Seoul (서울) is the capital of South Korea. With a municipal population of over 11.8 million, and a metropolitan population totaling over 25.6 million, Seoul is by far South Korea’s largest city and one of East Asia’s financial and cultural epicenters. A fascinating blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge digital technology, home to endless street food vendors and vast nightlife districts, an extraordinarily high-pressure educational system and serene Buddhist temples, a trend-setting youth culture and often crushing conformism, extraordinary architecture and endless monotonous rows of grey apartment buildings, Seoul is a city filled with stark contrasts.
Where to Eat Local Cuisine
- Tavolo 24 – Veg Friendly, Vegan & GF Options – tempts patrons with delectable international cuisine, including Italian fare, Sushi and grilled pork options, as well as a popular Korean food buffet. You’ll love the live cooking stations and Seoul views that add to the vibrant vibe.
- The Park View – Veg Friendly, Vegan & GF Options – An all-day dining service in a hardwood and marble interior reminiscent of nature, with a stunning view of Mt. Namsan as its backdrop. Delicious Cuisine is prepared in a live kitchen using only the freshest, finest ingredients.
- 853 – Korean BBQ restaurant – If you’ve never tried Korean BBQ, here is your chance. Small restaurant where the food is cooked by your table, but they do enforce a 2 person minimum. Get ready to delight your tastebuds.
- choigozip Hongdae – Gluten Free Options – Another great option for Korean BBQ – and they even have gluten free options! We want to give you amazing experience Best quality and service Beef and Pork Choigozip Hongdae English,Japanese,Chinese menu with pics
- Jihwaja – Veg Friendly, Vegan, GF & Kosher Options – Jihwaja as the best dining place in Seoul is willing to be a space where you can taste and feel the Korean food’s essence and best food culture that royal food has. “Anyone should be able to receive the cordial reception which kings enjoyed in front of royal food in the past.” This is Jihwaja’s intention. We invite you to taste this royal cuisine that is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.
- Haedo Sikdang – Some of the best Korean seafood can be found here. Fresh lobster, shrimp and sea urchin (among others); a bit on the spicy side, but if you are a seafood lover, than you are in for a treat.
Top 6 Tourist Spots
Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, it is located in northern Seoul, South Korea.
The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea. At 236 metres, it marks the second highest point in Seoul.
Bustling Myeong-dong is a shopping area packed with international fashion brands, luxury department stores and homegrown cosmetics shops. Casual eateries offer Korean dumplings and ginseng chicken soup, while street vendors sell Japanese and Thai snacks. Shows mixing folk music and drama are staged at Myeongdong Nanta Theatre. Nearby 19th-century Myeong-dong Cathedral features a Gothic-style bell tower.
Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment.
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.
Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of the world’s largest indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park called “Magic Island”, an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters.
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