Located in the heart of Seoul city, the Lotte World Tower stands at a height of 555.7 meters (1823.16 feet). The super-tall skyscraper was opened to the public on April 3, 2017 and is one of the tallest building in South Korea and the world. The tower is home to several stores, cafes, restaurants, galleries, an aquarium and even a concert hall. In addition they have a theme park that contains an ice rink and folk museum. On the top floors of the tower they have an observation deck, a sky-walk, and a luxury hotel. The tower is very popular with locals and tourists who spend the entire day exploring and enjoying a plethora of activities under one roof.
This Korean-style village is nestled at the foot of Pukansan between Gyeongbok Palace and the secret garden. There are over 2,000 buildings of which more than half are Korean-style houses. Most of these structures have antique tiled roofs and stone walls. The village is a fascinating walk down olden times and a much needed escape from the otherwise modern environs of the city. Some of the attractions that are incorporated in the Bukchon Hanok Village include Gahoe Museum, Han Sangsu Embroidery Museum and Rakgojae.
Situated near the Green Beach, Wolmido is the perfect get away for a relaxed short vacation. The island offers several activities like beach games and trail walks. There is a museum, amusement park and a green garden that are worth exploring. The cozy accommodations and fine restaurants complete an ideal indulgence trip.
Located in the heart of the city, the Olympic Park was built when the Summer Olympics visited Seoul in 1988. It houses tennis courts, weight-lifting and fencing gymnasiums, a gymnastics arena and an indoor swimming pool. With the games done and dusted, these venues now play host to numerous cultural and sporting events, and the park is a popular tourist attraction by itself. Enter through the majestic Peace Gate with the Olympic flame atop, and soak in the freshness of manicured lawns donned with stone and metal sculptures. An inanimate version of Hodori, the games' mascot welcomes you at the Olympic Museum to celebrate the history of the games and witness various exhibitions.
Glistening granite peaks, rugged landscapes and scattered remnants of history make Bukhansan National Park one of the top outdoor destinations in the city. Baekundae, Mangnyeongdae and Insubong soar to the skies as the park's principal peaks, while historic Buddhist temples lend it a sense of gravitas. Trails slice through the park's vast extent, attracting hikers from across the nation. The park is also home to the ancient Bukhansanseong Fortress, a bastion built to protect the city from invaders circa 132 CE. From the blooming landscape of the park during spring, to the wonder of winter, seasons play their enchanting symphony to the fullest at this park.
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.
Spanning from the iconic Gyeongbokgung Palace till Samcheong Tunnel, Samcheongdong-gil Road is near the Samcheong Park and is an idyllic street with a hipster vibe to it. Stretching to about four kilometers (2.49 miles) long, it is an interesting place to walk along, shop, check out art galleries and local museums. Dotted with restored traditional houses called hanoks, you will find charming eateries, cafes, antique shops, unique boutiques and more. Some of the interesting sights worth exploring on this winding road for your cultural trip are the Bukchon Museum Old Fragrance, Owl Art and Craft Museum and World Jewelry Museum.
Seongsu-dong, located in Seongdong-gu district of Seoul, is a hip neighborhood mainly popular amongst the youngsters and art lovers. This area is full of artists who have been forced to move out of Gangnam and other nearby places due to sky-high rents. Cheap rents have attracted investors to open up new art and food spaces leading to local development. Since the closing down of all the factories and warehouses, what earlier used to be the industrial hub of Seoul, is now house to cafes, bars and restaurants. The best way to enjoy the beauty of this hip neighborhood is by riding a bike. Rent a cycle from the public stands and go biking through the beautiful streets or explore the beauty of enchanting Seoul Forest on two wheels. Most of the walls here are covered by beautiful murals and graffiti made by local artists. These beautiful walls are often the choice of backdrop for photographs captured by the visitors. Get yourself a pair of handmade shoes from one of the custom shoe shops. A mix of old buildings, trendy cafes and traditional stores, Seongsu-dong is referred to as the Brooklyn of Korea by some.