A Guide to Seoul

The Republic of Korea is a country visited by approximately ten million international travelers every year. With its long history in tradition, the country has a lot to offer to travelers. The Korean peninsula, roughly 1,030 km long and 175 km wide at its narrowest point, is located in Northeast Asia. Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea, and it is situated in the northwest part of the country.

How is the weather?

South Korea’s weather divides nearly into four distinct seasons. The best time of the year to visit is generally considered to be the spring months of April, May and the autumn months of September, October and November. The temperature on August 29 is expected to be between 24-30°C.

What is the currency of Seoul?

The Won (symbol: ₩, KRW) is the official currency of South Korea. When you need to exchange your foreign currency into Korean won, visit a bank or authorized exchange service. Banks are generally open 09:00-16:00 on weekdays.

The best place you must visit

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung palace was built in 1395. It is the largest and most striking of the Five Grand Palace built by the Joseon dynasty. The name Gyeongbokgung means “Greatly Blessed by Heaven.” It is an icon of Seoul that you must see.

N Seoul Tower

The N Seoul Tower is located on Namsam Mountain in central Seoul. It is South Korea’s first general radio wave tower, providing TV and radio broadcasting in Seoul. The main attraction is multi-colored digital art projected onto the tower at night. It offers fantastic night views of Seoul city, and many couples come here to enjoy their happy date.

Insa-dong

Insa-dong is a charming artsy neighborhood, oozing with traditional culture. It is also well known as best shopping destination. Ssamzie-gil is the main drag of Insadong and you can enjoy handmade goods to yummy.

Myeong-dong

Myeong-dong is Seoul’s shopping mecca and is a must-see for tourists, but it is not just a shopping destination; Myeong-dong is also a hub of commerce, banking and culture with a daytime population of 1.5-2 million. For shoppers there is a mixture of street stalls and retail outlets selling everything from high fashion to casual attire, as well as many Korean cosmetics stores offering high-quality products at competitive prices.

Bukcheon Hanok Village

In between Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung lies a picturesque village featuring over 400 traditional Korean houses, called hanok. The village features small cafes, restaurants, and shops offering handmade crafts and souvenirs. You can also find a couple of traditional teahouses in this area.

For more information, please visit the Official Travel Guide to Seoul ,VisitSeoul.Net