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With a population of over 10 million, Seoul is the considered the megacity of South Korea and the second largest city in the world. Located in the north-western part of the country with hot summers and cold winter climate, Seoul is the birthplace of some of the world’s most renowned historical sites, monuments and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

Seoul has everything from modern structures to the old temples and the bright neon light that turns the city night into day and this is some of the things that attract visitors from all around the world. This magnificent city features a magical range of the ancient and modern elements which integrate themselves seamlessly into every corner of the metropolis. Tourists have a wide variety of places to visit, things to do and not to mention, a dazzling range of delicacies waiting to be discovered.

 

Where to go in Seoul

 

The city is full of exciting places to visit and here’s some of the notable ones.

 
  1. Gyeongbokgung Palace: - this is one of the most magnificent palaces of all the five grand palaces in Seoul. It boasts of about 5,792 rooms in total. There are three main entrances with the middle one reserved for the king. The name literally translates into "shining happiness” and despite most of the palace was destroyed in the Japanese invasion of Korea it was rebuilt back to its original state.
  2. Namsan Seoul Tower: - Reportedly one of the tallest tower in the Orient with a tower top of almost 475m above sea level. One of the major attraction of the tower is a multi-coloured digital art that is projected at the tower wall at night, undoubtedly a unique and beguiling experience like none other. The fact that it is surrounded by the Namsan mountain making it the perfect place for tourist to relax while enjoying the finest cultural display Seoul has to offer.
  3. Everland: - if you are travelling with your family, then Everland is the place to be. It is the largest theme park in South Korea and one of the most visited attraction spot in Seoul. The park offers over 40 different rides, attractions and a zoo featuring a plethora of unique wildlife.

There are so many other places to see like the Myeongdong, Bukchon Hanok village, Nami Island and Hongdae among many other attractive sites in Seoul. And if you are a fan of Korean dishes, then you should definitely add learning how to cook the local dish on your to-do list as well!

 

Where to stay in Seoul

 

If you would like to immerse yourselves in the rich seams of Seoul’s mesmerizing antiquity, then you need to stay in Jongno district – here you get to explore the Gyeongbokgung palace, Jongmyo Shrine and the Bukchon Hanok village.

 

However, if you prefer the glitz and glamour of the city life then Gangnam district is the place for you. It has everything from bubbly night life to the tall skyscrapers and you also get to see the romantic LED white rose display (25500 roses to be precise) in Dongdaemun.

 

Hotels.com features 1,398 of excellent hotels with 142977 of verified reviews which makes the process of hunting your dream accommodation a total breeze. Some of the best hotels includes the Plaza, Lotte Hotel Seoul and the Shilla Seoul just to name a few. These hotels are located in the central hub of the city making it very easy to get to your prospective destinations.

 

A very useful tip - if you want a smooth, hitch-free vacation always plan ahead for where to stay, because where you decide to stay during your trip will inevitably play a significant role on how well you enjoy your vacation. Don’t forget to check out for Hotels.com discount code and don’t miss out on our last minute cheap hotel deals. Make your reservation on Hotels.com today!

 

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