Seoul at a Glance
Located on the Han River, Seoul is a High-tech city brimming with skyscrapers and the capital of South Korea. With a budding pop culture scene, endless street markets and an assortment of Buddhist temples Seoul is considered a modern metropolis well overdue a visit.
The city is considered to be South Korea's ancient heart as its history dates back over two thousand years. It’s also home to five UNESCO World Heritage sites; Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Aside from its history and culture, Seoul also has a modern shopping scene, a vibrant nightlife and plenty of restaurants serving delicious delicacies including Korean BBQ, kimchi, and noodle dishes. So whether you’re backpacking across Asia, taking a family holiday or on a couple’s adventure, Seoul, the 16th largest city in the world, accommodates for everyone.
How Much Time Do You Need to See Seoul?
Seoul is a dynamic city spread out across a large area, so we recommended a minimum of three days to explore its hidden depths. However, shorter stays are doable and will still enable you to visit the best of Seoul’s museums, shops, and temples.
With touching war memorials, culture rich temples, and finger-licking sticky BBQ dishes, Seoul is a dynamic and diverse city. The modern skyscrapers and glamorous architecture bring the city into the 21st century, but the UNESCO sites and historical attractions ensure its roots aren’t forgotten. Whether you’re here for a day or two, with family or friends, you’re set to have a real South Korean experience worth writing home about.