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24-Hour Traveller Guide to Seoul

Discover one of the most interesting cities in South Korea

With so many attractions to explore yet little time to spare, getting around the capital city of South Korea in just 24 hours can be a little overwhelming. With a little help from our traveller guide, it is definitely possible to experience the most of your Seoul trip in only 24 hours! Read more to find out.

Start your day at ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong

Begin your day at ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong, a perfect central spot for those who are short on time in Seoul. Major attractions such as the popular Korean palaces, Myeongdong and Dongdaemun are within walking distances! Experience one of the best views from the hotel’s panoramic roof top where you can see the Namsan Tower and other popular monuments of Seoul.

Explore the history of Joseon Dynasty at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Make your way to one of the largest five palaces in South Korea – Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is arguably the most enchanting and remarkable relic. Take time to Immerse in the ancient times of Korea and discover the historical culture. The palace is a must visit in the city and is open during all seasons.

Get Real with the Locals at Bukchon Hanok Village

There is no better way to experience the authentic Seoul experience than to explore Bukchon Hanok Village. Nestled between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon is a must-explore where you witness a day in the life of the locals, savour local Street food and discover a great haul of locals’ arts and crafts.  Make your way down the narrow lanes lined by hundreds of Hanok, also known as traditional-style houses, where the old-world charm has been well-preserved.

Immerse into the Art scene of Insadong

Going back to the Insadong scene, rekindle your artistic spirits in the artsy scene of Seoul, a paradise for all art lovers. Etched along the streets are countless small craft stalls, art galleries, antique stores, traditional Korean gift shops and many hidden gems around each corner. This is the perfect spot for picking up your Korean souvenirs home.

Picturesque moment at Namsan Tower

A trip to Seoul is not complete without witnessing the amazing view of the cityscape at the highest point in Seoul at Namsan Tower. Situated at the peak of Namsan Mountain, take a moment to enjoy the spectacular views of Seoul and witness the hustle and bustle of the city from a bird’s eye view.

Shopping paradise in Myeongdong

If you are looking for the best place to fulfil your shopping haul, you have landed at the right place in Myeongdong. House within the area are some of the biggest renowned Korean skincare brands, trendsetting fashion stores and a myriad of local street food and restaurants. If you’re looking to satisfy your shopping indulgence, you have landed on the right place.

The night is still young – make your way to Hongdae

The city transforms into hub of nightlife and entertainment at midnight! Revel in a night of fun and experience the streets before you mark an end to your Seoul trip. Whether you are a fan of house, disco or rock music, there will be a hotspot in every corner of the district. Few great places to start your night are Zen Bar, Cocoon and Club Naked. For the live music scene, consider Freebird, V-Hall or Club Evans.

Food is what matters the most in Seoul

When in Seoul, enjoy the food. From Korean barbecue to endless street food, there are endless Korean cuisines to be savoured! Here is a list of ‘SEOULicious’ food that you ought to try!
Samgyetang 삼계탕 (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
Samgyupsal 삼겹살 (Grilled Pork Belly BBQ)

Bibimbap 비빔밥 (Korean Mixed Rice)
Bingsu 빙수 (Shaved Ice)

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