The K-wave is not a new fad,. People around the globe recognise K-pop and K-drama anywhere. The craze of South Korea and its culture and food isn’t going anywhere. Here are a list of places to go in 4 days in Seoul!
Arguably the most beautiful palace that sits in the north of Gwanghwamun Square, the Northern Palace, or Gyeongbukgong, was built in 1395. It is one of the most iconic sights in Korea.
There are free guided tours at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3.30 pm to the palace grounds. Take a breezy walk around the palace and let the beauty of Korean history seep into your mind!
Opening Hours: 9 am – 6 pm Daily, except for Tuesdays
Price Range: Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Groups (10 people or more): 1,200 won
Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is filled with hundreds of traditional houses, also known as Hanok. It is surrounded by the palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine.
Most of the Hanoks in the village provide services that allow visitors to experience and learn Korean traditional culture. Just look out for their guesthouses, tea houses, cultural centers, and restaurants. They even have establishments that allow you to dress up in Hanbok (Korean Traditional Costumes) to take pictures around the village.
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9 am – 6 pm / Weekends 9 am – 5 pm
Price Range: Free
Address: 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Bukchon Son Mandu
After those a long day sight seeing at historical sites, you’ll get hungry! Locals and tourists highly recommend this chain restaurant, which is said to serve the best Mandu (dumplings) in Korea.
With so many choices of dumplings to choose from, this place is swarmed with people from day to night. Most customers order their combination dumplings (3 steamed dumplings, 3 fried dumplings and 3 ball dumplings).
Opening Hours: 11 am – 10.30 pm Daily
Price Range: 8000₩ for Combination Dumplings
Address: 153-1 Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Nanta is the world’s most popular non-verbal show with a twist of comedy, rhythm and Salmunori. This is the top show recommended by many who have watched it. Nanta has made appearances in different countries, one of them is in New York’s Broadway!
Around 750,000 tourists a year comes to Korea to enjoy this show and its iteration of Korean culture. A great way to end the first day of your trip!
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 5 pm, 8 pm / Saturday 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm /Sunday 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm
Price Range: Premium seats: 70,000 won / VIP seats: 60,000 won / S seats: 50,000 won / A seats 40,000 won
Address: 26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
The Han River is a major river in South Korea which flows through the heart of the city. Through five thousand years of Korean history, the Han River has been a constant.
Take a morning stroll in parks surrounding Han River, or ride a bike along the river and bridges. It’s a refreshing way to look at Korea. Han River is said to be popular among couples to stroll in the evening, probably because of the romantic city lights, and the rainbow fountains by Banpo Bridge.
Address: Seoul-si, Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Gyeonggi-do
It wouldn’t be a trip to Korea if you haven’t tried a bowl of authentic Bibimbap! Back in 1999, Gogung opened in Jeonju. Now expanding it’s way to Myeongdong, preserving the taste of Jeonju Bibimbap.
Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish consisting of a mixture of seasoned vegetables and a selected type of meat (usually chicken, beef, or pork) on a white rice. Enjoy yourself a bowl before starting your busy day!
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm Daily
Price Range: Around W11,000
Address: 37, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Myeongdong is a shopping area where locals and tourists usually go to to get specialty items like makeup, skincare items, and clothes! There are a lot of street food selections along the area if you want a bite.
Many brand name shops and department stores set up shop along the streets and alleys, unlike Dongdaemun and Namdaemun. You’ll see plenty of young Koreans in this area, as it is popular among them to hang around here.
Opening Hours: Depends on the shops’ opening hours
Address: Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Gwajang Market is the nation’s first traditional street market, and is popular among tourists. There are more than 5,000 shops in this market, selling groceries, clothing, textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs.
If you’ve watched Running Man, this market will be familiar to you! They are also really popular with their street food here, like Japchae (Stir Fried Glass Noodles), Gimbap (Seaweed Rolls), Pajeon (Korean Pancake), Yukhoe (Bibimbap with raw beef that has been seasoned with a mixture of sauces).
Opening Hours: General stores: 8.30 am -6 pm / Restaurants: 8.30 am – 11 pm / Clothing stores: 9 pm -10 am (Next day)
Price Range: W2,000 – W8,000
Address: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Korea is not only famous for their food and culture, you’ll also always hear about their Spa and Wellness Centers. Dragonhill Spa is a recommended place for tourists and first time users. It is also family friendly as there are kids pools.
There is a multitude of saunas and various pools at this multi-floor location, so you could enjoy different environments and pools. Time to relax!
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Price Range: 5 am – 8 pm 12,000 won for Adult, 6,000 won for Child / 8 pm – 5 am 15,000 won for Adult, 6,000 won for Child
Address: 40-712 Hangangno 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
A Korean tradition that is known nation wide is to have fried chicken and beer. Hanchu serves one of the best chimekin Seoul. Hanchu is not a chain restaurant; they only have one location at Sinsa-dong.
The way to eat Korean Fried Chicken is to eat it with the complimentary pickled radish and crackers that they serve before your chicken arrives. The chicken is marinated with green peppers to give a hint of spice.
Opening Hours: 5 pm – 3 am
Price Range: 13,000₩ – 18,000₩
Address: 549-9 Gangnam-gu, Sinsa-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Namsan Seoul Tower
Namsan Seoul Tower is approximately 480m above sea level.
It is the second highest point in Seoul, so they use this tower as a communication and observation tower. You get to ride a cable car up Namsan Mountain and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Opening Hours: 10 am – 11 pm Sunday – Friday / 10 am – 12 am Saturday
Price Range: Adults 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
To soak in Korea in 4 days, you’ll have to end your trip visiting the world’s biggest indoor theme park, Lotte World. It also consists of an outdoor theme park, an artificial island, folk museum and many more.
You can enjoy watching parades, various films, laser shows, and try a variety of international cuisines year-round. Lotte World is visited by 7.3 million visitors each year. Enjoy the rest of your day in Lotte World and have a pleasant trip home!
Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 10 pm Daily
Price Range: Full day: Adults 52,000 won / Teenagers 45,000 won / Children 41,000 won / Babies 13,000 won
After 4 pm: Adults 41,000 won / Teenagers 36,000 won / Children 32,000 won / Babies 13,000 won
Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
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