Seoul, Korea 2010

Seoul in Three Days Itinerary

Day 1

Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace Built in 1395, is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is located more toward the north, compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all the five palaces.

Category: Palace
Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-3700-3900
Opening Hours: 9AM–6PM (closed on Tuesdays)

Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site set within a large park in Jongno-gu. It is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty.

Category: Palace
Address: 99 Yulgok-ro, Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-762-8261
Opening Hours: 9AM–6PM (closed on Mondays)

maria-travels-korea-6maria-travels-korea-7maria-travels-korea-8Deoksu Palace
Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

Deoksugung, also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces in Seoul that was inhabited by members of Korea’s royal family during the Joseon monarchy until colonial period around the turn of the 20th century.

Category: Palace
Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-771-9951
Opening Hours: 9AM–9PM (closed on Mondays)

maria-travels-korea-9maria-travels-korea-10maria-travels-korea-11Cheonggyecheon Stream
Visit Duration: less than 1 hour

Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9 km long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul, South Korea. Visit in the evening to experience a very different atmosphere. A lovely place to walk and people-watch.

Category: Landmarks
Address: Cheonggyecheon-ro, Sangwangsimni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-2290-7111

Day 2

Visit Duration: less than 1 hour

Namdaemun Market is a large traditional market in Seoul, South Korea. The market is located next to Namdaemun, the “Great South Gate,” which was the main southern gate to the old city. It is the oldest and largest market in Korea.

Category: Shopping
Address: 21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-753-2805

Myeongdong Shopping Street
Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

A visit to Seoul wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Myeongdong being one of Seoul’s main shopping and tourism districts.

Category: Shopping
Address: Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 09022151006

Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as “A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley”, is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu where hanok (한옥) or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area.

Category: Landmarks
Address: 28 Toegye-ro 34-gil, Pil-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-2264-4412
Opening Hours: 9AM–9PM (closed on Tuesdays)
Admission is free

Namsan Cable Car
Visit Duration: Less than 1 hour

To reach the cable cars easily, take the Namsan outdoor elevators (Namsan Oreumi) near the entrance of the Namsan 3rd tunnel.The cable car is busiest in late afternoon and evening.

Category: Tramways
Address: 83, Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Phone: 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00
Admission Fees :
Adults (Roundtrip): Individuals 8,500 won
Adults (One-way): Individuals 6,000 won

maria-travels-korea-15maria-travels-korea-16maria-travels-korea-17maria-travels-korea-18N Seoul Tower
Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea. At 236m, it marks the highest point in Seoul. The tower is most popular on weekends and evenings.

Category: Landmarks
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-3455-9277
Opening Hours: 10AM–11PM
Observatory: 10:00-23:00 [Sunday-Friday]
Observatory: 10:00-24:00 [Saturday]
Admission Fees: [Observatory] Adults 10,000 won
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Day 3

Olympic Park
Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

Seoul Olympic Park, shortened to Olpark, is an Olympic Park built to host the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is located in Songpa-gu, Bangi-dong.

Category: Landmarks
Address: 424 Olympic-ro, Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-410-1114

maria-travels-korea-32maria-travels-korea-33maria-travels-korea-34maria-travels-korea-35maria-travels-korea-36maria-travels-korea-37maria-travels-korea-38maria-travels-korea-40Technomart (Gangbyeon)
Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

Category: Landmarks
Address: 546-4 Guui 3(sam)-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hours: Open today · 9AM–8PM
Phone: +82 2-3424-0114

My trip wouldn’t be complete without my fangirling activities. My Arashi loot I bought in Kyobo Bookstore – the largest book store chain in South Korea. *fangirl squee*


Where we stayed:

Seoul Backpackpers
205-125, Namchang-Dong,
Jung-Gu, Seoul, Korea

We arranged for an airport pick up and drop off service through our hotel.
Price: 140,000 won (2-way)


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