The heritage and cultural sight in the magnificent city of Seoul is unquestionable, with shrines, temples, fortresses, palaces and ceremonies.
It also comprises of modern skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, and multi-media and entertainment complexes.
There are numerous art galleries spread all around the city, focusing on different aspects and themes. The highly acclaimed art galleries of the city are The Museum of African Art and Leeum Samsung Museum of Art.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits a huge number of modern art works at their very best in a three floor gallery. The Seoul Total Museum of Contemporary Art showcases modern Korean art.
This is a modern city, yet also boasts a wealth of historical landmarks, distinguished monuments and cultural sites. Most of the finest palaces are situated within Seoul city center, as many of the old city gates still remain and are home to popular markets.
The Seoul tower is the most popular landmark of the city.
When tired from the city noise you can rest in a numerous parks and gardens present here. For the children you can visit the ever popular Children’s Grand Park amusement park. Make a day trip to summit of Mount Pukhansan, where wild flowers abound.
The vibrant city is flooded with restaurants, cafe, fast food snack bars and eateries. Savor tastes, ranging from traditional Korean, Chinese and Japanese, to excellent Italian and French food, as well as the ever-present Western fast food dining chains.
There are also many Korean fast food outlets around Seoul, along with the noodle stalls. For classy international dining, the city’s five star hotels are best and one of the most reliable bets.
Attend a variety of events and fun festivals hosted by the city throughout the year, which celebrate the culture, religion and art of the city. The popular events include the Hi Seoul Festival, the Seoul Tano Festival in June, and the busy Lunar New Year, which usually occurs either in late January or early February.
Seoul International Writer’s festival is held for one week every other year. It invites authors from all countries of the world. It is intended to give an opportunity to the domestic and international authors to exchange information through diverse events.