Once considered a developing country, South Korea is now one of Asia’s economic and cultural leaders. It has beautiful scenery, a culture, and a history of 5,000 years. It is known for its technological advances and economy and is a good example of what a nation and its citizens can do. It has kept many of its customs and traditions. It draws a lot of tourists because it has a unique culture.
Gyeongbokgung Palace used to be the main palace of the Joseon dynasty. The colors and designs on the palace are bright and full of life. The National Folk Museum is located on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace. It talks about an exhibition about life in traditional Korea. People can walk around the pavilions, halls, and gardens to pass the time.
A single stone wall separates the Changdeokgung and Changgyeongung palaces. They are one of Korea’s most beautiful and powerful old symbols. A world heritage site is the Changdeokgung Palace. The palace and its gardens are built to fit in with their surroundings, a Korean tradition. It has hundreds of unique plant species, some over 300 years old.
Korea Furniture Museum in Seongbuk-gu
This museum comprises ten traditional “Hanok” houses from Korea. It has more than 2,000 pieces of furniture from the past. The museum tries to get people worldwide interested in Korean furniture. The Hanok shows how important tradition is and how beautiful the outside is. Hanok’s furniture shows off the beauty of Korean culture.
Seongnagwon Garden is the only traditional Korean garden that still stands in Seoul. On its manner down the slope to the front door, the small stream in this garden pools in two ponds. The traditional way the garden is laid out lets each beautiful spot appear individually.
National Museum of Korea
The largest museum in South Korea is here. There are many natural things to see on the grounds of the museum. The building’s design is based on traditional Korean architecture but has been updated to look more modern. Korean artifacts from ancient times to the present day are spread out over three museum floors.
24th summer Olympic stadium Olympic park
The 1988 Summer Olympics were held at Olympic Park. There are a few museums in the park, such as the Olympic Museum and the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art. Park is also a great place to visit the city to see beautiful nature. A fantastic picnic spot is on the park’s rolling hills.
The Cheonggyecheon Stream brings the beauty of nature right into the city center. Once, the stream was made of concrete, and an elevated highway was built over it. It has distinctive bridges and paths of stepping stones with deep meanings.
The Joseon Dynasty is when BukchonHanok Village was built. It is close to some of Seoul’s most famous palaces. High-ranking officials used to live in this village, and almost all houses still looked like they did back then. The village is constructed atop a hill and is one of Seoul’s most popular tourist spots.
Zaha Hadid Architects built the Dongdaemun design plaza.
This plaza was built to keep the site’s history alive and to incorporate the newly discovered history into the landscape architecture, which is also based on the ancient walled city and history. This outside landscape makes the city of Seoul greener. Its surface has holes and folds that let you see into the modern paradigm of the design.
Starfield coex Library
The well-known Starfield COEX Library is in the middle of Starfield Coex Mall. Four impressive 13-meter-tall bookcase columns occupy 28,000 m2 of space on two floors. They hold 50,000 books and more than 600,000 magazines and journals. There are places to read, give presentations, and hold conferences.
The Namsan Tower
This tower was built in 1969 as a communication tower on the top of Mount Namsan in the middle of Seoul. The path to get there can be hard, but the views are amazing. We can see some of Seoul’s most famous landmarks on the tower’s four observation decks. The tower is the highest point in Seoul and gives a 360-degree view of the whole city.
Lotte World Tower
The design of the different interior program spaces was based on traditional Korean art forms. The building has a wider range of uses than a typical tall building. The public uses the top 10 floors of the building for entertainment. There is an observation deck and a rooftop café on these floors.
The Nurimaru APEC House was built for the Leaders’ Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, in 2005. It is now a museum. The house has been turned into a museum since the 2005 meeting. The building is on the south end of Dongbaekseom Island, a forested peninsula shore of Haeundae Beach.
UN Memorial Cemetery
The UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea honors UN soldiers from 16 countries and UN aid workers from five countries who died in battle during the Korean War, which continued from 1950 to 1953. This peaceful park covers 135,000 square meters of flat grassland.
Shinsegae is the world’s largest department store.
Shinsegae Centum City is the biggest department store in the world, consonant with the Guinness Book of World Records. The center is 500,000 square meters big and has hundreds of high-end shops and restaurants. In the center are several movie theaters, an ice rink, and a golf driving range.