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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Changdeokgung Palace

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If you only have time for one of Seoul's five palaces, Changdeokgung is the one to see. Built in 1405, it is the Joseon Dynasty's second...

Changgyeonggung Palace

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Changgyeonggung stands out for its quiet beauty. Constructed in 1418, the palace was originally a residence for former queens of the...

Deoksugung Palace

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Located right next to City Hall, Deoksugung is an oasis in the heart of downtown Seoul. Originally built as a residence for the crown...

Gyeongbokgung Palace

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The oldest and most famous of Seoul's palaces, Gyeongbokgung means "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven." Built in 1395, it served as the...

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...


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