Besides K Pop and K Dramas, Seoul is where it all started for us at Have Halal, Will Travel and it will always be in our hearts. Without Seoul, there would be no HHWT and no HHWT Travel Planner App.


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So if you’re looking to visit the place where it all began, here are 10 top attractions in Seoul rated by the HWHT community, and we definitely agree with this list!

P.S. Travelling to Seoul soon? Don’t forget to download the HHWT Travel Planner App available on both Google Play for Android and Apple App Store for iOS 😉

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1. Myeongdong Shopping

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Myeongdong is one of Seoul’s must-go shopping districts featuring mid to upscale shops, cafes and restaurants.

Opening Hours: Varies according to shops
Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SH/whereToShop/whereToShop.jsp?action=about&cid=995821
Address: 52, Myeondong 8-gil, Jung-gu Seoul

2. Bukchon Hanok Village

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An actual traditional residential area known as hanok, Bukchon not only holds the traditional culture of Seoul, but also holds cafes, galleries and museums, including the Bukchon Cultural Center.

Website: http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr/eng/index.jsp
Address: 36, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

3. Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Built 6 centuries ago by the founder of the Chosun dynasty, this palace is the largest of the Five Grand Palaces.

Opening Hours: 0900 – 1700. Closed on Tuesdays
Price: Adults 3000 won, Youth (7-18 years old) 1500 won, Free for Children aged 6 and under and Senior Citizens 65 years and above
Website: http://www.royalpalace.go.kr/html/eng/main/main.jsp
Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

4. N Seoul Tower

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The tower’s observatory offers stunning views of Seoul’s sprawling cityscape, with nighttime light displays, a digital observatory and restaurants 480 meters above sea level.

Opening Hours: 1000 – 2300
Price: Adult 10,000 won, Children (3-12 years old) and elderly (over 65 years old) 8000 won
Website: http://www.nseoultower.com/eng/index.asp
Address: 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

6. Dongdaemun Market

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Dongdaemun Market is a large commercial area with wholesalers, markets and major malls (such as Migliore, Freya Town, Doosan Tower, etc.) that covers the whole area around Dongdaemun. It’s definitely not your everyday shopping experience, with special items such as fabrics that are not found anywhere else and accessories sold at reasonable prices.

Opening Hours: Open 24/7
Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SH/whereToShop/whereToShop.jsp?action=about&cid=995824
Address: Euljiro 6(yuk)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

7. Insadong

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One of Seoul’d best-loved tourist destinations, Insadong is a cultural hub of artsy galleries, handicrafts, and serene teahouses linked by winding alleys that are begging to be explored.

Opening Hours: Varies according to shops
Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SH/SH_EN_7_2_2_1.jsp
Address: Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

8. Hongik University Street (Hongdae)

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The hub of Seoul’s youth culture, with quirky boutiques, galleries, and nightlife gives a different glimpse into the usually conservative Korean culture.

Opening Hours: Varies according to shops
Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1326972
Address: 162-1, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

9. Ihwa Mural Village

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This full of character village has beautiful and quirky murals painted on its walls and interesting artwork by 60 artists commissioned for the project. It’s the perfect place for taking lots of photos! Put your walking shoes on as it’s quite a hilly walk.

Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1850476
Address: 9-723 Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

10. Cheongyecheon Stream

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One of the city’s most iconic beautification projects, this waterway flows through the heart of Seoul, with cascading fountains, stone walkways and night time light displays.

Website: http://www.sisul.or.kr/grobal/cheonggye/eng/WebContent/index.html
Address: Cheongyecheon-no, Jung-gu

So there you have it. The top 10 attractions in Seoul rated by you guys!

P.S. Travelling to Seoul soon? Don’t forget to download the HHWT Travel Planner App available on both Google Play for Android and Apple App Store for iOS 😉

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