N Seoul Tower or commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower is a landmark of Seoul and it’s the very place to enjoy the entire city of Seoul! With the top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243m) and the tower’s own height (236.7m), making it one of the tallest towers in Seoul.
Seoul is a huge city with many things to do. It’s certainly an impressive city, with towering skyscrapers, modern architecture and lots of shopping possibilities. In this guide, we’re going to share with you tips to exploring Seoul, the best specific areas, activities you can do, and hopefully, it can help you to plan your daily itinerary in Seoul.
Autumn will come really soon and it’s time to continue our Korea Travel Series! There’s a lot of beautiful places in Seoul especially in Autumn, and one of them what we’ve visited in our #FoodInLoveKOREA trip is Namsangol Hanok Village.
Located north of Gwanghwamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the most iconic sights in all of Korea thanks to its long and storied history. Gyeongbokgung was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Gyeongbokgung (경복궁), which means “palace greatly blessed by Heaven,” was built in the heart of Seoul surrounded by Mount Bugaksan and Mount Namsan.
Every fall, sightseers flock to Korea’s beautiful rural destinations to enjoy the fiery colors of autumn. It’s time to immerse yourself in a sea of red, orange, and yellow leaves. Fall or autumn is indeed one of our favorite seasons with the colorful leaves that warm our souls. In this post, we are going to show you some of the best places to visit and enjoy fall foliage in Seoul during the autumn season. Hopefully, it can help you plan your itinerary for Autumn holiday.
One of the best spot to enjoy the autumn foliage in Seoul is Ewha Womans University, a prestigious university for female students. The area around the university is full of budget friendly street food, cafes, restaurants, shops, and stores with beautiful trees lined on the street.
Gogung (고궁) is a famous restaurant in Myeongdong and famous for their… yes, Bibimbap. Specifically, they feature Jeonju (전주) style bibimbap. Jeonju is a city located in the center of South Korea and is famous for iteration of this dish. As far as we can tell, Jeonju style bibimbap simply features a more diverse variety of vegetables.
Hidden away in a small alley near Anguk station, Jaedong Sundubu (재동순두부) is popular even among the locals. The restaurant serves a variety of traditional Korean dishes, including Sundubu, Bibimbap (mixed rice), Kongguksu (noodles in cold soy milk broth), Pajeon (scallion pancake), and Korean BBQ.
In Korea, there was a huge surge of popularity over soft serve ice cream some while ago, especially those served with real honeycomb. The popularity of the ice cream started around 2013 and now there are many companies and individual vendors offering soft serve vanilla ice cream with real honeycomb, but the original brand that started the trend is “Softree”.
Besides food and shopping scene, local culture is also an interesting attraction in Seoul. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) is home to hundreds of Hanok or Korean traditional houses, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. During our #FooInLoveKOREA trip, we visited Bukchon Hanok Village after strolling around Gyeongbokgung Palace and have a lunch at Tosokchon Samgyetang.