One of Asia’s major metropolitan hubs, Seoul is known as a center for commerce and technology, dense with people, gadgets and skyscrapers. But underneath that steel exterior, Seoul is also a very accessible and accommodating place for families.
Unlike in the U.S., karaoke in Seoul isn’t about getting up in front of a bunch of strangers in a bar and showing off your talent (or lack thereof), it’s something done with groups of friends, so it doesn’t matter how good or bad a singer you are.
For one of the best days out exploring the city of Seoul, head to Insadong, the art district of Seoul. Filled with antique shops, galleries, tea houses and cafes, it remains one of Seoul’s most popular and hip neighborhoods, despite the fact that it has become more tourist-centered in recent years.
In celebration of all those steamy moments on the episode (airing Monday, January 27), Viator is offering an exclusive “The Bachelor” tour of Seoul — it can’t be booked anywhere else.
Come winter, temperatures in Seoul become frigid, and the city often gets a white coating of snow. If your travels bring you to the Korean capital during winter, you might as well take advantage of the weather by planning to go skiing near Seoul. The region has several resorts to choose from, many with quite reliable snow conditions.
Seoul, like many Asian capitals, has become a prime spot to ring in the New Year, with parties and festivities taking place all across the nation’s capital city. If you plan to to ring in 2014 in South Korea, here’s what you need to know about New Year’s Eve in Seoul.