What to do in Seoul in one day

09:00 – Ibis Styles Ambassador Myeongdong

09:30 – Insadong Neighborhood

10:30 – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Insadong

11:00 – Gyeongbokgung Palace

12:30 – Tosokchon Restaurant

14:00 – Bukchon Neighborhood

16:00 – Sulbing Korean Cafe at Insadong

17:00 – Namdaemum Market

18:30 – Cheonggyecheon Stream

19:30 – Myeongdong Kyoja Main Restaurant

21:00 – Miso at Jeong Dong Theater

22:30 – OK Pong Pong

23:59 – Club Octagon

 

We mapped out your day trip in Seoul

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Seoul

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

During your Seoul day trips, in the Capital of South Korea, get in touch with both the modern and old-school cultures. In this city, you’ll encounter super modern skyscrapers and pop culture references next to Buddhist temples and palaces. Spend the day at a Korean street market or tour the Jogyesa Temple. Shop for modern and vintage designs at the Myeongdong or enjoy get a bird’s eye view of the city from the N Seoul Tower. Taste an endless array of street foods and go out on the town with Seoul’s vivacious nightlife. With so many activities, you won’t have a shortage of things to do in Seoul

Take a walk around the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and its amazing rooftop park. Tour the Gyeongbokgung Palace and immerse yourself in Seoul’s history at the Korean History Museum. Go back into time when you visit the Bukchon Hanok Village and look at traditional Korean wooden homes

Snack on Ddeokbokki, spicy rice cakes, and Samgyetang, Ginseng chicken soup. For a tasty meal, try Dakgalbi, pan-fried chicken, or Samgyupsal, a delectable pork barbecue dish. When indulging in dessert, give Patbingsu or the many flavors of soft-serve ice cream a try

“Hello” and “Goodbye” are the same in Korean: “An-nyeong-ha-se-yo”. To say “Nice to meet you”, say “Ban-gap-sum-ni-da”. Make sure you know the most important phrase – “Thank you”, which is “Kam-sa-ham-ni-da” in Korean. “Excuse me” or “Pardon me” is “Jam-shi-man-yo” and “Please” is “Ju-se-yo”

Seoul summers are hot, humid, and rainy, with temperatures hovering in the upper 80s to upper 90s. Fall weather cools a little and brings temperatures around 60 degrees. Winters are brutal, with chilling temperatures getting down to -4 degrees, but spring warms up to the mid-50s

Take the subway from the airport into the city center for about 1,050 won. Taxis are crawling over every corner, waiting to take tourists into the city for about 15,000 won. The Airport Railroad Express connects the airport to the city for 4,150 won

The city of Seoul has a far-reaching network of public transportation and taxis. The subway system is a cheap, fast, and efficient way to travel around the city. There are also a variety of bus routes that can take tourists all over Seoul

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