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Seoul, South Korea: Pursuit of Progress with Respect for Tradition Discover Calm Historical Palaces Amidst Pop Culture and Fast Paced Urban Life

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Everything you need to know for a great visit to Seoul, South Korea. Start with our Quicklinks to zero in on a neighborhood or popular attraction. Learn more from our introductory article and links to the local history timeline. Explore recommendations for sights, activities, food, lodging, entertainment, and festivals and events. No time to do all this online? Download a Seoul travel guide or have Amazon deliver one to you door.

Seoul Quick Links

Neighborhoods

Apgujeong  Banpo/Seorae  Cheongdam  Dongdaemun Market  Ewha Gangnam

Garosugil/Sinsa  Hongdae  Insadong  Itaewon  Jongno-gu  Jung-gu  Myongdong

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Namdaemun  Noryangjin  Samcheongdong  Samseondong/COEX  Sangam

Seocho  Sinchon  Yeongdeungpo  Yeouido  Yongsan

Top Attractions

63 Building  Changdeok Palace  Changgyeong Palace  Cheonggyecheong

COEX Mall  Deoksu Palace  Dongdaemun Design Plaza  Gwanghwamun

Gyongbok Palace  Hwaseong Fortress  Jongmyo Shrine  Joseon Tombs

Lotte World  Moonlight Rainbow Fountain  National Museum  Folk Museum

Myeong-dong  N Seoul Tower  Namsam Park  Namhansanseong

Olympic Park  Seoul Color Park  Sevit Floating Islands  War Memorial

Discover Seoul

Seoul is a booming global city and the capital of South Korea. Founded in 18 BCE, it has held a leading position in Korean history ever since. There are five UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Seoul area. The city boasts many historic buildings, parks, modern skyscrapers, and dynamic neighborhoods. A leading technology hub, it is the most wired city in the world. Seoul welcomes over 10 million visitors a year, making it one of the world’s top tourist destination cities.

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These are our top recommendations for visitors to Seoul. Why the Faber dozen?

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Hungry? We can help you with food and drink recommendations for Seoul, South Korea. Choose from traditional Korean food, international and other ethnic cuisines, or our atmosphere recommendations to find that perfect place for your next meal. If all you want is a place for drinks, check out our recommended watering holes.

Traditional Korean Restaurants

 

International and Ethnic Restaurants

 

Atmosphere Recommendations

 

Casual

 

Family Friendly

 

Romantic

 

Street Food

 

Watering Holes

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Andong and the Hahoe Folk Village

Eurwangni Beach

Hwaseong Fortress

Korean Folk Village

Korean DMZ (De-Militarized Zone)

Nami Island and Garden of Morning Calm

Yangpyeong

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Practical Matters

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Seoul Travel Resources

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Seoul Travel Guidebooks:

 

Seoul Travel Memoirs:

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Seoul Quick Facts

Seoul Restaurant Choices