Seoul Sights

Seoul proper is a sizeable city, but fortunately for travelers, the central areas of the city are easy to navigate. Most main sights are in a few neighborhoods centering on Insadong, north of the Han River. South of the river, the newer area of Gangnam focuses more on shopping and nightlife than sightseeing.

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Gyeonghuigung Palace

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Gyeonghuing is by far the least grand of Seoul's palaces, but also the least visited. For travelers interested in seeing a palace at...


  • Neighborhood/Street

Although it has become more tourist-centered in the past few years, Insa-dong remains one of Seoul's best areas to spend the day. Full...


  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Another of Seoul's UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, Jongmyo is the royal shrine of the Joseon kings and queens. Completed in 1395,...

Namdaemun Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Seoul's oldest and second largest market is easily its most accessible and interesting for visitors to the city. Filled with vendors...

Namsan Park

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Seoul's largest park once anchored the southern end of the city. As Seoul grew southward, however, it soon became the city's most central...

Namsangol Hanok Village

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Namsangol gives visitors a chance to see what a Joseon-era village would have looked like. Though reproductions of old hanok houses,...

National Museum of Korea

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For anyone who wants to become better acquainted with Korea's unique history, culture, or arts the National Museum is the museum to visit.

Seoul Museum of Art

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The city's main art museum, the Seoul Museum of Art's collection is a balanced mix of Korean and foreign as well as classic and modern...

Seoul Museum of History

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The Seoul Museum of History traces the growth of the nation from the stone-age to modern times. The main museum is divided into four...

War Memorial of Korea

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More than any other event, the Korean War has defined the country's recent history. The War Memorial of Korea focuses on exploring and...


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