A bustling metropolis where modern skyscrapers meet with ancient culture, Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, is a stunning melting pot of tradition and modernism. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things that you absolutely must do whilst in Seoul!
- Marvel at Gyeongbok Palace – One of Korea’s most famous royal palaces, Gyeongbok Palace sits proudly at one end of Sejongro, Seoul’s main boulevard. Built in the late 1300’s, the palace is open daily for visitors to stroll around the perfectly manicured gardens and take a look at where the Korean royalty once sat.
- Visit Bukchon Village – Boasting the largest collection of privately owned traditional Korean wooden homes in Seoul, the village of Bukchon is a sight not to be missed when visiting this wonderful city! Bukchon Village houses more than just beautiful traditional homes, though; this quaint-yet-thriving little village is also home to a range of cafés, art galleries and restaurants!
- Get the bus! If you’re looking for the inside tips and history surrounding this magical place, jumping onto a tour bus is a great way to explore the sights without tiring yourself out! You’re free to jump on and off at the major attractions and explore at your leisure, before jumping back on and learning a few new local facts.
- Enjoy some retail therapy at Dongdaemun Market – With more than 30,000 shops and 20 shopping malls, Dongdaemun is the place to be if you’re looking to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. Dongdaemun is even home to a plethora of textile manufacturers, so you can buy pretty and authentic fabrics safe in the knowledge that you’re buying local produce, keeping your carbon footprint down and keeping costs down, too!
But that’s not all, this wonderful city has a whole lot more to offer, so why not go and explore it for yourself! Whilst you’re there your friends and family can call you cheaply and keep up-to-date with your Korean adventures through Cherry Call; simply give them the international dialling code of 0082 and point them in the direction of our website!