Travel Seoul Itinerary:2 days Must-do list in Seoul

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Seoul 2-Days Itinerary: Cheap Flights to Seoul

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Day 1 | Morning

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Opening Hours: Open from 1/1-2/28,Mon,Wed-Sun,9:00am-5:00pm;Open from 3/1-5/31,Mon,Wed-Sun,9:00am-6:00pm;Open from 6/1-8/31,Mon,Wed-Sun,9:00am-6:30pm;Open from 9/1-10/31,Mon,Wed-Sun,9:00am-6:00pm;Open from 11/1-12/31,Mon,Wed-Sun,9:00am-5:00pm;Closed on Tue

Ticket Price: 3000 KRW

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-2 Hours

Location: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in a corner of central Seoul, the first palace constructed during the Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung features gorgeous scenery all year round, with cherry blossoms in the spring, green trees in summer, ginkgo trees in autumn, and pearly white snow in winter. Korean dramas, such as "Da Jang Geum", "The House of Kings", and "You from the Stars" have all been filmed here. The east side of Gyeongbokgung Palace is Geonchunmun Gate, with Yeongchumun in the west, Sinmumun in the north, and Gwanghwamun in the south. Gwanghwamun Gate is the main entrance to the palace, featuring exquisite craftsmanship, clever architecture, and a magnificent stylistic design. The changing of the guard ceremony is certainly worth a watch.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. Beautiful architecture and they restore the building quiet well after the first palace was invaded by the Japanese back in 1945 - 1948 where Korea was attack, much of the building in the palace was run down and destroyed, they were moved to the second palace in Cheongdeokgung Palace. There were beautiful matching presentation to shows how the army and General March during the dynasty and how they serve the king during Joseon Dynasty. Lovely wonderful place ☺️☺️☺️

Trip.com User: The Gyeongbokgung Palace is the biggest and best of the four palaces in Seoul . It is the only one of the four palaces to be opened on Monday. the atea it covers s quite large so you should plan at least three hours here . the late afternoon seems to have the least amount of crowds . There is a smsll heritage village attached to explore . There is a museum to explore as well. The garden area is under construction but should reopen soon . There is a small fee for entry . if you have only enough time for one palace in Seoul , then pick this one .

Day 1 | Afternoon

When time permits after visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, don’t forget pay a visit to The Painters HERO.

The Painters HERO

Ticket Price: 40000 KRW

Recommended Length of Stay: 1.0-2.0 Hours

Location: 5F, Seoul Theater, 13 Dunhuamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

When you come to Seoul, how can you miss such a shocking and dreamy graffiti show? There are handsome actors, superb painting techniques, funny plots, romantic love stories, all of which are in the graffiti show! Even if you don't know a word of Korean, you can still watch the show with relish! The actors' splendid painting techniques, interesting make-up, humorous performances, plus the music that fills the entire scene and the soft light will bring you infinite joy and shock! [Graffiti Show: Reappearing Heroes with Art] "Graffiti Show" is a stage play that combines three-dimensional images with live painting. The theme of the performance is "heroes". The hero image in people's hearts is "reborn" on the stage. The interspersed modern media special effects are dizzying, surprises and joys, and infinite moving with the hero. The performance venue is located in the "Seoul Theater" in Jongno, so it is very convenient to go shopping nearby before and after the performance. [It can resonate even if you don't understand Korean] This drama is a "silent drama" with no lines from beginning to end. The actors' witty and humorous actions and expressions, coupled with art graffiti, make the audience completely entertained. For those who are not familiar with Korean For foreign audiences, there is no comprehension barrier. No matter what country you come from, you can find joy and resonance here. [Dizzying Art Forms] During the more than one hour performance, you can see various art forms with different styles, such as [Dazzling Painting], where the actors will outline colorful patterns on the water, which is very magical; [Action painting] ] It is a combination of dance and painting. The four actors sway their oil paints with a cheerful rhythm, and together they form a complete picture; It jumped out on the paper. [Stunning stage created by 3D images] "Graffiti Show" creatively introduced cutting-edge projection technology in the performance, and displayed realistic 3D stereoscopic images in front of the audience. world. [Light Sculpting] Sculpting pictures! Faster and stronger! [Action Painting] Jump! shake! sprinkle! Amazing work created with only four artboards! [Dust Painting] What you see in front of you is not everything, a mirage-like dust painting! [Sketch Drawing] A moment not to be missed, a large-scale Korean painting completed in an instant! [Cube Painting] Fantastic simulated rubber and plastic art completed with more than 200 cubes! [Luminous Painting] Draw the peace of the night sky with a silver pen! [Colorful Paintings] There is no "impossible", colorful paintings drawn on the water! [Battle Painting] The charming touch of the three actors presented in the dark!

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: The performer is very backward, while dancing hard, while painting, painting outstanding, there are interaction with the audience, the atmosphere is lively, young and old, the performer uses body movements to express, do not understand Korean language is not afraid.

Tarp’s journeys: It's a pretty strange drawing. It's a cool drawing.

Day 1 | Evening

For convenient access to more popular attractions, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul is the best places.

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

Relax in the South Korean capital’s largest luxury hotel accommodations. Four Seasons Hotel Seoul offers over 300 spacious guest rooms, including 43 suites – all with high-tech convenience, spa-like bathrooms and customizable Four Seasons beds. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interiors with natural light, while highlighting impressive views of N Seoul Tower, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the mountains and the cityscape.
Cool and contemporary, the Hotel's décor draws inspiration from Seoul of the past and the future, combining classic Korean design motifs with a clean, modern aesthetic. Soaring above all is our legendary personalized service – friendly, thoughtful and round-the-clock – defining Four Seasons as one of the best hotels in Seoul

Day 2 | Morning

COEX Aquarium

Opening Hours: Open from 10:00am-8:00pm

Ticket Price: 28000 KRW

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu,

COEX is one of the first themed aquariums in Korea. It has dozens of exhibition areas including Submarine Tunnel, Amazon Rain Forest, and Deep Blue Square. From shallow rivers to the deep sea, you can experience all the pleasures of the world's amazing water life. The aquarium is also famous for providing the setting for the Korean television series, "My Name is Kim Sanshun" and "I Hear Your Voice."

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: I think it is very suitable for the whole family size or couples friends to travel. It is very good to take pictures. ~ South Korea's aquarium really has a lot of special cute scenes. It's super good to take pictures. I haven't seen the fish living in the refrigerator and living in the flower extinguisher phone. Come and see it ~

Hermansyah 1107: When you are on vacation in South Korea, what you should not miss is visiting the Coex Aquarium water tour in Seoul. This tour has many aquatic animals and is one of the tourist attractions in Korea which is most visited by tourists.

Day 2 | Afternoon

Dragon Hill Spa nearby is the top choice before you leave COEX Aquarium and hit the road.

Dragon Hill Spa

Opening Hours: Open all day

Ticket Price: 13000 KRW

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-1 Days

Location: 40-712 Hangangno 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Perhaps the known of Seoul's public baths (known as jjimjilbang), Dragon Hill has earned its reputation by being anglophone and foreigner-friendly. Its location directly beside Yongsan Station and the famous electronics market has helped as well, leading to big crowds in the baths on weekends.

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