Seoul is one of the world’s most captivating and dynamic cities, featuring delicious cuisine, trendy shopping spots and breathtaking landscapes and views.
Seoul is easy to navigate when staying close to historic sites and most attractions are within walking distance, though if you prefer, using the subway may save time. Melbourne to Seoul Cathay Pacific flights are now available for all who want to visit.
Korea’s premier shopping destination boasts more than 320 local and international stores offering everything from beauty products, clothing, technology and even holographic performances – perfect for family outings or spending an entire day exploring! There is also an abundance of restaurants in this town, from Korean BBQ and Mexican to burgers. Most offer counter seating so customers can place an order, sit back down, and wait for it to arrive at their table. There’s also an indoor/outdoor ice skating rink and Starfield Coex Mall Cinema with 17 screens offering Evian water, blanket and slippers with every ticket! And don’t miss the Coex Aquarium; one of the largest aquariums in the country. At Discovery Land you’ll discover 6 themed discovery zones to explore on a set path, featuring different animals at each stop. One truly remarkable experience can be had when walking through the deep blue sea tunnel with sharks and fish swimming all around!
There is so much to see and do at this massive complex, if you plan to visit make sure to research their events calendar carefully and check their website. Also consider joining one of their Gangnam Walking Tours with local guides so you can experience both its modern and historic sides!
Hongdae Shopping Street
Students and young people flock to this street, which features indie K-fashion trends that rival those found in Harajuku. Shoppers will also find cozy galleries, underground bands, and street art murals to visit during their shopping experience.
Garosu-gil is an extremely popular shopping destination that attracts both locals and tourists, boasting a selection of beauty and fashion brands as well as delicious dining establishments to satisfy both groups. The street’s signature ginko trees create a park-like experience during autumn; drawing in both residents and tourists. Garosu-gil also has many amazing restaurants for eating or lounging around on.
If you love Kakao Friends’ messaging app, don’t miss the opportunity to visit its flagship store in Hongdae! There you will find merchandise, interactive installations and exclusive collaborations – not forgetting its characters who come alive right before your very eyes!
Hongdae offers plenty of exciting activities, and Trick Eye Museum is no exception. A popular tourist spot that uses trompe-l’oeil to make artwork appear real can provide hours of amusement as it gives visitors the opportunity to snap some spectacular photos while killing time!
Myeongdong is home to Korea’s longest-running comedy show, Nanta Theatre. This award-winning nonverbal performance depicts a fictional Korean cooking show where actors use kitchen tools to beat out rhythms based on traditional samul nori cadence, providing an amazing blend of visual and auditory stimulation for everyone in your party – not to mention making for an exciting night at Myeongdong! Don’t miss this fun-filled experience with your entire family!
Myeongdong Cathedral, South Korea’s first Catholic church built in the nineteenth century. Devout Catholics will find their visit here spiritually fulfilling while art lovers and architecture enthusiasts will appreciate its exterior beauty.
Make the most out of your Myeongdong experience and book a tour that covers all of its top attractions, like a Seoul Full Day City Tour which covers Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong Arts & Crafts Market and Namdaemun Market while providing hotel pick-up and drop-off.
One way to explore Myeongdong without much planning is with a Seoul Shopping & Nanta Theatre Ticket. This guided tour covers all the essential tourist spots as well as a visit to Shinsegae Department Store to browse high-end goods and try some local dishes – making this tour ideal for visitors with limited time budget.
Near Seokchonhosu Lake lies Lotte World, an outdoor and indoor theme park filled with thrilling rides and events. The park is divided into Lotte World Adventure, an indoor area featuring world themed attractions; Magic Island, an outdoor fantasy land; as well as an ice rink, accommodations, department stores and an ice skating rink. Lotte World also hosts different parades and event shows that change depending on the season; for example we visited in January to witness their Flower Festival parade featuring adorable mascot characters; from March through June the theme changes into Masquerade; from July through August they feature Samba dancers while from November on December it’s all about Christmas!
Before visiting Lotte World, download their app for updates on rides, show times and more. Plus you’ll get three Magic Passes per ticket that work similarly to Disneyland’s FastPasses! Additionally there’s the Folk Museum featuring town models from different historical periods or take a castle tour!
Not only can you enjoy thrilling rides at Lotteria and Ice Factory, there is also plenty of dining options such as Lotteria for comfort food and Steff Hotdog for carnival treats – for something extra indulgent try Zhong Hwa Lu or Steff Hotdog as these tend to get very popular fast! Additionally, plan ahead as popular rides may require waiting a while!
Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of Seoul’s five royal palaces and an attraction not to be missed, is an unforgettable site to be seen. Boasting sprawling gardens, imperious grounds, stunning ponds and gorgeous nature combined into this remarkable historical site. Situated right in the center of Seoul near some of its best tourist spots such as Gwanghwamun Square, Cheong Wa Dae (Presidential Blue House) and trendy Bukchon Hanok Village; Gyeongbokgung is truly worth seeing!
As soon as you step through the majestic Gwanghwhamun Gate, it will transport you back in time to Joseon Dynasty Korea. Much of its palace was damaged during Japanese occupation but has since been meticulously renovated with great care.
While visiting the palace, don’t miss the changing of the guard ceremony – an age-old tradition in Korea that sees guards dress in their finest uniforms to mark this event and take photographs in full regalia of royal guards in full regalia.
If you want to gain more insight into the history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make sure to visit the National Palace Museum of Korea located on its grounds. This museum specializes in Joseon relics, featuring many from Gyeongbokgung itself as well as treasures from Joseon Dynasty times. Be sure to book tickets early as these often sell out very quickly online or via ticket offices at Gyeongbokgung.
Everland is an essential destination for thrill-seekers, offering thrilling rides and attractions at Korea’s most visited theme park, drawing over 6.6 million visitors annually. Also featured here is Everland Resort Hotel as well as numerous outdoor sites offering gardens and parades – a truly thrilling destination!
Everland is ideal to visit during weekdays as opposed to weekends and holidays (especially summer), when crowds can become very congested. To beat these crowds and avoid lines at the entrance, book tickets through Klook ahead and avoid lines at entrance – booking through Klook can also save up to 50% on admission tickets!
Everland offers many exciting activities and rides, but perhaps none more thrilling than riding the Sky Way. This slow-paced ride ascends through the air, offering stunning views of Everland’s surrounding mountains and hills. Additionally, Amazon Express – similar to Disney’s Kali River Rapids – makes for another exciting attraction at this park.
Enjoy parades at Carnival Square! Its captivating parade floats will enthrall with their intricate designs and elaborate costumes, while souvenir seekers should check out either Grand Emporium or LciunMemorium, where adorable character merchandise can be purchased. Plus don’t forget about all of the delicious eateries located within the park itself.