Seoul Discovery

Seoul has won the fame for one of the most attractive destinations in Asia and around the world.

Seoul Discovery

Seoul has won the fame for one of the most attractive destinations in Asia and around the world.

Being the capital and also the representative image of Korea – one of Asian dragons in terms of economy, Seoul is typified as modernized, developed expensive city. However, Seoul is a lot more than that. You can catch a glimpse of traditional houses architecture under Joseon Dynasty. Seoul can be the dream world of shopping and culinary lovers. You can also find a dynamic Seoul with the sporty and adventurous activities. With such wide range of options, Seoul will certainly suit all your tastes. Let’s explore Seoul with TASS Travel.

For nature and architecture lovers

Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace won the fame as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the masterful blending of the architecture and nature, this lovely 15th century palace complex is nestled in an auspicious site at the foot of Mt Eungbongsan. The unique and spectacular style of structure has been inspiring Korean buildings over the generations.

TASS Travel brings you to Changdeokgung Palace – an exceptional architecture harmonized with the natural setting (Source – Internet)

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village with a long history located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. Hanok (traditional houses) offer a glimpse of life in the Joseon Dynasty, as well as beautiful views of the city. After walking up and narrow roads, rest your legs at cafes and shops in between the residences.

Visit Bukchon Hanok Village to experience the atmosphere of the Joseon Dynasty (Source – Internet)

N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower’s 360-degree panorama of Seoul is an unparalleled in this megacity. The tower’s observatory and restaurants are also popular with couples, who hang thousands of padlocks on the tower fence as a symbol of their love. Peek into the Teddy Bear Museum and take the cable car to complete your Namsan mountain experience.

N Seoul Tower – a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul (Source – Internet)

Bongeunsa

Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea. It was founded in 794 during the reign of King Wonseong. Bongeunsa temple is a quiet refuge for meditation and a welcoming centre for monastic living. Best known for its overnight stay program, Bongeunsa also offers day tours with tea ceremonies and lotus flower making.

Lead the life of a monk for a few hours at Bongeunsa Temple (Source – Internet)

Gyeongbokgung Palace

The grandest of the Joseon Dynasty royal palaces and largely destroyed by imperial Japanese forces, Gyeongbokgung has been restored to its former glory. Catch the colourful changing of the guard ceremony and explore the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum on the palace grounds.

Gyeongbokgung Palace – the most scenic location in Seoul (Source – Internet)

The royal guards were responsible for guarding and patrolling the gates of the capital city and the royal palaces (Source – Internet)

For shopping and cuisine fans

 Insadong

Small-scale crafters and shiny arcades line Insadong, the largest market for Korean folk arts. Thousands of visitors pop into the galleries and trendy boutiques tucked into quaint alleys branching out from this walking street on weekends, as performers do their best to showcase traditional culture while entertaining the crowds on the main road.

Heaven of restaurants, tea-houses, of course coffee shops, fortune-tellers, street artists, souvenir shops, antique shops, food stands … (Source – Internet)

Myeongdong

A hip hangout in the 1970s, Myeongdong district remains one of Seoul’s major shopping areas. Aside from Lotte Department store and the Migliore shopping centre, Myeongdong hosts international luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, high street brands Zara and H&M, as well as Korean cosmetics giants including The Face Shop. The Gothic-style Myeongdong Catholic Cathedral, a popular historic attraction, is a short walk away.

Myeongdong gets the fame as one of Seoul’s main shopping and tourism districts (Source – Internet)

Samcheonggak

With Mt Bukak as your backdrop, savour authentic Korean dishes and royal cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients in a traditional hanok building. Whether serenaded by court music and dance or attending a traditional tea ceremony, you’ll feel like a king (or queen) here.

Experience royal dining culture while visiting Korea (Source – Internet)

For sports and adventure lovers

Skiing and Snowboarding

Mountainous Korea is the perfect place to hit the slopes! Great ski and snowboard resorts are only one to four hours away from Seoul, offering a variety of challenges to beginners and experts alike, day through night.

A great destination for winter sports (Source – Internet)

Other destinations

Busan

The seaside town of South Korea, Busan is another popular spot for tourists, located a quick three-hour train ride away. Home to the world famous International Busan Film Festival, come and visit the Busan Cinema Center that boasts state-of-the-art theatres, stages and architectures. Beaches Gwangalli and Haeundae are great sun-basking spots, and the Jagalchi Fish Market is the largest seafood market in Korea, with the hawkers comprising mostly of the womenfolk.

Spring in Busan (Source – Internet)

Jeju Island

So beautiful that many claimed it to be the eighth wonder of the world, this island accessible by local flight from Seoul is where you’ll find yellow canola fields spread above towering cliffs. Walks in the great outdoors will make for wonderful experiences, or rent a car to explore the nooks and corners of the beautiful island. Get up close and personal with nature at the Hallasan National Park or if you’re looking for something quirky, visit the world’s kinkiest theme park Love Land (sex is the main theme in this sculpture park).

Temperate climate, natural scenery, and beaches make Jeju a popular tourist destination (Source – Internet)

Such a destination with many interesting activities, Seoul will definitely metls your heart. Tass Travel will make your trip to Seoul Korea Tourism easy and comfortable within a music note. Plan your trip to Seoul today.

Ha Pham

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