Days Out: Seoul North

Korea National Aboretum
15 specialized plant gardens, forest museum, wildlife conservatory, forest zoo & herbarium KNA was designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in June 2010. Located in the outskirts of Seoul. 415 GwangneongSumokwon-ro, Soheul- eup, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-
Royal Palace: Gyeonghuigung
Detached palace comprised more than 100 halls was burned down. you see only several restored halls. 1-126, Sinmunno 2(i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Namdaemum Market
Korean traditional market. Namdaemum market is home to more than 9000 market stalls and a tourist destination. You can buy souvenirs, local food, clothes, jewelry and accessories. Located near Namdaemun(South Gate).
Namsangol Hanok Village
Namsangol Hanok Village is an excellent place to experience Korean culture.3 or 4)
Worldcup Park
 The park is located Mapo-gu, Seoul.
Royal Palace: Changgyeonggung
Choseon dynasty palace. Royal family residence. Changgyeonggung Palace was first built by King Sejong of Choseon Dynasty. 185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
National Folk Museum of Korea
National Folk Museum of Korea, located within the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, has an extensive collection of folk materials. Its exhibit is quite extensive and one of must-see museum.
Royal Palace: Changdeokgung
UNESCOS world cultural heritage. Choseon dynasty palace. Royal family residence. Secret Garden is a rear garden at the palace, one of the best historical sites of Seoul. 99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Hongneung Arboretum
Hongneung Therapeutic Forest and the Forest Science Hall are open to the general public on Sundays and reservation should be made for weekdays visit. 57, Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul.
Royal Palace: Gyeongbokgung
Main royal palace of Choseon dynasty constructed in 1395. Exit 5 of Gyeongbokgung Station.16 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Gwanghwamun Art Hall
Traditional non verbal performing art PAN by Kim duk soo is on stage. Wednesday to Friday 20:00 and Weekends 14:00. From Gyeongbokgung Station, go about 15 minutes on foot to the direction of Sajik tunnel and make a right turn at Sajik Park.
Panmunjom DMZ
Panmunjom tour website. Tour is provided from Tuesday to Saturday, except for the designated no tour days. Tour will be acocompanied by English or Japanese tour guide.
Hiking in Seoul: Inwang-san
Inwang-san located in the central area of Seoul, is a small mountain at 338m/0.21 mile high and one of the many mountains visible from downtwon Seoul. Trail head: Dongnimmum Subway Station, Line 3, Exit 2.
Skiing near Seoul: Konjiam Resort
A great place for a day trip from Seoul with no overnight stay. 11 double-width slopes for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarder. Located southeast of Seoul, about 50 minutes drive from Seoul. 540 Doong-ri, Docheok-myeon,Gwangju-si,Gyeonggi-do
Daehangno(University Street)
Daehakro is a mecca of performing arts in Korea. There are more than 60 arts theaters of all shapes and sizes in the Daekakro area. Daehakro is one of tourist attractions in Seoul.
Klive Gallery K-Pop
The Klive gallery is a K-pop themed exhibition space. It is located on the 10th floor of Lotte FITIN in Dongdaemun, Seoul. There are K-pop specialty shop & K-pop hologram theater. 264 Eulji-ro 6-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Skiing near Seoul: Yangji Pine Resort
Due to its proximity to Seoul, it is a great place for one-day ski and snowboarding trip. It offers 6 lifts supporting 7 slopes. It is located 50km/31 miles southeast of Seoul. 34-1 Namgok-ri, Yangji-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Dongdaemun: Design Plaza & Park
Multiplex cultural space that includes exhibitions, public performances, business, shopping and relaxation. Designed by Iraqi British architect Zaha Hadid. 281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Hiking in Seoul: Dobong-san
Dobong-san with a height of 739m/0.46 miles is a part of Bukhansan National Park on the northern perisperies of Seoul. Trail Head: Dobongsan Subway Station, Line 1,7, you will not miss fellow hikers to follow to the trail head.
The Han River Cruise
Experience the Han River cruise. You will enjoy a relaxing cruise sail and the surrounding views of the Han River.
Eland Cruise
Lunch/dinner cruise, live cruise, Hangang tour.
Skiing near Seoul: Bears Town Resort
Bears Town Resort makes an ideal location for a weekend break or more leisurely in the beautiful countryside. It offers 11 slopes with 8 lifts. It is also year-round recreation resort. 296 Sohwa-ri, Naechon-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Cheonggyecheon(Cheonggye Stream)
Designated in March 2006, the Jongno Cheonggye special tourist zone extends from the Gwanghwamun building on Sejong-no to the Sungin-dong intersection.
Myeongdong
Myeongdong is the most trendiest shopping district in Seoul
Hongdae Area
Hongdae area is the area surrounding Hongik University. Hongdae area with tons of bars, clubs, and restaurants, is known for its partying lifestyle.
Demilitarized Zone DMZ
Official DMZ Korea tour website.(Website in Korean only)
Day Trip From Seoul: Chuncheon and Nami Island
Lovely bucolic town of Chuncheon is only 72km/45 miles from Seoul. Subway line from Seoul to Chuncheon will offer a visitor more Koreas scenic side. Whereas Nami Island is tiny peaceful island situated in Chuncheon 60km/37.3 miles east of Seoul.
Catholic / Myeongdong Cathedral
Myeongdong Cathedral Church is the seat of Archbishop of Seoul. The Cathedral is a community landmark and symbol of Catholicism in Korea. English Mass on every Sunday at 09:00. 1 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Trick Eye Museum
Interactive museum with stimulating creativity by the Trompe-Ioeil technique. 357-1 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Sachoom Theater
Received 5 stars by Edinburgh fringe festival. Korean non verbal dance performance. 5th Floor Nakwon building, 284-6 Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
Seoul Iris Garden
The garden has a wide range of irises. Theres also a medicinal botanical garden and a riverside botanical garden. 916 Madeul- ro, Dobong-gu, Seoul.
Jongmyo Shrine
UNESCO world heritage site. Jongmyo is a place where memorial services are held for the deceased kings. English guide is at 10:00,12:00,14:00 and 16:00. Open March to September 09:00-18:00 and October to February 09:00-17:30.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village wedged between Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace is a traditional Korean village located in Jongno-gu. Bukchon Hanok Village is one of the tourist attractions in Seoul
Heyri Artists Village
Heyri Artists Village is home to over 370 painters, musicians, architects, and writers. There are galleries, museums, cafes and trick eye museum for children. Located 29km/18 miles north of Seoul. 82-105 Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon,Paju-si,Gyeomggi-do
Unhyeongung Royal Residence
Was the home of young Gojong, who later became Emperor during the Joseon Dynasty. Cultural experience program for tourists and residents to try royal costumes. 464, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Seoul Arts Center
Seoul Arts Center for the performing arts is a complex of building in Seocho-dong. The Art Center comprised of Oper House, Music Hall, Arts Center, Calligraphy Hall and Center for Archives. 2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul.
Day trips from Seoul: Icheon
Icheon, just 60km/37.3 miles south east of Seoul, is knwon as a center of Korean ceramics manufacture. The Icheon Ceramics Village produces traditional Korean ceramics and has many ceramics stores. Icheon is also known as a hot spring resort.
Gwanghwamun Square
Gwanghwamun Square is a public area located on Sejongno, Jongno-gu in Seoul that features cultural arts performance center, statues, and beautiful surrounding views.
Bosingak (Belfry) Daily Bell-Ringing Ceremony
A re-enactment by the royal palace guards of the bell-ringing ceremony that took place every day during the Joseon Dynasty. Free Admission. Line 1 Jonggak Station. Exit 4. Walk 5 minutes.
Namsan Park
Namsan Park is the most family-friendly destinations in the center of Seoul. You can ride up to Mount Namsan, where the N Seoul Tower. The park is home also to an aquarium and the Namsan Botanical Garden.
Sejong Center
It is the largest cultural arts performance stages in Seoul. Performance and exhibition are held throughout the year. 175 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Insadong
Insadomg is famous for its traditional antique shops, art galleries, food, crafts, shopping, and museums. One of Koreas most popular attractions for foreign tourists seeking traditional Korean culture and arts.
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
Collection with traditional artworks of excellent value in Korean art history and works of modern Korean as well as international artists. 60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
Jeoldusan Martyrs Shrine
The monument contains a collection of the possessions and relics of the martyrs, various ancient manuscripts of the Catholics. Closes every Monday. 96-1 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only).
Hiking in Seoul: Surak-san
Surak-san, located northeast of Seoul offers great scenery. During weekends and holidays this place is packed with lots of hikers.Soo-rak-san Subway Station Line 4, or Dang-go-ge Station Line 7,15 minutes walking distance to Soorak-san ticket office.
Day Trip From Seoul: Ganghwado
This island lies in the estuary of the Han River. Attractions of this historical island include numerous fortifications, Koreas largest dolmen, Bomunsa temple and 10km/6.2 miles coastal bicycle track.
Itaewon
Multicultural district where you can enjoy international cuisines. 
Seoul Museum of History
Located near Gyeongbokgung Station, you can look through Seouls history at this museum. 2-1 Sinmoonro 2-ga, Jongro-gu, Seoul.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: Deoksugung
This museum at Deoksu Palace is a branch museum of the National Museum of Contempoarary Art. The west wing of Seokjojeon in Deoksu Palace serves as the museum. 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Skiing near Seoul: Jisan Forest Resort
Jisan Resort offers many fine ski slopes, 150m long snow sled hill and a variety of leisure facilities. It is located 56km/34.8 miles east of Seoul. 28-1 San, Haewol-ri, Majang-myeon, Incheon-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Royal Palace: Deoksugung
Deoksugung Palace is one of five royal palaces remained in Seoul. Free guided tours of Palaces highlights in English, Japanese and Chinese is available. 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Hiking in Seoul: Bukhan-san
Samgak-san, one of main peaks(836m/0.52 mile high) in Bukhansan National Park, is the most visited half-day hiking course. Trail head: Dobongsan Station, Line 1,there are always fellow hikers to follow to the trail head.
Korea Furniture Museum
A specialized museum showcasing a collection of traditional Korean furniture. Reservation required. To Connect with Korea Furniture Museum, sign up for Facebook. 330-577 Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul.
Korea House
Korea House located in the center of Seoul, in Jung-gu, offers the traditional Korean court cuisine. Korea House has art performance program that has been performed over 16,000 times. 10 Toegye-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Seoul Forest
Established in 2005. The park consists of cultural art park, ecological forest, nature experience studying field, wetlands ecological field, and Han river waterside park. Bike and wheelchair rental available. 685 Seongsu-dong 1-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.
N Seoul Tower
A landmark of the metropolitan city of Seoul. It has observatory space, teddy bear museum and restaurants. For cable car information(http://www.cablecar.co.kr/). Seoul Tower San 1-3, 2-Ga, Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
National Museum of Korea
National Museum of Korea located in Yongsan area is the flagship museum of Korean art and culture. 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.

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