Seoul is much more than simply cosmopolitan city, in amongst the crowded streets visitors to Seoul will discover a wide array of historical sites, which include old royal palaces, markets and ancient temples.
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.
Seoul Travel Guide - Namsan
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.
Seoul Travel Guide - Museum of African Art
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.
Seoul Visitor Guide - Gyeongbokgung Palace
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.