Do you have a prolonged layover in Seoul or are visiting the place for a day? With the planning of determination and planning, it is possible to see the most famous attractions and experience a bit of Korean culture in just 24 hours- here’s how.
Start the tour by visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace
The most popular attractions in Seoul are the palaces. The two most popular palaces are Gyeongbokgung, the main palace, and Changdeokgung, with its attractive Secret Garden. Fortunate for busy travellers, the two are situated almost next to each other. Start at Gyeongbokgung Palace and travel back in the time to wealthy Joseon Dynasty. The palace is open during all the four seasons and you must visit when in town.
Study about Korean culture at Bukchon Hanok Village
Next, make your way to Changdeokgung Palace, but not without spending much time in Bukchon. This traditional village features nearly 900 traditional Korean Hanok houses with cafes, lovely restaurants, teahouses and shops. For example, Cha Masineun Tteul is a beautiful building on the hill on one side of Bukchon. Literally, the name translates to “The Garden Where Tea is Drunk” and helps those visitors to enjoy an attractive view of the area while enjoying a hot drink.
Visit Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden
Once reached Changdeokgung, explore the buildings and palaces. Should you have adequate Korean palaces after you visit Gyeongbokgung, move straight to the Secret Garden. This special green area features many picturesque ponds. Another place which is a must-visit when you are in Seoul is those countless pavilions.
Become artsy in Insadong
The next place in your list must be Insadong. The areas are regarded as the artistic soul of the city, with large numbers of arts and crafts shops by the side of streets. If you are looking for unique and handmade Korean souvenirs, then this is the right place.
Enjoy a bird’s eye views from Namsan Tower
One of the highest points in this city, Seoul Tower or Namsan Tower is one of the best places where you can enjoy amazing views of the city. No matter which time of the day, you can catch an attractive glimpse of the busy city, Seoul below. However, Namsan is the right place to be if you want to enjoy the sunset over the city or want to see how beautiful the city looks at night.
Shop and enjoy dinner in Myeongdong
Thousands of tourists from different parts of the world visit Korea to choose Korean fashion and various skincare products every year. The best place to do shopping in Seoul is Myeongdong. This area is home to some of the biggest Korean stores in the country, including 8 Seconds, Innisfree, and much more. During, or after you have completed your shopping, you can fill your stomach with mouth-watering Korean street food or visit any of the local restaurants where you can relax and grab a bite.
Enjoy clubbing in Itaewon
The immigrant district situated in Seoul, Itaewon is the right place to party. No matter what type of music or kind of entertainment you prefer, you will find it here. The Cakeshop is a well-visited club in the neighbourhood. Another popular place to enjoy an awesome nightlife is Club MUTE.