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Top Touristy Things to do in SEOUL, South Korea!

Visiting Seoul was one of the best experiences I have had thus far! There is so much culture at every turn. Listed below are the prices, closest subway, and address of each place described. These are the places I highly recommend visiting on your journey through Seoul.

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Changdeokgung Palace

Entry Price: 3,000 won + 5,000 won (Garden Part of the Palace) ≈ $7

Closest Subway Station: Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 3.

Address: 99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 

Bukchon Hanok Village

*I would go early in the morning to visit this village. Otherwise you will be bombarded with tourists. When we went to Seoul everything usually opened around 10am, so I would go before then!

Entry Price: Free!

Closest Subway Station: Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 3.

Address: 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

 

Gyeongbokgung Palace+National Folk Museum

Entry Price: 3,000 won ≈ $3

Closest Subway Station: Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex-Seoul) (Subway Line 3), Exit 5.

Address: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

 

Gwanghwamun Square

This location is right outside of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. The United States embassy is located on one of the streets surrounding the square. The square is a quick sight to see and has a lovely visitor information center! I recommend stopping by any information center and getting a free map of Seoul.

Entry Price: Free!

Closest Subway Station: Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (Subway line 5), Exit 2.

Address: 172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul

 

Namsan Tower (N. Seoul Tower)+Love Locks

Price: Cabel Car- 7,000 won (one way), 9,500 won (round trip) ≈ $6/$8

N. Seoul Tower Observatory- 10,000 won ≈ $9

Love Locks- Free!

Closest Subway Station: I would take a Taxi!! [ Long walk ahead if you take the subway]

Address: 83, Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Hoehyeondong 1-ga)

 

I*SEOUL*U

I have read that this has been moved around several times. When we visited Seoul (October 2018) it was located at the City Hall!

Entry Price: Free

Closest Subway Station: City Hall (Subway Line 1), Exit 5 or 6

Address: 110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

 

Insadong

Entry Price: Free, but TONS of survivor shops!

Closest Subway Station: Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 6.

Address: 62, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

 

Jogyesa Buddhist Temple

Entry Price: Free!

Closest Subway Station: To the right of Insadong Neighborhood! Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 6.

Address: 55, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

 

DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza)+LED Rose Garden

Entry Price: Free!

Closest Subway Station: Dongdaemum History and Culture Park (Subway Line 2 or 4), Green Exit 1 or Blue line Exit 10.

Address: 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

 

Unique Cafes


There are several unique cafes around Seoul.

~My personal favorite: Flower Cafes.

  • Arriate Flower Café in Hongdae (Need to buy something to avoid dirty looks) [164-30 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul | Closest Subway Station: Hongik University (Subway Line 2), Exit 6.]

  • Lovin' Her in Hongdae [22 Sinchon-ro 6-gil, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul | Closest Subway Station: Hongik University (Subway Line 2), Exit 9.]

~Ddo-Ong Cafe in Insadong (poop cafe)

~Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae [364-14 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul | Closest Subway Station: Hongik University, Exit 9.]

~*Blind Alley (Raccoons) in Jung-gu

~*Thanks Nature Cafe (Sheep) [486 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul | Closest Subway Station: Hongik University (Exit 9).]

~*Several Cat and Dog Cafes

~*Meerkat Cafe [364-3 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Entry fee-10,000 won]

*I personally do not condone these types of cafes. I am not a huge animal activist, but I do try to do my part by not going or giving money to these types cafes.

**Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is no longer in Seoul or just not at the address on the internet! (October of 2018)

 

Ihwa Mural Village & Naksan Park

Several of the murals that I saw online before our trip have been covered by vines or paint.. so you are aware.

Entry Price: Free!

Closest Subway Station: Hyehwa (Subway Line 4), Exit 2.

Address: 41, Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

 

Gwangjang Market

Entry Price: Free!

Closest Subway Station: Jongno5(o)-ga (Subway Line 1), Exit 8.

Address: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

 

Myeong-dong

Entry Price: Free! Street food & shopping galore!!

Closest Subway Station: Myeong-dong (Subway Line 4), Exit 6.

Address: 19-3, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

 

Gangnam (Ritzy Part of Seoul)

Entry Price: Underground malls for shopping and museums. Walking around Obviously Free.

Closest Subway Station: Gangnam

Address: Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 

Han River (Ichon Hangang Park)

Entry Price: Free!

Closest Subway Station: Seobinggo (A bit of a walk is required)

Address: 62, Ichon-ro 72-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

 

DMZ

Price: ≈$40.00 each

Closest Subway Station: Tour Bus pickup location! Usually around City Hall.

 

Olympic Park

Entry Price: Free, Bikes available to rent (10,000 won per hr).

Closest Subway Station: Mongchontoseong (Subway Line 8), Exit 1.

Address: 424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

 

Bukhansan National Park (Hiking)

Entry Price: Free

Closest Subway Station: Gireum (Subway Line 4), Exit 3. Will need to take BUS or TAXI

Address: ?

 

Trick Tye Museum

Entry Price: ≈$11

Closest Subway Station: Hongik University (Subway Line 2), Exit 9.

Address: Seogyo Plaza 20 Hongikro 3gil, Mapogu

 

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Entry Price: Free

Closest Subway Station: Jongno5(o)-ga (Subway Line 1), Exit 6.

Address: Changsin-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

 

Lotte World (like Disney World)

Entry Price: 57,000 won ≈ $50

Closest Subway Station: Jamsil (Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 4.

Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

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