History, culture, art, design, food, shopping, nightlife, and more — these are just some of the things that make South Korea’s capital city such a fascinating place to visit. But if you are looking for something soothing to the soul from Seoul, here are a few of the most beautiful spots that you will not want to miss.
Why go: Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the most visited Royal Palaces in Seoul. But don’t let the crowd stop you from exploring the vast complex that serves as the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty. From Gwanghwamun Gate to the inner palaces and grounds, Gyeongbokgung offers plenty of attractions and plenty of spots for quiet solitude for those who need it.
Why go: Changdeokgung is widely considered as one of the most stunning palaces in Seoul. This well-preserved palace is home to a famous “Secret Garden”.
Why go: Soothe your senses in the midst of the hustle of Seoul’s busy urban vibe. Cheonggyecheon Stream, which stretches to over five kilometers, is like an oasis in the heart of the city. Sit by the stream and let the sound of the water calm your mind and body.
Banpodaegyo (Banpo Bridge)
Why go: Watch the stunning displays, especially at night, in the longest fountain bridge in the world.
N Seoul Tower
Why go: N Seoul Tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in Seoul and offers a great view of the city and the surrounding landscape.
Why go: Seoul has no dearth of green spaces and boasts of numerous parks to choose from. Yeouido Park is one of the city’s most popular destination for locals and tourists who want to enjoy the tranquility its natural areas provide.