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

Seoul’s Best Museums and Galleries

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

Visiting a Korean Bath House in Seoul

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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Seoul’s Best Markets

Namdaemun Market in Seoul. Photo courtesy of d'n'c via Flickr.

One of the greatest things about Seoul as a tourist destination is that it caters to just about every taste, especially to shopaholics.  The markets in South Korea’s capital sell just about everything under the sun, and you could easily spend days getting lost in their winding passages. If you’re ready to hit the pavement for some retail therapy, here’s your guide to Seoul’s best markets.

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October 18, 2013 by
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Food Lover’s Guide to Seoul

Street food vendor in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Justin De La Ornellas via Flickr.

To the uninitiated, Korean cuisine might be largely a mystery — a culinary tradition often overlooked in Western countries in favor of Chinese, Japanese or Thai, or maybe just tucked in at the end of a menu somewhere. Any foodie who visits Seoul will quickly discover just how underrated Korean food actually is. If you’re feeling hungry in the Korean capital, here’s our food lover’s guide to Seoul.

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September 20, 2013 by
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Autumn in Seoul

Secret Garden in Changdeokgung Palace. Photo courtesy of hojusaram via Flickr.

The period from September through November is one of the most pleasant times to be in Seoul, the South Korean capital. Sandwiched between the oppressive heat and humidity of summer and the frigid temperatures of winter, autumn in Seoul often brings blue skies, perfect temperatures and colorful fall foliage.

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August 23, 2013 by
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