A modern and cultural city, a city that’s alive 24/7, these are some of the ways Seoul is described by. Since the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910), which was called Hanyang at the time, Seoul has been the capital city for over 600 year. Through modernization, this great city with a population of more than 10 million has embraced both traditional beauty by preserving its royal palaces and modernity through its fancy skyscrapers. From fashion to food, Seoul is a trendy city that has it all
1. Lotte World Tower 롯데월드타워
_Overlooking the Entire City of Seoul
This 123-story, 555m-high new landmark of Seoul houses numerous shops, restaurants, an aquarium and much more. From the observatory on the uppermost level of the world’s 5th tallest building(as of 2017), visitors can enjoy a360-degree view of Seoul, and on a clear day , the view spans as far as the western waters along Incheon. The glass floors at the Sky Deck offer thrilling views!
Location: 300 Olympic-ro, Sonpa-gu, Seoul
2. Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine(UNESCO World Heritage Site)창덕궁 & 종묘
Jongmyo, where kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty are enshrined, and Changdeokgung, the most favored palace among Joseon kings, were enlisted on the main hall of Jongmyo Shrine built in the 14th century, has a floor space of 1,270m2 and is believed to be the longest wooden structure in the world. Additionally, the ancestral ceremony that kings of Joseon conducted at the Shrine, and the music played during the ceremony were also enlisted on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list as “Royal Ancestral Rite & Ritual Music in Jonhmyo Shrine. “When constructing the palace, Changdeokgung took great advantage of the natural landscape arranging its buildings and garden in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings.
Location: 99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Location: 157 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul