5 Perfect Things to Do With Kids in Seoul

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.

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August 8, 2014 by
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Noraebang in Seoul. Photo courtesy of James Creegan via Flickr.

Noraebang – Karaoke in Seoul

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.

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June 6, 2014 by
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Five Joseon Palaces in Seoul

Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Kimmo Räisänen via Flickr.

Visiting Seoul is like visiting one big outdoor museum, thanks in large part to the beautifully preserved and restored five Joseon palaces that still stand in the South Korean capital.

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May 2, 2014 by
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Seoul’s Best Museums and Galleries

National Palace Museum in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Casey And Sonja via Flickr.

The capital of South Korea has hundreds of museums, but these six represent Seoul’s best museums and galleries, perfect for gaining a better understanding of the nation and its people.

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April 4, 2014 by
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Visiting a Korean Bath House in Seoul

Two guests wear the traditional garb of a Korean bath house in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Taehoon Kang via Flickr.

You can leave Korea without visiting a Korean bath house in Seoul.

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March 7, 2014 by
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Art and Tea in Insadong

Tea from a tea house in Insadong. Photo courtesy of sellyourseoul via Flickr.

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.

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February 7, 2014 by
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Follow in the Romantic Footsteps of The Bachelor in Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the filming locations for "The Bachelor." Photo courtesy of Kimmo Räisänen via Flickr.

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.

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January 28, 2014 by
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Skiing Near Seoul

Snowboarder at a resort in South Korea. Photo courtesy of Official U.S. Navy Page via Flickr.

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.

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January 10, 2014 by
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New Year’s Eve in Seoul

Seoul's Cheonggyecheong Stream on New Year's Eve. Photo courtesy of Andrew Currie via Flickr.

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.

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December 13, 2013 by
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South Korea in Winter

Seoul residents bundle up on a winter night. Photo courtesy of Chris Marchant via Flickr.

Winter is most definitely the off season for tourism to South Korea, as frigid temperatures can make outdoor attractions and activities uncomfortable if you’re not prepared.

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November 15, 2013 by
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