One Day In Seoul

Only have one day in Seoul? No problem. Here is an itinerary for those who have only one day in Seoul, including those on a layover from Incheon International Airport.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, Korea
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace was originally built in 1395 and served as the first and main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Over the years, the palace has been attacked, destroyed, abandoned, and rebuilt many times. Almost have of the palace buildings have since been reconstructed.

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Busy streets of Myeong-dong
Busy streets of Myeong-dong

Myeong-dong is a world famous shopping district that is packed at all hours of the day. The best time to visit is at night when the streets are packed with people looking to party, eat tasty street food, and spend as much money as they can on the latest fashion items.

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Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream passing through the heart of Seoul, Korea
Cheonggyecheon Stream passing through the heart of Seoul

Cheonggyecheon Stream is a beautiful stream and nature area that cuts through the heart of the city that was once an eyesore to the city and elevated highway. In 2003, the 8.4 kilometer (5.2 mile) waterway was restored to its original beauty.

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Insadong is a great place to find souvenirs
The artsy district of Insadong

Insadong is a popular neighborhood in the heart of Seoul that is lined with art galleries, wooden tea houses, restaurants, cafes, and small shops selling arts and crafts that were once owned by merchants, bureaucrats, and government officials during the Joseon Dynasty.

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Samcheong-dong, Seoul on an autumn day
Samcheong-dong on an autumn day

Samcheong-dong is a trendy and upscale neighborhood of Seoul that lies in a scenic area just east of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House). It is named after the clean and beautiful water, mountains, and residents in the area.

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Last Updated on Dec 28, 2021