InterContinental Seoul Parnas
Explore the small alley of Bukchon. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Villge 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. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural center, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional korean culture.
Walk along Cheonggyecheon Stream. Cheonggyecheon is an 11km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. Created as part of an urban renewal project, Cheonggyecheon is a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty. The stream was covered with an elevated highway after the Korean War, as part of the country's post-war economic development. Then in 2003, the elevated highway was removed to restore the stream to its present form today. The stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, a popular cultural arts venue, and passes under a total of 22 bridges before flowing into the Hangang river, with many attractions along its length.
Try the local food at Gwangjang Market in the heart of Seoul. Bindaettok is another variety of Korean pancake and is mainly made with soy beans and you may eat it together with the onion they serve and with a bowl of Korean rice wine. Walk around Gwangjang Market that is renowned for its quality silk goods, linen bedding and handmade goods. Many of the stores in the area even have their own factories supplying fabrics to the Namdaemun Market, Pyoung Hwa Market, and even to some department stores. Even though the goods are not brand name products, the wide selection of high quality goods at inexpensive prices makes it an enjoyable shopping experience.
Seoul Guided Walking Tour
Take a Seoul guided walking tour with expert tour guide! You may feel the beauty of our culture and traditions by walking every corner of Seoul's major tourist atractions. You may use the walking tour by making reservations on the Internet or on the mobile web (dobo.visitseoul.net) and the usage fee is free.
Korea Furniture Museum
When foreign celebrities come to Korea, they visit the Korea Furniture Museum once, and as CNN reported in 2011 that it is the most beautiful museum in Seoul and it is amazingly admirable. It evokes powerful emotion in every moment until you leave. Time travel begins hundreds of years ago. You need to make a reservation in advance and visit on time.
Seoul City Wall
The Seoul City Wall was originally built in 1396, surrounding Seoul. The wall stretches for 18.6km along the ranges of Bugaksan Mountain, Naksan Mountain, Namsan Mountain, and Inwangsan Mountain. You may enjoy the beautiful and heartful scenery of Seoul.
Bongeunsa's Temple Stay
Templestay is a cultural experience program for a better understanding of Korean traditional culture and Buddhism. This short templestay including temple tour, chanting, meditation, conversation over tea, copying Sutras will give you a new perspective on your life to find your ‘True-self’ while staying at a temple.
Ikseon-dong has become a must-visit neighborhood. The streets of Ikseon-dong hold treasures in the form of cafés, restaurants, and handicraft shops with unique concepts and designs operated by young artists and entrepreneurs. Ikseon-dong has enough to see and eat to have a memorable time.