Things to do in Seoul
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower, located on Namsan Mountain, is one of the city's most famous landmarks. The tower's observation deck offers the best views of the city. Visitors can take a cable car up the mountain and then walk to the tower.
Samcheong-dong Gallery Street
Samcheong-dong Gallery Street has a variety of venues where art is on display. The area known for its traditional Korean buildings also has cafes, wine bars, art shops and designer boutiques.
The Hongik University area is a mecca for Seoul's young people with numerous cafes, restaurants and clothing shops. It is also a center of indie culture where amateur artists display their skills. The area is well known for its clubs and party culture as well.
Hanbok is traditional Korean clothing, characterized by simple lines, vivid colors and intricate embroidery. Many aficionados love Hanbok because of its body-fitting design and natural fibers. The abundance of color has inspired artists and designers alike.
The Jjimjilbang, a Korean-style bathhouse, usually offers hot tubs, saunas and massage therapy, making it a perfect place to relax after a long day. Most include a lounge, restaurant and even an Internet café. Most jjimjilbangs are open all day, every day.
Galbi is beef or pork which is marinated in soy sauce, minced garlic, sesame oil and pear juice, and then grilled with onions, mushrooms, and a variety of other vegetables. It is served with rice and eaten with kimchi. Galbi is Korea’s signature meat dish and a favorite of visitors
Itaewon is a global village in the heart of Seoul. The streets are lined with eye-catching shops, and most merchants are able to communicate well with foreign tourists. You can find a variety of unusual and intriguing items here from all over the world.
Gyeongbokgung, or ‘The Palace Of Shining Happiness’, was built in 1394, at the very beginning of the Joseon Dynasty. It is the city’s largest royal palace replete with ancient buildings and relics. A changing-of-the-guard ceremony is reenacted regularly for visitors.
Hangang River Cruise
The Hangang River is one of Seoul’s most popular attractions, and a cruise along the river is an excellent way to enjoy the surroundings. Passengers can relax, feel the cool breeze and take in the impressive scenery.
Seoul Business Travelers Guide (2015)
Useful information while traveling in Korea’s capital, from restaurants and night clubs to museums and ancient palaces (pdf)