Seoul is a city in Korea which has a lot to offer the first-time visitor. If you want to spend your honeymoon aside from romantic and peaceful places, Seoul’s most prominent features are shopping and dining. TWV listed the Top 15 Things to Do on your Seoul Honeymoon that’ll help you and your loved one get the best out of this city! Happy Reading!
Before we get started on the things to do, here are our recommendations on the best places to stay at in Seoul!
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Best Places to Stay in Seoul:
1. Experience Luxury at The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla hotel is a five-star hotel in the center of Seoul. Its fine dining restaurant has an elegant and classy ambiance. It has 426 rooms which also features the best buffet in the city.
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Top 15 Things to Do on your Seoul Honeymoon
1. Declare your Eternal Love on Padlocks of Love at Namsan Tower
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Thousands of locks in an unbreakable bond are waiting for you to the observation deck of Namsan Seoul Tower. Love locks of all shapes, sizes, and colors were affixed around there and some have letters dedicated to their love ones. This place is popular which offers a panoramic view of Seoul and a great date spot for couples as well as for friends and families to hang out while enjoying the view.
2. Star in your own Korean drama at Nami Island
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Photo via AnaGonzales
Nami Island which is also called ‘Namiseom’ is known for its natural landscape. To reach the island you have to choose from two options. If you want an adventurous ride to go there you can take the zip line. Otherwise, you can ride the ferry which is very spacious. If you love Korean dramas, this place is familiar to you. It is a picture perfect island and impressive because there is art in everywhere.
3. See Autumn Leaves at Bukhansan National Park
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The Bukhansan National Park has a wider and flat trail which makes it an easy hike for children and for beginners. During autumn the place is surrounded by rustling leaves in yellow, orange and red. In order to be part of their 1000 person daily limit, you have to make a reservation at the Korea National Park Service website when planning your honeymoon trip.
4. Enjoy a bike trail along Korea’s major river
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Han River or ‘Hangang’ the fourth longest river on the Korean peninsula and considered as a major river in South Korea. The lower stretches of the Han River are for bicycle riders. You can also enjoy public parks there and restaurants. This river voted as the second scenic location in the city followed by the beautiful Namsan Tower.
5. Take a Romantic Stroll at Seoul’s Beautiful Parks
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See the natural beauty of Seoul’s Naksan Park, Hyochang Park, Haneul Park, and the Cherry blossoms at Yeouido Park. Naksan Park has old fortress wall perched upon the granite mountain with a modest height of over 100 meters. Hyochang Park is a tomb park where the corpses of Patriots are laid. This park also offers excellent picnic areas and walking trails.
You will be surprised at with scenic views of Haneul Park located in the World Cup Stadium Park. Haneul Park has flower festivals like sunflower and cosmos festival. Lastly, Yeouido Park is a large park and a popular park in Seoul. You will find green parks, government building and media broadcasting stations here. Don’t also miss the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival here where you can see thousands of beautiful cherry blossoms along the Yunjuro Road.
6. Take a Cable Car up to Mount Namsan
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Namsan Mountain is located at Jung-gu district and also known as Mongmyeoksan. The mountain is 262 meters high. It is also a great place to hike and you can view the downtown Seoul’s skyline up there. If you don’t have a mood for hiking you can take the cable car up to the mountain.
7. See Seoul’s top sights within the day through Seoul City Bus Tour
If you want to visit the city of Seoul for just a single day, you can now engage yourself in a city your bus. This tour bus started in the year 2000 and until now, it is one of the best choices of the tourist in wandering around the city of Seoul. Usually, the bus leaves for every 30 minutes starting from the Gwanghwamun Station. You only need one ticket and you can now visit the different attractions in the area. No need to worry if you didn’t understand the Korean language, it has a voice guidance system that is available in a different language like French, English, Chinese, and Japanese.
8. Meet different cat breeds at cat café
Most of the people in South Korea tend to live in a small apartment together with a pet. If you want to treat your self with pets outside, Cat Café is the best solution. This adorable café is a public space for those who want to relieve their stress by petting and hugging those cute cats around. The entrance fee is just WON8,000 (equivalent to 8USD) which is a drink is also included. While you are sipping on your coffee, you can buy foods for them and let them come to you.
9. Relax Tired Muscles in a Traditional Bathhouse – Jjimjilbang
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Jjimjilbang is a public bathhouse which has saunas, hot tubs, showers and more. You can also sleep, and relax here in a massage chair. Aside from relaxing you can also enjoy playing computer games, watch TV, and spend coins at the arcades. It’s just like you are in a public hotel and you can also enjoy the delicious Korean food after a sauna.
10. Become a Gatekeeper of the 14th Century Royal Palace – Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung which means ‘Palace of Shining Happiness’ was the largest palace built by the Joseon Dynasty. It is now considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul. The palace has several restorations because of the several wars it underwent so most of the structures inside are not in its original state.
11. Enjoy Nightlife on the Streets of Itaewon
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You can find a variety of shops and restaurants at Itaewon. You can also find international foods and delicious desserts and pastries. Itaewon is also popular for its vibrant nightlife. It is a place to enjoy the clubs and pubs which are active throughout the night.
12. Grab Cheap Eats at Gwangjang Market
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Gwangjang Market is the ultimate place to experience traditional Korean street food and culture all in just one roof. The market still retains its authentic Korean style and cultural heritage. The main section of the market is the food section and it just looks like a food warehouse where hungry people eating in every section.
Another place you can visit is the Lotte Mart Seoul. It sells groceries, fashion items, daily essentials, and much more. It maintains the top sales to foreign visitors and it is one of the leading discount store chains in Korea.
If you love shopping, Dongdaemun Market is also the right place for you. It has department stores and shopping malls where you can go late at night because the place is open all day and night.
13. Visit the Traditional Bukchon Hanok Village
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Bukchon Hanok Village is a big place where you can find museums and Korean traditional crafts. You can also find hundreds of traditional Korean houses which are called ‘Hanoks’ with its 600 years of existence. Explore the beautiful courtyard and stroll around and don’t forget to visit the coffee house and the Hanok-style restaurants.
14. Create great moments at an abandoned amusement park
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Yongma Land is an abandoned mini amusement park offering its visitors great moments of the good days back in the 80s. The old-school and shabby atmosphere still attract many tourists.
15. Feel closer to your favorite stars at [email protected]
A lot of people want to visit South Korea to see their idols, if you’re one of them, you shouldn’t leave the city without visiting [email protected]! Here, you can feel closer to your favorite K-pop stars. SM entertainment is an artist agency of some popular K-pop groups such as EXO, Super Junior, f(x), BoA, TVXQ, Red Velvet, SHINee and Girls’ Generation. If you are a fan of these idols, you can buy their official merchandises here. You can also head to the Coex Mall after the tour.
We believe that your experiences here in Seoul can be made into a memorable gift, a gift of a new life experience you and your spouse can share. We hope that our Top 15 Things to Do on your Seoul Honeymoon helped you to make your beautiful honeymoon become possible. Thank you for reading!
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