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Top 8 Attractions in Seoul

Popular Seoul landmarks and tourist spots

  • The Seoul Festival of Lights, organized by The Seoul foundation for Arts and Culture, is the biggest winter festival in Seoul, South Korea.

    Title: 2009 Seoul Festival of Lights
    Theme: De:Light of Seoul
    Slogan: "Seoul, Delightful City"
    Period: 12. 19(Sat)2009 ~1. 24(Sun)2010, 37days
    Venue: Gwanghwamun Square
    Organization: Seoul Metropolitan Government/ Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
    Events: Exbibition of Nam June Paik's "Fractal Turtleship", Large-scale Media Facade and Interactive Media Experience
    Details: Site-specific programs that represent the history and significance of Gwanghwamun Square and neighboring major buildings(Storytelling of five-theme zones: History/Culture/Communication/Creation/Repose)

    "Seoul, Delightful City"

    In December 2009, Gwanghwamun Square transforms itself into the 'Square of Lights' ...

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  • The HI SEOUL FESTIVAL is a global city festival where you can experience the true colors of Seoul, one of the most attractive city in the world.

    Hi Seoul Festival 2010 will invite the World with motion, bringing Spring.

    It begins on the 1st of May down by the Han River basin (main stage), and will spread to the entire metropolitan area of Seoul until the 9th of May ...

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  • Nandaemun (or Sungnyemun) is a prime example of the old majestically mixing with the new and the modern. Amidst the hustle and bustle of traffic and the skyscrapers that seem to sprout in the area, it is a refreshing reminder of Korea's glorious past. Namdaemun is a historic city gate, one among the four belonging to the old city walls. It is located right at the heart of Seoul and is considered as South Korea's National Treasure #1 ...

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  • 4 N Seoul Tower

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    The N Seoul Tower through colorful tree leaves.
    No matter where you are in Seoul, look to the horizon and you will be sure to find the Seoul Tower. This landmark stands at the top of Mt. Namsan. This broadcasting tower is 370 meters tall (above sea level) and was erected in 1969. The digital observatory features cutting edge digital equipment such as a high powered telescope. There is also an analogue observatory in the lower floor ...

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  • 5 Changdeokgung

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    The Changdokkung Palace (or Palace of of Prospering Virtue in English) in Seoul, South Korea, enthralls with its secret garden and magnificent architecture of the Joseon Dynasty. For over 250 years, it served as the seat of the royal regime and has largely preserved its architectural style.

    The design of the palace was based on the specification from the Three Kingdoms Period. This makes the palace design predominantly Korean, as opposed to the other palaces that had foreign influences ...

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  • 6 Gyeongbokgung

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    Gyeongbokgung / Kyongbokkung Palace (Heavenly Blessed Palace) in Seoul, South Korea, is among the Five Grand Palaces that was built during the Joseon Dynasty. It is also the dynasty's largest palace, and probably the most beautiful. It is massive and awe-inspiring – with its 330 buildings and over 5,000 rooms. Yes, the Royal family estate is a majestic symbol of power and wealth – it has over 400,000 square meters! It is a treasure trove of architectural structures, gardens, sculpture art and so much more ...

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  • 7 Deoksugung

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    Standing proudly at a busy intersection in downtown Seoul is Deoksugung (Toksukung) Palace. It is known for its stately stone-wall road. It was built during the rule of the Choson dynasty.

    Its features include the Taehanmun Gate, which is the palace's main gate. Moving inward, you can see the Chunghwa-jeon Hall, which is the throne room of the Palace ...

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  • The Jongmyo (or Chongmyo) in Seoul, South Korea, is a royal shrine dedicated to the ancestors of the Choson dynasty, starting from King Taejo (who founded the Joseon dynasty). Among Confucian shrines, this is the most authentic and also the oldest. It is well preserved – what you see goes as far back as the 16th century. During the era of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, there were quite a number of shrines similar to Jongmyo ...

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