Museum Kimchikan – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Museum Kimchikan is a unique museum dedicated to kimchi and kimjang, the process of making kimchi which was designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The museum was also selected by CNN in March 2015 as one of the world’s top 11 food museums.
Visitors can learn the history of kimchi as well as learn and get a taste of the different types of kimchi. Audio guides in English, Japanese, and Chinese are available for international visitors and a guided tour of the museum by a docent is also available at designated times.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 3-1.
Walk straight for approx. 235m.
Turn right and walk into the alley for approx. 140m.
Turn right at the T-intersection.
Follow the road until you arrive at Museum Kimchikan.

Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Seoul Sky is located on floors 117-123 of Lotte World Tower, the nation’s tallest and the world’s fifth tallest building. The observatory offers a panoramic view of the entire capital city, beautiful both day and night. In addition to the outstanding view, visitors can enjoy a small snack or coffee from the dessert cafe while sitting in the lounge or on the sky terrace.

While waiting for the elevator up, visitors can enjoy art in the exhibition zone in basement levels 1-2. The exhibition includes artwork displaying the history, culture, and pride of Korea’s foundation and success over the centuries. Visitors can also purchase Seoul Sky merchandice from the gift shop to remember their trip or give as a souvenir.

The observation deck has two story-high glass windows for an uninterrupted view. The Sky Deck, located at 478m, hold the Guinness World Record as the highest glass-floored observatory in the world. On days when visibility is limited, visitors can still enjoy a clear sky through the Sky Theater. The 120th floor holds the Sky Terrace, open to the elements.

Visitors looking for refreshments can enjoy the one-of-a-kind menu served at the dessert cafe Sky Friends Cafe on level 119, or refreshing wine sold at the premium lounge on floor 123. This cozy spaces is the highest lounge in Seoul and is perfect for taking in the view in a relaxing ambiance.

To get to Seoul Sky, you will have to take the Sky Shuttle, a double-deck elevator that reaches a speed of 600m per minute. In no time at all, you’ll be at the top of the world!

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

Seoullo 7017 – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

In the 1970s, an elevated road was built to connect the eastern and western sides around Seoul Station. However, the road was closed to road traffic due to safety issues. After this, rather than tearing down the existing structure, the road was transformed into Seoullo 7017, a new pedestrian walking experience.

Seoullo 7017 gets its name from its years of new life, from being a traffic road in the 70s to a sky garden in 2017. The “17” also has a deeper meaning, with Seoullo 7017 being divided into 17 unique sections, and the road being located 17 meters above the ground.

There are a variety of facilities along Seoullo 7017, including an information center, cafes, gardens, and stages. Seoullo 7017 itself is open all day, every day for visitors to enjoy at their leisure.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 2.
Turn right and walk approximately 130 meters.

SM town – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

The birthplace of hallyu-stars
Experience everything about hallyu artists at SMTOWN, the center of hallyu. You can look around studios, a hologram theater, a life-style shop, and more, where hallyu stars are created. You may incidentally meet your favorite hallyu star during tours. A professional photographer is avialable to take photos of visitors, which will be an unforgettable memory.

Activity Information
[SMTOWN tour] Tour of the hologram theater and watching performances
[Studio tours] Photo Package Tour, Vocal Package Tour, Music Video Package Tour, etc.
* Check fees on the website.

* Visitors can purchase various hallyu star souvenirs at the café and the market.
* SMTOWN’s theater programs vary depending on the season.
* Fees vary by program

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 6.
Bongeunsa Station (Soeul Subway Line 9), Exit 7.

 

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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.

Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

sindangdong tteokbokki town

Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town street was built starting from late 70s, though the alley is considered to have had its best days in the 80s. In addition to being featured on popular DJ programs of the time, the period also marked the prime time of high school baseball where students would crowd the streets during days where Duksoo Commercial High School and Sunrin Commercial High School (now Sunrin Internet High School) faced one another.

As the high school students aged they continued to visit the area reliving the period of their youth and continuing to indulge in the specialty tteokbokki.

However, some claim the history of this alley began in the 1950s. The owner of Mabongnim Halmeoni Tteokbokki (마복림할머니떡볶이) restaurant says Tteokbokki was being sold as early as 1953 as the area used to be home to Donga Theater and she sold Tteokbokki, corn and potatoes to those visiting the theatre.

At first, Tteokbokki was simply made with Gochujang (고추장), but as time went by, cooks decided the dish could be more than just a snack. So, by adding ingredients like eggs, cellophane noodles, fish cakes, instant noodles and more recently squid, prawn and cheese makes the taste more delicious and turns the once snack into a full meal.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
1) Sindang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or 6), Exit 8.
Go straight until you reach Jungbu Fire Station and turn left.
2) Cheonggu Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1.
Turn right when you arrive at the playground and go straight for 200m.

There will be the arched sign reading “Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town”.

Baeksasil Valley – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Baeksasil Valley

Baeksasil Valley in Seoul is a historic site (Baekseokdongcheon, Famous Site No. 36) that rests amid untouched natural surroundings. The valley is a habitat to a diverse amount of animals, including salamanders, frogs, minnows, and crayfish. There are also wild boar sitings from time to time so be careful. The preservation value of this area is especially high as the valley is home to a large colony of salamanders, which are indicator species of the clean water and a protected wildlife species of Seoul.

Baeksasil Valley is a tucked away treasure in the bustling city. The path along the area’s thick forest and natural valleys provides an excellent getaway. Since the area is a habitat to several protected species, visitors are asked to refrain from dipping their feet in the valley’s waters while exploring the scenery. The entrance to the valley is located past the Sanmotungi Café.

How To Go There:

Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Walk ahead for about 250m to take Bus 7022 and get off at Segumjung Elementary School Bus Stop (세점정초등학교).
Walk in the opposite direction of the bus and take a left at the first three-way Intersection, continuing to walk for about 400m. There will be a sign for the valley ahead.

Hangang River – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Hangang River

Running through the central part of the Korean Peninsula, the Hangang River flows from Gangwon-do towards Chungcheongbuk-do, Gyeonggi-do, through Seoul and continues on to the Yellow Sea. The river has witnessed the history of the Korean people for over five thousand years, through good and bad times. The riverside parks offer a nice retreat for the citizens of Seoul.

The Namhangang River (South Hangang River), which is the main source, originates from Taebaek-si in Gangwon-do. The water runs north through Goljicheon Stream in Samcheok-si and then passes through Gwangdong Dam before flowing into Songcheon Stream.

Songcheon Stream starts from Hwangbyeongsan Mountain (1,407 meters) in Jeongseon-gun and flows into Joyanggang River. After joining Odaecheon Stream, it flows south into Donggang River, which in turn flows into Seogang River. Then after joining Dalcheon Stream in Chungju-si, Seomgang River and Cheongmicheon Stream, the river combines with the branch streams of Yanghwacheon, Bokhacheon, and Heukcheon before it finally joins Bukhangang River (North Hangang River) in Yangsu-ri.

Namdaemun Market – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Namdaemun Market

Opened in 1964, the Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with various goods in store. All products are sold at affordable prices and the stores in this area also function as a wholesale markets.

Most of the goods are made directly by the storeowners. Namdaemun Market opens from 11:00pm to 3:00am, and is crowded with retailers from all over the country. When day breaks, the site of busy Koreans bustling around the market, creates a unique scene that attracts tourists worldwide. The Namdaemun Market sells a variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain gear, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng, and imported goods.

* Children’s / Infants’ Wear
The Children’s Wear area at the Namdaemun Market offers the best selection, as it is the largest children’s wear market in Korea with a 90% market share. Children’s items comprise of products such as t-shirts, dresses, shoes, and socks.

* Ladies’ Wear
Ladies’ Wear at the Namdaemun Market offers quality clothing with the latest designs in fashion, such as casual wear, women’s suits, clothing for the elderly, and much more. The clothes are made and sold directly from the stores.

* Imported Goods
The Namdo Import Market and the underground market known as the Doggaebi Market also have many goods in store, including furniture, clothing, medicinal drugs, liquor, infant goods, kitchenware, electronics, canned food, dried fish, and more.

Newly designed Hanboks (traditional Korean costume), blankets, and bed sheets can be purchased at great bargains.

* Kitchenware & Lacquer Ware
Kitchenware range from China used in restaurants, stainless steel ware, lacquer ware inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and pottery, to imported kitchen utensils.

* Optician’s Shops
All of the opticians are gathered in one area at the Namdaemun Market. A wide selection of eyewear are sold at reasonable prices, including corrective glasses, contact lenses, and sunglasses for both children and adults. The shops are open until late at night, and also function as a wholesale market.

* Mountain, Ski, & Fishing Gear
Sporting goods stores in the area offer backpacks, mountain boots, and other various equipment for mountain climbing, skiing, and fishing at wholesale prices.

* Ginseng
Ginseng, laver, dried squid, croakers, dried cod, octopus, peanuts, and pine nuts are all available at both retail and wholesale prices so that customers can make reasonable purchases.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Hoehyeon Station (Subway LIne 4), Exit 5.
[Bus]
Blue Bus 103, 104, 105, 108, 51, 152, 163, 261, 262, 263, 300, 371, 401, 402, 406, 500, 501, 503, 504, 505, 604, 700, 701, 704
Green Bus 0013, 0014, 0015 (to Yongsan), 0211, 7015, 7021, 7022, 7023
Yellow Bus 01, 02

Gyeongbokgung Palace – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.

The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).

Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond, have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.

The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong.

A new street called taegeukgi-gil (literally “Korean flag street”) has been developed on one of Hyoja-dong’s streets, where a total of 240 flags will be flown along the street near Gyeongbokgung Palace. A similar street can be found in front of Cheongwadae (the Blue House, or presidential residence). The street was created to mark the nation’s 70th anniversary and victory over Japan, which liberated Korea from Japanese occupation. The display of the taegeukgi will be put up on March 1 in remembrance of the March 1st Movement, also known as the Sam-il Movement, one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The flags will be taken down at the end of the year.

How To Go There:

Subway
Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5

OR,
Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 2

 

Bukchon Hanok Village – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Bukchon Hanok Village

Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called ‘hanok’ that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, ‘Bukchon,’ which literally translates to ‘northern village,’ came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse in Korean traditional culture.

How to Go There:

[Subway]
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
– Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.

 

Insa-dong – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Insa-dong

Insa-dong (인사동), located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

The galleries are the heartbeat of Insa-dong. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures. The most famous galleries are Hakgojae Gallery, which functions as the center of folk art, Gana Art Gallery, which promotes many promising artists, and Gana Art Center.

The teahouses and restaurants are the perfect complement to the galleries. At first they might be hard to find, but if you take the time to stroll around the twisting alleyways, the window shopping in itself can be very entertaining. The shops in Insa-dong are very popular among all age groups, because each one is unique.

Every Saturday from 14:00 – 22:00 and Sunday from 10:00 – 22:00, some streets are blocked off from traffic and it becomes a cultural space. Stores set up booths outside and others set up shops (Korean candy merchants and fortune tellers.) There are traditional performances and exhibits as well. Insa-dong is especially popular with foreign tourists. This is where they can experience and see traditional Korean culture firsthand, and also purchase pieces of fine art. On the street you can eat Korean taffy and traditional pajeon (Korean pancake), and see many foreigners lost in all the joyous festivities of the street.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
– Go 100m straight, then turn left.

Or,

Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 3.
– Go straight 300m, and turn left at the 4-way Intersection.
– Go straight 100m, and take the left road towards Insadong-gil Road.

[Bus]
Take any bus bound for Jongno 2-ga or Jongno Police Station.
Jongno 2-ga: 101, 103, 143, 150, 160, 201, 260, 262, 270, 271, 273, 370, 408, 470,
471, 601, 708, 710, 720, 721
Jongno Police Station: 109, 151, 162, 171, 172, 272, 601,6011, 708

 

Nakseonjae Hall – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Nakseonjae Hall

Located inside Changdeokgung Palace, Nakseonjae Hall is a one-storied structure built in ikgong style (bird wing-shaped eaves placed on top of the pillars) with a hip tiled and gable roof. It has 6 kans in the front and 2 kans to the sides (kan: a traditional unit of measurement referring to the space between two columns; roughly 2-4 meters). It originally belonged to the nearby Changgyeonggung Palace, but came to be considered a part of Changdeokgung Palace in more recent years.

The hall was constructed in 1846 (12th year of King Heonjong’s reign) and it is collectively called Nakseonjae together with the adjacent Seokbokheon Hall and Sugangjae Hall. The main gate of these three buildings is Jangnakdang, which consists of 12 kans of namhaenggak (south corridor building) at Nakseonjae. Upon entering the gate is an extensive yard leading to Nakseonjae. Of the 6 front kans, a single kan on the far right side protrudes out to the front to create a balcony-like loft. Meanwhile, the main building features an ordinary housing style with square foundation stones and pillars placed on top of a rectangular stone base. The furnace and the surrounding areas beneath the loft are marked by unique mosaic decorations of irregular lines and the kitchen doors feature diverse design patterns.

At the back of the building is a flower garden made by stacking large stones. The chimney, the flowers, and the oddly shaped stones harmoniously blend into one another to create an outstanding landscape gardening. The interconnected Seokbokheon Hall also has 6 kans in the front and 2 kans to the sides and it is a part of ansarang (inner reception room). The outer corridors skirting the building lead to Sugangjae Hall, which is 15 kans in size.

How To Go There:Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Go straight for 5 minutes and the the palace will be on your left.

Hyosajeong Pavilion – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Hyosajeong Pavilion

Hyosajeong Pavilion is where Nohan, the second Vice Premier of the Joseon Dynasty during King Sejong and King Sejo’s reign, stayed. After he lost his mother, he built the pavilion to mourn at her grave while still being able to see his father’s grave in Gaeseong to the North. His brother-in-law, then Minister of the Interior, Gang Sa-deok named the pavilion “Hyosajeong,” which means pavilion of filial piety.

In order to find the original location of the pavilion, poems by Jeong Inji and Seo Geojeong and an old map of Korea “Sin-jeung-dong-gunk-nyeo-ji-seung-nam” were referenced, but the pavillion was not found because the surrounding landscapes had changed much. As a result, a location was selected and the pavilion was reconstructed at its current location. The house is 3 kan* in the front and 2 kan* on the side. The roof is a hip-and-gable roof. The pavilion has one room with under floor heating and a railing around the pavilion.

How To Go There:

Heukseok (Chung-Ang Univ.) Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 1.
The pavilion will be on the right.

 

Uidong Valley – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Uidong Valley

The valley between Bukhansan Mountain and Donbongsan Mountain is called “Uidong Valley.” It earned the name “Uidong” because the two peaks of Bukhansan Mountain, Baegundae and Insubong, look like cow’s ears.

One of the trails leading up to Bukhansan Mountain and Dobongsan Mountain also starts here.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Chang-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 1.
Walk to the east side of Dobongsan for 110m and take Bus 1161.
Get off at Entrance of Uidong Doseonsa Temple Bus Stop (13 bus stops away).
Walk along Samyang-ro for 92m, turn left and walk for another 40m to reach the valley.

 

Seosomun Martyrs’ Shrine – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

The four-way street right in front of the Seosomun Gate area was once an official execution ground in the Joseon Era. It was also called “Sigumun,” literally meaning “the gate where dead bodies were carried out.” The corpses travelling through the gate scared many people, alerting the public to keep away from criminal acts and actions against the royal regime.

For the Catholic believers in Korea, Seosomun is considered to be one of the significant holy sites because many Catholic priests were martyred at this very site. Among 103 Korean martyrs, 44 were martyred here. In addition, a beatification was held here in 2014, blessing 124 people.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Chungjeongno Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) Exit 4.
Take your first right, and continue walking until this road dead ends at the large 3-way.  Take a right at the 3-way intersection and then your first right.  Continue ahead until you reach the site.

 

Godeok Riverside Ecological Park – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Godeok Riverside Ecological Park

The sandbanks, willow trees, and lush forest that can be found at Godeok Riverside Ecological Park are some things that people won’t usually find in today’s urban ecosystem. Located in the upper region of the Hangang River and next to the Godeok-dong Eco-scape Preservation Area, the park functions as a space for nature and wetland ecology exploration.

Godeok Riverside Ecological Park was established as part of the Hangang River Renaissance Project, a comprehensive project that aims to transform the riverside areas into recreational spaces.

How To Go There:

From Godeok Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3
-Walk straight ahead and turn left at Dongnam-ro Street.
-Walk along Dongnam-ro Street for about 540 meters until you reach Gwangmungogyo Sageori (intersection).
-Turn right at the intersection, following Dongnam-ro 82-gil until you reach the three-way intersection in front of Yennal So-meori Gukbap (옛날 소머리국밥).
-Continue walking and take the third right to arrive at Arisuro72-gil Street.
-Follow this street until you reach a four-way intersection.
-Turn left and continue straight ahead to reach the park.

(about a 45-min walk / walking is faster than taking a bus)

 

Bugak Skyway – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Bugak Skyway

The 19km-long Bugak Skyway runs along the northeast ridge of Bugaksan Mountain. Opened in September 1968, the road quickly became known as one of Korea’s most scenic driving routes.

The road offers lovely views of Bukhansan Mountain’s Bibong Peak and Munsubong Peak on one side and Namsan Mountain on the other side. Trees line the roadside and different flowers bloom per season. The skyway leads to an octagonal pavilion at the top called Palgakjeong, where visitors can get a panoramic view of the city, take photos, and have a meal or coffee while enjoying the scenery. There’s also a parking lot that can accommodate up to 130 cars.

How To Go There:

Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Take Bus 0212, 1030 or 7022 and get off at Jahamun Gate (Changuimun Gate) Bus Stop.
Walk toward the trail head of the path to Bugaksan Mountain.
Take this trail and walk for about 3 km to the pavilion.

Or, take a taxi from Gyeongbokgung Station (about 20min / 6km).

 

Cheongdam Park – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Cheongdam Park

In the early 1960s people would cross the Hangang River from Ttukseom Ferry Dock and arrive in Cheongdam-dong, which is now one of the more ritzy areas of Seoul. Though highly developed, there is still an area that is relatively untouched and that is the small Cheongdam Park. The park is quite crowded in the morning with people who exercise and offers a resting place to enjoy the fresh air thanks to many trees in the park. The park spans over 59,347 ㎡.

How To Go There:

Cheongdam Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 11.
Take your first left and the park will be up ahead.

 

World Jewellery Museum – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

World Jewellery Museum

Situated in the gallery district in the back alley of Samcheong-dong (east of Gyeongbokgung Palace), the World Jewelry Museum houses 3,000 jewelry pieces from 60 countries, which have been collected over 30 years. Of which, 1,000 have been selected for display. The first floor contains an Amber Wall that goes back as far as 50 million years, the Golden Hall (El Dorado), the Necklace Hall, and the solemn Alter of the Cross. The second floor holds a mask wall, rings, beads and ivory as well as modern jewelry.

How To Go There:

Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) Exit 1.
– Take your second right, and continue walking on this street for about 400m.
– Cross the 4 way and when the road forks, stay to the left take your 2 right and the museum will be on your right.

Deoksugung Palace’s Daehanmun Gate – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Deoksugung Palaces Daehanmun Gate

Inhwamun Gate used to be the main gate before the main hall, Junghwajeon Hall, was built. The palace was expanded in 1902, building Junghwajeon Hall, Junghwamun Gate and Jowonmun Gate in order to furnish the sytem of law books. After that, the site for Inhwamun Gate became the site for Geongeukmun Gate, and Daehanmun Gate was built to the east of Jowonmun Gate, using it as the main gate. The gate was rebuilt in 1904 and it was currently moved back due to the expanded road.

How To Go There:

City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2) Exit 2.

 

National Hangeul Museum – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

National Hangeul Museum

The National Hangeul Museum showcases the history and value of Korean orthography, Korean’s most-valued cultural asset, through exhibitions, activities, and education. Occupying over 11,322㎡, the museum has one basement level and three ground levels, along with an outdoor grass field and resting area perfect for cultural events, exhibits, and education. The museum is comprised of the Hangeulnuri (library) on the first floor, a permanent exhibition hall and Areumnuri (Korean cultural item store/tea house) on the second floor, and then a planned exhibition hall and a Hangeul playground for children and foreigners on the third floor.

How To Go There:

Ichon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4 & Jungang Line), Exit 2.
Walk straight for about 725m.

 

Dongdaemun Fashion Town Special Tourist Zone – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Dongdaemun Fashion Town Special Tourist Zone

Regarded as the capital of Korea’s fashion industry, Dongdaemun Fashion Town is a fashion town that never sleeps. Reports state that 45% of Seoul’s foreign tourists have also visited Dongdaemun Fashion Town.

The Dongdaemun Fashion Town Special Tourist Zone consists of both wholesale and retail markets. The town started as a traditional market for wholesale, but the advent of modern shopping buildings now allows shoppers to purchase either in wholesale or retail. Dondaemun appeals to many travelers as it is easily accessible by public transportation. The fashion town is conveniently located near Dongdaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 & 4) and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2).

Dongdaemun Fashion Town is more than just a place for selling clothes; the entire process, from planning to production also takes place here. The setting is preferred by young designers who are looking to challenge themselves. The surrounding area has also been revitalized through the positive ripple effects brought about by events and performances organized by the shops and malls in the town.

The name of the town came from Dongdaemun Gate, originally called Heunginjimun Gate. The gate was built during the Joseon Dynasty and is located in the vicinity of Dongdaemun Fashion Town.

Jamsil Special Tourist Zone – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Jamsil Special Tourist Zone

Jamsil Special Tourist Zone has Lotte World Amusement Park, the landmark of Jamsil, at its center. As Jamsil Special Tourist Zone functions as a resting area in the heart of the city, visitors can play, go shopping and participate in historical inquiries all within a comfortable distance of each other.

The zone has a lot of entertainment and places to see and eat for international visitors of all ages with its diverse tourism resources, such as Seokchon Lake, Café Alley, Bangi Food Street, Olympic Park and Hanseong Baekje cultural relics. Seokchon Lake is great for a stroll in a tranquil ambience, and Bangi Food Street has restaurants serving a variety of appetizing dishes.

Inside and around Lotte World Amusement Park are attractions and amenities that include Lotte Hotel World, Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink and Food Court. It is popular among families with children and the elderly.

Jamsil Station Shopping Mall in Jamsil, apart from Lotte Department Store (Jamsil Branch), is widely known as a shopper’s haven. The items sold at the shopping mall are affordable, attracting a crowd of young people.

Olympic Park is frequently used as a venue by Hallyu (Korean wave) stars for shows and performances. There is a swimming pool inside the park where sports activities take place, like a scuba diving program for beginners.

It is easy to access Songpa-gu District, where Jamsil Special Tourist Zone is located, from Gimpo International Airport on subway line No. 9.

Jongno Cheonggye Special Tourist Zone – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Jongno Cheonggye Special Tourist Zone

There are ancient palaces well-matched with modern buildings in Jongno Cheonggye Special Tourist Zone. Not only cultural assets from Joseon Dynasty, such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, but a number of museums are also located in this zone. Those who visit this zone can encounter diverse streets like Insa-dong Culture Street, Gwancheol-dong Street of Youth, Jewelry Shopping Street, Seun Electronics Market, Lighting Store, Gwangjang Market and Stationary Store Street. Besides these areas, there is still more to see in this zone. Today, the zone is a must-visit place for foreign tourists.

Visitors can experience Korean culture and traditions at Sancheong-dong, Bukchon and Insa-dong. Bukchon offers Hanok (Korean traditional house) stays and cultural experiences, and visitors can feel the aesthetic essence of Korean culture. Restaurants around Insa-dong and Samcheong-dong serve fusion cuisine as well as traditional dishes. Along the streets are galleries of various sizes where one can spend some quiet time.

Gwanghwamun Gate, where newspaper companies, government and public agencies and bookstores are located, is a great place to learn about the lifestyle and culture of people in Seoul. The trail along Cheonggyecheon Stream is well-managed.

In the area around Jongno there are more than 14,000 shops and stores dedicated to fashion, including clothing and footwear, jewelry, electronics, stationary goods and accessories. There are many unique things to see. Many of them are old and have stood witness to the ups and downs of the area for decades.

Various festivals take place in the area around Jongno and Cheongyecheon Stream, and it is worthwhile to take a look at the narrow alleys that hold on to the atmosphere of an old neighborhood. It is also near Cheongwadae, the presidential residence. For a Cheongwadae tour, it is required to submit an application in advance.

Changgyeonggung Palace Honghwamun Gate – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Changgyeonggung Palace Honghwamun Gate

Situated in the northeast of Hanyang (the former name of Seoul), Hyehwamun Gate was one of four small gates in the city’s fortress walls. When the gate was first built in 1396 (the 5th year of King Taejo’s reign) during the establishment of the city, it was initially called Honghwamun. Unfortunately, the name happened to be the same as the east gate of Changgyeonggung Palace built in 1483 (during the 4th year of King Seongjong’s reign) so it was subsequently changed to Hyehwamun Gate in 1511 (during the sixth year of King Jungjong’s reign) to avoid confusion. The gate is also known as Dongsomun Gate (East Small Gate).

Hyehwamun Gate was an important gate for people moving toward the north of the country, since the gate to the north, Sukjeongmun Gate, was often closed. Hyehwamun Gate was destroyed when a street car line was built between Hyehwa-dong and Donam-dong during the Japanese Colonial Period, but was restored in 1992 and placed on a hill next to the road.

Visitors can find the gate via Sajik Tunnel, Inwangsan Mountain, Bukaksan Mountain, Changdeokgung Palace, and Sungkyunkwan University; it intersects with the road going toward Uijeongbu. Inside Hyehwa-dong is the bustling Hyehwa-dong University Street; visitors can see Bukaksan and Bukak Pavilion to the west of Hyehwamun Gate.

How To Go There:

Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 4.
Cross the street and walk straight for 300m.

 

JYP Entertainment – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment is a South Korean entertainment company founded by Park Jin-young based in Seoul, South Korea. The company operates a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company as well as a music publishing house. The record label is also one of the three big record labels in the K-pop industry, alongside S.M. Entertainment and YG Entertainment.

JYP Entertainment has been the home of artists like Park Ji-yoon, god, and Rain. The label’s current roster of recording artists includes Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, Miss A, Baek A-yeon, 15&, JJ Project, Sunmi, Got7, HA:TFELT, Bernard Park and G.Soul.

How To Get There:

1. From Exit 9 of Cheongdam Station, walk straight for about ten minutes until you see the Opera Gallery.

2. Turn right onto the smaller street and there will be a Coffee Bean café on your left.

3. Continue to walk for about five minutes. The headquarters will be on your left.

Figurine Museum W – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Figurine Museum W

Located in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul-si, the Figurine Museum W is a new concept museum that combines figurines, toys, and a theme park all in one. The museum showcases unique figurines for all types of visitors, including children, youth, and adults in order to help visitors enjoy and experience a fresh culture and discover a tasteful hobby. Its aim is to establish a cultural tourism landmark for locals and visitors.

Comprised of six themes, the exhibition hall includes a site for entertainment, a grand hall with a coffee shop, a “mania shop” available for shopping for figurines, and other facilities that allow visitors to experience various displays and activities.

How To Go There:

Apgujeong Rodeo Station (Seoul Subway Bundang Line), Exit 4
Walk about 90 meters straight out of the exit, then turn left at the side road. Figure Museum W is the first building on the left.

YG Entertainment – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment (Korean: YG 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean entertainment company founded by Yang Hyun-suk based in Seoul, South Korea. The company operates a record label, talent agency, clothing line, cosmetics firm, event management and concert production company, music production company as well as its own music publishing house. The name of the company, “YG”, is an abbreviation for “Yang Goon”, a nickname given to the Executive Director/Founder Yang Hyun-suk.

Once the home of hip-hop groups Jinusean and 1TYM, its current roster of recording artists are known to be some of the biggest K-pop acts to gain international fame, especially BIGBANG, 2NE1, and PSY. In terms of revenue contribution, Big Bang is the company’s biggest act.

A prominent entertainment company in South Korea, its record label is also one of the three big record labels in the K-pop industry, alongside SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment. Official contents by YG Entertainment and its artists have cumulatively garnered more than 7 billion views and are subscribed to by more than 18 million users on individual artists’ YouTube channels.

The company officially became a publicly traded company on November 23, 2011. In 2012, YG Entertainment’s share prices saw a year-over-year increase of more than 60% due to the increase in publicity following the achievements of multiple artists on the label, especially Psy’s hit Gangnam Style.

How To Get There:

1. Get off at Hapjeong Station, Line 6, Exit 8.

2. Exiting the station, walk straight until you hit the intersection, then turn left.

3. Continue to walk down the back roads until the building appears across the horizon.

Gangnam K-Star Road – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Gangnam K-Star Road

K-Star Road is a special project of Gangnam-gu for foreign tourists who love Korean culture and hallyu (Korean “wave”) stars. As the name implies, the shops and stores are frequented by the hallyu star around Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Sinsa-dong, and Nonhyun-dong areas.

From the west part of Apgujeong Galleria Department Store along the 400-meter strip leading to the headquarters of SM Entertainment, visitors can see cute, stylized statues of famous K-pop stars like TVXQ, SNSD, SHINee, EXO, 4 Minute, FT Island, Super Junior, CN Blue, and 2 PM. Not only that, Apgujeong Rodeo Station is adorned with graffiti art, as well as walls and floors decorated with artwork and special name plaques of hallyu stars.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Apgujeong Rodeo Station (Bundang Line) exit 2.

SM Entertainment – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

SM Entertainment

S.M. Entertainment (Hangul: SM엔터테인먼트, SM stands for Star Museum) is a South Korean entertainment company, founded by Lee Soo-man. The company operates a record label, talent agency, travel agency, film production company, music production company, event management and concert production firm as well as a music publishing house. A prominent entertainment company in South Korea, the label is one of the biggest record labels in the K-pop industry.

Once the home to the original Korean idol groups like H.O.T., S.E.S., Fly to the Sky and Shinhwa, the label itself is home to a roster of prominent K-pop recording artists that include BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO, where all have achieved domestic and international success. The company also manages a number of actors, including Go Ara, Kim Min-jong, Kim Ha-neul, Lee Yeon-hee and Kim Ian, among others. SM Entertainment also co-publishes Avex Trax releases for Japanese artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro, and Koda Kumi, as well as Johnny’s Entertainment acts like Arashi and KAT-TUN.

How To Get There:

Apgujeong:

1. From Exit 9 of Cheongdam Station, take bus #4419 headed to Apgujeong-dong.

2. Get off after two stops and walk straight (in the direction where the bus is headed to)

3. The headquarters will be on your right directly following the intersection.

Cheongdam:

1. From the Apgujeong branch, head down the smaller road as if you are headed to the back of the building.

2. Follow that road downhill, passing one school on your left and two on your right until it ends.

3. Turn right and walk down the road for about ten minutes. The headquarters will be on your right side, right after the Riverside Ritzvil apartments.

Namsangol Hanok Village – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Namsangol Hanok Village

If you get off at Chungmuro Subway Station, you are right in front of Namsangol Hanok Village (traditional Korean village). You may consider it interesting to find this area standing between the tall buildings. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule, which make it a perfect spot to take a walk.

When you enter the front gate, you will see the vast valley and the Chunugak building to the left of the pond. Along with the pond, it is a splendid place where performances are held. On the side you will see five traditional houses. These houses were rebuilt after the traditional houses of Joseon Dynasty and belong to those of various social classes, ranking from peasants to the king. The furniture in the house is situated to help guests understand the daily life of the past, and the clean, traditional houses and their antique items provide a great photo op. If you would like to check out some souvenirs, stop by the traditional craftwork exhibit where you can buy small dishes and other items.

You can also have traditional tea and refreshments. On the grounds, there are traditional games you may try such as ‘neolttwigi’ (sea-saw jumping), ‘tuho'(arrow throwing) and ‘yunnori’ (traditional game of throwing wooden yut sticks). Don’t forget to go see the traditional marriage ceremony! During the weekends, traditional marriages are shown at Bak Yeong Hyo’s Residence. The traditional marriage ceremony is an interesting event for both Koreans and foreigners and many gather to watch. During the winter season (November to February), there are not as many wedding ceremonies as held in the spring and fall. Weddings are typically held around noon or 1 p.m. and visitors can take pictures with the husband and wife wearing traditional wedding costumes. There is also a time capsule commemorating Seoul’s 600 Year Anniversary that was buried in 1994 and is scheduled to be reopened four hundred years later in 2394.

How To Go There:

[Subway]
Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 & 4), Exit 3 or 4.
– Walk along the road
between oh!zemidong (Chungmuro Media Center) and Maeil Business Newspaper Building (150m).

[Bus]
– Take bus 104, 105, 140, 263, 507, 604, 421, 7011.
Get off at Toegyero 3(sam)-ga (National Pension Service).
– Take bus 263, 104, 507, 421, 02 or Seoul City Tour bus.
Get off in front of at ‘Twegye 3 (sam)-ga (Hanongmaeul, Korea House)

 

Alive Museum – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

Alive Musuem

N Seoul Tower, located in the heart of Seoul, attracts many visitors, and now visitors can also enjoy the fun of ALIVE MUSEUM at the same time. ALIVE MUSEUM – N Seoul Tower offers 45 pieces of artwork with various themes and categories, divided among two exhibition halls. The exhibits feature paintings mixed with the art style of objet, to create a new type of interactive painting, allowing visitors to take unique photos as if they were part of the painting. The fun images will be sure to provide smiles and happy memories, regardless of age, gender, or nationality.

How to Go There:

[Car]
To reach the boarding place, walk for about 10~15 minutes following the street of the right side of the Pacific Hotel, after coming out of Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3.

[Bus – Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus]
1. Namsan Sunhwan 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 Sunhwan 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 Sunhwan 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

[Bus – Seoul City Tour Bus]
-Inquiries: Gwanghwamun Tourism Information Desk +82-2-777-6090
-Boarding point: In front of Gwanghwamun Donghwa Duty Free Shop (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6.

1. Yellow bus (City circular bus)
-Operating hours: 09:00 – 21:00
-Interval: every 30 min.
-Total travel time: approx. 2hrs

2. Royal palace bus
-Operating hours: 09:00 – 17:00
-Interval: every 30 min.
-Total travel time: approx. 1hr

3. Night panorama bus
-Operating hours: 19:50, 20:00
-Interval: runs 2 times per day
-Total travel time: approx. 2hrs

[Cable Car]
-Boarding point: Upon getting off from Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit, walk for about 15 minutes to reach the street laying next to Pacific Hotel. The boarding place should be seen.
-Operating hours: 10:00 – 23:00