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? KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/
? WATCH: DIVERSE KOREAN STREET FOOD IN MYEONGDONG - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IucQ3thRuk
? BLOG: TOP 25 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN SEOUL: https://davidsbeenhere.com/2019/09/24/top-25-things-to-see-and-do-in-seoul-south-korea/

DISCLAIMER: Brands mentioned are based on my own personal taste.

Back in May of 2019, I spent several days exploring the city of Seoul, South Korea. These are the top 25 things to see, do, and eat in Seoul, South Korea!

1. KOREAN BARBECUE – Fatty, high-quality grilled meats with fresh incredients and sweet, spicy, and savory flavors. Try samgyeopsal and galbi!
2. KOREAN COOKING CLASS – Take a Korean cooking class to learn to make your favorite local dishes, like sundubu jjigae and haemulpajeon. If I can do it, so can you!
3. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA – The flagship museum for showcasing Korean history and art.
4. KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN & BEER – Some of the tastiest and highest-quality fried chicken in the world!
5. THE WAR MEMORIAL OF KOREA – A sobering museum that commemorates the lives lost during the Korean War between 1950 and 1954.
6. JOGYESA TEMPLE – A beautiful Buddhist temple in the Insa-Dong neighborhood that was built in 1395 during the Joseon Dynasty.
7. KOREAN CONVENIENCE STORE – An important element of Korean culture, and a place where you can buy fresh, tasty, and healthy foods like triangle gimbap and yachae juk.
8. CHEONGWADAE SARANGCHAE – A museum that teaches its visitors about South Korea’s recent past with exhibits about the nation’s presidents, tourist destinations, and more.
9. TONGIN MARKET – A covered market that offers a wide variety of delicious Korean street foods like kimchijeon and tteok-bokki.
10. RENT A HANBOK – Renting a traditional, 17th-century outfit called a hanbok will gain you free entry into Gyeongbokgung Palace and make for a more immersive experience.
11. GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE – A massive palatial complex that was built in 1395 and served as the home of the Joseon kings.
12. KOREAN STEWS & PORRIDGES – Near Gyeongbokgung Palace is a shop that sells delicious manduguk (Korean dumpling stew) and saeujuk (shrimp & rice porridge)
13. CHANGDEOKGUNG PALACE – A Joseon-era palace that contains a secret garden and a stunning hall for royal ceremonies.
14. NAMDAEMUN MARKET – A traditional market with 10,000 stalls and dates back to 1414. Check out the wooden masks and the kimchi mandu!
15. CHEONGGYECHEON STREAM – A peaceful and lush oasis in the middle of Seoul that consists of a stream and two pedestrian boardwalks.
16. GIMBAP CHEONGUK – A Korean restaurant chain that offers delicious fare including kimchi mandu and donkkaseu.
17. NAMSAN SEOUL TOWER & NAMSAN CABLE CAR – One of Seoul’s most prominent landmarks, which has an observation deck at its top.
18. HONGDAE – A youth-oriented neighborhood that is full of K-Pop culture and is home to clothing stores, street food stalls, and bars.
19. LOTTE WORLD TOWER – The 5th-tallest building in the world, which is home to a food court and the highest glass-bottomed observation deck on Earth.
20. GANGNAM AREA MONUMENT – A monument that honors the song “Gangnam Style” by Korean rapper PSY.
21. MYEONGDONG– A touristy area of soul where you can try delicious street foods including egg buns, Myeongdong tteokgalbi, and dakkkochigui.
22. KOREAN CRAFT BEER – Seoul is full of incredible craft beer, including at spots like Michin Dak and Craft Hans.
23. BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE – A 14th-century Korean village in Seoul where you can try traditional food and view stunning architecture.
24. KTX BULLET TRAIN – A high-speed bullet train that travels between Seoul and Busan at speeds up to 190 mph.
25. AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAIN – The fastest and most efficient way to travel between Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station.

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