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- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Business Travelers
- 74%Family Travelers
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 72%Luxury Travelers
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- 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+ 5Oct 28, 2013
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)
- SeoulMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAug 10, 2013
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 EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 12, 2013
Seoul is HUGE. There is some much to do in the Seoul region. There is night life, eating, eating, and more eating. Then there is the night life. Seems like Koreans like to eat and drink. Especially in Seoul.
I am not a party goer, there are definitely other things to do in Seoul. There is a lot of shopping. Especially if you are an electronics junky. Korea is the second largest consumer of electronics, and Seoul caters to that.
There are PLENTY of museums, a great way to learn about the Korean war. There are nice gardens.
In the week I was in Seoul I could not come close to accomplishing everything there is to do while there, which is why I recommend Seoul for anyone.
- SeoulMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 03, 2013
I love Seoul. We came here with my 80 year old Grandma, a short 2 hour flight from Beijing. When we stepped off the plane, there was no glamour of Shanghai or skyscrapers of Beijing. But this is the city of little wonderful surprises.
The people are amazing, the courtesy and welcome we got was astounishing. Whether they spoke English or Chinese or did not understand us at all, everyone tried to help us wherever they can. We booked semi-private tours for because of my Grandma and the next day they sent a private car with private tour guide for us because they saw her having a hard time following the pace of the rest, never for a second were we rushed for falling behind. We stayed at a hotel right next to the famed Insadong street - Art and Antiques, the small local shops displayed their exquisite art, creativity and all the fine things in life. The food joints are immaculously clean, walking into any restaurants along the street, and you are welcomed with delish food, clean and comfortable atmosphere. The hotel rooms are not packed with luxury but the amount of technology details present is probably one of the most advanced in the world. The people of Seoul also embraces their culture to the fullest extend, they are proud of their heritage and it comes through with every word they speak.
Our tour guide said it the best - "we may not make many big glamorous things, but we make the little things perfect." Seoul is the city of perfection at every little detail.
- SeoulMar 24, 2013
For less than 10 dollars, you can do a comfortable and safe city tour,available night time as well but different routes.
I recommend anyone to explorer Seoul at night, it is very different from any other big cities in the States. See more detailed informaiton on bus tours at http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_4_10.jsp