- Take a Walk through the Multifaceted City Of Seoul
Seoul is not just a beautiful city. It is an intoxicating megacity with a bit of everything. It is a place where you can marvel at the skyscrapers and gawk at the magnificent historic palaces a few minutes later. You can face the bustle of the city then walk into a quiet park. You can lose yourself in the markets or enjoy the beauty of the mountains. You can gorge on street food or partake of a kingly feast in a hanjeongsik. You can immerse yourself in the hub of finance or in the tranquility of the pagodas and temples. This lovely contrast is what makes Seoul a lovely place to travel in.
Bukchon Hanok Village
This is easily the most beautiful of all the historical places in Seoul. The village features around 900 hanok, the traditional Korean houses, in all shapes and sizes. Feel free to get lost wandering the tiny lovely streets while admiring the charming houses with their patterned roofs and walls.
If you are feeling hungry, head over to the Gwangjang Market which is better known as the biggest food alley, or meokjagolmok as called in the local language, in the city. There are around 200 stalls serving all kinds of dishes from the local cuisine. Don’t forget to try the nokdu bindaetteok, a kind of pancake, which tastes perfect with makgeolli, a rice wine.
A visit to this World Heritage Site is a must. Pay the extra fee to visit the Secret Garden. It will be worth it. Of all the palaces in Seoul, this is the biggest and the most beautiful.
There’s a lot to explore in Seoul. So, make sure you have enough time on hand.
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