Planning on visiting Seoul, Korea? Then check out my latest article to find the “Most Instagrammable Places in Seoul” and Wow all of your fiends with your incredible Social Media Photos!!!
Seoul is an amazing city that features some of the worlds most technologically advanced buildings right next to historical architectural wonders that date back centuries. This city is home to more than 10 million residents who live in 25 separate districts annotated by the word “Gu”. These districts are connected by one of the most modern transportation systems found anywhere in the world.
For more information, about the city visit: https://english.seoul.go.kr/seoul-views/meaning-of-seoul/1-history/
What I Love About Seoul
Seoul is a city that offers amazing innovation but is also a place where history is not only present, but often steals the show. We have now lived in Korea for nearly 4 years and one of the things we love to do is jump on a train and visit Seoul for a day trip. The train system here makes this both incredibly easy and affordable.
Most Visited Place
One of the most visited places in Seoul is not a tourist attraction, but is the place we all arrive when visiting. That’s right, it is Seoul Station or Seoul-Yeog (pronounced Yoke). While typically considered a means to an end, the train station at night can be a great place to grab a few shots to add to your social media post.
The “I Seoul U” Sign
Located in Yeouido Park in Central Seoul, the Seoul Sign has become an iconic symbol of the city and is a must take picture for anyone visiting. Nearby, you can also find the city hall complex which features a new ultra modern eco friendly building built of glass and steel next to the original building modeled in the Imperial Crown Style which was built in 1925. It is the combination of technology and History that makes Seoul so special.
For more information check out the following link: https://english.seoul.go.kr/i%E2%80%A2seoul%E2%80%A2u-yeouido/
Seoul Museum of Art
Right next to the Seoul Sign is the Seoul Museum of Art. While the Museum features different well-known artist exhibits throughout the year, you cannot take any pictures, however, just walking around the grounds can provide excellent opportunities for Instagrammable photos.
You can also frequently find incredibly talented street musicians that can provide some great opportunities for video shorts.
For more information check out the following link: https://sema.seoul.go.kr/en/index
Seoul’s 5 Grand Palaces
Another “Must-See” place in Seoul’s are the city’s 5 Grand Palaces, mostly located around the Insadong area, the palaces are a great place to grab some amazing pics for your favorite Social Media Platform. There are 5 Grand Palaces and each are amazing in their own special way.
The palaces are 1. Gyeongbokgung Palace, 2. Changdeokgung Palace, 3. Changgyeonggung Palace, 4. Deoksugung Palace, and 5. Gyeonghuigung Palace. Try renting the Korean traditional clothing to create more historical look for your photos.
For more information regarding the locations and what each palace offer, see the following link: https://english.seoul.go.kr/service/amusement/traditional-culture/2-five-palaces/
After exploring the palaces, consider walking around Insadong for more great photos. There is an art district as well as a market street (Insadong Street) where you can shop for unique souvenirs or just take some amazing photos.
For more information check out the following Link: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264354
Namsan Tower and Village
Whether you walk up, take the bus or enjoy a cable car ride, Namsan is a “Must-See” attractions and no trip to Seoul would be complete without pictures. If you choose to walk, consider visiting the Namsan Village first, for some great photo opportunities.
if you take the cable car, be sure to check out the Love Locks and consider visiting at the end of the day to get some great sunset photos like the one above (What I Love about Seoul).
For more information check out the following link: https://www.seoultower.co.kr/en/
Myeongdong Shopping District
Trying to get a little Shopping in? Love Korean Street Food? If so, you can’t go wrong at our next location. Myeongdong is known around the world as a shopping hotspot with store brands from every part of the globe available here. Don’t want to pay full price? No worries, just take a trip underground and discover one of the best places to shop on a budget in the city.
In addition to the shopping, Myeongdong is home to many of the hottest Korean street food trends. If you have seen a video of it, you can probably find it here. Check out the picture below featuring German Schneeballen, one of the trendy desserts we found while shopping there during Christmas time.
Lastly, like the Seoul Museum of Art area, you can often find talented young perfumers in this area. Recording them can create great opportunities for Reels or other short video platforms.
For more information check out the following Link: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264312
Gwangjang Market Food Alley
Love Korean Movie Culture? One popular new “Must-See” spot in Seoul is the Gwangjang Market Food Alley. Made famous because of Squid Games, tourists have flocked to this market to get a picture with an unlikely social media star, Netflix’s Knife Cut Noodle Lady Cho Yonsoon.
While the market was always quite popular for those foodies who were in the know, today, it has become a Pop-Culture treasure and “Must-See” spot for travelers from all over the globe that want a memento of K-Pop culture in the form of a picture.
Whether it’s streaming television or culinary authenticity, Gwangjang Market is a great place to take a few Social Media worthy shots.
DDP │ Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Home to fashion expositions and other art and design shows both local and international, many tourists gather just to take pictures of this amazing facility. In addition, it is right in the heart of the Dongdaemun Fashion Market one of Korea’s Largest Fashion areas.
For more information check out the following link: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=2475097
The stream runs East to West through the city and is a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life without having to travel to the country side. The stream is a designed to provide people with a peaceful retreat from all of the commotion but is also a great place for some amazing photos.
For more information, check out the following link: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=897540
Itaewon is a cosmopolitan area within Seoul that is famous for its International appeal. Featuring restaurants and clubs that cater to the International crowd, Itaewon has become one of Seoul’s best places to party. In addition, there are great coffeeshops and shopping on its outskirts.
For more information check out the following link: https://www.theseoulguide.com/itaewon/
The Gangnam district gained popularity during the initial wave of social media stars. A monument to this early time is located just outside of the Starfield COEX Mall and is a great place to shoot a picture or video.
For more information check out the following link: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264571
Starfield COEX Mall
The Starfield COEX Mall is a sprawling underground shopping complex featuring one of the most photographed libraries in the world, as well as a large aquarium featuring more than 600 different species of marine life. Above it is one of the city’s most popular exhibition halls. Taking videos and photos in the library have become a right of passage for the city’s tourists.
For more information check out the following link: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SHP/SH_EN_7_2.jsp?cid=1984968
Seoul’s Bongeunsa Temple
This temple dates back more than 500 years and is a “Must-See” attraction if you are visiting the city. it is just a short walk from the Starfield COEX Mall and Gangnam Statue. In addition to the beautiful landscaping and statues, the temple is home to nearly 3500 Buddhist scriptures, including the works of Kim Jeong-hee.
For more information, check out the following link: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264594
Lotte World Amusement Park
Looking for a place to take the family? Check out Lotte World the largest indoor theme park in the world. It features many different activities that are good for the whole family and is open 365 days a year from 10 AM to 10 PM.
For more information, check out the following website: https://adventure.lotteworld.com/eng/lotteworld/introduce/business/contentsid/488/index.do
In case you happen to be in the area around Christmas time, then check out the area next to Myeongdong near the Lotte and Shinsegae Department Stores for a Christmas Extravaganza of Lights!!! It’s a great opportunity to spread some holiday cheer via social media!!!
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