A buzzing urban expanse that is striving to reshape its hardened, concrete and steel edges with gorgeous city parks, cultural landmarks and tasteful design that you will find a host of exciting places to eat, drink and relax whether you are in Hongdae’s cheap bar or restaurant or the stylish boutiques if Apgu Jeong.
Seoul has a population of around 10 million, with an average income of $2,500. Seoul is open 24 hours.
Hongdae is an epicenter of student life. You can find here everything: from clothes and food to entertainment places such as game rooms, clubs, etc.
Those shopping for arts crafts jewelry antiques or souvenirs should head to the wonderful shops and markets of Insa-dong.
Whilst embracing all that as modern Seoul is also rich in history.
In the city, there are 5 palaces that were built in the Joseon dynasty which provide fine examples of the traditional architect. All of the palaces are worth of visit.
Seoul Lotte World Tower (Seoul sky)
Lotte world tower is the fifth tallest skyscraper in the world. it has 123-floors(550M) into the clouds offering sensational visuals both inside and out. Dazzling LCD illuminators in the elevators while going up, one of the fastest elevators in the world. Going up you will get time-lapse of Korea’s Industrial revolution, showing up the ability to build such a structure called the Lotte world tower.
Within 3.25 mins it will take you to the 117th floor. Starting from the 117th floor its called “Seoul Sky” is where your sightseeing endeavors begin. 118th floor has the see-through floor called the sky deck and the 120th floor is an outdoor observation deck. 123rd floor has restaurants where you can pay around 27000 Korean won.
The visuals just fade off into the horizon. You also can see the magnificent Han river like you won’t get in any other way.
Seoul Tower (N Seoul Tower)
N Seoul Tower is located at the top of the Mountain called Namsan at central Seoul. Actually this was built as a communication tower in 1969. The walk to the tower can be challenging for the elderly or very young people but the view is sensational. Many of Seoul’s landmark can be seen through the fourth observation deck of the tower.
It has become a tradition for lovers to leave a “padlock” on the “lock of love fence” and throw away the key as a sign of eternal love.
You can get over the N Seoul Tower by cable car, bus or by walking. The most convenient way is the bus, the fastest way is the cable car and the no-cost way is walking, it’s your choice to be there.
Myeongdong is popular for its unique street food carts, cosmetic and skincare shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels stacked in a building, street vendors, retail stores, nearby shopping malls, and entertainment. It is Seoul’s one of the busiest and most popular shopping destination. It is one of Seoul’s tourist attractions with over a million visitors every day. Two historical sites in Myeongdong are the Myeongdong Cathedral, Myeongdong Nanta Theatre
The night market of Myeongdong usually starts around 5 pm where street food carts and vendors start to set up their stalls. Locals just got off from work and tourists usually flock is the place to enjoy varieties of food and dining as well as virtually endless shopping options.