Seoul Travel Guide
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- 87%Local Culture
- 67%Nightlife Lovers
- 67%Business Travelers
- 67%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (472)
- SeoulMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Mar 06, 2014
Seoul is a modern, metropolitan city that also retains a traditional personality. This is a really awesome city for visitors who could learn about the past, present, and future of a wonderful culture via its sites, people, and food.
- SeoulMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 28, 2014
Beautiful city. It's crammed a bit, but the city is within the mountains and offers pretty much anything you can imagine. From indoor ice climbing and skiing in the summer to shopping in myeongdong, partying in gangnam, to the art of hongdea. It's beautiful, but the Koreans can be a bit racist.
- SeoulMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Jan 26, 2014
At last Seoul is shedding its reputation for being one of the more sleepy Asian capitals. The city is rising again but thankfully not totally at the expense of some of its older and more traditional buildings; simultaneously some of the contemporary structures going up ooze confidence. The city's many markets are especially atmospheric. Seoul is a foodie capital too, with palates satisfied at places ranging from top-end gourmet restaurants to fantastic and inexpensive street food. There's much to see and do - well worth spending at least two nights here before exploring the rest of this fascinating country.
- SeoulMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsJan 22, 2014
Seoul is a city that rewards digging. On the surface, it's an ugly mass of squat concrete blocks sprawling over an area of more than 600 square kilometers, an urban jungle spawned from the ashes of the city's near-total destruction during the Korean War. The city plan may be relentlessly utilitarian, and hopelessly low on green space (with the exception of the rounded mountains sprouting from its midst), but the more time you spend in Seoul the more likely it is that this rough, vivacious city will win you over. The Korean capital is the true 24-hour city that other places bill themselves as, a place where you can go shopping for luxury fashions at 3am, or chow down streetside on rice liquor and blood-sausage at 7am right after the clubs let out. Indeed, many of the best experiences here involve food and drink, and tableside is one of the finest places to appreciate true Korean culture -- garrulous, warm, and typically involving a prodigious quantity of alcohol. You won't find the soul of, well, Seoul in a guidebook, so make a local friend or two and dive in! You'll be surprised where you might end up.
- SeoulMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Nov 18, 2013
I love this city! Its a very big city but the transport system is meticulously superb! Many famous places are very close by and if you like walking, you can cover most of them especially which are in the heart of the city like Gyeonbuk palace, cheongyecheon stream, city hall, namdemun market, myeongdong, catholic church, namsan tower, etc.
The best website I found really helpful is this: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto
- SeoulMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 17, 2014
Seoul is a huge city with palaces, museums, markets, and great restaurants and nightlife. One overlooked aspect is some nice hiking right within the city.
- SeoulMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
A big, sprawling city with a massive railway system. Seoul is not a scenic city, but there are lots of street stalls, restaurants, KTVs, and a lively, bustling crowd that's always on the move.
- SeoulAug 23, 2013
Woodstock music bar in Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam -- hard to find, but a real gem, since it's a real bar, but not the typical expat bar. My understanding is that it was started out of pure love for the music - blues and rock - and that spirit still gives the place its unique character. (www.facebook.com/Woodstock.Music.Bar.Gangnam)
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