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Seoul Solo Travel Tips
Conquering the Mt.Bukhansan, dressing up in Hanbok, checking-in at the Gyeongbokgung Palace and eating up Korean cuisine during your solo travel to Seoul. The capital city of South Korea is a pulsating metropolis that combines traditional Korean features with modern architecture and young residential neighborhoods. Notwithstanding that it’s often overshadowed by Beijing (China) or Tokyo (Japan), Seoul solo travel has recently become a trend of many people. The best neighborhoods to visit in Seoul alone Gangnam
Seoul’s affluent Gangnam neighborhood with skyscapers. Photo:KoreanAir Gangnam is the most modern district in the city with Starfield COEX Mall-the famous underground shopping malls, expensive high rises and the best plastic surgeons. For solo travel to Seoul, you need to know that Gangnam is split into several main areas: Cheongdam-dong, home to celebrities and expensive cars; Samseong-dong, home to the Bongeunsa Temple; and Nonhyeon-dong, home to quiet, back-street bars. Insadong
The charming neighborhood of Insadong. Photo:Klook If you’re an art fanatic, you’ll fall in love with Insadong. This charming neighborhood is home to local artists, tea houses, temporary galleries and luxurious fashion stores. During your solo travel in Seoul, you can come here for clothes and souvenir shopping, and also better understand about the history of Korea through the Unhyeongung Royal Residence and Jogyesa, an Korean Buddhist temple. Myeongdong
The Myeongdong shopping street- Crowded regardless of day or night. Photo: koreafoodtours Shopaholics will faint when they see the seemingly endless arrangement of shops in Myeongdong, a familiar image in Korean dramas. It’s home to the largest department stores in South Korea, including Lotte and Hyundai, which means shopaholics can buy easily high-end brands. In the evening, many visitors head to Myeongdong to grab a bite at one of the many famous local restaurants. Itaewon
Check in at attractions in the Itaewon neighborhood. Photo: Kkday If you are a fan of “Itaewon Class” movie, you should not ignore discovering the popular multicultural area of the Seoul. This is also home to the largest community of foreigners. If you wish to enjoy Korean food in a unique and luxurious way during your solo trip to Korea, this is a perfect spot. On top of that, Itaewon also offers lots of nightlife with countless bars and pubs open until the early hours. Where to stay in Seoul
Find a suitable accommodation in Seoul trip. Photo: chingutotheworld If you’re looking for a budget stay but still stay luxurious, Insa Hostel in the artistic Insadong neighborhood is the ideal place. Located near the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces as well as the Myeongdong neighborhood, it is convenient for you to stroll and discover Seoul’s tourist destinations.
Makers hotel’s background and luxurious interior furniture. Photo: timeout Meanwhile, brick walls, leather sofas and antique furnishings kit out this famous boutique hotel in the bustling Jongno. Upstairs you’ll find stylish rooms with wood-panelling and simple decor; downstairs is the Common Cafe, which serves a local breakfast. With the metro station next door, there’s easy access the attractions.
Shilla is the place where the Song-Song couple held their wedding. Photo: TheShillaSoeul According to the solo travel experience of many tourists in Seoul, if you have money just stay at Shilla. The Shilla is one of the most sophisticated hotels in Seoul. The hotel possesses high-end facilities, a luxurious spa, restaurants and even a sculpture garden. It has a setting on the outskirts of the city center, but a free shuttle service will keep you connected to the sites. Must-try experience while traveling in Seoul alone Climb Bukhansan
Conquering Mt.Bukhan. Photo:tripzone Korea is famous for its many mountains and national parks that possess incredible scenery. However, you won't have to go too far from Seoul to conquer one of the most beautiful mountains in Korea - Bukhansan. When you reach the top of the mountain on your self-guided tour of Seoul, you'll be contemplating breathtaking views of the city's skyline. Explore Gyeongbokgung palace
Gyeongbokgung is a popular check-in spot. Photo: luhanhvietnam Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung is the largest one of the Five Grand Palaces of South Korea with some 500 buildings and 7.700 rooms. Gyeongbokgung has been undergoing extensive restoration since the 1990s, and is today the most visited attraction in South Korea, hosting various events throughout the year. Wander Bukchon Hanok Village
Wearing Hanbok and discovering the Bukchon Hanok village. Photo: Pinterest Whether traveling in group or traveling alone, you should try once wearing traditional Korean hanbok dresses, take a stroll through the narrow alleys of the Bukchon Hanok village to travel back in time. Featuring a collection of hundreds of years of Korean houses, this traditional village is filled with tea houses, coffee shops and brilliant restaurants. Let’s enjoy and save the most beautiful photos here. Take photos in Gwanghwamun Plaza
The square features a large statue of Sejong the Great. Photo: theculturetrip Facing Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung palace, is its eponymous plaza. This area offers superb photography opportunities in the evening when the sun sets. The square also features a large statue of Sejong the Great, considered one of the most important kings in Korean history as he created the Korean alphabet Hangul. Where to eat in Seoul
Eating grilled meat and drinking soju is a unique culture of Koreans. Photo: cookly Traveling alone in Seoul, where to go and what to eat? You definitely have to try BBQ and drink soju- a characteristic of Korean culinary culture. One of the best places to grab grilled meat, is Mapo Sutbul Galbi. This family-owned place is best known for its beef and pork marinated with plums in their marinade. For vegetarians, Sanchon restaurant is a perfect choice with more than 20 dishes prepared to Buddhist standards. If you’re visiting in the evening, you’ll experience the daily Korean dance performance at 8 pm.
Unique noodles at Myeongdong Kyoja. Photo: Pinterest Meanwhile, Myeongdong Kyoja specialises in chicken kalguksu, served with sliced pumpkin, spicy onions and kimchi. This outlet has been serving customers in the Myeongdong neighborhood for more than 50 years – its popularity is down to the outstanding hospitality, delicious food and excellent services. Practical tips for Seoul solo travel
Korea is a safe place for visiting alone. Photo: Photoswhere Seoul has a convenient network of affordable subways and public buses that are easy to use. Taking certain subway lines during rush hour can be quite nerve-wracking though–this might be the perfect time to take an Uber. Korea also has its own version of the convenient dial-a-ride service called Kakao T, which is also widely used.
Let’s choose an appropriate means of transportation. Photo:Songofstyle Don't be afraid to try Korean street food as it is home to a rich culinary culture. Locals love to snack on the go, and you can experience the best flavors of Korea when traveling alone around the streets of Seoul. Koreans are extremely laid-back and it's not uncommon for you to leave your camera on the table when ordering coffee or even asking a waiter to charge your phone - this level of trust makes Korea a safe place to travel alone. ===================== Moc Mien By The Vietnam Sports Newspaper #$gnal$#