Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a country highly industrialized and technologically advanced, but it continues to live and to respect the old traditions of Asia. There is also major Western influence.
Here’s the 6 things you should not miss while visiting Seoul
1. Try the Korean Barbecue:
It is the traditional meal. You can eat chicken, meat or pork. You will seat down at the table with a fire in the middle, then you cook your own food, with suggestions and help from the waiters.
2. Check out the Fish Market:
Would you ever eat a Live Octopus?
If your answer is yes you can try Sannakji (live octopus) at Noryangjin Fish Market, in Dongjak-gu. They cut the octopus into small pieces while it is still alive and then served immediately, Some people wont even cut it, but just bite into it. There are several restaurants where you can find this tip of food.
3. Visit the Seoul Tower:
It is located in central Seoul on Namsan Mountain, and is 240 meters is the highest point of the city.
4. Visit the historical villages:
We went to Namsangol Hanok Village. Here you will find traditional Korean homes, in a small historical village
5. Enjoy the nightlife:
Check out Itaewon and Hongdae, these are some of Seoul’s hottest areas. Don’t’ miss Gangna. This area has become internationally famous, after the hit Gangnam style. It brings together young, fashionistas and very cool people.
6. Visit the Palaces:
Check out Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest and Korea’s most famous royal palace.
Seoul is a very interesting place, there are a lot of museums, palaces and history. We definitely recommend you to spend as much time as you can to explore the city.
How to get around Seoul?
Seoul metro subway is one of the largest in the world and its super easy to use and go around the city.
Best time to visit Seoul: The best weather is from September to November / April-June
Currency: South Korean Won
Official Language: Korean