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Seoul is surprising and enlightening. The South Korean capital city has become a bustling, urban and industrialised centre for the 10 million or so people calling it home. Situated on the banks of the Hangang River, Seoul is full of attractions both natural and historical. The city’s nightlife and cuisine are highly favoured and it’s easy to enjoy the modern city and its developments, while also celebrating the city’s rich history.
Designed to provide tourists the total Korean cultural experience, Korea House is a traditional style Korean building, ‘hanok’, where you can try traditional cuisine and listen to music. A tranquil, beautiful building with garden surrounds, it is a celebration of Korean culture in an experimental fashion. Try your own hand at Korean handicrafts, martial arts and kimchi making.
Parks and Gardens
Seoul has many parks that provide not only recreational space for tourists, but great views of the city and other attractions. Namsan Park in the city centre provides great views of the North Seoul Tower and through to Hanok Village. Take a ride in the Namsan cable car, or discover the local animals (including squirrels!). Seoul Grand Park and Seoul Forest are also great places to explore the city and relax.
Seoul City Bus or Walking Tours
Take one of the various tours through Seoul City and see the sights with a dedicated tour guide. The bus tours include an audio device so you can listen in English. Take a night tour or the Gangnam tour to discover the famous Gangnam area, where style and sophistication meet new heights. Explore Gangnam’s ‘West Hollywood’ region of Cheongdam-dong, regarded as a celebrity street. Spoil yourself at the many boutiques in this chic precinct.