1. A Bang For Every Occasion
Bang is the Korean word for room. And Seoul is full of bangs. Do you feel like singing the backstreetboys? Go to a karaoke-bang! Are you on a romantic date? Hit the DVD-bang (sometimes this bang actually has a bed in it)! Ready to kill some zombies? Find yourself a PC bang.
2. Peace and Quiet
Seoul has incredible temples, palaces and parks spread over the city. The temples and beautifully renovated palaces are a great examples of traditional Korean architecture. Seoul also has spectacular parks; all well-designed and well-maintained with lots of green and water.
3. Sleep is Overrated
Do you need a new sweater at 04.00 AM? No problem in Seoul, because all the big fashion department stores are open from early morning until … early morning. And besides shopping there is so much more to do. Go to Itaewon, Hongdae or Gangnam and you will find large crowds and massive parties at whatever time you will come. Seoul never sleeps.
4. Gangnam Style
Seoul is the home of Oppa Gangnam Style! Psy took over the world with this catchy and cheesy song about the Gangnam district in Seoul where people are supposedly hip, trendy and classy. Visit the Gangnam district yourself and check out some fancy shops with beautiful tall Korean women and little dressed up dogs on their arm.
5. Seoul Sightseeing Hotspots
Seoul offers great sightseeing opportunities! Visit Seodaemun prison to learn more about the Japanese occupation, take a rollercoaster ride in one of Seouls amusement parks (Everland and Lotte Park) or take a calligraphy class in Bukchon Hanok Village. Don't forget to visit Insadong-gil where you can buy Korean traditional goods and crafts.
6. Plastic Fantastic
Seoul is the city of good looks. Plastic surgery clinics are everywhere, in the subway you can’t avoid large advertisements with before and after surgery photo’s. Girls get eyelid corrections for their eighteenth birthday and if you’re 'ugly' you are less likely to find a good job. Whatever you may think of it, it is definitely intriguing and worth checking out.
7. Eating Live Octopus
Eating live octopus is a Korean delicacy and you can try it at one of Seoul's fish markets. You can swallow the whole thing at once or you can eat separate arm pieces. The suction cups on the arm pieces are still working even though the arm piece is separated from the body. Do not underestimate the strength. The suction against your oral mucosa is strong, and some people have died because the octopus can stick to the throat. Living on the edge guys.
Travel tip shared by Bunch of Backpackers