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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bus Station
“Famous Royal Palace. *Admission Information: Reservation required 3 ~ 4 hours before entry.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Premise
“Changdeokgung is one of the main palaces. It has an adjacent secret garden. For being beautiful, it is the only palace of the Chosun Dynasty era that's listed on Unesco Cultural Heritage ”
  • 19 locals recommend
  • 13 Experiences
Park
“Waryong Park is a park in the beginning of mountain at the back of Bukchon Hanok Village. It's a great spot to hike and do a running in the morning or at night. It overlooks the entire city and the palaces and is along the Seoul city wall.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Street Address
“Park near the Hyehwamoon next to the historic city wall. great view and good for work out”
  • 1 local recommends
French Restaurant
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“The building consists of 2 fine dining restaurants and a cafe with a hanok in the courtyard. All run by ARARIO MUSEUM right next to them.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“In the first scene in episode 2 of Two Cops (투깝스) (MBC, 2017-18), Cha Dong-tak (Jo Jung-seok) asks reporter Song Ji-an (Hyeri of Girl’s Day) here not to report on a specific case in order to not hinder his work. In episode 20, both come back here for a late-night date… and kiss. This location was featured in MBC’s mini-series/drama trilogy Three Colors of Fantasies (세가지 색 판타지)(2017), co-presented by Naver – in the second part of the third and final story, Queen of the Ring (반지의 여왕) (episode 8), this was where Park Se-geon (Ahn Hyo-seop) first ran into Kang Mi-joo (Yoon So-hee). * * * This is part of the 3rd course of the Seoul Fortress Wall or Hanyang City Wall (서울한양도성길3코스), which is located in the neighborhood of Hoeyeon-dong [회현동], Seoul, and is a 6.3 km long walk in total. Access to this section is via Namsan Park [남산공원]. The filming location lies on the West starting point of this part of the fortress wall. Starting from here, you’ll walk toward Namsan Tower/N Seoul Tower [N서울타워], Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education [서울특별시교육청 교육연구정보원], and the famous Kim Sam-soon Stairs [삼순이 계단]. Hanyang City Wall is designated Historic Site No. 10. Address of the Three Colors of Fantasies spot: 서울 중구 남창동 205-179 Geolocation of the Three Colors of Fantasies spot: 37.555247, 126.977534 Geolocation of Kiss in Two Cops: 37.555201, 126.978508 Getting there: Hoehyeon Station [회현역], Line 4, Exit 4/5. Turn left into Toegyero 2gil, and keep walking to the end of the street until you get to the junction of Sowolro and Songparo. You’ll see the entrance of that part of the park across the road.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Museum
“having the great view to Chang duck palais and high quality of food as well there are only 8 talbe and need the reservation and near Angook station(Insa dong)”
  • 1 local recommends
School
“Joongang High School is famous as the filming location of "Winter Sonata," TV series in 2002. Founded by Kim Sungsu, a local intellectual who also founded Korea University. Great colonial architecture”
  • 2 locals recommend
Palace
  • 1 local recommends
Hostel
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
Coffee Shop
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"cafe"
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE (북촌한옥마을) Besides food and shopping scene, local culture is also an interesting attraction in Seoul. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) is home to hundreds of Hanok or Korean traditional houses, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. After our lunch at Tosokchon (토속촌), we head to Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을). Basically, it is quite near from Gyeongbokgung Station, which is only 1 station to Anguk Station. If you don’t mind walking, it might take you around 15 min walk depends on your walking speed (around 650m). Alternatively, you can get there by Subway. Take the exit 1 or 2 of Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), and then go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village (for detail location, please read the direction at the end of this post). ”
  • 1 local recommends