Seoul, A Gem For Your Bucket List

Shabab Anwar
Jul 12, 2019   •  31 views

Seoul is a city full of wonderful buildings and captivating historical palaces. This megacity must have some magical powers that fascinate many of us, instead, I must say all of us. This hypnotic place is located in the northwestern part of South Korea. Nested along the Han River and surrounded by beautiful mountains, the beauty of this city must bewitch you. Besides, its alluring attractions, Seoul is considered a leading global city. This city is one of the largest financial and commercial hub. Seoul has contributed a lot to South Korea's economy. We all are familiar with LG, SAMSUNG, HYUNDAI, HANWHA, LOTTE and KIA MOTORS. But do you know that the headquarters of these renowned brands is situated in Seoul? It is one of the places where historical landmarks and modern architectures coexist. Let's check out each and every one.

1. Gyeongbokgung

This palatial palace is one of the five historical palaces of Seoul. As its name, Gyeongbokgung portrays itself as "the Palace of Shining Happiness". Nested at the heart of the city, this place represents the sovereignty of the Joseon dynasty. Even, the National Folk Museum of Korea is situated at the eastern entrance of this palace where one can experience the preserved tradition of Korean culture. While there you can watch the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony that is held at Gwanghwamun Gate, the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace. While wandering around the palace, you can explore the palace's marvellous and ornate gates, walls and ceiling that manifests the spirit of Confucian philosophy.

2. Changdeokgung

It was the second royal palace built after Gyeongbokgung Palace. Changdeokgung Palace was recognised as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee in 1997.

3. N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower, commonly knowns as Namsan Tower, is a communication as well as an observatory tower. Nested on Mt. Namsan, this iconic site gives a panoramic view of the city. Observing the city from the height of clouds gives a pleasant feeling and makes your travelling successful. There is a park surrounding N Seoul Tower, named, Namsan park that is sprawled across the steep of Mt. Namsan and gives you an overwhelming experience of nature. Before visiting the tower you can explore this prodigious park.

4. Dongdaemun

Korea's largest wholesale and retail shopping hub that attracts the fashion freaks as for reason that here you will find a variety of fabrics and clothing of the latest fashion trend.

5. Insadong

One of the Spellbinding attraction of the city that reflects the Korean tradition, its art and culture. Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures, even traditional clothing (popularly known as hanbok) to pottery and tea houses to restaurants, all are worth looking.

6. Hwaseong Fortress

This pristine fortress is located an hour out of Seoul in Suwon. It is designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the night light, this beautiful site shines exceptionally that makes you blissful.

7. Bukchon Hanok Village

This charming village is situated between Gyeongbokgung Palace to the west and Changdeokgung Palace to the east. Here you can experience a large number of traditional Korean wooden homes, known as hanok which make this village worth visiting.

8. Ikseon Dong Hanok Village

Another exceptionally beautiful village that drags the visitors and reveals about traditions and culture of Korea. This everlasting place is mainly popular among the locals for shopping. Beyond the hustle and bustle of the city, this calm village will provide you with a soothing and pleasing atmosphere. Generally, this is the reason for which many tourists attract here.

9. Everland

Korea's largest theme park run by Samsung. You can even experience the fascinating flower arrangements and the gorgeous garden of this park. Here, you can find all about the zoo and you can take a look at the safari world. If you are a thrill-seeker, you can go for more than 40 mind-blowing rides which would be totally adventurous. You will feel totally disoriented and twisted after riding on heart-throbbing roller coasters of here but really believe that this will be the most memorable journey of your life.

10. Lotte World

Lotte world consists of both indoor and outdoor park. You will find the world's largest indoor theme park here which is open all year around. An outdoor amusement park, known as magic land, is an artificially built island on a great lake. The 360 degrees rotating roller coaster which is indoor, on which you may feel that you would hit the building.

Besides these, you can also visit Nami island, Gwangjang Market ( Korea's first permanent market ), Hongdae ( Seoul's dazzling centre of shopping and nightlife ), Cheonggyecheon stream, DDP White Rose Garden, Dora Observatory ( from here you can get a rare view of North Korea ), Itaewon (a popular destination that attracts visitors for shopping and entertainment ) and many more places. You can go for adventure at K-Style hub where you can experience the K-pop which is very much popular nowadays. This thrilling city will really fill your thirst for travelling and must provide you with a wonderful experience in your life.