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Plan Your Seoul Vacation

Filled with skyscrapers, street markets, palaces, and temples, Seoul is a buzzing hub of energy and enterprise mixed with tradition and serenity. In just 50 years Seoul has grown to one of the world's most modern and vibrant megacities and one of the hottest tourist destinations in Asia.

At first glance, Seoul is a city in a hurry. New development is shooting up around town and everyone, it seems, is rushing somewhere. This is as true in the modern business districts as it is in the maze of markets. But Seoul also has pockets of quiet—parks and palaces where the pace of life slows to a crawl as soon as one enters. While Seoul's main draw is experiencing this contrast of energy and tranquility, the city is full of excellent food, interesting arts and crafts, and has a number of impressive historic sites. Seoul is an intense city, and while great for urban explorers, travelers looking for a more relaxing experience may not want to spend too much of their trip here.


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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Sample an Up and Coming Culinary Capital From street food to fine dining, traditional Korean fare to cutting edge fusion, Seoul is a foodie heaven.
  2. Wander Bukchon's Historic Alleys One of Seoul's few remaining historic neighborhoods, Bukchon is filled with new discoveries down each winding path.
  3. Walk the Path of Emperors Oases of tranquility amidst the hectic rush of Seoul, the palaces are as beautiful as they are accessible.
  4. Experience the Ordered Chaos of Seoul's Markets Teeming with energy, Seoul's sprawling markets are the best way to understand the pulse of this growing city.
  5. Drink and Dance Until Dawn With everything from local magkeolli bars to ultra-hip dance clubs, Seoul is a 24-hour city no matter what your taste.

When To Go

When to Go

Peak Season: July to August Expect monsoons, high-humidity, and throngs of tourists during Seoul's peak travel season. Off Season: January...

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