5 Tourist places in Seul Korea - THE BACKPACKING



Friday, February 19, 2016

5 Tourist places in Seul Korea

Number 1: Insadong, where is all the traditional culture.To experience the traditional culture of Korea in the city center, Insa-dong is the place to visit. The art galleries, traditional handicraft shops, sellers of arts and antiques, tea houses and traditional restaurants make Insa-dong, one of the best tourist attractions for those wishing to experience traditional Korean culture. This area is especially
recommended for fans of antiques and old paintings, porcelain, vases and antique furniture. About 70 art galleries also make Insa-dong ideal cultural space. In 1999, Queen Elizabeth visited this area and heaped praise on the crafts encotró here. During the late semeanas in the streets of Insa-dong the driveway (Saturdays from 14:00 to 22:00 and Sundays from 10:00 to 22:00) are prohibited and full of antique dealers, accessories and artesarnías on the streets. Foreign tourists gather here with items from around the world, so that the streets of Insa-dong becomes a market that is not limited to products of Korean origin. However, as the streets of Insa-dong are narrow and compejas, do not forget to ask for a map at the Tourist Information Centre before the tourNumber 2: Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main former palace of KoreaGyeongbokgung Palace was the main residence and palace of the royal family of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), and has a fantastic history of 600 years. Seonggye built by Taejo Lee (reigned 1392-1398), founder of the Joseon Dynasty, the palace was completed in 1395 after the nation's capital, Gaeseong, moved to Hanyang (now Seoul). 495.000m² area occupied by the palace Gyeongbokgung, includes "Geunjeongjeon" the main hall where official ceremonies took place and where the official politicians could see the King, the "Gyeonghoeru" where banquets were held for the purpose diplomats, and "Hyangwonjeong", an artificial island in a pond. Inside the palace, you will also find the National Folk Museum for greater and broader understanding of the life of Korean ancestors. Walk across the street to the stone walls of Gyeongbokgung Palace and meet with Cheongwadae (also known as the Blue House, the presidential mansion of Korea). Currently, they are rebuilding some sections of the palace, and is expected to be completed in October this year.Number 3: Namdaemun Market, the largest market square KoreaNamdaemun market is a huge market erally with everything related to children's clothing, accessories, footwear, kitchenware, regional specialties, imported items, etc. This market offers a wide range of goods at very low prices, and most of the shops are sales both wholesale and retail. This market has preserved the atmosphere of the market-traditional shops and stalls offer much to see why this market is not only to shop but also to look and have fun. Most shops Namdaemun Market open only certain hours according to the provisions of time, so it would be a good idea to plan the route in advance according to the items you wish to purchase. Nearby you are the Mt. Namsan, making these two places a great pair for a combined visit.Number 4: The Dongdaemun Market, the center of fashionDongdaemun Market is nicknamed 'Fashion Center' by the number of shopping malls and shops engaged in the sale of clothing and accessories. It is oriented to dress the Namdaemun market. Doosan Tower, Migliore, Freya Town and Hello apM are just alugnos of the 20 shopping malls in this area, where prices are low and shopping, accessible. Shopping malls in this area usually accessories, women's clothing, men, shoes, etc. are sold all you. need from head to toe. Most of these items are trendy shops. Dongdaemun market is busiest at night, because the owners of small shops and boutiques within the country or to foreign countries resellers fill this market overnight to buy trendy clothes and reselling them in their stores. This market can be one of the most unforgettable journey.Number 5: Mt. Namsan, the summit of the night view of SeoulAt 265 meters above sea level, Mt. Namsan is a symbolic mountain located in the center of Seoul. Although the height of this mountain is not so high comparatively, the area that surrounds it allows spectacular view of Seoul, which explains the popularity of this mountain as a resting place for its citizens. At the top of Mt. Namsan is Palgakjeong Hall, Seoul Tower and aquarium; on the way to the top, you are the Namsan Library, fountain, and a botanical garden. You can reach the top on foot or by cable cars. You can see the enchanting scenery of Seoul from the pavilion Palgakjeong and tourists who come up to Seoul Tower (479.7 meters above sea level) will marvel at a wider view to the sea of ​​the Bay of Incheon. When night falls, you can enjoy both the unique panorama of Seoul with lights and glitter of neon signs, which can only be seen in Mt. Namsan. Nearby, it is the traditional Korean village Namsangol and Namdaemun market.