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The capital of South Korea is a vibrant modern metropolis that preserves its ancient traditions in the midst of a fast-paced and high-tech life. The city, which is full of historical sites such as royal palaces and Buddhist temples, boasts an attractive social scene with culinary adventures, endless shopping opportunities and no shortage of all-night K-pop parties.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 4°C
  • Night -5°C
  • Rain 3

The capital of South Korea is a vibrant modern metropolis that preserves its ancient traditions in the midst of a fast-paced and high-tech life. The city, which is full of historical sites such as royal palaces and Buddhist temples, boasts an attractive social scene with culinary adventures, endless shopping opportunities and no shortage of all-night K-pop parties.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 4°C
  • Night -5°C
  • Rain 3

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A City Full of Life

The city of Seoul lies in the North-eastern part of the country, not far from the border with the Republic of North Korea, yet the two share very little, as Seoul is considered to be one of the financial and cultural centres of East Asia. The river Han that flows through the city, offers many possibilities for water sports, boat rides and ferry rides. Given that South Korea is a small country, you can easily explore the surroundings, as all parts of the country can be reached by car in only a few hours. 

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Seoul is a lively capital that offers numerous possibilities to experience, be it at night or during daytime. The best ways to get familiar with the city is via food or parties. For sure, you will be amazed by the markets of Dongdaemun or Namdaemun, where you can enjoy hours and hours of shopping, while all street food lovers will be blown away by tasting local produce at the Gwangjang market. During the day, enjoy a quiet tea in a teashop at Insadong Street, while in the evening, head to the one of the karaoke bars (noraebang bars) and treat yourself with some karaoke listening and signing. If you visit nightclubs, be ready for loud and popular K-pop hits. Well, the morning after, you can get your energy back in one of the numerous spa resorts and saunas, stocking yourself with good quality Korean cosmetic products at very fair prices. 

When you visit the city, you can immediately notice stark contrasts that make the city so attractive. The modern architecture buildings made of steel and glass beautifully intertwine with the green city parks, royal palaces and Buddhist temples.

When you visit the city, you can immediately notice stark contrasts that make the city so attractive. The modern architecture buildings made of steel and glass beautifully intertwine with the green city parks, royal palaces and Buddhist temples. One of the significant architecture features in South Korea are the hanoki, beautiful traditional wooden houses in the Bukchon village and the Jongmyo Shrine - on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage sites. In the very center of the city, you can also see two of five so-called “Grand Palaces”, Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung, offering an insight into the period of the Joseon dynasty. If you want to rest and take a deep breath from all the sightseeing, you can enjoy several wonderful parks or rent a bike and enjoy numerous cyclist paths.

Sights in Seoul

1 Palaca Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung Palace

The largest of the Five Grand Palaces in Seoul, built by the mighty Joseon Dynasty.

2 N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower

The almost 500-metre-high communication and observation tower offers a wonderful view of the city.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village

A village with more than 400 traditional Korean houses (hanoks).

4 Svetisce Jongmyo shrine

Jongmyo Shrine

A Confucian royal shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5 Trznica Gwangjang s hrano

Gwangjang Market

Seoul’s best food market with countless street food vendors.

Airports

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Seul Airport

Seoul Airport, officially known as Incheon International Airport, is the largest and primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area. It is located west of the city of Incheon and 48 km west of Seoul. The transport connections between Seoul and the airport are excellent – there are several options to choose from: an efficient public transportation system, taxis or rented cars.

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