's many charms. Some visitors spend their time immersed in the city's vibrant food scene, while others walk for days on end between the notable cultural sights. Those wishing to combine outdoor pursuits with a bit of historical sightseeing can head to the surrounding four mountains, which offer sweeping views and numerous hiking trails flanked by photogenic temples. When using our South Korea trip builder website, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Popular things to do in Seoul

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History Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
N Seoul Tower
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Insadong
4.1
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Seoul

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National Park
Bukhansan National Park
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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World heritage site
Jongmyo Shrine
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Deoksugung
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Banpo Hangang Park
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Seoul

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Historic Walking Area
Cheonggyecheon Stream
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Bongeunsa Temple
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun)
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Namsangol Hanok Village
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Seoul

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Garden
Namsan Park
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Haneul Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Yangjae Citizens' Forest
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Park
Chungun Park
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Seoul

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History Museum
National Museum of Korea
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Military Museum
The War Memorial of Korea
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Seoul Arts Center
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
National Folk Museum of Korea
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Seoul

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Historic Site
DMZ Haemaru Village Paju
4.3
Duration: 5 hours
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Theme Park
Korean Folk Village Yongin
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Island
Nami Island Chuncheon
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Hwaseong Fortress Suwon
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

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