THINGS TO DO IN SEOUL 2023

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Where are the best places lớn visit in Seoul?

So many times, I get the question, “What are things to vị in Seoul?”

There are the conventional things, like visiting palaces & shopping in Myeong-dong. Yet Seoul is still new lớn many travel radars. You need an insider’s view on what is worth seeing, doing, and eating, so you don’t feel like you missed something that was right under your nose.

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I’ve organized this menu into levels, from first-timers to experts. The top màn chơi is really for people who actually live in the Seoul area. Click the link to get more details about each item.

Regarding the “Eats” section, I’m listing the big guns và the food neighborhoods. I’m working on a separate danh mục of “Must-eat” foods along with the best restaurants to lớn eat them.

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Level 1 – First Timer

This is your first time touring South Korea. You want to lớn hit the main tourist spots to get them out of the way.

See

First PalaceGyeongbokgungChanging of the guardsFolk Museum’70s VillageChangdeokgungSecret GardenDeoksugungChanging of the guardsChanggyeonggungGyeonghuigungFirst TempleJogye-saGilsang-saBongeun-saGwanghwamun SquareKing Sejong Hangeul MuseumAdmiral Yi Sun-shin MuseumGangnamCOEX MallHongdaeBusker LaneDessert CrawlHongdae’s crazy street food alley

Do

Use the Seoul Metro system

Eat

KimchiKorean coffee shopGo to a supermarket và try miễn phí samples (really, it’s fun and educational)Sundubu JjigaeYukHwe (Korea’s Steak Tartare)BindaeDdeok (Mung Bean Pancake)Pajeon (Green Onion Pancake)Yakult

Shop

Level 2 – Rising Star

You caught the bug. Seoul turned out khổng lồ be way more interesting than you thought. Returning lớn the thành phố promises grand rewards & a chance to lớn catch the stuff you didn’t accomplish the first time.

See

Second Palace (check above)Second Temple

Do

Ride a bike or stroll down the Han RiverItaewon clubbing

Eat

Patbingsu cafeTraditional Tea HouseGoing crazy over Korea’s self-serve ice cream shopsItaewonCraft Beer CrawlHaebangchon StreetGyungridan StreetJongno “Avenue of Youth”DalkgalbiSaengseon Gui (Korean-style Grilled Fish)Beef Soup (Galbitang, Gomtang, Someori Gukbap)Bokbunja (Raspberry Wine)

Shop

Shopping và cafes along Samcheong-dong

Level 3 – Kimchi Pro

You’re a regular now. You’re starting khổng lồ avoid the crowds of tourists and go more local. You have a stronger interest in Korean history, và you find yourself starting to crave kimchi.

See

Third Palace (check above)Third Temple

Do

Baseball, soccer, or other pro sports gameK-Pop concertTake selfies at Gangnam Style filming locationsDo something seasonalCherry blossoms at Yeouido ParkVisit a swimming pool on the Han RiverCool off in a wading pool on Seollo 7017

Eat

Eat something really spicySujebi (Rustic Dumpling Soup)Mapo Restaurant StreetSejong Village Food Culture AlleySeoul Joongang MarketEat something a little daring (San Nakji, Chicken Feet, Silkworm Larvae)Raw Ginseng or anything with Ginseng in itAndong Soju

Shop

Level 4 – Travel Master

Seoul. Yeah, been there. Done that.

Hold on there, pardner. It’s time to explore the outskirts of the city. Delve into the satellite suburbs khổng lồ find the things even locals don’t know about.

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See

Fourth Palace (check above)

Do

Pull an all-nighterCharcoal Sauna

Eat

Have snacks & drinks at a table outside a convenience storeCheonho-dong Jjukkumi Street (Spicy Baby Octopus)Changpyung Market Gukbap AlleySpicy Stewed Hairtail Fish in Namdaemun MarketKorean upscale dining (Jung Sik Dang, Amamm, Mingles)

Shop

Tailor-made suit in Itaewon

Level 5 – Seoul thành phố Guru

You basically live in Seoul. You’re not only a member of Restaurant Buzz Seoul, you’re a regular contributor. You walk into Phillies, & everyone yells your name. Some of these places are hard to lớn get into.

See

Fifth PalaceCheonan Independence Hall

Do

CampingExperience a Mudang (Shaman) ritualRiding a subway line from kết thúc to end

Eat

Royal Court Cuisine

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