Travel to Korea: What is there to see in Seoul?
Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, is home to over 20% of it’s population, with as many different sights and sounds as there are many Koreans. If you like to shop, don’t miss Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market, and Myongdong. For details of these three Korean traditional markets view Korean Traditional Markets.
What is there to see in Seoul?
There are two special feature of Korean traditional markets – Enuri ( discount ) culture and Deom ( more ) culture. Practice the art of barganing in Namdaemun’s more traditional style market, and join herds of young people shopping for the latest trends at Dongdaemun and Myongdong. There are gathering places for people of all ages and interest in Seoul.
- Enuri ( discount ) culture – Enuri culture is a special feature of Korean traditional markets. You definitely feel good when you get things at a reduced price after trying out your bargaining skills.
- Deom ( more ) culture – Deom culture is the shopkeeper may give you more as a bonus. It is also a special feature that you find only in Korean traditional markets and you may feel the warmth of Korean people.
Korea college students gather for inexpensive food and fun in Shinchon, music aficionados converge on Hongdae to hear the latest bands, fashionistas go to Apgujong’s upscale boutiques and cafes for couture and coffee, and hungry people of all ages and persuasions flock to the restaurants near Gangnam Station.
For cultural land marks, head out to the center of the old city, Gwanghwamun, a popular gathering place for many cultural events as well as for 2002 World Cup fans. Near Gwanghwamun, view the beauty of Chosun dynasty palaces like Kyongbokkung. Explore the traditional arts, houses, and restaurants lining Insadong’s streets and rest of your feet over a cup of ginger tea – Korean Folk Medicine. Ascend nearby Namsan Tower for a breath-taking view of the city at night. Don’t miss it!