Hello there! It’s me Adelle, it was my first time to blog about Korea and I am so excited to share with you the recommended tourist attractions when you went there. I hope you’ll find this as your guidelines
Let’s start with Seoul, a city full with history and heritage, feel the exciting and bustling atmosphere of the surrounding with the traditional aesthetic blended well long with the modernization. Immerse yourself in the beautiful culture and feel the warmth of Korean people during your trip in Seoul.
Some places to visit in Seoul:
K-Style Hub – is a space where visitors can explore, experience, taste and purchase a bit of the Korean culture. The admission is free and located at (2nd – 5th floor) 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul and opens from 10:00 – 18:00 (closed Tuesdays)
Tourist Information Center – The Tourism Information Center on the 2nd floor is the only tourist information center in Korea to provide national tourism information for both local and foreign tourists.
Opens from 09:00 – 20:00 (all year around)
Korean Food Culture Exhibition Hall – This place is located at the 3rd floor. It features a display space inspired by the windows of a hanok (traditional Korean house) that exhibits various onggi suban (earthenware water bowls) and introduces the country’s 24 solar terms and the pertaining seasonal customs abd foods that emerged as a result of the country’s distinct climate conditions. Opens from 10:00 – 18:00 (all year round)
Korean Food Experience Hall – This place is located at the 4th floor. Designed to allow visitors to explore and experience Korean cuisine. It is composed of Learning Zone, where you can cook and experience various Korean dishes and the Eating Zone, where you can try the sample dishes of Korean food.
Opens from 10:00 – 18: 00 (closed on Tuesdays)
Art Market Hall – Located at 5th floor displays soban (small portable dining tables), hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), and other quintessential items of the Korea culture. Opens from 10:00 – 18:00 (closed on Tuesdays)
Gyeongbokgung Palace – It was built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace’ because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most beautiful and remains the largest of all palaces. Gyeongbokgung literately means “Palace of Shining Happiness”.
Insadong – The cultural shopping area. One of the most memorable attractions in Seoul. It represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. This is the place to be if you’re looking for unique, traditional items of Korea.
Cosme Road, Myeongdong – Here in Myeongdong, is always bustling with tourist looking to buy great beauty products at reasonable prices. If you are a fan of the Face Shop, Skin Food, Nature Republic, Missha, Etude, Tony Moly and etc., you’ll gonna love this place. From skin care products, toner, moisturizers, and creams, to cosmetics product like lipstick, powder, and eyeliner, you’ll find what you need at a very reasonable price. Great shopping experience indeed.
N Seoul Tower – an iconic landmark of South Korea . It measures 236.7 m (777 ft.) in height from the base and tops out at 479.7 m (1,574 ft.) above sea level making it the highest point in Seoul. This landmark offers a panoramic view of the city and can be seen equally visible from a range of places.
The N Seoul Tower is now also a symbol of Seoul.
Bibap Show – Food and entertainment in one show? Come and visit the Bibap show. Eat, Dance and Play. Bibap is a non-verbal performance based on the Korean representative dish, bibimbap (rice mixed with vegetables and beef). As a non-verbal performance, the actors mimic the sound of making bibimbap with beat-boxing and a capella, demonstration of motions through b-boying, and acrobatics and martial arts.
Which one is your favorite place in Seoul? For me I like the N Seoul Tower, you will able to see the beautiful scenery up stairs. Plus the shopping experience in Myeongdong! I swear you’ll gonna love it specially in hoarding your favorite makeup’s. haha!
Thank you for reading! So never stop exploring, sharing your thoughts and make your own happiness. (^_^)