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Top 10 Places to Visit in Seoul, Korea

Top 10 Places to Visit in Seoul, Korea

Seoul, the capital of Korea, has all kinds of attractions you can expect to be the top travel destination in East Asia. From amazing landmarks and beautiful landscapes to delicious food, Seoul hasn’t ever disappointed any visitors. On top of that, there are places in the Korean capital city that you should visit, especially on your first-time travel. Let’s follow The Broad Life to explore places to visit in Seoul, Korea.

A quick summary of the top 10 places to visit in Seoul, Korea on YouTube.


Address: near Hongik University.

hongdae district seoul in the afternoon
Hongdae Seoul in the afternoon.

Hongdae is Seoul’s most exciting neighborhood. It’s famous for barbecue restaurants, bars as well as cosmetic stores, and a series of antique stores. Similar to Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood, this place is very funny, passionate, and flooded with neon lights. One of the most exciting streets is Eoulmadang Street, where Kpop music covers often take place full of energy.


Address: 1 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu.

the restored cheonggyecheon and the quality of life in seoul
The restored Cheonggyecheon and the quality of life in Seoul.

Cheonggyecheon Is an 11 km long stream flowing through the center of Seoul. The stream has from the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910), flowing from the art venue of Cheonggye Plaza and flowing into Hangang River. The coastal walking trails are divided into small areas with 22 bridges. This is the familiar entertainment and relaxation spot of the Seoul people.

National Palace Museum of Korea

Address: 12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu.

The National Palace Museum of Korea is one of the top places to visit in Seoul
The National Palace Museum of Korea is one of the top places to visit in Seoul.

Displaying 45,000 items created during the Joseon Dynasty. One of the most attractive galleries is the place to display traditional items related to birth, death, and marriage, for example, a stone placenta bottle used by the royal family. When a member of the Royal Family gives birth, both the placenta and the umbilical cord (the energy is said to be connected to the prosperity of the nation) will be placed in a pot, then stored on the mountain.

Starfield Library

Address: 513 스타필드 코엑스몰 B1, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu.

starfield library in seoul south korea
Starfield Library in Seoul South Korea.

Located in the center of Coex shopping center, right opposite Bongeunsa temple, Starfield Library is famous for 50,000 books and 13 m high shelves, bending around a central skylight, two floors. This is also a check-in point, taking photos to attract young people. The artwork in the library center includes trees and a tower made entirely from books. The library also has a few cafes, shops, and restaurants.

Gwangjang Market

Address: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu.

Korean street food Gwangjang market in Seoul
Korean street food Gwangjang market in Seoul.

This market in the Jongno-Gu district is where you will find the best street food in Seoul such as large octopus, pig intestines, chicken feet, kimbap, and hotdogs. Bindaetteok and seafood are the dishes you can find here. This is a great place to line up before a night of fun. You can also enjoy chilled Cass, a famous Korean beer.

Bongeunsa Temple

Address: 531 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu.

Bongeunsa Temple is one of the top places to visit in Seoul
Bongeunsa Temple is one of the top places to visit in Seoul.

This location is complex, not just a single temple. Outstanding in the population is the Bongeunsa Buddhist temple dating back to 794, a great quiet place right in the heart of Seoul. The highlight of the temple is the wood-carved works on the Avatamsaka Sutta. At this point, visitors and local people can better understand the history of the temple by registering for the Dado tea ceremony and meditation.

N Seoul Tower

Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu.

n seoul tower autumn korea
One of N Seoul Tower pictures in Autumn.

Is the most famous panoramic view of Seoul. A cable car will take you to N Seoul tower on the top of the hill for 5 minutes or you can also walk here. From the top of the tower, you can see the scenery of the Korean capital filled with green space and residential areas flowing around the feet of the hills.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Address: 161 Sajik-Ro, Sejongno, Jongno-Gu.

Many people visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul
Many people visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.

You will be surprised to know that in Seoul not only 1 but there are 5 main palaces. Gyeongbokgung is the largest and most important palace in Korea. Along with the Forbidden City in Beijing, Seoul is also considered one of the unique tourist destinations, imbued with the traditional cultural identity of the nation through long-standing, ancient and beautiful architectural works.

The tourist destination of Korea – Gyeongbokgung Palace is a large complex, where the Korean National Folk Museum attracts many visitors every day. What should I do to Gyeongbokung? Rent a brilliant traditional Hanbok outfit, a beautiful little bike to get free tickets to the palace to visit the palace, and be spoiled for a virtual royal style.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Address: Gye-dong, Jongno-Gu.

bukchon hanok village in seoul korea
Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul Korea.

Located between the two Gyeongbokgung palaces and Changdeokgung palace is the famous ancient village called Bukcheon Hanok as picturesque. The village is home to more than 400 old houses you often see in Korean historical films. The ancient village inside has many lovely cafes, pure tea ceremonies, restaurants, and souvenir shops selling sophisticated handicraft products of Korea.

Lotte World

Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu.

lotte world seoul
Lotte World Seoul.

Lotte World is the most exciting complex entertainment area in Korea with the largest indoor entertainment area in the world. In addition, Lotte World also has an outdoor entertainment area called Magic Land, an artificial island connected to a bustling shopping center.

Lotte World also owns a luxurious hotel, a Korean folk museum, a sports playground, modern cinema, and countless attractive entertainment points. Indeed, Lotte World is a top entertainment area.

Enjoy and have a great trip to Seoul, Korea!

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Khoi Nguyen builds The Broad Life with a desire to inspire people go exploring the world and live a more interesting, experience, and adventurous life. This blog shares the stories, pictures, and experiences at destinations where he has traveled to.


  • Beth

    I’d love to visit Seoul one day with the family. I think we’d have so much fun there. It’s beautiful.

  • Olga Wefler

    I`m really interested in Asia. I dont know if I`ll go to Seoul anytime soon, but it was great to read your article!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      If you are going to visit Asia, perhaps Seoul is a good start for you.

  • Cinny

    Lotte world was one of my favorite places to go. I think we stayed in a hotel near the first area too!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Sounds like you had a great trip to Seoul. Can you share with me your experience?

  • briannemanzb

    South Korea is one of the the dream destinations of many after being hooked and falling in love with the country’s culture, Korean dramas, and Kpop. These are all great places to visit.

  • Alita

    What a great list here. Hongdae is on top of my list since I love Harajuku.

  • Fransic verso

    Wow, these are amazing places, and definitely will visit these with my partner. Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Marky Ramone Go

    South Korea is on top of my Asian travel bucket list. Will bookmark this page once I get my visa and tickets to Korea, I’ll use this as a guide. Thanks

    • Khoi Nguyen

      I’m happy that this list is helpful to you. Have a great trip in Korea!

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