Nestled along the Han River and officially known as Seoul Special City, dynamic Seoul is the nation’s capital and one of the world’s biggest metropolises. An intoxicating blend of old and new, this throbbing 600 year old city is an energetic feast for the senses. Here, travellers can explore everything from its illustrious cultural attractions, meander through streets lined with modern buildings, browse the array of fashion boutiques, antique shops and markets, while away the night at myriad entertainment options, indulge in a tantalising traditional Korean BBQ meal, or simply sit back and enjoy a pot of tea in a traditional tea house.
Seoul is home to five grand palaces. Built in 1395 and home to the National Folk Museum of Korea, Gyeongbokgung Palace is its jewel. Set in a park and meaning “Palace of Prospering Virtue”, Changdeokgung Palace and the smallest palace Deoksugung Palace are equally wonderful. The latter’s changing of the guard ceremony is a riveting spectacle. Wander the arsty area Samchengdong, laden with traditional Korean home, galleries, restaurants cafés, and shops. Sweep in the views from the observation decks at the N Tower. Experience dance performances, music or a Korean tea ceremony. Immerse in dazzlingly emotional Seoul.