PLACES TO VISIT
South Korea is filled with countless places that offer peaceful, magical, and thrilling experiences. Whether you're traveling alone, with friends, family, or loved ones, we think you might love some of these attractions!
50 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The 63 Square skyscraper is a Yeouido landmark commanding spectacular views of the city. Standing 249 meters (817 ft) high and comprising 60 floors and three basement levels, 63 Square is one of Korea’s tallest and most recognized buildings. The glass elevators which serve the viewing observatory ascend at a speed of 460 meters per minute, taking just 25 seconds to reach the top, giving passengers the sensation of a rocket-powered take-off as they enjoy breathtaking views.
But the tower isn't just an observatory for panoramic views of the city, it is a multi-venue leisure complex featuring an aquarium, art gallery, IMAX cinema, performance hall, and a wax museum, making it a popular spot for dates and family outings.
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161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Constructed first among the Joseon palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace was the representative legal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Entering Gwanghwamun Gate, the first thing your eyes will set upon is Korea’s largest wooden structure, Geunjeongjeon Hall. Used for the coronation of kings and important court events, this hall was the physical representation of the power of the king. The buildings behind Geunjeongjeon Hall include Sajeongjeon Hall, the king’s executive office; Gangnyeongjeon Hall, the king’s private quarters; and Gyotaejeon Hall, the queen’s quarters. Leaving Geunjeongjeon Hall to the left will lead directly to Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, which was used for banquets. A two-story, open-walled pavilion appearing to float over a man-made lotus pond, the pavilion is one of Gyeongbokgung Palace’s most attractive locations.
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