As the largest city in South Korea and the capital, Seoul, is a beautiful mixture of ancient traditions and modern technology. While most of Seoul is historical and traditional a lot of its infrastructure is modern with skyscrapers surrounding the city. With its 25 districts there lots of land to cover and things to see take advantage of the subway system the third largest in the world and one of the finest. Begin your trip by visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, the first royal palace where you can sign up for a guided tour or take the afternoon to discover the grounds on your own. Live like a local and visit Namdaemum Market with over 10,000 stores to explore and find local products such as daily living essentials, food products and medical products which are brought in from all over the country.
With so much culture seen in South Korean there are many cultural activities to explore and possibly discover a new hobby. Experience traditional Korean culture by taking up activities such as craft making and learn how to make a bag, weave together traditional Korean embroidery or carving traditional Korean woodcrafts and bring them home for a souvenir. For the nature lovers who want to escape from the city, Seoul has some great places for hiking where the mountains are very accessible by public transit. Mount Bukhansan has great hiking opportunities from easy to difficult trails options for everyone. You can’t visit Seoul without visit the Seoul Tower. It has the best panoramic view in all of Seoul. A great view of the city as well as the mountains is a great place for pictures on top of the city. A modern city with a traditional twist brings the perfect combination of cultural and rural life.