Here are the top 13 tourist attractions to see in Seoul:

1. Gyeonbokgung

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

The primary royal residence of the Joseon Dynasty till 1592. It is the biggest of the Five Grand Palaces and is also home to the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum.

2. War Memorial of Korea

4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

The War Memorial of Korea is a massive museum and exhibition of the military history of Korea.

3. National Museum of Korea

4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
3 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

The largest museum in Korea, which is dedicated to display the history of the country in various fields like culture, art, history and archaeology.

4. Myeong-dong

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

A famous neighbourhood with a buzzing atmosphere, always crowded due to it's huge variety of shopping options and is a major tourist hotspot.

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5. N Seoul Tower

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

The N Seoul Tower is the highest building in Seoul and is an iconic part of the cityscape. The tower has many attractions, none more popular than the observation decks.

6. Changdeokgung

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

Changdeokgung served as the royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty between 1611 to 1872 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

7. Heunginjimun (Dongdaemun)

3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

One of the Eight Gates of Seoul, the Heunginjimun, or better known as the Dongdaemun Gate is an imposing landmark in Seoul and is best known for Korea's largest market which surrounds it.

8. Bukhansan National Park

3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
8 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

This national park based on Mt. Bukhansan makes for a picturesque and serene day trip and is a highly rated activity in Seoul.

9. Jogyesa Temple

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

The Jogyesa Temple is the prime temple of the Jogye Order and the centre of Buddhist learning in Korea.

10. Bonguensa

3.5 /5

9 km
from city center
10 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

Bonguensa is an ancient Buddhist temple in Seoul. It was founded back in 794 and after several renovations over the years today is a popular tourist spot

11. National Folk Museum of Korea

3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
11 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

The museum uses replicas of objects used throughout history to recreate the lives of the Korean people over the centuries.

12. Namsan Park

3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

Namsan Park is a scenic and popular public park on Mt Namsan. It provides some great views of Seoul city and is a favourite among locals for picnics.

13. Cheonggyecheon

3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
13 out of 13
places to visit in Seoul

The Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9km long stream in downtown Seoul, providing a beautiful recreational space in the hustle bustle of the city.

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