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Popular Attractions in South Korea

If you're a first time visitor to South Korea, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in South Korea.


What are some good attractions in South Korea?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in South Korea.

Gyeongbokgung
Gwanghwamun Seoul, 2 732 1931
N Seoul Tower
Namsan Pk South Central Seoul, 2 772 1626
Itaewon
Seoul 02-792-3111
Nami Island
Chuncheon, Gangwon-do Seoul, South Korea
COEX Mall
3 Asem-Gil, Taech'isa-dong Gangnam-gu, 2 3452 2500
Hongdae
Seoul,
Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon
02-762-8261 ext. 9513
Changdeokgung
2-71 Waryong-dong Seoul, 2 762 9513
Heunginjimun
Seoul, 02-2148-1823
Lotte World
40-1, Jamsil-dong Seoul, 2 411 2000
Namdaemun Market
Myeong-dong next to Hoehyeon station Seoul, 2 2128 7800
Myeongdong
Chungmuro 2(i)-ga Jung-gu, Seoul,
Namsan tower
Seoul, 02-3455-9277

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon and Jongmyo Shrine,Korea Seoul Bukchon Hanok Village MYEONG GA JAE Accommodation Hanok Hotels is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that date back to the Joseon Dynasty."  See More

"N Seoul Tower is of course a given, try going one time at day and one time at night, both will be gorgeous."  See More

"I would recommend staying in Hongdae B Guesthouse, Itaewon, Gangnam-gu."  See More

"Bukchon Hanok Village, Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon, Namdaemun Market, Hongdae are some of the attractions I enjoyed."  See More

"I would recommend Bongeunsa-ro (in Gangnam-gu) and the royal palaces such as Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon and Gwanghwamun is also nice and close to hanok ville in Seoul"  See More

"The COEX Mall will not be cheap but if you go to the central areas of Seoul there are a lot of nice and affordable restaurants more available for you."  See More

"Changdeokgung: Listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage."  See More

"In Lotte World, they have a great indoor skating rink, and Lotte World is just a great place to visit in general."  See More

"A hike up Namsan tower is a good idea to get an idea of the scope of the city."  See More

"For a fun (and unique) experience go to the market/food court in the basement of Lotte Department Store."  See More

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  1. Gyeongbokgung
  2. N Seoul Tower
  3. Itaewon
  4. Nami Island
  5. Gwanghwamun
  6. COEX Mall
  7. Hongdae
  8. Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon
  9. Changdeokgung
  10. Heunginjimun
  11. Lotte World
  12. Namdaemun Market
  13. Myeongdong
  14. Namsan tower
  15. Lotte Department Store
Where can I find out more about South Korea?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about South Korea.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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