Hotel → Cheongwadae Sarangchae (Insadong Art & Crafts Market on Monday only) → Namsan Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village on Monday only) → N Seoul Tower → Ginseng Center → Lunch → Aquarium → Jogyesa or Bongeunsa Buddhist Temple → Han River Cruise → Shopping Center → Hotel
Would you like to reach the highest point in Seoul? Seoul Tower serves as an excellent landmark. Built on a 262 meter peak in Namsan Park, the tower reaches to 480 meters above sea level and allows you to view the entire city and surrounding areas. In addition, the boat cruise along the Han River is one of the best way to view Seoul’s river front areas.
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N Seoul Tower
Opened to the public on October 15, 1980, Seoul Tower has been designated as a major tourist attraction where the beautiful panoramic view of Seoul can been seen. The 236.7 meter high Seoul Tower built on the 243m Mt. Namsan has been known as the best tower in Asia. After 30 years of devoted support from tourists, it was remodeled on December 9, 2005 with a magnificent new look. The letter N signifies a ‘new’ look, and a total construction cost of 15 billion won was invested in to giving Seoul Tower its new look.
Namsan Hanok Village
Namsan Hanok Village has restored five traditional Korean houses, with a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule, which makes it a nice place for a promenade. When you enter the front gate, you will see the vast valley and the Chunugak to the left of the pond. It Built without any decorations; the pond contains only schools of carp that swim back and forth. Along with the pond, it is a splendid place where performances are held. On the side you will see five traditional houses. These houses belong to various social ranks of the society from the common peasant to the king.
The newly opened Cheongwadae Sarangchae, which opened to the public on January 5th, 2010, is a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of presidents of Korea and gain insight into the history of Seoul. It encompasses the past, present and even the future of Seoul as well as the entire nation. It serves as a tourist information center that offers detailed information on World Cultural Heritage sites and assets.
The COEX Aquarium is spread out over a large area and showcases no less than 40,000 sea creatures, which come from 600 different species. The aquarium is unique in Korea because it has been designed around the theme of “Water Journey”. On entering the museum, visitors will embark on an adventure that follows water on its journey from the high Andean mountains, through the Amazon tropical rainforest to swamps, rivers, seashores, and finally to the depths of the ocean. Visitors will get an in-depth look into some of the world’s fascinating underwater creatures.
Han River Cruise
Hangang River Ferry Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery around Hangang River that flows through Seoul. On the cruise, you can see Hangang River’s beautiful scenery, the surrounding islands, Jeoldusan Park, the 63 Building, Namsan Tower, Jamsil’s Multi Sports Complex, and other famous tourist spots. The cruise is often used for weddings, birthday parties, music performances and other events.