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Where to stay in Seoul

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Travellers visiting this culture-rich city will love how easy our site makes it to browse Seoul for hotels and other accommodation options, all suited to your preferences and budget. This capital of South Korea is by far, considered as one of Asia’s financial and cultural epicentres.

The mix of traditions that date back centuries with cutting-edge technology provides travellers with plenty of things to explore. Those who love the city life will find countless eateries, nightlife districts, sophisticated educational systems and serene Buddhist temples, all side by side. You can also find interesting architecture that depicts the different timelines of history and many other stark contrasts here.

Things to see
Exploring this city’s heritage and history is a definite must, with several ancient palaces being great places to start with. Geyongbok-gung is Seoul’s grandest palace and a seat of power for centuries before the Japanese invasion. Many parts of it have been restored and you will find other attractions like the Joseon Palace Museum and Korean Folk Musuem, all housed within the compounds of this elaborate landmark. Other palaces worth mentioning include Changdeok-gung and Deoksu-gung.

If you’re travelling with the family, then Lotte World is a theme park that you shouldn’t miss. It is one of the world’s largest indoor amusement parks that contains several rides and underwent massive reconstruction in 2007. Other things you can do include trying your luck at Seven Luck Casino found in Gangnam region, and is accessible only by foreigners. Korean citizens are not allowed to gamble so remember to bring your passport. If you’re a fan of Korean culture, then perhaps learning how to cook their dishes might be an eye-opening experience. Places like the Cultural Experience Center hold classes that teach you how to make authentic Korean Kimchi and even traditional artifacts, using traditional paper.

Hotels in Seoul
Browsing Seoul for accommodation is a breeze, considering that they actually have entire districts of budget hotels. You can browse Jongno and Hongdae for guesthouses, backpacker hotels, and budget hotels. The entire hotel scene in Seoul is huge, so if you’re not looking to pinch pennies, then look out for mid-range hotels, spacious apartments and luxurious establishments opened by internationally renowned brands. Getting around is made easy with the subway system and is in fact recommended, since traffic jams are very common here.

Where to stay
If politics and history is your thing, then the Jongno district is a place worth exploring. Aside from making up one of the main centres of the city, you can find attractions like the Geongbokgung palace, Jongmyo Shrine and a quaint housing area filled with ‘hanok’ that date back to the dynastic era. You can also find the largest antique market street in Seoul and beautiful parks for scenic walks in the mornings or evenings.

Visitors who prefer glitz and glamour will love Gangnam district. This place is home to hundreds of skyscrapers made of both steel and glass, neon billboards and very expensive real estate. Gangnam station is the district centre boasting hundreds of restaurants, bars and several nightlife spots for young adults and those young at heart. You will also find this place highly futuristic, with a digital outlook that would match any sci-fi movie. Shopping enthusiasts will also love the hundreds of upscale brands and department stores found here.

How to get to Seoul
Incheon airport is your main gateway in by air, located on Yeongjong island. There is a train link connecting the airport to Seoul Station, and it operates till past 5am and even has Wi-Fi onboard some trains. If you’re taking the KTX high-speed line, then you can alight at Seoul Station, Yongsan Station or Youngdeungpo.

Seoul travel guides

Seoul travel guides