Travel is an exciting and exhilarating way to expand your horizons, see new places, and discover new passions and interests. While there are some sites which will always be tourist hotspots, sometimes it can be nice to get off the beaten track and discover something different.
Seoul in South Korea is an often-overlooked gem in a fascinating country, and travel sites such as Treksplorer are starting to take an interest, along with some seriously hard-core travellers. Why is it so special? We have some of the must-see sites in Seoul to inspire you to grab your passport and jet off into the sunset!
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North Seoul Tower
North Seoul tower is the place to head for some of the best views of the region. As you stand on an observation deck 480m above sea level, you can soak in the stunning scenery of Seoul, as well gain a moment to catch your breath and enjoy the moment.
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Leeum Samsung Museum Of Art
For the ultimate collection of Korean art, Leeum Samsung Museum is a must-see for any art fan. It offers works from international artists, as well as locals to create a truly unique collection.
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Gyeongui Line Forest Park
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds and take the chance to immerse yourself in nature in the Gyeongui Line Forest Park. It connects different areas and neighbourhoods, allowing you to take the scenic route through the city as you soak up the atmosphere.
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Ihwa Mural Village
The Ihwa mural village is an example of art bringing an area to life. Ihwa was originally a hillside village, which was revitalized by a government project as a haven for street art of all kinds. It has since become a must-see for visitors to the area, as a variety of artworks have transformed the buildings in the vicinity.
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Korea Furniture Museum
If you are looking for something different to enjoy on your visit, the Korea Furniture Museum should be at the top of your list. Located on incredible grounds, the museum is housed in some truly stunning and unique architecture and features historical treasures preserved from the Joseon dynasty. The key attraction is a 50-piece display of furniture, arranged in replicas of traditional historical Korean homes. Tours must be pre-booked, but it is well worth the effort to experience this often overlooked experience. You might also consider looking for
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For shopping addicts, Dongdaemun is heaven on earth. The shopping complex is open 24 hours a day, and even includes a futuristic, underground center, home to the hottest outlets and stores. As well as typical mainstream fashion, there are also a plethora of tiny, unique boutiques, allowing you the chance to pick up something truly individual and memorable.
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Every trip needs a palace visit, and this UNESCO world heritage site is worth the trek. It stood as the official royal residence for over 200 years and remains the most well preserved Joseon palace in Seoul. It hosts some beautiful lawns and gardens, majestic pavilions, and incredible scenery to get lost in. For a truly royal experience, this is the place to be.