South Korea is one of the biggest cities you can ever visit. Even though it has high technology and is quite industrial, this city still features a rich culture and lots of amazing traditions. Don not let the buildings fool you. Seoul still remains to be uniquely Korean. If you wish to make the most out of your Seoul trip, here are some tips that you should know about:
- Visit Old Seoul.
What makes Seoul stand out above other tourist attractions is it offers a mix of the old and the new. But if you wish to immerse in their culture, you have to focus in the old and that is why it is recommended that you take a stroll down the city’s oldest neighborhood—Old Seoul. The BukchonHanok Village has traditional and clay houses thatwill bring you back to Korea’s past. The location of this city is strategically situated in the steep hillsides of the country which creates a unique ambiance and a refreshing environment for the tourists.
- Pay a visit to the DMZ.
You may be intrigues about the ongoing conflict between North and South Korea. If you wish to have a peek on what is really happening between the two, it is recommended that you pay a visit to the DMZ. There are many organizations that host a trip to this place along with some stops at the Third Infiltration Tunnel as well as the Dora Observatory. When you go here, you will be able to see a glimpse of North Korea across the DMZ.
- Eat delicious Korean cuisines.
You will never go hungry when in Seoul, no matter how low your budget is. This is most especially true if you will stick with their local delicacies and specialties. Just simply pay a visit to Myeong-dong neighborhood as well as the Namdaemum Market where you can have a taste of different Korean cuisines including spicy rice cakes, porridge, bibimbap, Korean pancakes and different types of kebabs. If you feel a bit adventurous, you should not forget to try out their stewed silkworm larvae.
- Take a glimpse at the artsy side of Korea.
If you really wish to know more about the culture and arts of Korea, then you have to pay a visit to the National Museum of Korea which houses the detailed and chronological history of Korea. After that, you should also visit DongdaemumDesign Plaza as well as Seoul Museum of Art.
Immersing yourself in the culture are one of the things to do when visiting South East Asia, especially South Korea. Seoul is a wonderful place and you can only make the most out of it when you immerse yourself in their culture.
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