You won’t have to look hard to find reasons to visit Seoul. One of the most amazingly fascinating and vibrant cities in south East Asia, Seoul doesn’t quite fit to all corners of the mold of its counterparts of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. Though frenetic, there’s a certain calm to Seoul and it also has a very youthful feel. Check out these reasons to visit Seoul and see why it should be on your must-see list.
1. Traditional and Modern
Every travel writer loves to wax lyrical about how the traditional sits next to the modern, but Seoul is one of the places where it really is so true. This really is a city where towering skyscrapers sit next to or on the same block as ancient royal palaces. When it comes to the modern, Seoul is right up there with the very best in cutting-edge design, so much so that it was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2010. And if you love your cityscape to include antique treasures of palaces, temples, city walls and gates, you find plenty of reasons to visit Seoul. Unmissable architectural attractions of Seoul include Gyeongbokgung (Palace of the Crown Prince), Sungnyemun Gate, Jogyesa Temple, Myeongdong Cathedral, Namsan Tower, and 63 Building.