50 Things to do in Seoul, Korea Travel Guide

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Join us for a city tour of Seoul, South Korea! In this video we cover 50 things to do in Seoul including visiting the royal palaces, going to themed cafes, eating at local restaurants, enjoying the parks, and going to the museums. We also explore some of the best markets for shopping and street food in Seoul, dabble in Korean nightlife, and sing our hearts out at a noraebang. A few other fun cultural experiences worth mentioning are: watching a Korean baseball game, going to a jjimjilbang, and dressing up in a hanbok.

Some of the neighbourhoods covered in this Seoul guide include: Hongdae, Gangnam, Itaewon, Insadong, Samcheongdong, Dongdaemun, Myeongdong and more where you’ll find major attractions, shopping, entertainment and dining experiences.

50 Things to do in Seoul Travel Guide – you can scroll to any of the items on the list by clicking on the timings!

1) Gwanghwamun Square (광화문광장) of King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상) and Admiral Yi Sun-Shin (충무공 이순신 동상) – 00:46
2) Gyeongbokgung Royal Guard Changing Ceremony – 01:14
3) Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁 – 景福宮) – 01:26
4) Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을 – 北村韓屋) – 01:41
5) Galbi (갈비) Korean Barbecue – 02:26
6) Namsan Hiking in Seoul (남산) – 04:53
7) N Seoul Tower views of Seoul (N서울타워) – 05:24
8) Hongdae neighborhood for shopping and nightlife in Seoul (홍대 – 弘大) – 05:53
9) Noraebang Korean Singing Room (노래방) – 06:10
10) Jjimjilbang Korean Bathhouse and Sauna (찜질방) – 06:39
11) Insadong for souvenir shopping in Seoul (인사동 – 仁寺洞) – 07:35
12) Korean tea at traditional Teahouse (차) – 07:55
13) Samcheong-Dong for Hanok houses and shopping (삼청동 – 三淸洞) – 09:29
14) Samgyeopsal (삼겹살) Korean Barbecue – 09:44
15) Nightlife in Seoul, Korea (밤의 유흥) – 11:52
16) National Hangeul Museum (국립한글박물관) – 12:49
17) National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관) – 13:00
18) The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관) – 13:10
19) Jogyesa Temple for Zen Buddhism (조계사) – 13:22
20) Korean Street Food in Seoul, South Korea (한국 거리 음식) – 13:46
21) Korean Baseball game at Jamsil Stadium (야구) – 14:26
22) Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원) – 15:32
23) Dongdaemun Market (동대문시장 – 東大門市場) – 15:53
24) Gwangjang Market for Korean Street Food in Seoul (광장시장 – 廣藏市場) – 16:04
25) Bukhansan National Park for hiking in Seoul, South Korea (북한산국립공원 – 北漢山國立公園) – 16:20
26) Soondubu jjigae – Korean tofu stew (순두부찌개) – 16:39
27) Hanhwa 63 Building for views of Seoul on Yeouido island (63 빌딩 – 육삼 빌딩) – 17:25
28) Myeongdong for shopping and entertainment in Seoul (명동 – 明洞) – 17:38
29) Rent a Korean Hanbok to wear around the palaces in Seoul (한복 – 韓服) – 17:53
30) Changdeokgung Palace (창덕궁 – 昌德宮) – 19:07
31) Changgyeonggung Palace (창경궁 – 昌慶宮) – 19:24
32) Jongmyo Confucian Shrine (종묘 – 宗廟) – 19:27
33) Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을) – 19:31
34) Cat Cafe in Seoul (고양이 카페) – 19:51
35) Dog Cafe in Seoul, Korea (개 카페) – 20:14
36) Raccoon Cafe in Seoul, South Korea (너구리 카페) – 20:50
37) Cheonggyecheon stream for walking and recreation (청계천 – 淸溪川) – 21:16
38) Namdaemun Market for shopping and street food in Seoul (남대문시장 – 南大門市場) – 21:33
39) National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관 – 國立民俗博物館) – 22:07
40) Ewha Womans University (이화여자대학교 – 梨花女子大學校) – 22:25
41) Han River Park for sports and recreation (한강) – 22:42
42) Seonyudo Park for walking in Seoul (선유도 공원) – 22:58
43) Seoul Forest for leisurely recreation (서울숲) – 23:07
44) Gangnam neighborhood for restaurants, shopping and nightlife in Seoul (강남 – 江南) – 23:15
45) Itaewon for international food, shopping and nightlife (이태원 – 梨泰院) – 23:28
46) Bulgogi – Korean grilled marinated beef (불고기) – 23:39
47) Olympic Park in Seoul for recreation and leisure (올림픽공원) – 24:08
48) Noryangjin Fish Market to eat Korean fish (노량진수산시장 – 鷺梁津水産市場) – 24:18
49) Lotte World indoor theme park for children (롯데월드) – 28:02
50) Korean Poop Cafe (또옹카페) – 28:15

50 Things to do in Seoul, Korea Travel Guide Video Transcript:

Welcome to Seoul, South Korea! With this video we wanted to take you on a tour of one of our favourite cities in Asia. Seoul is a place where street food abounds, where cafe culture is taken to a whole different level, where ancient palaces sit next to towering glass constructions, and where pockets of art and creativity give the city its pulse. In short, it’s a place you have to see for yourself!

In this video we’ll be showing you 50 things to do in Seoul. We realize this is a pretty long travel guide, so we’ve listed all of the sights, attractions, and foods to try in the description box. Enjoy this tour of Seoul!

And that’s a wrap for this massive video guide to Seoul. We hope that you enjoyed watching along and that you picked up a few ideas of things to do on your upcoming visit. As always, if you’ve been to Seoul before and are familiar with the city, we’d love to hear some of your suggestions of fun things to do, see, and eat around there, so feel free to share those in the comments below.

Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network.