Seoul: Top10 lists

OK, so these lists don’t actually have 10 items, but you know what I mean…

Based on what I did, with some italicized items that I unfortunately did not see/experience

Top Things To Do:

  • Palaces and Historical Sites
  • Views of the CIty
  • DMZ Tour
  • Silloam Fomentation Sauna and hot tubs
  • Stroll along Cheong-gye-chon (stream)
  • Shopping at Dongdaemun or Namdaemun (night) markets
  • Museums
  • Enjoy Local Food

Top Palaces and Historical Sites:

  • Changdeokgung (palace) and Secret Garden – World Heritage Listed (do the 10:30am English tours of palace and garden, back to back)
  • Gyeongbokgung (palace) and the changing of the guards ceremony at the top of the hour (lasts 15 minutes)
  • Bukchon Hanok Village for traditional house architecture

Top Views of the City:

  • N Seoul Tower on Namsan (mountain) (360° view)
  • 63 City (tower) on south bank of Hangang (river) (view to northeast)
  • Inwangsan (mountain) – short hike close in to town (view to south)
  • Bukaksan (mountain) – longer hike, not quite as close in to town (view to south)

Top Museums:

  • War Memorial Museum
  • Leeum Samsung Museum


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