There’s nothing better than planning a vacation, especially one you’re really looking forward to. You buy your tickets, pack your bags, and then the best part: you start daydreaming about your trip as you plan your itinerary, making a list of places to see while you’re away from home 강남레깅스룸. As the list grows, your excitement grows, and before you know it, it’s a great time to go to Seoul!
With such a large number of places to visit, organizing a trip to Korea can be overwhelming. We have created a list of the most amazing attractions in Seoul, South Korea, as of 2018. These attractions are perfect to add to your travel agenda!
1. Seoul N tower
No trip to Seoul is complete without a trip to the famous N Seoul Tower. The N Seoul Tower was the first of its kind: no other pinnacle had been built as a vacation destination in Korea before its construction. The tower is 236 meters high, which means that, despite being at its best, it is the second-highest point in the entire city.
During your visit to the Tower, there are a number of activities to keep you busy, so be sure to set aside several hours for the trip. First of all, you will need to see the perception decks, which offer you a magnificent panoramic view of Seoul that makes for some absolutely breathtaking photographs. While on deck, you will obviously need pictures of the city, however, keep in mind to ask a colleague (or a stranger/new friend) to take your picture with the city as a backdrop to show your friends back home!
If you ask people you meet in Seoul what you should do in your time in the city, most will say that Gyeongbokgung Palace is one place on their list). This eminent royal residence was built in 1395, so in addition to being among the most excellent man-made structures on the planet, it is over 600 years old!
This royal palace is the largest of the Five Great Palaces and is therefore a quintessential piece of Korean history. Kings of the Joseon tradition lived in this royal palace, and its design and architecture are unmistakably fit for royalty.
Just over a hundred years ago, Imperial Japan wiped out most of the site, which was a setback for Korea. Although it is still being restored to this day, it is a completely stunning complex that will take hours to see in its entirety. The complex is also home to two unique museums, the National Folk Museum and the National Palace Museum of Korea.
3. The Sunken Tomb of King Munmu
After getting your fill of the city, visit the sea to see the Submerged Tomb of King Munmu, a must-see tourist attraction in Korea. King Munmu was a ruler who lived about 1,500 years ago, and is central to Korean history because he unified three unique kingdoms by merging their power into one.
Why is he buried underwater? Believe it or not, he wanted it that way! King Munmu believed that if he was buried covered by the ocean after his death, he would return as a dragon to protect the land he helped guide to greatness.
Reasons why you should visit South Korea
In South Korea there are more celebrations than you could ever attend, and a couple of great festivals that everyone likes to participate in. When the snow melts and the weather gets warmer, the pink and white cherry blossoms turn South Korea into a magical country for a short period in early spring, and large numbers of people flock to see the flowers from all over the country. Buddha’s birthday is another big occasion celebrated in May with lantern parades and performances at nearby temples, while in autumn, Koreans praise their own version of thanksgiving at Chuseok and pay respects to their ancestors during proudly conducted ceremonies. In fact, there are celebrations in every month of the year to satisfy every taste.
South Korea has a long history dating back over a thousand years. Due to the natural isolation of the Korean peninsula, the nation’s way of life has not changed as much as in other regions. Even today you can still marvel at the absolutely significant cultural heritage sites of the nation, for example, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main palace located in Seoul. The city of Gyeongju is also a place of historical value and is often referred to as a “museum without walls.” Gyeongju was the capital of Korea during the Silla Dynasty from 57 BC to 935 AD, and is home to numerous royal tombs, royal palaces and temples that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.