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Seoul

South Korea

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Quick Guide

  • Korean
  • South African Rand
  • 11 hrs
  • +9 hrs

Seoul is a metropolitan city that is also the capital of South Korea. It is known for its population density that is one of the highest in the world. Home to 18 universities, Seoul has many historical sites that include the Changdeokgung Palace,  the Jongmyo Shrine, and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Did you know that Seoul provides free wi-fi access in most of the outdoor areas? Keep in mind that tipping is not a thing in Seoul and visitors are not advised to give tips.

When it comes to sightseeing, Seoul has tons of interesting spots to offer. The Gyeongbokgung Palace from the Joseon dynasty, War Memorial of Korea, Namdaemun and Bukhansan National Park are just some of the cool touristy spots in the city. Myeongdong is a cosmetic paradise and you can find all of the best brands in this area. There is also the famous Seoul street food. Spicy rice cakes, sweet pancakes, and chicken skewers should have top priority when ordering. For souvenirs, take a walk down to the Insadong that is home to many local shops and teahouses. It is really easy to get around Seoul since it offers many transport options including buses, trains, and taxis.

Seoul Key Facts

  • Korean
  • South African Rand
  • 11 hrs
  • +9 hrs

Average Climate

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Nearest Airports

  • Seoul Airport (SEL)
  • Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Seoul.

Best Western Premier Seoul Garden Hotel

Mapo-Gu, Seoul
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Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul

Jung-Gu, Seoul
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The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul

Gangnam-Gu, Seoul
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Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong

Jung-Gu, Seoul
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Best Western Arirang Hill Dongdaemun

Seoul
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Fraser Place Namdaemun

Jung-Gu, Seoul
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Summit Hotel Dongdaemun

Jung-Gu, Seoul
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IBC Hotel Dongdaemun

Jongno-Gu, Seoul
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Days Hotel Myeongdong

Jung-Gu, Seoul
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Tria Business & Boutique Hotel

Gangnam-Gu, Seoul
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H Avenue Hotel

Gangnam-Gu, Seoul
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Hotel 8 Hours

Jung-Gu, Seoul
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N Fourseason Hotel Myeongdong

Jung-Gu, Seoul
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The Westin Chosun Hotel Seoul

Jung-Gu, Seoul
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Hotel Peyto Samseong

Gangnam-Gu, Seoul
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