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Seoul is a city of contrasts in which the ancient and the modern harmoniously coexist. In one sense, it’s a hi-tech 21st-century city awash with neon lights and the sights and sounds of a 24-hour metropolis, while at the same time, a city retaining the majesty and graceful ambience of ancient dynasties that once ruled. Like the river Han on which it sits, Seoul is constantly moving as it strides boldly into the future, yet simultaneously managing to keep one foot firmly entrenched in its historical past.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace

If you only have time for one palace visit make sure this is the one. Also referred to as the "Northern Palace", it was built in 1395 and is a stunning example of traditional Korean palatial architecture. Free guided tours are available in English, Japanese and Chinese.
Adresse: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2370 03900

National Folk Museum Of Korea

The museum is located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace and offers an excellent collection of Korean cultural exhibits. There are over 4,000 historical artefacts on display, and it is a great place to learn more about the history and historic lifestyles of the Korean people.
Adresse: 37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 3704 3114

Namsangol Hanok Village

A trip to Namsangol Hanok Village will grant visitors insight into the traditional ways of living during the extended period of of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) rule. Here, one will be able to see restored housing dating back centuries, watch performances and even try a hand at activities such as archery.
Adresse: 84-1, Pildong 2-ga, Junggu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2266 6923

Seoul Tower

For sweeping views of the city from Seoul's highest point, head to the observation deck of Seoul Tower - a local landmark and attraction that's been in operation for over three decades. The top floor features an upscale revolving restaurant; other eateries and attractions operate on-site.
Adresse: Yongsan-dong 2 -ga San 1-3, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 3455 9277
Åpningstider: Open every day

Hangang River Ferry Cruise

Taking a cruises along the Hangang River in Seoul is a great way to enjoy the city panorama - ferries pass local attractions en route, and those in the evening often include a dining option. Cruises vary in length (some as short at 40 minutes) and have an on-board tour guide.
Adresse: 290 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 3271 6900

Bukhansan Mountain National Park

Escape the bustle of the city and retreat to the tranquillity of the mountains. Bukhansan National Park has several gorges, granite peaks and more than 1,300 species of flora and fauna. There are also many historical and cultural sites including Bukhansanseong Fortress, Buddhist temples and monk’s cells. Bukhansan National Park Office:
Adresse: San 1-1, Jeongneung-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 909 0497

Lotte World

Lotte World is an amusement park located in the heart of the city. The theme park features exciting rides, an ice rink, a folk museum, a lake, both indoor and outdoor games, a fantasy forest with animals and much more. Lotte World is a very popular site - about 6,000,000 visitors are welcomed here every year.
Adresse: 240 Olympic-ro Songpa-Gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 411 2000

Coex Aquarium

Coex Aquarium is a great stop for families with children - the little ones will no doubt enjoy the massive display of live marine creatures from waters in and around Korea and all over the world. The aquarium contains an incredible 40,000 animals altogether.
Adresse: 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 6002 6200
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday, Sunday: 10am - 8pm, Saturday and Holiday:10am - 9pm

Bongeunsa Temple

This little gem is situated in the middle of Seoul and is an easy one to overlook. Bongeunsa Temple was founded in 794 during the Shilla King Weongseong’s reign. There is a special 2-hour program designed for visitors, which includes meditation and a tea ceremony. Do not miss the huge Buddha statue in the back.
Adresse: 73 Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 3218 4895


Changdeokgung is a grand palace from the last Korean dynasty. This is a great place to learn about Korean history but be sure to have some comfortable shoes on since the place is big. Enjoy the guided tour in English that lasts for one hour and be sure not to miss the guard changing ceremony.
Adresse: 99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 762 8261
Åpningstider: Closed on Mondays

Trickeye Museum

Trickeye Museum is an interactive museum with paintings which are created with 'trompe l'oeil' (eye-tricking) techniques that give each 2D art piece the impression of being in 3D. This allows you to interact with the paintings in a way that makes it look like you are part of the original work.
Adresse: 20 Hongikro 3gil, Mapogu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 3144 6300
Åpningstider: Daily: 9am - 9pm

Seoul City Tour Bus

The City Tour Bus is a great way to see Seoul. The tour includes stops at some of Seoul’s most popular attractions and shopping venues. There are 26 stops and you can get off at any station and then take the next bus again. Buses run at 30-minute intervals. Departure location: In front of Donghwa duty-free Shops at Gwanghwamun.
Adresse: Gwanghwamun, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 777 6090

The War Memorial Of Korea

This huge museum is a great place where you can learn about the history of the Korean Military. There are many things to see both inside and outside the museum. On display are military airplanes, tanks, weapons and other military equipment. Put your walking shoes on since this is a massive place. There are English-language tours available.
Adresse: 29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 709 3114, 3139
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday: 9.30am - 6pm, Closed on Mondays

National Museum Of Korea

The National Museum of Korea contains thousands of artifacts dating back to various points throughout history, from ancient times to modernity. These include items from Korea and greater Asia, including sculpture, calligraphy, paintings, porcelain, and more.
Adresse: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2077 9000
Åpningstider: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am - 6pm, Wednesday and Saturday: 10am - 9pm, Sunday and holidays: 10am - 7pm

Namsan Park

Stroll around and enjoy this botanical garden with great sports facilities such as a swimming pool, tennis court, ping-pong court, baseball stadium and roller-skating area. You can also take the cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path to get a great view over the city. Here at Namsan Park you will find the Seoul Tower.
Adresse: 100-177 Hoehyeon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 3783 5900
Åpningstider: Daily

Seoul Olympic Park

Once used as a site for Seoul's 1988 Olympic Games, the park now contains Korea's biggest sporting arena, and is frequented by city residents who come for nature walks amongst the park greenery or sporting events in one of the park's modern stadiums.
Adresse: 426, Ollimpik-ro, Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +822 410 1114

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art showcases a selection of artwork by artists from across the globe - both Korean and international creators. Works range from traditional to contemporary art, and exhibitions change frequently. Guided tours in English available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Adresse: 60-16, Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2014 6901
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday: 10.30am-6pm

Yeouido Hangang Park

Conveniently located in Seoul's Yeouido neighborhood, the riverside Hangang Park is a green outdoor area popular with both locals and visitors. Open year-round, the park frequently hosts festivals and concerts, such as the Cherry Blossom and World Fireworks Festivals.
Adresse: 330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +822 3780 0561 5

Deoksugung Palace

Set amidst high-rise modern buildings, the Deoksugung Palace is an oasis of traditional Korea in the very heart of Seoul's downtown. Historically, it served for various administrative purposes and was inhabited by Korean royalty. Today, the palace and premises are open to visitors (guided tours available).
Adresse: 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 771 9951
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday: 9am-9pm. Closed on Mondays

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

One of the newest urban developments in Seoul, the state-of-the-art Dongdaemun Design Plaza contains a Design Museum and Exhibition Hall, shops and markets, as well as several other important sights, such as the Seoul Fortress and the Igansumun Water Gate.
Adresse: 281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2153 0510
Åpningstider: Closed on Mondays

Seoullo 7017 Skygarden

A unique public space constructed on what once was a barren highway overpass, the Seoullo 7017 Skygarden features cafes, street music performances, relaxation and play areas with flowerbeds and foot baths that light up at night, visually transforming the area after sundown.
Adresse: 18 Toegye-ro, Namdaemunno 5(o)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Åpningstider: 24/7


The Cheonggyecheon was originally a creek that flowed through downtown Seoul -- in the wake of rapid post-war economic development, it was buried under concrete to facilitate urban expansion. Today, however, the over 10 km-long creek and its banks have been uncovered and remodelled into an exciting recreational area for locals and tourists, with clean water and natural habitats bordering on residential and office buildings.

Mugyodong Bugeokukjib

The historic eatery has been serving pollack soup for decades - ever since it first began operation in 1968. It's client base doesn't show signs of scaling down until today - those willing to indulge in the signature soup must prepare to wait in line during peak hours.
Adresse: 38, Eulji-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 777 3891
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday: 7am-8pm, Saturday - Sunday: 7am-4pm


Ondal serves authentic regional fare in an exquisite dining room of Grand Walkerhill Seoul, offering magnificent views of the Han River. The freshest ingredients are used in the kitchen, and the food is cooked with a personal touch. The ambiance is elegant yet unpretentious.
Adresse: 177 Walkerhill-ro Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 450 4518
Åpningstider: Lunch Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm, Dinner Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm, Sunday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Samwon Garden

Enjoy your Korean food at the largest first-class restaurant in Korea! The restaurant can accommodate up to about 1,200 guests. On the menu you will find mouth-watering dishes such as marinated Korean beef short rib, spicy beef short rib soup and special wrapped kimchi.
Adresse: 835, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 548 3030
Åpningstider: Daily: 11.50am – 10pm

Di Matteoh Daehakro

Di Matteoh Pizza offers authentic Italian cuisine with a selection of Italian wines. The very thin pizza is hailed as one of the best in town, and is made with fresh ingredients such as fresh basil and buffalo mozzarella. Seafood and pasta dishes feature on their menu in abundance.
Adresse: 1-141 Dongsoong-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 747 4444

Braai Republic

This small cosy restaurant serves great South African braai (BBQ) - a variety of juicy meats and sausages. The owner and his team are very friendly and welcoming. You should book in advance as the restaurant gets very busy, especially on the weekends.
Adresse: 63-4, Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 70 8879 1967

Jyoti Restaurant

If you would like to have some Indian food, head over to Jyoti Restaurant. The menu offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options cooked by skilled chefs with ample experience. Set lunches are served on weekdays from 11.30am to 2pm, and various sets are available for dinner.
Adresse: 6, Sinchon-ro 20-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 703 3535


Indulge in traditional Korean food at restaurant Philkyungjae. The restaurant occupies a historical building constructed in the 1400s. Here you can enjoy 18-course meals cooked with high-quality ingredients. The service is attentive and efficient.
Adresse: 205 Gwangpyeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 445 2115

Food Court - Lotte Department Store

This food court is located at the basement level of Lotte Department Store, and offers a good range of international dishes at reasonable prices. All the Korean food you can wish for is served here - and there are plenty of spots to choose from. The place is huge and the atmosphere is lively.
Adresse: 30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 771 2500

Myeongdong Kyoja

The restaurant is well-visited by locals, which serves as testament to its authenticity. Myeongdong Kyoja opened its doors in 1976 and offers guests delicious dumplings and noddle dishes. This is an inexpensive restaurant with a fast pace and great for a solid in-and-out meal.
Adresse: 25-2 2-ga, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 776 5348
Åpningstider: Daily 10.30am - 9.30pm

Jung Sik Dang

If you are looking for modern Korean fine dining, this restaurant might be perfect for you. It features an a la carte menu with sets containing five and six course meals. The typical Korean dishes are prepared with a twist and well-presented on the plate.
Adresse: 11 Seollungro 158-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 517 4654

Pro Soy Crab

If you still had not had the chance to try Korean soy crab and if you are willing to go for something new, give this restaurant a go. Tanks with live crabs are on display in the yard, which means very fresh crab is served at the restaurant. The menu is pleasantly varied and offers quite a selection of Korean dishes.
Adresse: 9 Gangnam-daero 97-gil, Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 543 4126
Åpningstider: 24/7


Hemlagat means "home-cooked" in Swedish. The restaurant executes traditional recipes passed on through generations. The restaurant brings a little bit of Scandinavian food and hospitality to the Korean capital, offering an extensive dinner and brunch menu.
Adresse: 123 Namsan Lotte Castle, 35 Sogong -ro, Jung-gu, Soul
Telefon: +82 2 318 3335
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday: 11.30am - 2pm and 5.30pm-9-30pm. Closed on Mondays


Featuring home-made deonjang, Korean miso and soy sauce, Hamo serves Korean food with ingredients gathered and fermented in the old-fashioned way. It is mainly known for its bibimbap, a rice bowl topped with vegetables, pepper or soybean paste, egg and sliced beef. Their menu features four different courses, but you can also make a selection from their à la carte options.
Adresse: 2F, 819, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 515 4266
Åpningstider: Daily 11.30am–10pm

Passion 5

Passion 5 is home to exquisite desserts and first-class chocolates and patisserie. Here, guests will get the chance to choose from a truly wide array of artisan creations of all shapes, colours and sizes. The café is located in Hangangjin Station area.
Adresse: 272, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2071 9505

O’Sulloc Tea House

All offerings at O'Sulloc - food and drink - contain high-quality green tea from Korea's own Jeju-do island, where some of the world's finest tea is grown. The cafés offerings include green tea ice cream, cakes and scones, desserts, and several varieties of soft drinks, such as the milky green tea latte.
Adresse: 45-1, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 732 6427
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–10pm

Seoureseo Duljjaero Jalhaneunjip

The longstanding cafe is know for one thing only - the filling, traditional red bean soup-like dessert made with rice dough, nuts (peanuts and chestnuts), and other ingredients (several varieties on offer). It's a must-visit location for those looking to try authentic Korean treats.
Adresse: 122-1 Samcheong-ro, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 734 5302
Åpningstider: Tue–Sun 11am–9pm

Hakrim Dabang

One of the oldest independent cafes in Seoul, Hakrim is a gateway to the 1950s, with its collection of vinyl records as well as black and white photographs that decorate the walls. Its Viennese coffee remains well-known to this day, just like the homemade cream cheese cake that both young and older crowds enjoy.
Adresse: 119 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2-742-2877
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–11pm

Casablanca Sandwicherie

The trendy and rather unusual eatery is a good pick for those looking to grab a quick bite of the non-Korean kind - the Moroccan café serves a nice selection of great sandwiches with meat and vegetable stuffing, as well as several varieties of other authentic, hearty dishes.
Adresse: Yongsan-gu, Yongsan-dong 2ga 44-7, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 797 8367

Vatos Urban Tacos

Vatos Urban Tacos serves creative Mexican-Korean fusion. Here you can enjoy artisan mouthwatering dishes such as fish and shrimp tacos, kimchi fries and Galbe burritos in a lively atmosphere. The drink menu features a selection of great cocktails.
Adresse: 1 Itaewon-ro 15-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 797 8226
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 11:30am–11pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–12am

Cats Living

For any animal or cat lover, this is definitely the place to visit. The cosy cafe is where guests are welcome to interact with the furry creatures while sipping on delicious coffees. Graceful felines roam around the space, gracing laps of visitors with their presence from time to time.
Adresse: 358-111 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Åpningstider: Daily 1–11pm

Tongin Market

There hardly is a better place for foodies on a budget than Tongin Market. At several cafes on-site (Box Lunch or Dosirak, for example), visitors may purchase a recommended 5 US dollars worth of coins, which may then be then exchanged for foods and snacks to complement the staple of soup and/or rice.
Adresse: 3, Pirundae-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday: 11am-4pm

Gwangjang Market

Known primarily as a clothing market, Gwangjang is a prime destination for those looking to fest on Korean street food - and it certainly has no shortage of mouthwatering choices. Constantly teeming with visitors, the market is a great place to savour some classic specialties such as bibimbap, as well as, perhaps, try something vey much out of the box, such as the dreaded live octopus.
Adresse: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Åpningstider: Daily: 8.30am-10pm

Club Octagon

One of the most popular clubs in Seoul's stylish Gangnam district (and a nightlife venue renowned worldwide), Octagon is where the party doesn't stop until the early morning hours, with DJs playing house and electro all night long - all in a trendy interior featuring an indoor pool.
Adresse: 645, Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 516 8847

M2 The Club

M2 is a popular EDM dance club with modern sound and lighting systems. International superstar DJs are frequent guests here, and music genres played range from electronic to house. The place tends to get crowded on weekends when dozens of locals and the occasional foreigners fill up the dance floor.
Adresse: 20-5 Jandari-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 3143 7573
Åpningstider: Sun, Tue–Wed 9:30pm–6am, Thu 9:30pm–7am, Fri–Sat 9:30pm–9am

Living Room

The cool, laid-back Living Room is a bar and club with a rather chill vibe, serving drinks and cocktails, and frequently hosting guest DJs. Artwork adjourns the walls (sometimes there are even temporary exhibitions), creating a very pleasant, almost bohemian atmosphere.
Adresse: 30-1 Sinheung-ro, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Åpningstider: Wed–Sat 9pm–3am, Sun 9pm–2am

J.J. Mahoney's

Located on Grand Hyatt Seoul premises, J.J. Mahoney's is an establishment that has something for everyone. Live music is played here rather frequently, the high-quality sound system makes for great dancing conditions, and there is a billiards and darts room for those who are up for a challenge. The venue attracts a clientele of a diverse age range.
Adresse: 322 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 799 8601
Åpningstider: Monday- Wednesday: 7pm - 2am, Thursday: 7pm - 3am, Friday - Saturday: 7pm - 4am, Sunday: Closed

Lobby Lounge Bar

Enjoy a great drink at Lobby Lounge Bar on the 41st floor of the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel. The staff serve a good variety of mouth-watering food, drinks, and delightful desserts. Live entertainment is often provided--all with sweeping views of Seoul uncovering before the guests' eyes.
Adresse: 662 Gyeongin-ro, Sindorim-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2211 1740
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 10am–12am, Fri–Sat 10am–1am

Club FF

The indie FF is a favourite underground haunt for alternative music-scene enthusiasts and party people--the venue offers an all-inclusive bar service at certain hours of the night, which is normally followed by a dance party of grand proportion with DJs and dancing.
Adresse: 407-8 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 3141 0626

Club Evans

A must-visit for jazz-lovers, Evans takes its music very seriously--Mondays are reserved for jam sessions, and live jazz fills the air almost every night of the week. The venue attracts a mixed crowd of locals and internationals of all age groups.
Adresse: 407- 3 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 337 8361
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 7:30–11:30pm, Fri–Sat 7:30pm–2am

Su Noraebang

‘Noraebang’ is the Korean-version of karaoke. Su Noraebang is the place for those willing to sing all night long. In glass-mirror rooms, you can choose your English or Korean playlist and start the night. Prices vary depending on time of day or night, but tend to be highest from 8pm onwards.
Adresse: 367-39 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 322 3111


There are multiple places to catch a show in Seoul, some of the best ones include National Gugak Center (for traditional Korean music and dance shows), Jeongdong Theater (for musicals), Nanta Theatre Jung-gu (which puts on first-rate non-verbal performances with music and comedy), and, of course, the National Theater of Korea. National Theater of Korea:
Adresse: 59 Jangchungdan-ro, Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2280 4114

The Bungalow

Guests arriving at The Bungalow must not forget to lose their shoes and socks, as the floor is covered in sand, and the venue itself was designed to help recreate the atmosphere of a tropical beach bar. The drink list features cocktails of the tropical kind and subdued music played.
Adresse: 116-22 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 796 1606

Glam Lounge

Fit for an evening drink every night of the week, Glam is a sleek, stylish bar in Itaewon--the kind this particular neighbourhood isn't exactly known for. The bar's interior was crafted to emulate old European designs, with well-dressed business-minded professionals frequenting its glamorous insides.
Adresse: 26 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Itaewon 1, il-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 796 6853


One of the trendiest clubs of the moment, Cakeshop is where many international DJs and bands play when passing through Seoul. The crowd here is mostly made up of savvy music-lovers, with genres played ranging from electronic to hip hop. The club has an ever-so-slightly grungy feel to it.
Adresse: 34-16 Itaewon-dong, Yongsang-Gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 10 4765 6139

Namdaemun Market

In the centre of Seoul, you will find Namdaemun Market – an open-air shopping extravaganza that has been a trading place for centuries! Here you can buy anything from a pig’s head to a Louis Vuitton replica handbag. It's the largest market in the country, selling everything from food to clothing.
Adresse: 21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 753 2805
Transport: Hoehyeon Station

Dongdaemun Market

Not far from Namdaemun is Dongdaemun, another bustling market area where once again just about anything can be found. Dongdaemun is made up of some traditional-style market stalls, wholesale outlets and various shopping centers selling mainly Korean and international fashion.
Adresse: 289-3 Jongno 6-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul


A popular shopping area, Myeongdong is the place to go if you're on the lookout for styles trending in Korea - often, rather unique clothing and accessories pieces may be found in the shops and stores dotting the district. Do mind that most shops only sell sizes geared at a smaller build, which means some Western travelers may encounter difficulty finding fitting clothing.
Adresse: Myeongdong, Seoul


Itaewon is a part of town thoroughly enjoyed by Western tourists - finding appropriately-sized clothing presents less of a difficulty than elsewhere in town, and street salesmen often approach tourists with offers to flip through catalogues of knock-off brand goods (leading those interested into a basement store somewhere in the area - do exercise precaution if you choose to follow).
Adresse: Itaewon, Seoul


For upmarket shopping, try the Apgujeong area where the city's rich and beautiful come to stock up on the latest fashions. Apgujeong is home to locally and internationally known brand-name stores.
Adresse: Apgujeong, Seoul


For traditional Korean crafts, try the Insadong neighbourhood - one of the best spots in town to shop for locally-made pieces. Here, shoppers will be able to select from hundreds of items ranging from ceramics to artwork and crafts made from humble paper.
Adresse: Insadong, Seoul


The Incredibly large COEX Mall is a one-stop shopping location, where high-end international brands are represented alongside mid-range, affordable Korean stores. The mall's shopping, entertainment (there is an actual aquarium on-site), and dining options are endless - there will certainly be something there to suit every taste.
Adresse: 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 6000 0114

Yongsan Electronics Market

For latest electronics, both genuine and imitation (if you happen to be interested in the latter), try the Yongsan Market packed to the brim with vendors and shops selling phones, cameras, laptops, video games, and all sorts of useful devices. Prices tend to be lower than those in regular retail outlets.
Adresse: 15-2 Hangangno 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Åpningstider: Daily: 10am-7.30pm

Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun

For all your literary needs, Kyobo Book Store the place to be - with well-organized books and periodicals in multiple different languages and a very impressive selection, the book shop is probably among the best in town. Kyobo also sells stationery, electronics, games, and more.
Adresse: 1, Jongno 1-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 1544 1900
Åpningstider: Daily: 9.30am-10pm

Ewha Women’s University Fashion Street

The area around Ewha Women’s University teems with stores geared towards female shoppers; shops here are known to be generally rather affordable. The area is also where would find some of the city's coolest cafés and cheap and cheerful hair salons.
Adresse: Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Hongdae Free Market

Held once a week (on Saturdays), Hongdae Free Market reflects the youthful and artsy spirit of the neighbourhood. Local artists and craftsmen gather here to showcase and sell their work, which is mostly unique, one-off items produced by the young designers themselves. Some street food stalls are normally in operation, too.
Adresse: 19-3, Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 325 8553

Noryangjin Fish Market

Perhaps, the largest seafood market in Korea, Noryangjin Fish Market is the place to marvel at mysterious marine creatures (many still alive) and - possibly - select some to be cooked and served on the spot - sit-down dining is available.
Adresse: 674 Nodeul-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 2254 8000


The store really is a shoppers' paradise - with multiple floors each having a different theme (street wear, feminine attire, etc.), Åland might just be one of the essential go-to places for the hottest Korean fashions. Leftovers are sold at the great value Åland After Åland outlet (19-12 Wausan-ro 17-gil, Mapo-gu).
Adresse: 53-6 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 1566 7477

SMTOWN coexartium

For K-pop fans, SMTOWN is an essential shopping destination where fans not only get to browse through endless performer-branded consumer items, but even meet the starts in person if those happen to be in the store. There are several locations around Seoul.
Adresse: 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Goto Mall

Underneath Express Bus Terminal Station lies Go To Mall - one of the cheapest spots to shop for latest Korean fashion. Prices start at as low as a few dollars, affordable clothing and accessories filling the underground space teeming with shoppers.
Adresse: Jiha200, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 535 8182

Tongin Market

There hardly is a better place for foodies on a budget than Tongin Market. At several cafes on-site (Box Lunch or Dosirak, for example), visitors may purchase a recommended 5 US dollars worth of coins, which may then be then exchanged for foods and snacks to complement the staple of soup and/or rice.
Adresse: 3, Pirundae-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday: 11am-4pm

Gwangjang Market

Known primarily as a clothing market, Gwangjang is a prime destination for those looking to fest on Korean street food - and it certainly has no shortage of mouthwatering choices. Constantly teeming with visitors, the market is a great place to savour some classic specialties such as bibimbap, as well as, perhaps, try something vey much out of the box, such as the dreaded live octopus.
Adresse: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Åpningstider: Daily: 8.30am-10pm

Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport is located approximately a 1-hour ride from downtown Seoul by bus or taxi. Airport buses are normally stop directly outside the airport building (Limousine buses run not to Seoul only, but also connect the airport to other provincial cities). The Limousine bus runs to and from the airport every 10-15 minutes and stops at most of the major hotels. You can buy your bus ticket from ticket booths next to the bus stops outside on the sidewalk. Taxis are available from stands no.16-21 on the arrivals floor. Some taxi companies offer English-language service.
Adresse: Incheon International Airport, Yongjongdo
Telefon: +82 2 1577 2600

Public Transport

The Underground is clean and efficient and operates from approximately 5.30am to midnight non-stop every day. All stations display signs both in Korean and English. You can buy your ticket at the ticket vending machine. Check the website for details ( Seoul Station is a central hub for transportation. Standard buses are frequent and inexpensive. You can pay your fare by either scanning your T-money card or paying in cash when entering the bus. Make sure to have change since you cannot pay with bigger bills. There are several city buses operating in Seoul. For example the "Blue Bus" which connects inner Seoul with the outer suburban areas. The Yellow Bus (Circular Line) goes in a circular pattern around the very central part of Seoul. There are also the Red Bus (Wide Area Line), Maeul Bus (Local Bus) and the Green Bus (Branch Line).


Taxi in Korea is an affordable means of transportation. Taxis come in two varieties - regular and deluxe (easy to recognize by the black-with-golden-stripe color scheme; prices for those are slightly higher). There is also the International taxi which was specially created for foreign tourists in Seoul who cannot speak Korean. They are orange with a "Haechi", the Seoul mascot, on the side of it. +82 2 1644 2255 In addition there is also the water taxi. There are total of 17 water taxi stations located along the Hangang River.


Post boxes are red in color and may be found all around the city. Seoul Central Post Office:
Adresse: 70 Sogong-ro, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telefon: +82 2 6450 1114
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday - Sunday: closed


There are many different pharmacies and you will find one on nearly every major street or road. They are marked by a sign that says “약,” (“yak,” which means “medicine”). However, many pharmacies are closed on Sundays, but pharmacies located in large shopping malls, subway stations, bus terminals are open on Sundays. 24-hour phone information service: 120 and 1339


Country code: +82 Area code: 02


Round two-pin plugs, 110V but most hotels now have a 220V supply.