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Located just north of Namsan Park, Namsangol Hanok Village is a re-creation of a small village which depicts the architecture and gardens of the Joseon Dynasty (1393-1910). There are five restored traditional houses decorated with authentic furniture and fittings from that era. A large pavilion overlooks a beautiful pond and an outdoor theater hosts dance and drama performances on weekends. There is also a hall displaying traditional handicrafts and a kiosk selling souvenirs.
A chain of movie theaters that has locations all over the city, CGV ensures that their theaters are appointed with first-rate facilities so that movie-goers can truly enjoy a show. The Myeongdong location is no different. A multi-plex, this theater offers five screens for your viewing pleasure, and it shows the latest South Korean hits as well as Hollywood's latest offering. Besides, the building in which the theater is located also houses a number of shops, stores, and restaurants, so you can make a day of the affair.
Opened in 1987, this museum chronicles the history of Korea's agriculture. There are seven exhibition halls including the Prehistory Hall, Three Kingdoms Hall, Chosun Hall and Monthly Work Hall. The most interesting display, however, is about the history of making kimchi and you can learn how to make it in one of the classes offered. Outside the museum, there are numerous examples of popular plants from around Korea, including a rice paddy. In the garden, there is a water mill and a grindstone that was once driven by oxen.
A sizable pocket of green in the city, Seoul Forest is a protected forest, city park and major tourist attraction. Covering a massive 1,200,000 square meters (300 acres), the park is home to a plethora of beautiful of tree and plant species, and is even home to about 100 different animals. Divided into five sections, this is a prime spot for numerous outdoor activities, educational programs and leisurely outings. Peppered with hiking and biking trails, skating ramps and cobbled paths flanked by tree-canopies, this site is every outdoor-enthusiast's paradise.
Over 500 exotic species and 40,000 fascinating marine life call Coex Aquarium their home. The aquarium is divided into six different categories. The Deep Blue Sea, as the name suggests are for underwater creatures from the deep end of the ocean. Seven Seas are reserved for species from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Red Sea, Pacific Ocean and North and South Poles. Marine Touch allows you to be in touching distance of the enchanting beings, quite literally. Ocean Kingdom comprises of sharks, stingrays, groupers, napoleons and so on. The Inca Empire features relics from the empire of the same name while Amazon World showcases tropical fish from the Amazon forest. Head here for a breath-taking and unforgettable experience.
There are 16 screens and one three-dimensional screen in this movie metroplex, thousands of people can watch a movie at the same time. Megabox is one of the biggest movie theater in Korea. The sound system is nothing short of superb. One interesting feature is the seating; many seats have no armrest between them making them ideal for courting couples. There are also support cushions for children to enable them to see the screen better. Near the complex are plenty of places for people to eat and drink.
The granite peaks of this mountain are a famous sight in Korea. Between the peaks are beautiful valleys with areas of woodland, where you will find many rare plants and interesting flowers. In the vicinity are historical sites, too, such as Bukhan Fortress, and some 100 temples dot the nearby hills. For those seeking a bit of exercise, various paths have been laid out, allowing walkers and climbers of all ages and levels to discover the natural joys of this famous landmark.
Children's Grand Park is one of the largest children's parks in Asia. It includes a zoo, a botanical garden, an amusement park, outdoor concert stages and physical training facilities. In spring and fall, many young children and their teachers can be seen here on school picnics. As an educational venue, it is not only fun, it also provides interesting information about plant and animal life. Budget a full day for your visit.
First started as an initiative to promote English shows among the city's young audience, LATT Children's Theater has since gone on to be one of the most popular children's theaters in Seoul. Playing host to numerous stage shows, including plays, magic shows and musicals, there's plenty to keep the kids entertained here. Plays and musicals are usually in English, although they do stage a number of Korean plays and cultural shows too. With a line up of performers and producers from across the world, the shows here tend to be a mix of entertainment and educational.
One of the top theme parks in South Korea, Lotte World is a stimulating facility of outdoor and indoor recreational zones. Home to one of the biggest indoor theme parks across the globe, the range of activities inside the park are astounding. For an adrenaline rush, the Magic Island offers an abundance of thrills, while the Across Dark ride takes one on an adventurous journey through space. The complex also features a fantastic folk museum, shopping malls, performance venues and a massive aquarium. Entertaining and exciting, it is no wonder that Lotte World is counted among Seoul's top tourist destinations.
At Lotte World Ice Rink, you can enjoy skating all year round. Larger than many other international ice rinks, this huge ice rink has a capacity for 1,000 skaters at any one time. The rink is conveniently located next to Lotte Adventure theme park where you can enjoy many thrilling rides. In the surrounding area, there are various restaurants that make this a great meeting place for friends or family. Discounts for large groups or for Adventure theme park ticket holders.
It took seven years to build this baseball stadium. Gocheok Sky Dome opened its doors in 2015 and is an attractive stadium. Its dome is reminiscent of a baseball ball and is eye catching. The stadium also features a soccer field, basketball court and a baseball themed area. Besides sporting events and matches, it also hosts concerts and festivals. It has hosted the Super Seoul Concert, 2016 Melon Music Awards and Metallica: WorldWired Tour in the past. It is among the biggest indoor concert spaces in the country.