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Best things to do in Seoul

Park
“one of hottest parks in Seoul! good for walking and running as well. close, clean and peaceful place during the day, but full of joyful things at night, especially for summer season!”
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Kaufhaus
“SHINSEGAE MAIN AND NEW BUILDING [본점 본관, 신관] This department store is part of the Shinhwa group in Boys Over Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009), and is where Goo Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho) and Geum Jan-di (Goo Hye-sun) go shopping. In Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17), Sim Chung (Gianna Jun) and Heo Joon-jae (Lee Min-ho) go shopping here – in company of Jo Nam-doo (Lee Hee-joon) in episode 9. They fake a rich real estate mogul and his fiancée from Dubai – part of the trio’s next scam. In episode 11, Chung comes back here to get a refund for the clothes bought previously, takes a tour on the in-store chairoplane [located in the Shinsegae Duty Free Shop [신세계면세점 명동점 현장] in the new building] and meets Joo-Jae’s half brother when she gets out of the store on the street below the store’s wings (well, it’s not a real coincidence). [Sidenote: The meta here is nice that Jun-pyo’s reincarnation, Joon-jae, comes back to ‘his’ store as a con artist, and how in both shows, the store belongs to his family.] In Fight For My Way/Third-Rate My Way (쌈 마이웨이) (KBS2, 2017), Choi Ae-ra (Kim Ji-won) works here as an employee. In episode 1 we see her with a former high school rival in Trinity Garden café, Shinsegae’s rooftop garden café – with a Jeff Koons sculpture in the background. STREET BETWEEN OLD AND NEW WING This is where the kiss between Ki Ha-myeong (Lee Jong-suk) and Choi In-ha (Park Shin-hye) happened in episode 8 of Pinocchio (2014-15). FOUNTAIN IN FRONT OF THE OLD WING In winter, the fountain right outside the old wing of Shinsegae Department Store is lighted up. In episode 9 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17), the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) and Sunny (Yoo In-na) walk pass it and it builds the background of their conversation when they come to a stop in front of the Bank of Korea Money Museum [한국은행 화폐박물관] – which is situated right opposite of Shinsegae. In episode 12, both of them meet right in front of the fountain. Legend of the Blue Sea‘s Sim Chung and Joon-jae also stop in front of the fountain in episode 11 and 12. It is here that Joon-jae tells Sim Chung to wait a little for him (he wants to get the little octopus for her) but is arrested by the police before he can get back to her. * * * Shinsegae Department Store — Main Branch [신세계백화점 본점] is the main store of South Korean department store franchise Shinsegae, with its name literally translating to ‘New World’. Opened in 1930, this main branch is the oldest department store in South Korea. During the Japanese occupation it started out as a branch of Japanese department store franchise Mitsukoshi until it was taken over by the late founder of Samsung, Lee Byung-chull, in 1945 (which included also a name-change to ‘Donghwa Department Store’). It was again renamed in 1963 and carries its present name ‘Shinsegae’ since then (after it has been used as a post exchange by the American army for a couple of years). Now, it is run by Lee Byung-chull’s daughter Lee Myung-hee, but independent of Samsung Group from which it departed in the 1990s. The new building opened in 2005 and the old (or main) building has undergone remodeling in 2007. This main branch of Shinsegae is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Myeong-dong [명동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]. Address of Main Building [본점 본관] 63 Sogong-ro, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 서울 중구 소공로 63 (충무로1가 52-5) Geolocation Store: 37.560999, 126.981093 Address of fountain 3 Chungmuro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 서울 중구 충무로1가 3 Geolocation of fountain: 37.561433, 126.981029 Geolocation outside store Fight For My Way: 37.560886, 126.981506 Geolocation of Bank of Korea Money Museum: 37.561986, 126.980643 Address street between the two buildings Namdaemunsijang-gil Street [남대문시장길] Geolocation: 37.560640, 126.981045”
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Palace
“One of the famous palace in Korea! Actually here is the best beauty palace in Korea. Because Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter all season show different scene. Plz go there and feel Korea :)”
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Park
“This is where I have visited to walk since I was little. It has zoo, botanical garden, theme park and green grass. They usually have lots of activities indoor-outdoor for family. Recommend you for the morning walk to watch the local people starting a day with an exercising there. ”
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Einkaufszentrum
“The biggest shopping mall in Hongdae. Homeplus large market, Olive Young, restaurant, shopping, movie theater.”
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Park
“My favorite park in Seoul. Vest, tree-filled park to wander around or enjoy a nice afternoon. ”
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Einkaufszentrum
“Times Square is indeed a lifestyle center featuring a genuine harmony between sophisticated urban facilities like a department store, a multiplex theater, a shopping mall and tons of restaurants on the one hand and leisurely soothing nature-oriented space such as plazas, terraces, water fountains and numerous gardens on the other. ”
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Kunstgalerie
“Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is an open museum where traditional art, embodying the beauty of Korea and contemporary art, representing the energy of our times, and international art, reflecting current values coexist. ”
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Point of Interest
“Namsangol Hanok Village opened in 1998 on the north side of Namsan Mountain in the center of the capital. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, traditional garden, performance arts stage and a time capsule plaza, making it a perfect spot for both locals and tourists to take a leisure walk ”
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Nachtclub
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“Very popular and famous club, which Korean entertainment company"YG Entertainment" runs.”
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Point of Interest
“It is hard to meet celebrity. Once you go, you can feel the trace of Big Bang.”
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Sublocality Level 4
“Mecca of performing art of Korea. more than 100 theaters for various performances including plays and comedy show. many domestic and international art festivals are held in this area. also you can enjoy many cafes, bars and restaurants around here.”
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Aquarium
“Introduction The COEX Aquarium is comprised of 183 display tanks and 90 breeding tanks with 3,500 tons of water volume, making it a large-scaled aquarium. It houses 40,000 sea creatures, which come from 650 different species divided into 16 themed zones. In particular, the highest number of sharks and the largest variety of species in Korea are living in the aquarium. An open-top water tank releasing anions in addition to 20 rest areas make this tourist site in the heart of Gangnam, Seoul a perfect healing place for local and international visitors. Structure Size Whole area 14,350㎡ Facilities area 9,256㎡ Tanks - 183 display tanks, 90 breeding tanks Water volume – approximately 3,500 tons Creatures - 40,000 sea creatures from approximately 650 different species Program Information * Refer to the website Subsidiary Facilities Nursing room, storage, café, Gallery Aqua Admission / Participation Fees Individuals: Adults 28,000 won / Teenagers 25,000 won / Children 22,000 won / Seniors 20,000 won * Infants under 36 months offered free admission when accompanied by one parent. * Proof required (i.e. birth certificate or passport) Pets Not allowed Credit Cards Accepted Accepted Parking Facilities B2 - B4 levels – COEX Mall (4,800 spaces) * Enter the parking lot from the North Gate of COEX Mall Reservations Groups of 15 people or more required to inquire in advance * Inquiries for group visitors: +82-2-700-7300 Homepage coexaqua.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)”
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University
“One of Korea's most highly-rated unis with a lovely open campus, nice just to take a wander around and get some clean, fresh air.”
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Kanal
“This is maybe of more interest if you are into urban design and planning. This stream was covered over with pavement and choked with pollution and chemicals. Seoul City government won a few green city type awards for restoring this delightful surprise in the urban landscape. You can even use it as a pleasant channel between the culture of the downtown palaces like Deoksu and Gyeongbok palaces, and the fun shopping district of Dongdaemun (see separate entry ). There are loads of trees, fish, and if you come around Buddha's Birthday, a lantern festival.”
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Temple
“Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). It was one of the important King's duties to hold ceremonies for the deceased ancestors. According to UNESCO, the shrine is the oldest royal Confucian shrine preserved and the ritual ceremonies continue a tradition established in the 14th century. Such shrines existed during the Three Kingdoms of Korea period (57-668), but these have not survived. The Jongmyo Shrine was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995. It's been praised by many architects such as Frank Gehry for having the simplistic beauty of a structure with such scale. ”
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