Klook your way to Seoul!
Annyeong! We’ve found the perfect destination for a couples getaway – Seoul, South Korea! So pack your bags, grab your oppa and follow in the footsteps of newlyweds Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia-Crawford as they explore the best of Seoul hand-in-hand. From revisiting history in hanboks at Gyeongbokgung Palace, to a seemingly endless food trip at Myeongdong, these two Seoul-mates explore the best of Seoul! Keep on reading and find out what these lovebirds got up to!
Before Your Trip
Before heading to Seoul, get those holiday essentials at the ready! Check out our recommended Seoul essentials for the most stress-free vacation:
1. 4G Pocket WiFi
Korea’s internet connectivity is known to be the fastest in the world, so better stay connected and share those insta-worthy photos in real time! With this 4G Pocket WiFi, you’ll also be able to navigate your way around Seoul’s top attractions!
2. Airport Transfer
There’s so much to do, but so little time! Maximize your stay in Seoul and book an airport transfer. Not only is it the most convenient way to your accommodation, it also happens to be the most comfortable way of travelling. This airport transfer will make that one hour travel time fly by quickly!
3. Private Car Charter
Sometimes seeing the city on our own terms and at our own pace is the best way to go. If that’s how you like to travel, book a Private Car Charter! Just have a list of places you want to hit up ready and let the driver know where you want to go! Or – get some suggestions from your personal driver! They’ve been in the area a long time to know everything from the top attractions to the hidden gems of the city!
1. Gyeongbokgung Palace
Step back into history and experience the Joseon Dynasty at the Gyeongbokgung Palace! Not only does this place hold an excessive amount of Korean culture and history, but it’s undeniably stunning as well! If it’s your first time in Seoul – this attraction cannot be missed!
Did you know that you could visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace for free? Simply rent out a hanbok and you’ll be guaranteed a free entrance! Not only is this a great deal, but you’ll also be able to get the coolest photos for the ‘gram!
2. Lotte Duty Free
Make sure to set aside some cash for a shopping trip to Lotte Duty Free! Whether you want to buy something for your special someone, or as a pasalubong, this retail attraction is your best bet! Lotte Duty Free happens to be one of the biggest retail shopping areas in Seoul so you’re bound to find anything and everything you’re looking for here!
3. Lotte World
If you’re looking for a more thrilling Seoul adventure, head on to the Lotte World Theme Park for some fun and exciting rides and attractions! There’s something for everyone on this park – heart pumping roller coasters for the thrill-seekers, an aquarium for animal lovers, a folk museum for history buffs, and an endless supply of food for the food enthusiasts out there! There’s no doubt that a trip to Lotte World would be a memorable one!
5. Nami Island
Seoul’s vibrant city life can get a little too hectic sometimes. If ever you’re craving for a peaceful getaway, we suggest taking a romantic day trip to Nami Island with your partner. Walk along the tree-lined streets, have a picnic by the river, or even recreate some of your favorite K-Dramas while you’re in the island!
If you’re a fan of the Winter Sonata, you can snap a pose by a statue of the drama’s main characters, too! Whatever the weather, a visit to Nami Island is always a good idea.
6. Petit France
Located not too far away from Nami Island is Petit France, a tiny theme park modeled after The Little Prince. It is reminiscent of Alsace, a French province that boasts storybook-like neighborhoods and features. This attraction is romantic in every way and is a great place to visit with your special someone for a quick snack or some coffee. This picturesque side of town is also a great place to explore on foot – you’ll be surprised to see how much is packed into this small area!
7. Bukchon Hanok Village
Stroll through one of Seoul’s most historical quarters – the Bukchon Hanok Village! This area is one of the very few preserved neighbourhoods from the Joseon Dynasty and previously housed high-ranking government officials.
Today, the uphill village is filled with artisanal boutiques, traditional tea cafes, restaurants, and other quirky attractions that are hidden within the village. As it is well preserved, the exterior of each home is identical to those around it, making it quite difficult to find your way around the area.
8. Namsan Tower
See Seoul from a whole new perspective – from a 500m elevation at the Namsan Tower! From the second highest point in the city, you’re bound to get unparalleled views that are both stunning in the day or at night! If you’ve brought along the kids, or the kid inside you, check out the Hello Kitty Island and the SSentoy Museum and Showroom located inside the tower for some extra fun!
The attraction is also known for its love locks and as you walk around the Namsan Tower area, you will notice an endless amount of colored locks. If you’re visiting with your significant other, we suggest declaring your undying love by purchasing your own lock and taking part in this tradition! It’s a fun little activity that you can always look back on.
Klook Tip: If you can bring your own lock and marker – do so! The locks in the area are quite expensive.
9. Myeongdong Shopping
Brace yourselves for a shopping experience like no other! No trip to Seoul is complete without a trip to Myeongdong – Seoul’s number one shopping area! Multiple streets are lined with beauty cafes, restaurants, local and international clothing stores that will leave you in a frenzy! If you’ve been eyeing a certain K-Pop merchandise or K-Beauty products for a while, you’re sure to find several stores in Myeongdong that sell them!
What to eat
1. Korean Street Food @ Myeongdong
A trip to Seoul is incomplete if you don’t munch some of their delicious, and sometimes crazy, street-food! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, skip a fancy restaurant dinner and eat your way through Myeongdong! Most especially at night, the food carts roll in the streets of this shopping district and tempt you with the spicy tteokbokki or the crispy tornado potatoes! Don’t know what to get? Check out our Korean Food Guide for some suggestions!
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Posted by Klook on Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Ever wondered what it’s like to live like a king or queen? Well at Myeongdong-Jeong, you’ll be able to dine like one. Make sure you’ve made some space for a hearty meal because you’ll be devouring a full course Korean meal with over 12 side dishes! You’ll get to try the Vegetable Pancake, Pork Wraps, and other traditional dishes all in the comfort of your own private dining room! Yum!
3. Korean Barbeque
If there’s one thing you should do in Seoul – it’s K-BBQ. Foodie or not, this experience is unlike any other and is a staple in Korean culture. Unlike normal restaurants – where food is usually cooked inside their kitchen, at a K-BBQ restaurant, you’re expected to cook your own food. Aside from the meat you get to choose, you’ll be served an unlimited amount of side dishes to complement your meals! We suggest pairing your K-BBQ meals with a bottle of Soju to complete this Korean experience! One of our favorite Seoul K-BBQ restaurants is Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, which is located in Myeongdong.
Klook your Seoul adventure today!
Whatever your preference, there’s an adventure in Seoul just waiting to be had. Klook your way to Seoul now and start exploring today!