10 things to do in Seoul

10 things to do in Seoul

The Heart and Seoul of South Korea

Seoul is the largest metropolitan city and capital of South Korea. Experiencing rapid economic development since the 1960’s, it has become a leading global city and offers a unique hybrid of modernity and tradition. 

Whether you’re into shopping, food, pop culture, or national history, there’s something for everyone. Of course, with so much to do, planning your trip can get overwhelming. Fear not! We’ve compiled a list of the things you should do in Seoul!

Keep in mind that even with this guide to Seoul, we encourage you to explore the city and see all the things it can offer.

We also have a little surprise waiting for you at the end!

Now, let’s take a look at the 10 Best Things to Do in Seoul:


Explore Bukchon Hanok Village


A 600 year-old village in a modern city

Set amongst the modern skyline, Bukchon Hanok Village is a charming traditional neighborhood that captures the essence of Seoul. Thanks to its historical importance and aesthetic, the village is a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike. 

Stroll down the alleys and enjoy the architecture that dates back all the way to the Joseon Dynasty. Visit the hanoks that house cozy guest houses, tea houses, and artisan shops. Peek into the lives of ordinary Koreans-- the housewives that hang the laundry dry, the children that run down the street, the elders that chat amongst themselves.

Address: 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Recommendation: For an immersive experience, book an overnight stay at in a Hanok!


Try a cooking class

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