Seoul is perhaps best known for its old palaces, and the Gyeongbokgung Palace is a great place to visit for those who want to discover the regal past of city's regal past. There are also a large number of museums and art galleries displaying an interesting collection of items, some dating back more than 2,000 years. Unlike many cities, Seoul showcases cultures from all around the world and there is even a Museum of African Art here.
Combined with plenty of modern attractions such as theme parks and natural attractions such as the stunning Mount Namsan, it is easy to see why many visitors find it difficult to leave Seoul.
Also known as South Mountain, taking a trip to the top of this 262-meter peak is the best way to get an ideal of the size and beauty of the city. Visitors can take a cable car to the very top of the peak and follow scenic hiking trails.
This interested and informative museum is a true testament to the embracing nature of the Korean culture. Visitors will find a range of exhibits covering the art and artifacts of 70 different African tribes and the museum can be reached by taking subway line 4 to Hyehwa Station.
Known as the Palace of Shining Celebration in English, the magnificent Gyeongbokgung Palace was completed in 1623. Built during the reign of King Taejo, the palace is a tribute to the permanent happiness and prosperity of Korea's kings, their children and the people of the nation. Visitors can get to the palace on the underground by taking line 5 to Gwanghwamun and following exit 6.
Seoul's answer to Disneyland is packed with attractions and popular with families. Featuring parades of characters and plenty of rides, this is a good place to visit after dark. Taking underground rail Line 2 or 8 to Jamsil and following exit 3 is the easiest way to reach Lotte World.
Seoul’s largest aquarium features 40,000 fish and other sea creatures in a total of 90 tanks. COEX Aquarium is popular with families and is easily reachable by subway line 2 to the Samsung station.
Dating back to 1938, Seoul's largest Buddhist shrine has been created in the style of the Joseon dynasty. Featuring colorful murals of scenes from Buddha's life, visitors can get here by taking subway line 3 to the Anguk station and following exit 6.
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