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How to Find Seoul's Best Tourist Spots
By:Isabel Prontes

Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea, with a population exceeding 10 million. It is a highly elegant, cosmopolitan and modern city, rich in history, culture and entertainment. Every year, Seoul attractions millions of tourists from other parts of Asia and the rest of the world. If you are planning to visit Seoul in the future, here are your best options for tourist attractions.

Visit Kyunghee Palace. Kyunghee Palace is one of the most important palaces in Seoul. Built in 1616, the palace has deeply suffered from the Japanese colonial period, but there are still remnants of its origins for visitors to see today, such as the dragon-head carvings, the majestic main gate, and the stone stairways. The Palace, although beautiful, represents a time of sorrow in Korean history.

Check out Millennium Plaza. This sleek, uniquely shaped skyscraper is a unique and futuristic landmark located in the center of downtown Seoul. With its glass walls and colorful appearance, you can't miss the Millennium Plaza. The building is home to many shops, restaurants, office spaces and even places for dance performances.

Go to Mount Inwang. This glorious mountain offers visitors the most spectacular panoramic views of the city of Seoul and beyond. Standing 388 meters high, the mountain has many granite peaks and rocks with quirky names, such as Hat Rock and Worm Rock. The view during the day is beautiful, but at night with all the glittering lights of the city, it's absolutely breathtaking.

Spend an afternoon at the Open Air Sculpture Park. This park is located within Seoul's larger Olympic Park and is home to approximately two-hundred sculptures from world renowned artists. Often named as one of the best open air sculpture parks on earth, this is the perfect peaceful way to spend an afternoon browsing, learning and relaxing.

Visit the Sungkok Art Museum. This art museum is on the smaller side, but makes up for what it lacks in size with quality, interesting content. The Museum includes a sculpture garden that has countless varieties of trees and displays of contemporary art. It's an interesting blend of serene landscapes and art pieces located in the same area. The wishing pond is charming and adds a nice touch to the museum. There is also an art shop and small cafe.






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