Explore traditional Korean culture with a trip to the lovely and historic Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. After enjoying the beauty of this royal villa, you will take a stroll through the famous Bukchon Hanok Village, home to hundreds of traditional Korean houses called hanok. During the Joseon dynasty, only nobles were allowed here, but now you can find traditional tea houses and restaurants as well as many shops and opportunities to experience traditional Korean culture.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is an oasis of peaceful tradition in the middle of the bustling modern city of Seoul, with its billboards, global corporations, and flocks of people hurriedly running around. Here, the past and the present mysteriously co-exist. Filled with hanok or traditional Korean houses around every corner, it is almost as if time stopped here over 40 years ago, with traditional public baths, barber shops, mill oil shops, etc. No matter who you are, you will fall in love with the beauty and serenity of this place.
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower, which is on top of the Namsan Mountain is 479.7 meter high. When you go up to the observatory, you will see the fabulous and wide panorama views of Seoul. Also, N Seoul Tower offers beautiful night views. You will see beautiful scenery at the observatory, one of the signature landmarks of Seoul.
N Seoul tower showcases concerts, the love festival, the love locker event, and other various events take place throughout the year. You will not be bored regardless of when you visit the tower.
Amethyst or Ginseng Center
The color of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive. Korean Amethyst has extravagantly deep shades of violet, since having been formed from a granite stone base for over 5,000 years. Many ancient cultures wore It for good luck.
Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer and staying young and healthy. It can replenish your energy if it ever runs low. For centuries, Korea ginseng has been renowned all over the world for its high quality. You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like ginseng extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality items all made in Korea.
Lotte Department Store Duty Free Shop
The Lotte Duty Free Shop is a popular destination for the insatiable shopper. Located in the center of Seoul on the 9th, 10th, and 11th floors of the Lotte Department Store, it has many stores that offer a wide range of products, duty free of course! The 11th floor has been designated for only traditional Korean products. Start your shopping adventure on the 9th floor and work your way up.
Myeongdong is one of the most popular tourist spots in Korea. This place is like a huge showroom window, where you can check out all the fashion trends in Korea.
Not only can you see clothing, miscellaneous items, and cosmetics but you can also taste various trendy street foods of Korea.
Koreans call Chunggyecheon Stream an oasis in the city center. Among the dense tall buildings, it flows through the center of the city. Chunggyecheon Stream is a resting and picnic place for office workers during their lunch time and weekends. This place was chosen as one of the most beautiful sites in Korea. It is also worth taking a leisurely stroll during a warm sunny day.