You can leave Korea without visiting a Korean bath house in Seoul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula sits Jeju Island, Korea’s tropical paradise. This volcanic island is one of Asia’s most underrated destinations for foreign travelers, where life moves at a slow and relaxed pace and natural beauty still dominates. Known as the Island of the Gods or the Hawaii of South Korea, Jeju offers cultural insight, outdoor adventure and beautiful white sand beaches to anyone willing to make the trip.