2018 Visit Korea: Spend a long weekend in Seoul, South Korea!

Looking to spend a long weekend in Seoul, South Korea? Seoul is the capital of South Korea, when you walk around this city you can see the fashion and technology-forward but also deeply traditional, and for K-Pop lover? here is your home!

When is the best times to visit Seoul? Probably from March to May and from September to November, when the weather is mild and travel expenses are low. 

So, are you ready to start your South Korean city adventure? Read on!

Namsan Tower

N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower located on Mt. Namsan. The tower has been a symbol of Seoul since it first opened to the public in 1980

From the top, the tower offers great panoramic views of the city. Visitors can enjoy its cultural space with various performances, movies, exhibitions as well as upscale restaurants and snack bars.

This spot is also considered one of the most romantic spots in Seoul and is known for lovers to bring a lock for love along the fence where there are thousands and thousands of others left behind. Forgot your lock? No worries, they sell them pretty cheap at the top!

Opening Hours : Sunday-Friday: 10:00-23:00 / Saturday: 10:00-24:00


By Subway & Bus

Chungmuro Station Line 3 or 4 – Exit 2. Take Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 2 or 5 (in front of Daehan Cinema) to N Seoul Tower.

By Subway & Cable Car

Myeongdong Station Line 4 – Exit 3. Walk for about 15 minutes following the street on the right side of the Pacific Hotel. The cable car boarding place will be seen ahead.

Fare: Round-trip – 8,500 won / One-way – 6,000 won

Cable Car Opening Hours: 10:00~22:30

Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. The buildings have remained largely intact over six centuries and served as a backdrop for the last chapters of the Joseon period (1392-1910).

Korea’s last emperor Sunjong passed away on these grounds in 1926, and it’s commonly known that members of royal descendants lived in Nakseonjae, a cluster of unpainted palace buildings well into the late ‘80s.

The palace had a great influence on the development of Korean architecture, garden and landscape planning, and related arts, for many centuries. It reflects sophisticated architectural values, harmonized with beautiful surroundings.

Admission Fees:

Individuals: Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won/Children (ages 7-18) 1,500 won

Huwon Tour (Secret Garden area) – Adults (ages 19 and over) 8,000 won / Young adults 5,000 KRW / Children (ages 7-18) 2,500 won

Opening Hours:

Changdeokgung Palace & Huwon Course – Tuesday to Sunday 9.00am to 05.00pm. Closed on Monday.


Subway – Anguk Station (Line 3), Exit 3. Walk straight from the exit (towards east) for about 5-min to arrive at the palace entrance.

 Bukchon Hanok Village

Situated between by two palaces, Gyeongbokgung to the west and Changdeokgung to the east, this village has the largest cluster of privately owned traditional Korean wooden homes or hanok in Seoul.

The Bukchon area is a traditional residential area in Seoul that boasts 600 years of history. Its location reflects the views of neo-Confucianism, regarding the world and nature, during the Joseon Dynasty.

Hanok architecture places great emphasis on the topographical features of the land on which it is built. Structural arrangements, layouts, and other spatial aesthetics are major concerns here, as are the styles of the buildings themselves.

Transport: By Subway- Anguk Station Line 3 – Exit 2. Walk straight for about 300m.


One of the most memorable Seoul attractions and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts.

There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures. The teahouses and restaurants are the perfect compliments to the galleries.

Transport: By Subway

Exit 6 – Anguk Station Line 3. Walk straight 100m & turn left.

Exit 3 – Jonggak Station Line 1. Walk 300m straight, turn left. then 100m straight & veer left into Insa-dong alleyway.


Hongdae is the epic center of Seoul’s vibrant and youthful shopping and nightlife district. Many of Seoul’s idiosyncratic clubs that draw the younger set are clustered in the area.

With the prestigious Hongik University nearby, the area attracts bountiful students and visitors alike to shop, dine & club. There are plenty clothing stalls and vintage shops can be found along the main passageway, Eo Ulmadang-gil.

Transport: By Subway – Hongik University Station Line 2 – Exit 9

Triplisher.com recommended trip:

Enjoy your lazy weekend in Seoul, Korea

Photo source: apassionandapassport.com / Article source: www.tommyooi.com

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