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Best things to do in Seoul

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Premise
“You can explore the palace and dress up in hanbok - traditional Korean clothes.”
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Tower
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“Namsan Seoul Tower is one of Seoul's most famous landmarks and one of the city's most beloved attractions. The views from the tower are beautiful but the night views are especially breathtaking. Visitors can take in incredible panoramic views of Seoul from the tower's observatory. The tower has been used as a filming location in many Korean TV shows and movies. One of the tower's attractions is the locks of love that visitors fasten to Namsan's iron railings.”
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Neighbourhood
“A very busy and popular shopping district with many international brands and popular Korean skincare stores.”
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General Entertainment
“It is the place that leads the future of Korean fashion. It is a good place for shopping and is a tourist attraction where many foreign tourists visit and enjoy shopping.you can get there just 2stops by subway. and also 15min by walk.”
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Concert Hall
“Introduction Operated by Lotte Group, Lotte World is the perfect spot for entertainment and sightseeing for Koreans and international tourists alike. It is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink and different kinds of parades, as well as a folk museum, a lake, accommodations, department stores and more. Lotte World is divided into Lotte World Adventure, a world themed indoor area, and Magic Island theme outdoors, next to Seokchonhosu Lake. Lotte World Adventure has districts representing different countries with various kinds of facilities and souvenir shops. You can enjoy watching parades, numerous films, laser shows, and tasting a variety of international cuisines year-round. Lotte World Adventure is the largest indoor amusement park in the world. The Folk Museum is also one of the most popular museums among international visitors. Folk cultural items on display date back 5,000 years in Korean history. The museum also features miniature villages and a playground. The museum layout was arranged to attract visitors' attention and the displays are easily understandable. In addition, audio-visual devices are provided to make one's visit even more enjoyable. Lotte World Garden Stage presents various themed musicals to match each season and Lotte World Star Avenue is the perfect place to experience Korean stars and the entertainment world. Closed N/A (Open all year round; attractions subject to be unavailable due to maintenance) Operating Hours 09:30-22:00 (Nighttime admission: 16:00~) * Closing time may vary each day; please refer to the official website. Parking Facilities Available Admission Fees [Universal Pass (Lotte World + Folk Museum)] One-day: Adults 57,000 won / Teenagers 50,000 won / Children 46,000 won / Babies 14,000 won After4: Adults 46,000 won / Teenagers 40,000 won / Children 35,000 won / Babies 14,000 won [Park Ticket (Lotte World only)] One-day: Adults 54,000 won / Teenagers 48,000 won / Children 45,000 won / Babies 14,000 won After4: Adults 43,000 won / Teenagers 38,000 won / Children 34,000 won / Babies 14,000 won * Excludes Fantasy Forest, game facilities & coin facilities * After4 applies to admission after 4PM * Adults (ages 19-64) / Teeangers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 3-12) / Babies (ages 35 months and under) Available Facilities Lotte World Adventure attractions, child play facilities, ice rink, folk museum, restaurants, Magic Island, gift shops, game facilities, convenience stores, etc. Restrooms Available Parking Fees 1,000 won for the first 30 minutes / 1,000 won for each additional 10 minutes - Free parking for the first 3 hours if purchasing an admission ticket - Free for the day if purchasing a one-day pass ※ Confirm free parking upon purchasing a ticket at the information desk once admitted inside the facility. Baby Stroller Rentals Available for babies under 3 years (rental fee: 3,000 won, deposit: 10,000 won) Pets Not permitted (except guide dogs)”
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Neighbourhood
“Old historic neighborhood that has become a bit touristy but a great place to pick up souvenirs and maybe try some traditional teas. I recommend the jujube!”
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Shopping Centre
“Introduction Coex Mall reopened on November 27, 2014 after the completion of a large-scale renovation. World-renowned architectural firm Gensler worked to create a vision for change largely centered around a concept called "The Unfolding Sky." With five uniquely-themed squares, the new Coex Mall was designed to receive optimal amounts of natural light and optimize the flow of foot traffic. Coex mall is a shopping mecca for global brands in fashion, accessories, beauty, lifestyle, and more. It also has a large movie theater complex and a wide variety of fine dining establishments. Structure Size - Total area: 165,000㎡ - Retail stores: 204 - F&B outlets: 91 - Services : 4 (Post Office, Blood Donor Clinic, Megabox Movie Theater, Aquarium) Operating Hours 10:30-22:00 Closed N/A (Open all year round; varies by shop) Store Information Please refer to the official website. Convenient Facilities COEX Mall Customer Center Basement Level 1 Live Plaza Inquiries: +82-6002-5300 Operating Hours: 10:00-22:00 Shopping center & facilities guidance, interpretation service, lost and found, floor guide, etc. *The above service is available for both locals and international visitors. Baby nursing facilities - Aga Sarang Bang (Baby Love Room) Location: the hallway next to Megabox Theater Inquiries: +82-2-6002-5318 Operating Hours: 10:30-19:00 Information Desk Location: COEX Mall Information desk 1 in front of Pain de Papa Store (C103) COEX Mall Information desk 2 in front of Giordano (J104) (baby carriages /wheelchair rental services) Operating hours: 10:00~19:30 Available Brands Please refer to the official website. Restrooms Available Storage Lockers Hallway next to Banila Co. (B105) Hallway next to Siero (E119) Hallway next to JAJU (E107) Opposite Zara (F109) Behind Saboten (D110) Credit Cards Accepted Pets Not permitted Administration Starfield COEX Mall Telephone +82-2-6002-5300”
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Park
“Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to 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”
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Point of Interest
“This traditional market is great for sampling local food at a very reasonable price! Recommendation: Korean pancakes (jeon). Bring cash, as card is usually not accepted.”
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Point of Interest
“You can find everything. from clothing to carpet. table ware. accessory. fur. etc.”
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Neighbourhood
“Melting pot! Plenty of pleasure and Thousand of gourmet. Full of fun and shopping”
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Neighbourhood
“This road is the most popular sightseeing street in Gangnam area. There are many good restaurants, cafeteria, fashion shops and also a lot of foriegners on the street.”
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Market
“The biggest clothes and fashion wholesale market in Korea. Night market is famous. until 4:00am”
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Bus Station
“Famous Royal Palace. *Admission Information: Reservation required 3 ~ 4 hours before entry.”
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Building
“The best place to enjoy shopping and views from top. Lotte world tower view - brilliant view of the city if weather is allowed.”
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Trail
“It is a historic place, a free open museum and a spacious and beautiful park. It is the best time to go up to Mongchontoseong and watch the sunset. A Korean restaurant at the entrance to the park is also recommended.”
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