The National Museum of Korea
The National Museum of Korea is the nation's main cultural and historical repository, preserving and exhibiting items from prehistoric times to the early 20th Century. Since its renovation in 2005, the museum has been acknowledged and loved by the international society. The museum was ranked 9th for the most-visited museum worldwide recognized by the Art Newspaper and was acknowledged as a “must-see place” by the Michelin Guide. Functions including welcome receptions and working dinners can take place in its indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Olympic Park
The Olympic Park, operated and managed by the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, is a multicomplex for sports, culture, and leisure in the spirit of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. There is an ancient earthen rampart called Mongchon Fortress located inside the Park, and the Fortress is worth a visit.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza(DDP)
Opened in 2014, Dongdaemun Design Plaza(DDP) located in the heart of the Korean design industries, has become one of the Seoul's most iconic event venues. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the world's celebrated architect, this large-multi complex has a number of designer boutique stores, and its prime location makes visitors to explore and enjoy the venue without any trouble.
Some Sevit includes the multiple floating buildings that offer various types of facilities suitable for all kinds of events. Up to 500 persons can be accommodated in the dome-style banquet hall, with stunning views of the River Han on the side. This complex is fully equipped with the latest A/V systems and catered by Seoul's best culinary professionals.
The inimitability of Seoul is not in the memoirs of its time but in the ways how history is associated with the perception of modernity. The interrelatedness of history, culture and tradition can be witnessed in five royal palaces, the Bukchon Village and the citadel walls.
Royal Palaces like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gyeonghuigung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace are some of the many must-see tourist attractions in Seoul. As well as exploring the palace grounds, visitors can enjoy several experiential programs that enable one to truly take in the culture of these royal places. At Gyeongbokgung Palace, a reenactment of the historical Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies is held daily. After watching the ceremony, you can try on the guards' costumes and have your photo taken with them. In addition, visitors can also try hanboks from Deoksugung Palace and Unhyeongung Royal Residence, where the clothes fitting programs are offered. Currently in each palace, special programs such as Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace, special exhibition at Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and more are available.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine. This village has hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse in the traditional Korean culture.
Korean Folk Village (KFV)
Korean Folk Village (KFV) has since its foundation in 1974 been loved as a tourist destination that provides vivid cultural experiences in beautiful nature. The Korean tradition has permeated every portion of our contemporary life. The role of KFV consists of renewing the value of our traditional culture and preserving it so that it may shine throughout the world. Come and witness the traditional Korean culture and the values cherished by KFV.
N Seoul tower
N Seoul tower opened to the public on October 15, 1980 and has since become a major tourist attraction. The 236.7 meter tower sits atop Namsan Mountain (243m). The observatory offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. Thirty years and countless visitors later, the structure was renamed 'N Seoul Tower.' The letter 'N' stands for the tower's 'new' look, which resulted from a 15 billion won remodeling project in December 2005. With a new lighting system and changes to the tower's overall color scheme, event coordinators can now decorate the tower for the season or events.
Samsung d'light is located within the Samsung Electronics building in Seocho-dong, Seoul. ‘Samsung d'light' is a global exhibition space that showcases the latest product lineup by Samsung Electronics. The three-story exhibition space is not merely a display of electronic products, but a space of interaction that allows visitors to experience new life patterns through state-of-the-art digital technology categorized by theme. It is comprised of the digital lounge & shop (B1F), the mobile plaza (1F), and global gallery (2F) that features hands-on activities.
DMC Gallery, specialized in digital media and entertainment industries, boasts the state-of-the-art DMS Experience Hall. since DMC specializes in digital media and entertainment industries. The facilities featured include the Info-Booth, which will provide a ubiquitous environment, IP-Intelight and e-Board. It is amazing to see how things that could once only be dreamed of for the future are now being made possible in reality. The DMS Experience Hall is an exciting science playground for adults and children alike.
DMZ, which is 250km long and 4km wide, cuts the Korean Peninsula roughly in half. This serves the Korean Peninsula as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The long isolation has created a sanctuary for animal and plants and has been recognized as one of the most well-preserved areas of natural habitat in the world.
Lotte World, one of the must-go places when you are in Seoul! There are both indoor (Adventure Park) and outdoor (Magic Island) sections and the biggest attraction of this amusement park lies in the fact that it is geographically located in Seoul, easily accessible via public transportation! Make full use of the admission ticket and enjoy a memorable time in Lotte World!
Everland is a magical world of adventures and excitement where Everlanders' dreams come true. Everland consists of 5 unique-theme zones, such as Global Fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Zootopia. Global Fair's main street is a festive venue full of the world's various cultures, foods, shops and architectural wonders. American Adventure is built based on the theme of 500 years of American history, from the time when Columbus discovered the American Continent to the 1960s when Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock 'n' Roll," burst on the music scene. Magic Land is built around the theme of Aesop's fables, and features “Aesop's Village” as well as a number of attractions and rides for children. European Adventure is built to imitate the appearances of European town and it is filled with fragrant flowers all year round. In Zootopia, visitors will experience a harmonious bond between humans and animals while taking an unforgettable trip into the wild world of the animals.
MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS: GYEONGJU
Gyeongju was the capital of the Shilla Kingdom for a millennia and the valley in which it is situated has a great concentration of historic buildings, temples and artifacts. Bulguksa Temple is the symbolic relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.
ANDONG HAHOE FOLK VILLAGE
ANDONG HAHOE FOLK VILLAGE: THE LAST VESTIGES OF TIME-HONORED KOREA
Andong Hahoe Folk Village is one of the last living vestiges of timehonoured Korea, a treasure trove of the Confucian tradition. Visitors are profoundly charmed by aged homes of Yangban (noblemen). Queen Elizabeth II of the Great Britain visited the Village in 1999 on the occasion of her seventy-third birthday during her four-day stay in Korea. This small village with a delightful blend of thatched-roof peasant houses and tilled-roof Yangban villas is also known for a mask drama called Hahoe Byeolsingut Talnori.
BUSAN: BEAUTIFUL PORT CITY
Busan, Korea's celebrated harbor city with beautiful beaches and abundant tourist attractions, is the second largest city in Korea. Busan's thriving culture and exceptional landscapes offer an abundance of experiences to get inspired and amazed.
JEJU ISLAND: THE ONE AND ONLY TROPICAL PARADISE
Jeju Island, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, has become a treasure island for people around the world, not just Korea. Jeju is a volcanic island, 130km from the southern coast of Korea. The largest island and smallest province in Korea, the island has a surface area of 1,849km 2 . A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan, the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano, which rises 1,950m above sea level. There are 368 Oreums around the main volcano. Jeju, known for the abundance of rocks, winds, and woman divers called Haenyeo in Korean, is an ‘island of life' where its unique culture and folklore is still alive today. It is a sanctum and a home for 180,000 deities. The island is a treasury of folklore, peculiar dialect, and mysterious stories of myths.
You can enjoy a variety of Korean food from traditional Korean foods to street foods. There are a lot of restaurants and traditional markets you can visit and try different Korean food.
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