Places you must visit while you’re in South Korea

As you might all know,  South Korea had become one of the touristic countries!!

If you’re planning to visit this fascinating country here’s some amazing places that you can go to.

I’Park Mall

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I-Park Mall, is a large shopping mall in Yongsan Station, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. The shopping center consists of I-Park Department Store; E-Mart Yongsan Store, a hypermarket owned by Shinsegae; CGV IMAX Yongsan, a large cinema with 11 screens; a shopping center for digital goods; e-Sports stadium, a stadium for computer games; many restaurants and clothing shops; and a lot of other incredible things!

Galleria Department Store

Galleria Department Store

Galleria Department Store, is an upmarket South Korean department store franchise owned by HanwhaGroup. It has 8 branches throughout Korea. Two of the branches, namely Luxury Hall West and Luxury Hall East, both in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, are well known as the most popular luxury-brand fashion malls in Seoul.

Transportation: Take subway line 3 to Apgujeong, station ( exit 1 ).

63 Building

63 building

The 63 Building , officially the 63 City, is a skyscraper on Yeouido island, overlooking the Han River inSeoul, South Korea. It was the tallest building outside North America when it opened in July 1985, and it is the tallest gold-clad structure in the world. It was South Korea’s tallest building until Hyperion Tower surpassed it in 2003 and remained South Korea’s tallest commercial building until the Northeast Asia Trade Tower was topped-out in 2009. The 63 Building was built as a landmark for the 1988 Summer Olympics. 63 refers to the building’s 63 official stories, of which 60 are above ground level and 3 are basement floors. The skyscraper is the headquarters of Korea Life Insurance, Industrial Bank of Korea Securities, and other major financial companies.

Jongmyo Royal Shrine

Jongmyo Royal Shrine 1

Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the KoreanJoseon Dynasty.

Transportation: Jongmyo entry is located 155 Jong-no, Jongno-gu. The nearest subway station is : Jongno 3-ga Station (Station #130 on Line 1, Station #329 on Line 3, Station #534 on Line 5).

Changdeokgung

Changdeokgung 1

Changdeokgung also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace; is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). As it is located east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung, along with Changgyeonggung, is also referred to as the “East Palace”

Transportation: Jongmyo entry is located 155 Jong-no, Jongno-gu. The nearest subway station is: Jongno 3-ga Station (Station #130 on Line 1, Station #329 on Line 3, Station #534 on Line 5).

Dongdaemun Market

Dongdaemun Market

Dongdaemun Market or Tongdaemun; is the large commercial district comprising traditional markets and shopping centers in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. A popular shopping and tourist destination, it has been designated a Special Tourism Zone since 2002.

Deoksugung Place

Deoksugung Palace

Deoksugung, also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces in Seoulthat was inhabited by various Korean royalties until the colonial period around the turn of the 20th century. It is one of the “Five Grand Palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. The buildings are of varying construction, including some of natural cryptomeria wood  painted wood, and stucco. Some buildings were built in Western style.

In addition to the traditional palace buildings, there are also forested gardens, a statue of King Sejong the Great and the National Museum of Art, which holds special exhibitions. The palace is located near the City Hall Station.

Trasportation: Deoksugung entry is located 5-1 Geongdong-gil/Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu. The nearest subway station is: City Hall Station (Station #132 on Line 1, Station #201 on Line 2).

Namsangol Hanok Village

Namsangol Hanok Village 1

 

Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as “A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley”, is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul. The Namsangol Hanok Village offers one the opportunity to experience a wide cross-section of Joseon-era citizenry and activities, from royalty to commoners.

Bukhansan National Park

Bukhansan National Park

 The Bukhansan National Park, in Seoul and Gyeonggi covers an area of 79.92 km2  and was established on 2 April 1983. Bukhansan means “mountains north of the Han River.”

The Seoul Museum of History

The Seoul Museum of History

 

Seoul Museum of History is a history museum located in Sinmunno 1 ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Seoul was the capital of the Joseon Dynasty, and the Museum depicts the evolution from its prehistoric period to the city it is today. It illustrate the history Seoul and host’s special exhibitions, such as Panoramic Prague.

Seokchon Lake Park

Seokchon Lake

Seokchon Lake Park is recommended as one of the best walking courses in Seoul. It is a great place to walk throughout the four seasons during day or night, but especially in spring when flowers are in full bloom.

Lights and speakers are installed around the lake. So, you can always hear ambient music when walking along the lake. It also has a walk for stimulating feet and even facilities to wash your feet after walking barefoot. Seokchon Lake turns into a dazzling place at night with lights coming from the Magic Island. The lakeside area also has a number of small parks, teahouses, and restaurants.

Bongwonsa Temple

Bongwonsa temple

Bongwon Temple (or Bongwonsa) is a South Korean Buddhist temple in Bongwon-dong. Situated to the northeast of the university on the hillside of Ahn Mountain, this is the head temple of the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism.

Cheongwada  (Blue House)

blue house

It is the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, the President of the Republic of Korea and located in the capital city of Seoul. The Korean name literally translates to “pavilion of blue tiles.” The Blue House is in fact a complex of buildings, built largely in the traditional Korean architectural style with some modern elements.

It’s like the Korean version of the White House that exists in USA.

Yeouido Park

Yeouido Park

Yeouido (Yoi Island or Yeoui Island) is a large island in the Han River in Seoul, South Korea. It is Seoul’s main business and investment banking district.

Transportation:  Isolated for centuries, Yeouido is now tightly-connected to the Seoul transportation grid. Seoul Subway Line 5 and Line 9 intersect at Yeouido Station. Line 5 also stops atYeouinaru Station. Line 9 also stops at Saetgang Station and National Assembly Station.

Olympic Park


Olympic Park Seoul Korea

Seoul Olympic Park, shortened to Olpark, is an Olympic Park built to host the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is located in Songpa-gu,Bangi-dong.

In 2011, the Olympic Hall was renovated as a concert hall by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation. The one-year remodeling project included an expanded stage for the 2,452 seat main hall, an exhibition room to showcase the history of Korean pop from the 1920s to the present; and a 240-seat small theater for indie musicians and new artists. It was reopened on 22 June 2011 with a celebration performance by veteran singers and K-pop groups including Super Junior2PM,4Minute, and After School.

I hope you’ll enjoy my article, and don’t forget to go visit these places 😉

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