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Gyeongbokgung Palace : a historic site
Gyeongbokgung is a royal palace located in northern Seoul, Republic of Korea. First constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The name of the palace, Gyeongbokgung, translates in English as "Palace of Shining Happiness".
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.
Namsan Seoul Tower : a place for viewing
Seoul’s landmark attraction is none other than Namsan Seoul Tower, located atop Namsan Mountain in the center of the city. The tower draws in visitors year-round, and is most famous for its nightscape view of the city.
The tower features not only an observation deck, but also atmospheric cafés and restaurants among other facilities. Namsan Seoul Tower is a great place to spend an enjoyable evening with friends or loved ones, while taking in the beautiful nightscape over a cup of coffee.
Namsangol Hanok Village : a traditional Korean village
This village has five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule, which make it a perfect spot to take a walk.
The five hanok houses were remodeled after the traditional houses of Joseon Dynasty and over a range of social classes, from peasants to aristocrats. The furniture in the houses is arranged to help guests understand the daily lives of the past, and the clean, traditional houses, as well as their antique items provide a great photo opportunity.
Insa-dong : a neighborhood of traditional culture
Insa-dong dates back to Joseon Dynasty when many painters live there. Once the heart of Joseon art and culture, it has evolved into an antique district when cancient books and artworks can be discovered. Today, it is known as a cultural repository when traditional art is sold in its ancient buildings. Modern galleries and traditional Korean houses line both sides of the street. A variety of folk crafts adds to the fascinating atmosphere. This place is definitely recommended to all who are interested in traditional Korean culture.
Lotte World Tower : An Outstanding Symbol of Current Modern Seoul
Lotte World Tower is one of Korea's architectural crown jewels. With 123 floors total, the tower is the fifth tallest building in the world, standing at 555 m (1,824 ft). Thus, the tower symbolizes the meeting of the modern with the traditional, nature and cutting edge technology, and the accomplishments of man.
The tower contains galleries, cafés, and a luxury hotel, in addition to a skywalk and an observation deck. It is one of the best spots to appreciate the breathtaking view of Seoul's vibrant city lights.
Dongdaemun Fashion Street & Design Plaza (DDP) : a hot place for fashion
Korea's fashion trends can be seen at a glance, given the diverse shopping malls with luxury products, products with unique designs, and even inexpensive products.
In addition, located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. DDP serve as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings.
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Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) : a unique tour destination
Panmunjeom is located in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 50 km north of Seoul. It was established in 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed.
It may be one of the world's most heavily militarized borders, but the DMZ welcomes more than 1.2 million travelers each year. It is expected the number of visitors will increase as hopes for peace on the Korean Peninsula have been raised lately.