About Seoul

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech Wi-Fi subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Diverse attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees.

The best way to get used to Seoul is on foot of course, through any one of its various sightseeing which overflow with K-Pops, Night market area, local restaurants and cafes. Its streets, public parks, underground shopping area, and metro system are the safest and easy to navigate anywhere in Seoul.

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Additionally, here are some highlights of the city, to give you some ideas about how to spend your free time in Seoul.

Know Before You Go To

keep you prepared, heres a handy list of helpful resources that will have you looking local from the moment you’ve stepped off the plane, train or automobile.

Language: Unfortunately not all Korean is familiar with foreign languages, a few Korean daily phrases might help you while in Korea. We linked a handy guide to help you out, this could be a perfect timing to learn a new language!

Currency: Only local currency Korean Won is accepted, but most of places can take charges with credit/debit cards recently. Bills start at 1,000 / 5,000 / 10,000 / 50,000 won and each denomination comes with different great man who made outstanding achievements in Korean history.

Passports and Visas: Not everyone needs a visa to enter, so it’s advisable to check in advance if you require one before your travel dates. You may check your country in the separate page, Visa Information.

Mobile phones: Nobody likes to come home to a hefty roaming bill, so double check with your provider for charges beforehand. Getting on the internet is easy – here's a look at where to find wifi when visiting Seoul.

Getting around the city

By Airport Limousine:

Airport Limousine are readily available outside the airport and hotels. A trip from the airport to downtown Seoul will cost you around 13,000 KRW. You may find the schedule for each limousine at here: http://www.airportlimousine.co.kr/eng/lbr/lbr03_1_2.php

BY METRO

Seoul is a very walkable and safe city. However, if you require to travel further distances, the public transportation system is very fast and convenient. The Metro (underground subway) typically operates between 5:30am to 1:00am (currently operating till 12:00 am an hour shorter than usual due to COVID-19). The bus route is also very extensive and could also be an option.

To find a proper route for your destination: https://citymapper.com/seoul

There is an easier way for using local transportation, "transportation card". To check out the pricing and more related information on the public transportation system, please visit https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/TRP/TP_ENG_8_1_1.jsp#tmoney-popup

"Must-Do"s for first-time Seoul visitors

Riverside

The Hangang River flows through the capital city of Seoul, starting from three smaller streams in the central areas of Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, and Gyeonggi-do. The river has witnessed the history of the Korean people for over five thousand years, through good and bad times. The riverside parks offer a nice retreat for the citizens of Seoul. Take a few walks, get some fresh air and being like a local resident in Seoul! More information can be found here.

"Be royal!" Experience historical palaces:

One of interesting things in Seoul that is co-existence of the future and the past. While you look around the city, you will also see lots of historical places such as Royal palaces like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gyeonghuigung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palaceare some of the many must-see tourist attractions in Seoul. As well as exploring the palace grounds, visitors can enjoy several experience programs that enable one to truly take in the culture of these royal places. Check out the page at the following link below and get some royal experience in Korea! More information can be found here.

Nightlife in Korea:

Korea has many night time activities to offer, as even after midnight, throngs of people wander the streets in major shopping districts and popular downtown areas. While Seoul is considered to be the most representative city in the nation for its nightlife, one may also find stores or restaurants that open throughout the night in most other cities. For a head start, check out the following list of popular night time activities that Korea has to offer! More information can be found here.

Looking for places to shop?

One pleasure tourists cannot miss out on when visiting Korea is shopping! To make your shopping experience not only more enjoyable but also easier on your budget, try shopping at a Duty Free or Tax Free shop. More information can be found here.