The Best Tourist Attractions & Things To Do In South Korea

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DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

A stand-off that has extended decades, this visit to no man’s land – the demilitarized zone - is safe but tense. Only 40 minutes from Seoul, the soldiers of North and South Korea meet each other’s gaze. See the Joint Security Area where the North and South met for peace talks in the Korean War; this narrow stretch of land is well worth the visit!

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Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace

Absorb the history of Changdeokgung Palace, which dates to 1405, the time of the Joseon Dynasty. Its magnificent architecture has been restored, and the palace, on 110 acres, was UNESCO Heritage Listed in 1997. You are welcome to tour the buildings and gardens, from the Donhwanmun Gate to the majestic Halls, the Shrine and the Secret Garden and both self-guided, and guided, tours are available!

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Namdaemun Market
Namdaemun Market

Hustle and bustle, alleys, nooks and crannies – The Namdaemun Markets never close! There is something for everyone at this traditional market, and you will never tire of the variety of goods on sale and display. A favourite souvenir is to purchase a stamp with your name in Korean – made in minutes as you wait. When you need a rest, head to Noodle Alley or Restaurant Alley for tasty street food.

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The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

The Blue House is the official residence of South Korea’s head of State, the President, named after the 150,000 blue tiles used on the roof. Set on 62 acres, you are welcome to visit the main building and wander around the gardens. The Blue House is a magnificent example of traditional architecture, and an introduction to the history of this country. If you visit on Saturday morning  you can even see the Military Honour Guard and Band perform!

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Seoul City Hall
Seoul City Hall

Shaped like a wave poised to break, visit Seoul City Hall to appreciate the modern innovative architecture of Seoul. As you stroll past the seven-story vertical garden admiring its beauty, head to the basement to see relics, such as arrowheads found as the building was constructed. There is modern South Korean art on display and the old council chambers are worth visiting, as they now house a public library.

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Deoksugung Palace
Deoksugung Palace

Experience the history of South Korea, as you the cross the entrance bridge shared by royalty hundreds of years ago. Meander through the buildings and gardens of Deoksugong Palace, on a free guided tour, or by yourself, to learn and appreciate the past grandeur of this country, and its contrast with the modern world. You should also take the time to visit the National Museum of Art!

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Unhyeongung Palace
Unhyeongung Palace

Right in the centre of Seoul, and with free admission, take a break and transport yourself back to an earlier time at Unhyeongung Palace. As you enter the main gate, the opulence of this palace greets you. Tour the kitchens and the visitor’s quarters with many historical artefacts on display. Make the day special - wear and learn about the traditional clothing of the Joseon Dynasty - it’s a truly unique experience!

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The War Memorial of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea

In a country that lives with military tension, a visit to the The War Memorial of Korea is a must. This memorial and museum respectfully documents and displays the history of this country’s involvement in wars and conflicts. The Korean War is a major display, and you will see weaponry, tanks, planes and guns. There are eight main exhibits, so this makes a great tour to absorb the country’s history.

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