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DMZ

4.5 star rating: Recommended 149 Reviews

Nowhere is the tension between North and South Korea more palpable than in the no man’s land known as the demilitarized zone, or DMZ. As the only divided ...  Read more

Changdeokgung Palace

4 star rating: Recommended 86 Reviews

Built in 1405 by King Taejong, Changdeokgung Palace was designed to blend harmoniously with the natural environment. While much of the complex was destroyed by ...  Read more

The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

4 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

Named for the blue tiles that cover the roof, Seoul’s Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae or Cheongwadae) serves as the presidential home, much like the White House in ...  Read more

Jogyesa Temple

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Famous for being the only major temple within Seoul, Jogyesa Temple serves as the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea and houses Daeungjeon, the largest Buddhist ...  Read more

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Most commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because of its location compared to the other palaces of Seoul, Gyeongbokgung is a stunning reminder of the ...  Read more

Jongno

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

The Jongno district of central Seoul constitutes one half of the city’s main historic area. It is here you’ll find a majority of the royal palaces, temples, ...  Read more

MNet Studios

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

New York has the NBC Studio experience and Seoul has MNet. Travelers to this South Korea destination can tour the popular media hub, known for its trendy TV ...  Read more

Joint Security Area (Panmunjom)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Visit the “truce village” on the border of South and North Korea to get a glimpse of the still simmering Cold War tensions that remain here more than 50 years ...  Read more

Cheonggyecheon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

One of Seoul’s most ambitious revitalization projects of the past several decades has been to transform the Cheonggyecheon stream into one of the city’s best ...  Read more

Bukhansan National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

If you need a green escape from Seoul, you don’t even need to leave the borders of the city, thanks to Bukhansan National Park. With more than 1,300 species of ...  Read more

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, tucked away on the hills of Namsan, celebrates Korean and Western art and architecture from the past, present and future. The ...  Read more

Insadong

4 star rating: Recommended 158 Reviews

Insadong (Insa-dong), Seoul’s cultural and artistic hub, is the place to go to shop for local crafts, visit a traditional Korean tea shop or catch an impromptu ...  Read more

Namdaemun Market

4 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

If you need to do any shopping in Seoul, whether it be for clothes, housewares, jewelry, appliances or souvenirs, you’ll find it for a good price somewhere in ...  Read more

Everland Resort

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

South Korea’s largest theme park is like the DisneyWorld of Asia, a massive complex filled with rides, food, fairy tales characters, animal shows and the ...  Read more

Banpo Bridge

Banpo Bridge passes over the Han River in downtown Seoul, connecting the Yongsan and Seocho neighborhoods. The girder bridge, completed in 1982, didn’t become ...  Read more

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