Hey there guys, I hope you are doing well . Today I’m going to share with you the 5 best reasons to visit Seoul & South Korea. As you guys know, I recently was in Seoul for 8 days and boy oh boy, it was definitely one of the best trips of my life. Well, to be honest, being the crazy K Drama fan that I’m, this had to be !
Now, coming straight to the point. When you think of South Korea, you can definitely not miss on Seoul. Being the capital city of South korea, it is truly happening and a city worth visiting when you make it to South Korea.
Since, I spent 8 days living in Seoul, living there and exploring. Im going to list down 5 reasons why South Korea should make it on your list of “must visit travel destinations “
1. Street Shopping:
Shopping plays an important part when we visit a place, right?
Seoul offers you one of the best experience when it comes to shopping. The street shopping is crazy and all the lovely stuff at display in these shopping streets will definitely force you to spend all your “Wons( Korean currency)” on it. Hongdae street, Myeongdong street, Namdaemun market, Insa dong, Dongdaemun market & Common grounds are all the places where you can street shop for some really trendy clothes, accessories, shoes & bags.
Hongdae street, Myeongdong & Dongdaemun top my list when it comes to street shopping in Seoul. Also, if you want to shop the top end & luxury brands, Gangnam square offers you quite a lot of options to splurge. Also, not to forget, the shopping in Seoul is quiet affordable too .
2. Street food & Korean Cuisine:
Seoul also offers you the best taste of the Korean street food . South Korea has some really interesting street food that will make you fall in love with how it tastes and is also very affordable. Go to Myeongdong street to get the best experience of Korean street food. Also, evening , post 5:30 pm is the best time to visit. All the foodstalls will be up offering you different options to chose from . They have the rose shaped ice cream that you find only at myeongdong that tastes so yumm and would probably be the prettiest icecream you will ever have. From Steaks, to seafood , to rice cakes, to spicy fried chicken, Hotteok (Sweet Korean Pancake), Korean Spicy Chicken Skewers (Dakkkochi), waffles, Kimchi Pancake (Kimchijeon),
Dumplings (Mandu) and korean pan fried dumplings ( Goon Mandu), they have it all here and are all my favourites when it comes to the street food here. Basically, there are just too many options to chose from & I have barely named only the few I tried & loved!
Also, Korean Cuisine is really yumm, . Do try the Bibimbap (available in hot & cold form) which is rice mixed in korean style. Steamed Dumplings, Kimchi , Kimchi fried rice, Mung bean pancakes. Totally loved these korean dishes.
3. Crazy party Scenes:
All of us look for some chilling & partying when we visit a destination, after we’re done with the exploring in the day. Now, Itaewon-dong offers you the best clubbing and party scenes in South Korea. With streets filled with clubbin spots, you can go and have the most craziest party and fun time there. Enjoy some really amazing Korean cocktails & mocktails, Club hop from one club to another and also enjoy the food. Also, one amazing thing , if you love drinking, you can find these small local stores on streets of Seoul and enjoy some amazing Soju ( Korean local drink) and korean street food. Also, if you want to have more like a camping party, you can do that at the Nanji Camp Ground. This is totally so much fun and you will see so many groups of Korean people camping, that adds up more to the camping feel.
4. Experience a different lifestyle.
Now, one of the best reasons to visit Seoul, South Korea is to experience a different lifestyle that they live. Being a technologically advanced nation that it is, its so interesting to see how they use technology to better the quality of lives of people who live there. They live a very modern & smart lifestyle which is very easy to understand once you make it to the country itself. Crazy infrastructure, extremely well put together road & metro transportation. Highly fast 4G internet speeds. Now, the people all mostly have an amazing dressing sense, also you can get a glimpse of K- Pop & K-Beauty stores here & there! The kind of lifestyle the people who live in Seoul have will definitely intimidate you. So make sure you plan a trip here soon.
5. Lot to Do & See:
When we are visiting a destination, we always want to explore and experience, all that it has to offer, right? South Korea, definitely has a lot to see and also so many activities you can indulge in. From its rich historical culture as well as so many fun activities to make our vacay
all the more fun, it’s got it all. From amusement parks, to Palaces, the happening streets, the observation decks and the local life, you can experience it all here in South Korea.
That’s it for the first blog post. Stay tuned for the next 2 coming up where I tell you all about the must visit places in South Korea. Until then, go watch my youtube videos if you haven’t had the chance to have a look at them by now.
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