N Seoul Tower Hanbok Culture Experience Center – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

N Seoul Tower Hanbok Culture Experience Center is located in the lobby level (B1F) of Seoul’s landmark N Seoul Tower. The center is mainly designed with the theme of Joseon Dynasty, and features both large photo zones and hanbok of various designs, ranging from traditional to modern and wedding.

How To Go There:

[Bus – Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus]
1. Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 02
– Take the bus from the closest subway station: Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3, 4), Exit 2 (in front of Daehan Cinema) or Dongguk University Station (Seoul Subway Line), Exit 6.
– Interval: every 15 min
-Operating hours: 07:00 – 24:00

2. Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 03
– Take the bus from the closest subway station: Seoul Station, Seoul Square (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4), Exit 9 or Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 4 or / Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 2.
– Interval: every 20 min
-Operating hours: 07:30 – 23:30

3. Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 05
– Take the bus from the closest subway station: Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3 or Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2 (in front of Daehan Cinema).
– Interval: every 15 min
-Operating hours: 07:30 – 23:30

Yongwangsan Neighborhood Park – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Yongwangsan Mountain, also known as Eomjisan, is geologically located at entrance of a land referred to as “Cheonhojibeol,” located across an artificial waterfall. The mountain’s name “Yongwangsan” (meaning Dragon King Mountain) derived from an old tale of a king who dreamt of becoming killed. He then shot an arrow to an old man with spiritual powers living in a village at the foot of Eomjisan Mountain. The king stated “I knew that the old man would someday turn into a dragon and threaten my throne. Therefore I killed the dragon.” The words dragon (“yong”) and king (“wang”) were combined to form its current name, Yongwangsan Mountain.

Yongmasan Mountain – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Introduction

With its altitude of 348m, Yongmasan Mountain is the highest peak of Achasan Mountain located in Dong-hyeon of Myeongmok-dong. The mountain stretches through the ridges of Manguri Park and Junggok-dong, and continues its way past Achasan Mountain Fotress to near the back gate of Children’s Grand Park, adding up to a total area of 2,800,619㎡.

* Yongma Waterfall Park
Located at Mountain 1-4 bunji of Myeonmok-dong, Yongma Waterfall is composed of three branches of waterfall with Yongma Waterfall at its center and Cheongryong Waterfall to its left and Baekma Waterfall to its right. Yongma Waterfall is a two-layered waterfall with a height of 51.4m and width of 3~10m. The height of Cheongryong Waterfall is 21m and Baekma Waterfall 21.4m.

* Yongmasan Sagajeong Park
Opened in April 13, 2004, Sagajeong Park is located at the entrance of Myeonmok Drinking Well with an area of 106,446㎡. The park was named after scholar and writer Seo Geo-jeong who had written historical records of the Joseon period as he had lived nearby Yongmasan Mountain. Stone monuments encrypted with four of his most representative poems are raised for visitors to read while relaxing at the park. The park offers various facilities such as picnic areas, playground, outdoor exercise equipments, stream, sagajeong (traditional pavilion) and others so that visitors may conveniently relax and enjoy their time at the park.

Hiking Course
Gueuidong Younghwasa Temple – Palgkajeong – Achasan Peak – Yongma Mountain Top – Daewon International High School – Gwangjang-dong Dongui Elementary School – Palgakjeong – Achasan Summit – Yongmasan Mountain Gingorang Gym Park – Yongmasan Mountain Path, Aseong Villa, Seonjin Housing Course, etc.

How To Go There:

Yongmasan Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2.
Take bus no. 2219, 2012.

 

Dongdaemun Design Plaza – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a blend of traditional buildings, relics and cutting-edge modern multicultural facilities.

Seoul Fortress, Igansumun Water Gate (floodgate channeling water from Namsan Mountain to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Seoul Fortress), Dongdaemun History Hall, the Dongdaemun Excavation Site, Dongdaemun Sports Memorial Hall, Event Hall, and Design Gallery can all be found at the DDP.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4 ,5) and Exit 1.

From Incheon International Airport, take AREX (Airport Railroad):
Go to Gimpo International Airport Station → Transfer to Gongdeok Station (Seoul Subway Line 5) → Get off at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Exit 1.

From Gimpo International Airport, take AREX (Airport Railroad):
Go to Gimpo International Airport Station → Transfer at Dangsan Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) → Get off at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Exit 1.

[Bus]
1. Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station
– Blue bus: N13 , N16 , N30 , N62 , 105 , 144 , 152 , 261 , 301 , 420
– Green bus: 2012 , 2015 , 2233 , 7212
– Red bus: 9403
– City circular bus: 90S Tour
2. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
– Green bus: 2012

3. Airport Limousine Bus

From Incheon International Airport:
Board Airport Dongdaemun (Toyoko Inn)-bound Limousine Bus No. 6001 at Incheon International Airport → Toyoko Inn (Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Cerestar, Sindang-dong, Gwanghui-dong) → Go across the crosswalk in front of Ramodo Shopping Mall

From Gimpo International Airport:
Board Dongdaemun (Toyoko Inn)-bound Limousine Bus No. 6001 at Gimpo International Airport → Toyoko Inn (Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Cerestar, Sindang-dong, Gwanghui-dong) → Go across the crosswalk in front of Ramodo Shopping Mall

Namsan Botanical Garden – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Namsan Botanical Garden

Namsan Outdoor Botanical Garden opened its doors on February 18th, 1997 in Hannam-dong, where the residential complex for foreigners once stood before it was demolished in 1994. Covering an area of around 59m2, it is divided into 13 themed gardens with a total 117,132 plants from 269 species. Among this diversity, 60,912 plants from 129 species are tree types and 56,220 plants from 140 species are grass types. The 13 themed gardens include a garden of herbal medicine, apricot trees, wildflowers, royal azaleas, shrubs, commercial plants and a garden for the blind.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
From Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4), Exit 9-1.
– Take Bus 402 bound for Namsan Gymnasium(남산체육관).
* Bus schedule: 04:00-22:30, 10min intervals

Hyangnamu Tree in Changdeokgung Palace – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Hyangnamu Tree in Changdeokgung Palace

Hyangnamu or ‘Aromatic Tree’ in Changdeokgung Palace is estimated to be about 700 years old, meaning it had likely been planted before the palace was built. It stands 12m in height, measures 5.9m in girth around the roots, and has branches spreading in all four directions. It is designated and protected as a National Natural Monument.

How To Go There:

Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Go straight for 5min.

OR

Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Subway Line 1, 3 or 5), Exit 7.
Go straight along Donhwamun-ro Street for 10min.

Seoul National University – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Seoul National University

Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is the most reputable university in Korea based on its long academic history and tradition. It is the first national university in Korea that was established by merging several institutions of higher education around the Seoul area including Kyongsong University. It has two campuses in Seoul: the main campus is in Daehak-dong, Gwanak-gu and the medical campus is in Yeongeon-dong, Jongno-gu. The university comprises 16 colleges and associated graduates schools, and 9 professional schools.

How To Go There:

[Subway + Bus]
Seoul National University Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 3.
– Take Bus 5511 or 5513 to Seoul National University.

 

Hangang River Ferry Cruise – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Hangang River Ferry Cruise

Hangang River Ferry Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery around the Hangang River, which flows through the heart of Seoul. On the cruise, you can see Hangang River’s beautiful scenery, various small islands, Jeoldusan Park, the 63 Square, Namsan Tower, Jamsil’s Sports Complex, and other famous tourist spots.

The cruise is often used for weddings, birthday parties, music performances, and other events. The tours often have live performances featuring piano and other instruments. During the summer, the docks also offer motor boat rentals.

How To Go There:

[Yeouido Terminal]
Yeouinaru Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3
– Go 300 m straight out of the exit (southeast) and turn down the path across from Yeouido Middle Shool (여의도 중학교).
– Follow the path down to the Hangang River.
– The terminal will be about 200 m to your right.

[Jamsil Terminal]
Sincheon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 6
– Go 700 m straight out of the exit (north), under the highway, until you reach the Hangang River.
– The terminal will be about 200 m to your left.