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Top Things to do in Seoul South Korea Earth Below Girls

Seoul is a vibrant in color as it is with food. From temple to shrines to palaces Seoul is bright and so filled with life. In the midst of this modern city bustling with skyscrapers lies ruins and ancient buildings. Below is my Top Things to See in Seoul South Korea.

Top Things to See in Seoul


Gyeongbokgung Palace

 

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Gyeongbokgung Palace  was built in 1395. Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location in the north. It is the largest palace and considered to be the most beautiful. More info here.


Namsan Park 

 

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Mt. Namsan is a symbolic mountain located at the center of Seoul. You can take a cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path. Namsan Park is a historical site. You will find Bonghwadae (beacon mound) at the top as it was once the center of capital defense during the Joseon Dynasty. Offers great views of Seoul. More info here.


Namsan Seoul Tower

 

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Namsan Seoul Tower also known as N Seoul Tower or YTN Seoul Tower, rests at the top of Namsan Park. Namsan Seoul Tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243m) and the tower’s own height (236.7m), making it one of the tallest towers in the Asia. More info here.


Jogyesa

 

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Jogyesa temple is the center of Korean Buddhism. Jogyesa Temple plays an important role in Korean Buddhism as the head temple of Jogye order. Jogyesa Temple’s Dharma Hall serves as the main venue for several Buddhist events, holding rituals, lectures, ceremonies, and other events all year long. The annual lantern festival in celebration of Buddhist’s birthday also takes place at this temple. This was one of my favorite places in Seoul. Vibrant with colors this temple as many shrines and places where you can make a wish. More info here.

 


Bukhansan National Park

 

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Bukhansan National Park is situated in the northern part of Seoul. Designated as a national park in 1983, the mountain is 78.45km wide. The name Bukhansan means “big mountain in the north.”  The sharp peaks provide contrast to the dozens of valleys and rivers flowing below. Bukhansan National Park makes for great hiking all year round. More info here.


Deoksugung

 

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Deoksugung Palace is special because it is the only one you can visit at night. Located at the corner of Seoul’s busiest downtown intersection, Deoksugung Palace is famous for its elegant stone-wall road. Come at night to witness the palace illuminated. More info here.


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