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Top Major Seoul Attractions

A bustling city that has a population of over 10 million, despite everything it continues on being the best holiday destination.  It has the ideal spots to get away from the heavy crowds and calmly enjoy nature and culture.  It has wonderful museums and the best kimichi in the world.

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Some of the best Seoul’s attractions are:

Bukhansan National Park

It is a huge park that spreads more than 30 square miles. It is situated in the northern piece of Seoul. It’s name actually means huge mountains in the north. It is a one-day adventure that everybody who has a chance, should undertake.

It not just has eminent and a tremendous amount of flora and fauna, but also has immense granite rocks and flowing rivers. Not only is it loaded with nature’s finest, but it also has significant cultural influence. It has a fortress and temple along the edges.

This Seoul attraction is the best place for a hike any time of the year. However, this hike is not for the weak-hearted, but only for those with great stamina, endurance and sturdy shoes.

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Changdeokdung Palace

It is the most intact, best surviving palace in Seoul. This Seoul attraction was initially constructed as a secondary house to the king to mainly, house his wives and concubines. It has been a UNESCO heritage site since 1997.

It’s great architecture, layout and history may have been chief reasons for that. As all palaces, this palace also has an impressive front garden. However, what is unique about this palace is that it has a ‘hidden’ garden in the rear.

It boasts of a landscaped garden with fountains and a lotus pool. Be sure to visit this architectural beauty.

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Dongdaemun Market

This is where you can truly buy anything. Spanning more than 10 blocks and containing more than 20 malls and 30,000 speciality shops, this is a shopaholics heaven.

The best part is that you can shop at pretty much any hour of the day as most shops stay open till 5 in the morning.

You have showrooms and retail stores, but you also have wholesale markets where you can buy goods in bulk at lower rates. This current is Seoul’s best attraction for shoppers. Head in and shop till you drop. When you finally drop, head over MukjaGolmak for a bite to eat.

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Jongmyo Shrine

It is a Confucian shrine built in the late 14th century.  It is a UNESCO protected heritage site that is one of the best holiday destination ideas. This Seoul attraction was initially built as a place of worship for the royalty.

Here, the kings would honour the dead and pray for their state and the people. You are bound to learn a bit of history if you visit this shrine, as they don’t allow visitors without a tour guide.

If you visit this place on the first Sunday of May, you would be lucky to witness the JongmyoJerye ritual, in which they honour the Joseon dynasty ancestors.

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