Top 19 Fun Things to Do in Korea – Part 1

Top 1-10 Fun Things to do in Korea by ShawnLiv Sherene Shvonne

The list below is not in chronological order.
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1. Visit Gyeongbukgung Palace
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First and the most visited sites in the city is the Gyeongbukgung Palace. Introduction Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace.

During the Japanese Governor-General, Gyeongbokgung was demolished in the early 20th century. In 1915, on the pretext of holding an exhibition, more than 90% of the buildings were torn down. Restoration efforts have been ongoing since 1990 until now. Subway riders can reach this palace from Gyeongbokgung Station, exit 5 on line 3. The station is designed as such to resemble olden days architecture. Free Entrance as we wearing Korean traditional clothing, Hanbok.
Address: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 종로구 사직로 161 (세종로)

2. Catch the guard changing ceremony
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The watching the changing of the guards at the main gate Gwanghwamun as one of the favorite activity in Seoul. Accordingly, the royal changing of the guard ceremony is held in front of the main gate every hour from 10:00 to 15:00.

3. The Hanbok Experience
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Wearing Hanbok is a trendy thing to do. Hanbok is the representative example of traditional Korean dress. It is characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Today, many Hanbok rental shops are prepared with a wide range of styles and offer free entrance to visitors wearing Hanbok such as Yeongbukgung Palace.

4. Take the cable car up Mount Namsan
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Mt. Namsan is a symbolic mountain located at the center of Seoul. Mount Namsan is a mere 262 metres at its peak. It offers some hiking, picnic areas and views of downtown Seoul’s skyline. The N Seoul Tower is located on top of Mt. Namsan. You may take a cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path. You may take a cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path. Nearest Train Station : Myeong-dong Station (Subway Line 4), about 15 minutes walk.

5. Hike to N Seoul Tower
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One of the best places in Seoul to take in a view of the sprawling city, N Seoul Tower. N Seoul Tower at the summit of Namsan mountain is ranked as the top sightseeing spot in the capital.You can see an overview of Seoul from all angles at the towelís observatory! So, go grab a coffee and enjoy a great panorama of the city.

6. Taking pictures at the Locks of Love
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A highlight for any visitor is likely to be the Locks of Love, where romantics hang padlocks to symbolize their devotion to one another. Go take some pictures at the locks of Love

7. Myeongdong Shopping
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One of the SeoulÌs busiest and most shopper insane areas of town. There are many popular trusty beauty brandsí flagship stores and a massive selection of restaurants, street food stalls, towering ice cream cones, and snacks everywhere you look.

8. Visit LINE Friends Flagship
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Taking picture with the huge Brown. Walk upstairs and you’ll have a few more photo ops in ìBrown’s Roomî as well. Overall, LINE FRIENDS stores filled with various character items and desserts will provide exciting experiences.

9. Eat Chicken Galbi
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Tasty and spicy stir fried chicken dish with gochujang, vegetables, and rice known as dak galbi. To that point, we went to Yoogane and tried their signature dish “Yoogane Marinated Dak Galbi”. The service and the taste are good but the food is spicy. The Myeongdong Branch 1 located at 3-1 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga (Google Map).

10. Must-Try Street Foods
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Go take a bite! Thereís plenty of yummy street food everywhere! Some must-try street food in Seoul include tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), hotteok (sweet pancakes), kimbap (seaweed rice rolls) and of course, the classic chicken skewers!

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