Oooh, I love Seoul! Here are my - albeit "unconventional" - favourites in the whole city. Check them out if you can! :) http://www.thevagablond.com/2010/09/20/top-10-seoul-the-unconventional-list/ about 8 years ago
In no particular order
Insadong - For a traditional tea ceremony and Korean souveniers
Myongdong - If you like Korean fashion or just want to check it out its great shopping here
Hongdae - For the nightlife, see where young Koreans let their hairdown
Jamsil - I dont know if the baseball season is still on but if so it is a must to watch a game!! about 8 years agoAnswered by Fifi via WorldNomads.com
Insadong is definitely worth checking out as it has the most concentrated area of traditional Korean style architecture and is also a great place to go shopping for unique souvenirs.
Namdaemun is a huge indoor and outdoor market where you can buy anything and everything. It's a good place to buy inexpensive souvenirs, but also sample a variety of street foods.
Gyeongbok Palace and Changdeok Palace are fairly close to each other and in the same are as Insadong. They're both perfect examples of Korea's royal history. Changdeok also has a 'Secret Garden' which is a must see. Make sure you check tour times and book ahead of time because they fill up quick.
Namsan Tower is a huge transmission antenna with an observation deck. It's offers a great view of all of Seoul and is situated at the top of a hill in Namsan Park. You can walk up the steep hill or hop on a bus and save your legs the workout. Skip the restaurant at Namsan Tower; it's overpriced and the quality of the food just isn't there.
Noryangjin Fish Market is such a unique experience and is worth going to check out. You can buy fresh fish on the first floor and have restaurants upstairs prepare it for you on the spot.
Make sure you sample all kinds of Korean food while you're here. Most people know about bulgogi and Korean bbq (samgyeopsal or Korean bacon is the most famous), but you should also try:
- kimbap: rice, ham, egg and vegetables wrapped in dried seaweed; a great quick snack
- seollongtang: beef and green onion soup
- gamjatang: pork stew with potatoes and onions
Our favorite restaurant in all of Korea (and quite possibly the world) is Jung Sik Dang in Apgujeong. It's a Korean gastronomy restaurant and it takes Korea food to a whole new level. If you want a unique experience and some delicious food you need to check it out. You can read more about it on our website: http://www.ansananswers.com/restaurants/jungsikdang.html
Enjoy your trip. about 8 years ago