Looking down at it on a fine evening, it's easy to understand that there are many best places to visit in Seoul ... photo by CC user Larry Koester on Flickr

Seoul is crammed with amazing places to visit and explore. The variety of tourist sights in Seoul is so huge, that even an experienced traveller might easily get confused when deciding where to go and what to see. This is why many interesting places are simply passed over by tourists.

The following is the list of 10 best places to visit in Seoul.

1. Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seoul has 5 magnificent palaces (Changgyeong Palace, Deoksu Palace, Changdeok Palace, Kyonghi Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace) that were built by Joseon Dynasty and are called “Five Grand Palaces”. The biggest and the most beautiful of them is Gyeongbokgung Palace, the name of which can be translated as the “Palace of Shining Happiness.” The territory of the Gyeongbokgung Palace is full of various flowers and trees. In its northern part there is a beautiful lotus pond.

2. Myeongdong

If you follow fashion and are fond of shopping, you should visit the main shopping center of Seoul – Myeongdong. This is the place where you can buy branded goods and Korean cosmetics that has a worldwide fame and recognition. When visiting Myeongdong you will also find lots of fast foods and exquisite restaurants.

3. Seoul Tower

Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower gives a great panoramic view of the city. This is one of the most romantic places of Seoul that attracts thousands of loving couples. The best time to visit Namsan Tower is after the sunset, when the lights of the big city create an unforgettable view and atmosphere.

4. Hongdae

To discover the cultural life of Seoul, you should visit Hongdae. This is a great place for anyone who loves noisy parties, dancing, music and all kinds of art. Hongdae is a home to numerous galleries, boutiques, craft shops, art studios and nightclubs. The best rock and jazz concerts are held here.

5. CoeX Mall

This is nothing else but the biggest shopping center in Asia. The main attraction of CoeX Mall

is Ocean Theme Park which is the home for 40 thousand marine creatures. The best restaurants shops and 16 cinemas can be also found there.

6. Bukchon Hanok Village

The Bukchon is one of the oldest districts of Seoul, where you can see Korean traditional wooden houses. Bukchon Hanok Village is the best place to explore traditional Korean architecture.

7. Daehangno

Theatre enthusiasts should visit Daehangno – Seoul’s famous theatre district. Virtually all kinds of theatres can be found here. Lots of chic restaurants are also located in the Daehangno district.

8. Theme Park

This place is definitely not only for Kids. Adults will also enjoy spending time at this amazing, fairy place, with numerous castles and parks.

9. Jjimjilbang (Korean Spa)

By spending a night in one of Korean spas – Jjimjilbang, you will forget about all earthly concerns and will get back home filled with energy and positive emotions. The best thing about Jjimjilbang is that is is cheaper than a 5-star hotel.

10. Lotte World

This amazing place includes the largest indoor park in the world an outdoor park – Magic Island. Lotte World is the major theme park complex of South Korea. It was opened in 1989 and attracts more than 8 million visitors a year.

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