National Museum of Korea

15 Jul 2010, Posted by Discover Seoul in About, 4 Comments

National Museum of Korea


The imposing structure that is the state run museum of the Republic of Korea can easily be identified from the DHL’s South-side facing Dragon Tower rooms.  The former site of a golf course operated by the U.S. military is now home to the world’s sixth largest museum. (more…)

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Korean War Memorial

15 Jul 2010, Posted by Discover Seoul in About, 0 Comments

Korean War Memorial


 Sitting in your room with the following thoughts?  

1) Figuring out what to do?

2) Why Seoul is worth defending?  

3) a couple hours to burn?

4) Want to do something, but tired to move long distances? (more…)

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Seoul Tower

15 Jul 2010, Posted by Discover Seoul in About, 10 Comments

Seoul Tower


Nothing says New York City like the Empire State Building or Paris like the Eiffel Tower. (more…)

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South Gate Flea Market (Namdaemun)

15 Jul 2010, Posted by Discover Seoul in About, 0 Comments

South Gate Flea Market (Namdaemun)


If you love to bargain and haggle, the South Gate (Nam-dae-mun) Flea Market may be your preferred venue for inexpensive shopping.  Dating back to 1414, the marketplace has evolved from an agricultural trading post to a flourishing retail hub for Seoulites and foreigners.   (more…)

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15 Jul 2010, Posted by Discover Seoul in About, 24 Comments

Yeoido Island


If you are longing for Manhattan in Seoul, look no further than Yeoido Island.  Yeouido is a large island next to the Han River with striking landscape similarities to the Big Apple.  Home to Korea’s Wall Street and Seoul’s largest recreational park, Yeoido has all the elements for a fun-filled day — Singles, Couples, and Families alike. (more…)

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Seoul City Bus

14 Jul 2010, Posted by Discover Seoul in About, 20 Comments

Seoul City Bus


Would you like to see all of Seoul’s major tourist and shopping sites, but don`t have the time or money?  In that case, Seoul City Bus Tour might just be your thing. 

The Seoul City Bus Tour traverses most of the city’s major sightseeing and shopping areas, including the Palaces, the South and East Gate flea markets and Seoul Tower to name just a few. (more…)

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Itaewon

14 Jul 2010, Posted by Discover Seoul in About, 2 Comments

Itaewon


Itaewon, (pronounced, EE-TAHY-WOHN)

Itaewon is Seoul’s international district, hosting a variety of Western-styled venues to eat, drink and to shop. Being a place where many foreigners congregate, English, rather than Korean is the predominant tongue spoken. (more…)

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DMZ / JSA Tour

13 Jul 2010, Posted by Discover Seoul in About, 93 Comments

DMZ / JSA Tour


Korea is the only divided country in the world. After the Korean War (June 25 1950 – July 27 1953), South Korea and North Korea established a border that cut the Korean peninsula roughly in half. Stretching for 2km on either side of this border is the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).  As one of the last relics of the Cold War, the DMZ attracts a great deal of public interest, and is a popular destination for travelers visiting Korea. (more…)

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