Nanji Hangang Park MTB Course Site – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Situated in Nanji Hangang Park, the MTB Course Site is perfect for MTB lovers as well as beginners who wish to enter the world of extreme biking with safety. Spanning over a 4m-width and 450m-length, the MTB Course Site is the nation’s first MTB course site, established on a flatland, reproducing perfectly realistic mountain ridges and slopes.

How To Go There:

World Cup Stadium Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1.
Go out exit 1 and walk for 20 mins following the signposts to Nanji Hangang Park.

Lotte World Tower & Mall – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Lotte World Tower was designed with a conceptual design drawing inspiration from Korean ceramics and Korean writing brushes. With 123 floors total, the tower is the fifth tallest building in the world, standing at 555 meters (1,824 ft). The tower contains galleries, cafés, and a luxury hotel, in addition to a skywalk and an observation deck. It will be one of the best spots to appreciate the breathtaking view of Seoul’s vibrant city lights.

Lotte World Mall, located next to the tower, features Avenuel, a complex of luxury department stores. The multi-leveled mall draws in many visitors as one of the top shopping attractions in Seoul, with a variety of domestic and foreign brands. The mall also offers a wide-range of entertainment facilities, such as a movie theater, aquarium, concert hall, and more.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8), Exit 1, 2, 10, 11

[Bus]
Green Bus: 3217, 3313, 3314, 3315, 4319
Red Bus: 1007-1, 1100, 1700, 6900, 7007
Blue Bus: 301, 341, 360, 362
Airport Bus: 6000, 6006, 6705, 6706A

Insa-dong PR Center – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Insa-dong PR Center opened in 2006 with the goal of providing accessible education for both domestic and international visitors to understand Korean traditions and history. It was built in what was once the private residence for Prince Uichin (1877-1955), one of the sons of Emperor Gojong (1852-1919).

Insa-dong PR Center also introduces the traditions and culture of Insa-dong, and provides tour pamphlets and tourist assistance in multiple languages (English, Japanese and Chinese). Visitors can try on hanbok (traditional costumes) and enjoy Wi-Fi within the facility.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 3.
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.

[Bus]
Green Bus: 0212, 1020, 7022, 7023, 7025
Blue Bus: 100, 103, 109, 160, 161, 171, 172, 200, 271, 601, 606
Red Bus: 5500, 9003, 9205, 9400, 9401, 9411, 8130

Grevin Seoul Museum – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

France’s famous beeswax museum, the Musee Grevin, opens its new 4th venue in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, after its opening in Paris, Montreal and Prague. The first Asian subsidiary in Seoul is adding a slew of South Korean hallyu celebrities like Psy, G Dragon as well as figuare skating star Kim Yuna. Over 80 wax figures will be presented in different themed spaces, including historical figures such as King Sejong and General Yi Sun-sin.

Maximum Occupancy
1,000 people

Program Information
15 themed exhibitions with 8 types of interactive activities
* One-time participation per themed hall available
* Refer to the homepage for more information.

Age Limit for Activities
Hands-on program: Visitors of ages 6 or older / Exhibition hall: Open to visitors of all ages

Exhibition Hall Information
– 2F: Beauty Salon, Fashion Studio, Recording Studio, Hallyuwood, Hall of Fame
– 3F: The Great Champion, Discovery Atelier, Artist at work, Presidential Aircraft
– 4F: Red Carpet, Cinema World, History & Great Men

Main Facilities
1F: Ticket booth, Grevin Boutique, Café Grevin
2F-4F: Exhibition Halls

Subsidiary Facilities
Café Grevin (restaurant), Grevin Boutique (gift shop), storage, event hall

Admission / Participation Fees
Adults (ages 19-64) 18,000 won
Children (ages 5-18) & Seniors (ages 65 or older) 15,000 won

How To Go There:

[Subway]
City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 6.
– Walk straight for 5 min.

Or,
Euljiro 1-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 1.
– Walk straight for 3 min.

Gyeongnidan-gil Road – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Gyeongnidan-gil road is 1km-long, sprawling out up Namsan Mountain from the Armed Forces Financial Management Group to Sowol-gil road. The Armed Forces Financial Management Group used to be called the Armed Forces Central Gyeongnidan, where the name of the road orignated. With Namsan Seoul Tower on its northern side and bustling Itaewon area on its southern side, Gyeongnidan-gil road has now become a prime destination for all food lovers due to the vast selection of quality international cuisine and coffee available.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Noksapyeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 2.
Walk straight until you reach the underpass.
Use the underpass to cross over to the start of Gyeongnidan-gil Road.

[Bus]
Maeul Bus Yongsan3

Changdeokgung Injeongmun Gate – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Serving as the main gate of Injeongjeon Hall, Injeongmun Gate was established in 1405 (5th year of King Taejo’s reign during the Joseon Dynasty). Later on, the gate was destroyed by multiple fires during the Imjin War (Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592), therefore current form of the establishment displays designs that are more often seen in the late 19th century’s. In addition, a lot of subsidary marks and buildings are removed from the original places and relocated passing the time, however, still remains to represent prestigious ambience.

Injeongmun Gate served as the place for several coronation ceremonies of kings, prince’s succession of throne, and many other national affairs celebrated by the royal members who gathered and aligned around this gate.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Get off at Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3
Go straight for 5 min and the palace will be on your left.

Montmartre Park – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Located within Banpo 4-dong area in Seocho-gu, Seoul, Montmartre Park was initially a wild forest with densely populated acacia trees. In 2000, as a part of the Banpo-dong reservoir development project implemented by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, this hilltop was turned into a park open to the public where visitors can rest and use for leisure purposes. This park was given the name “Montmartre Park” due to its close proximity to Seorae Village, a French town in Seoul.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
From Express Bus Terminal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3, 7), walk to Samseong Raemian Apt Bus Stop (approx. 540m.
Take Seocho Village Bus No. 13 or No. 21 and get off at Supreme Prosecutor’s Office/Seocho Police Station Bus Stop.

Dapsimni Antique Art Street – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Dapsimni Antique Art Street is where the travelers can stumble upon good old paintings, antique furniture and pottery, as well as, a variety of household items. These antique shops used to scatter all around the area of Cheonggyecheon Stream 8(pal)-ga, Itaewon, and Ahyeon-dong, wand has now gathered up around dapsimni areas since the mid-1980s. There are about 140 shops lined up along the streets.

It is quite fun to browse through antiquities including wooden candlesticks, grandfather clocks, old picture frames, which are usually hard to find in usual stores. This is also the reason to that explains why it not only attracts Koreans but also international visitors to this street. Shops in Insa-dong, also known for the sale of antiqes, typically and mainly sell good quality and expensive antiques, while dapsimni is known for a wide assortment of small items with reasonable prices, starting from a few one thousand won.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Get off at Dapsimni Station (Seoul Subway Line 5) and Exit 1 or 2.
Walk for about 2-min towards Dongbu market.

Seochon Village – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Seochon Village, literally meaning west village, is named in reference to its location west of Gyeongbokgung Palace. The old hanok houses lining the long alleys well harmonize with newly emerging shops and stores. Walking through the alleys that resembles a big maze, visitors will be nicely surprised by murals and adorable pictures.

A hint of Korea’s tradition is truly well balanced with many modern and stylish spaces that bring out the authentic and simple beauty and coziness of Seochon Village.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.

Seorae Village – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Seorae Village is located in between Banpo 4-dong and Bangbaebun-dong in Seochu-gu, Seoul. Past the Banpo Bridge of Sapyeong-ro road and Palace Hotel along Seorae-ro road will lead to a neighborhood of luxurious villas.

Seorae Village took its form as a French neighborhood when French residents began to move in with the establishment of Ecole Francaise de Seoul, a school for French residents in Korea, within the area in 1985. According to 2008 census, about half of the total 1,000 French citizens residing in Korea were registered to be living in Seora Village. The area naturally became a global neighborhood as many international residents moved into Seorae Village much thanks to the strong presence of French residents. In addition to its convenient access located near Gangnam and the central district area, Seorae Village serves as a pleasant environment space for all with the Hanagang River Park and Yangjae Stream nearby.

Many shops and restaurants in Seorae Village are small in size and rather charming, resembling those in Europe. A bakery that makes traditional French baguettes using ingredients directly imported from France can be found here. In recent years, Seorae Village has undergone several changes, gaining much attention as one of the most modern and fancy regions found in Seoul.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Express Bus Terminal Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 5.
Cross the pedestrian overpass and walk into the alley for about 10-min to arrive at destination.