Seoul is an exuberant city in South Korea. It is jampacked with ancient historical landmarks conjoined with the offerings of an established megacity. When traveling in Seoul, you will have the opportunity to visit palaces, temples, historical museums, markets, shopping malls, unique eateries, and a lively nightlife. These wonderful places to go in Seoul not only make it a great place to live, but also a great place to teach. XploreAsia offers its TESOL training in a province near Seoul. With that thought in mind, we have compiled a list of places to go visit in Seoul.

Gyeongbukgung Palace

places to go in Seoul - Gyeongbukgung Palace

Built in 1395, Gyeongbukgung still stands as one of the most popular places to go in Seoul. The grand palace was built during the Joseon Dynasty. It is known to be one the largest palace of the five in South Korea. Gyeongbukgung is also home to the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea.

Jogyesa Buddhist Temple

places to go in Seoul - Jogyesa Buddhist Temple

Jogyesa Temple is the symbolic emblem of Zen Buddism, and the most important temple in all of Korea. The marvelous place was also originally built in 1395 by the Joseon Dynasty, but rebuilt some 150 years ago. One of the most spectacular attractions in the temple is the kaleidoscopic ambience. Equally lovely is the courtyard, which is filled with vibrant lanterns and trees more than 500 years old.

War Memorial and Museum

places to go in Seoul - War Memorial and Museum

Stunning exhibits, war recollections, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably with North Korea. Actual airplanes and tanks used during war can be seen at the museum. Admission to the museum is just around 3 US dollars, making it a ubiquitous destination. Tourist are frequently emotionally stunned by the military history of Korea.

Namdaemun Market

Places to go in Seoul - Namdaemun Market

This is the largest market in the entire province of Seoul. Almost anything imaginable can be found at the market including purses, shoes, clothes, souvenirs, food ingredients, food vendors, electronics and many idiosyncrasies. The hub of consumerism is open nearly all hours of the day, which makes it a popular night-time destination.

Han River

places to go in Seoul - Han River

The Han River is one of the largest of all of Korea and it goes right through the center of Seoul, making it a very attractiveSoS place to go in Seoul. It is located away from the boisterous highway which make it safe to rent a bike cycle and ride up on the lengthy river. Nighttime boat tours are an exciting way to get acquainted with the scenic river. A tranquil walk is also a nice tour of the river.

After providing free airfare into South Korea, XploreAsia offers 120-hour onsite and offsite training to prepare for school placement. Accommodations are provided during the TESOL course as well free furnished housing in placement location. The program also includes Korean language class and cultural excursion. Not to mention, holidays are paid and health insurance is covered. Come visit the many unique places to go in Seoul while simultaneously changing lives through education. 


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