Seoul Korea

December 24, 2010 | Travel

Made famous by their national sport, Taekwondo, Korea is a place not only for sports enthusiasts but also for tourists and visitors seeking to attain peace, enlightenment, and personal satisfaction. Like most Asian countries, Korea’s past can also have a bit of mystique in it. There’s a story in every artifact and pieces of cultural heritage in the National Museum of Korea. It helps us to understand the country’s ideologies and philosophies that helped shape Korea to the country that it is today.

Another significant place in Seoul, Korea, is the Great Eastern Gate or Dongdaemun. Tourists flock the streets of this historic gate to look for bargains. Every time of the day, people can find interesting and useful items on the street markets at down-to-earth prices. Because this place is at the heart of the capital, getting to Dongdaemun is practically easy.

Soaring above the capital of Seoul is a 480-above-sea-level tower overlooking the entire city and its neighboring areas. The Seoul Tower was constructed atop Namsam Park 262 meters above the ground. This tower can be visited anytime of the day at Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul has the biggest amusement park in the country – Everland. The whole family will sure enjoy its Caribbean Bay, a water park divided into smaller theme parks each having some interesting views of nature, wildlife, and adrenalin-pumping rides. It only takes about 30 minutes to get to this tourist destination – a perfect place to spend a day off or to drop by on a vacation trip.

Yook-Sam (63) is so-called because of its 63 floors, making it as one of the tallest structure in South Korea. It has an observatory on the 6th floor were tourists can see a 360-degree view of the capital. Yook-Sam hums with commerce and entertainment in their restaurants, shops, and IMAX theatre.

Finally, visitors can rest for a while from all the hustle and bustle of city life in Korean Folk Village. Relive Korea’s cultural heritage and their traditional way of living with their artisan shops, traditional houses, and restaurants brought to life in their magnificent reconstruction. It’s a fun and refreshing way to learn more about Korea.

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