Seoul is the capital of South Korea and it definitely deserves this. It is a fantastic city where you can enjoy unique experiences that you will remember for a lifetime.

The city brings along so many incredible things to do that you will wish to have stayed longer. One thing is for sure: you will never get bored in Seoul. 

The fun part is that the things you can do are very diversified. You can visit an ancient temple in the morning, hike later on and just have a walk to feel the vibrant culture of the city in the evening. If you’re fancy, you can even go for a Michelin restaurant or warm yourself up in a cozy 24hr coffee shop. There is no limit in terms of things to do.

Here are a few Seoul attractions:

1. Visit Gyeongbokgung

You just can’t go to Seoul without seeing this gem. This palace with a tough name to spell used to be the royal palace for a South Korean dynasty. If you wear traditional clothing, you can enter for free and enjoy the premises, the museum and the surrounding area.

2. Taste local South Korean food

Many people say that food describes a nation in the best way. Namdaemun and Gwangjang are very popular places where you can find a plethora of new delicious things to try out. You can even pick tours that will guide you along the many flavors. There are many tours to choose from if you are travelling from Singapore and also be sure to check out direct flights from Singapore to Seoul to get the cheapest deal around town!

3. View the entire city from up above

The Namsan Tower gives you the chance to see a panoramic view and understand what the city is all about. The little mountain where you can find this tower is right in the city center. 

You can either an electric bus or a cable car to the top. If you’re feeling like an explorer, you can hike up there as well.

4. Check the pulse of the city in Hongdae

This is where all the hipsy cool local people go. The name refers to the area surrounding the university. You can find there all kinds of pubs, boutique stores and pubs. The prices are better than in other areas and the atmosphere is always fun and vibrant. 

You will see how locals actually enjoy themselves and you can try unique beverages. It’s definitely not meant for students only, but for everyone who likes to enjoy life.

5. Walk through the cultural center

Jongno is the tourist hot spot and the multitude of specific things you can see there will blow your mind. You can witness the culture at its best in a very concentrated form. For first-time travelers, this is the place to go to get the first taste of Seoul.

6. Shop exquisite products

Myeongdong and Dongdaemun are the key Seoul attractions where you can shop for unique things and special gifts that your friends and family members will hold dear for a lifetime. South Korea is well-known for its extraordinary skin care industry so you might want to pack on those products to pamper yourself.