Travel to Korea: Where to go in Seoul over the weekend?
Where to go in Seoul over the weekend? We have already seen What is there to see in Seoul? previously, you may want to know What are good places to visit in Korea? and Korean Traditional Markets too. However, Where in Seoul would be a nice place for meeting friends? Seoul is a place in South Korea, a modern city rich with the historic treasures of 600-year-history. It is a city where past and present coexist in a fascinating way.
Modern city life
Head to Jongno, if you are a movie-goer. There you can choose from a variety of movies at the multi-plex movie theaters.
If you love shopping, you should definitely go to Myeong-dong where department stores, small boutiques and even roadside stands coexist side by side.
For those who prefer one-stop fun, COEX Mall offers movies, shopping and an aquarium under the same roof.
If you are more culture-oriented, Daehangno is the right place to enjoy plays and musicals, Seoul Arts Center is also recommended for concerts and other performing arts. You can experience the Korean underground music scene at Sinchon and Hongdae area, which is always bustling with young people.
When you feel the need to escape the rush of modern city life, visit the royal palaces such as Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung and Unhyeongung. Easily accessible by subway, these palaces transport you to an old abd quiet place where you can enjoy Korean traditional architecture and walk in old royal gardens.
If you are a nature lover, invite your friends to join you in climbling the mountains surrounding Seoul. Mt. Bukhan, Mt. Gwanak, Mt. Dobong and many other beautiful mountains near the city will certainly give you great pleasure.
If you prefer water to mountains, the Han River, which runs through the center of Seoul, would be a great place for your meeting. You could enjoy strolling about riding bicycles along the riverside. It would also be a fun to photograph the skyline of Seoul at night while riding on an evening cruise along the river.
Credits: Seoul National University