Seoul – a Historian’s Dream
With over 600 years of history Seoul is truly a representative of culture, education, tradition and economy of South Korea. Being a home to numerous historic places Seoul is a feat to the eyes especially for the true lovers of history.
Visa and Entry into Seoul
To enter Seoul, possession of a valid visa and passport is a must. Some countries are, however, exempted from visa requirements as agreed by the Korean government. Generally a visa allows for 3 months stay in Korea but it may be extended depending upon the country and the visa type. Once a completed application and visa requirements are met with, obtaining a visa is imminent. Apart from tourism, work visa, business visas etc., are also available.
Airports and Transportation
Incheon International Airport is the largest in Seoul and has replaced Gimpo International Airport which is now the second largest in Seoul. Incheon is the international hub for tourists from all over the world whereas Gimpo has now become limited to domestic flights only. Being located almost 48 km west of Seoul transportation from the Incheon airport certainly requires pre-planning. An intelligent decision is either to rent a car in Seol offered at different car hire rates by numerous car hire agencies provided by Dubai car rentals or take a taxi or bus nearby your hotel.
Stay in Seoul
Many budget-friendly guest houses, top-luxury hotels and cheap hotels are scattered around the city. There is no shortage of luxury life to spend here but for pocket-friendly accommodation, Bukchon’s charming Hanok Guesthouses are a good option. Our company can also help you to choose cheap hotel bookings affordable to you.
Tourism Attractions of Seoul
The northern part of Seoul is the major tourist attraction. Whenever you hit the city, don’t forget visiting the Furniture Museum. With over 2000 traditional pieces of furniture, this museum itself is an emblem of traditional architecture and culture. If you want to experience the history in front of your eyes, Bukchonhanok Village is a living example. While roaming its streets, you can breathe in the most traditional and historic city ever. Gwanghwamun Station is yet another tourist attraction that is a must-see for every tourist. Gyeongbokgung Palace, King Sejong Statue and The Cheonggyecheon Stream, all are at a walking distance from Gwanghwamun subway making it an accessible and economical place to visit and live.
Insadong is the most prominent cultural street in Seoul. With numerous shops, street vendors, and tourists pouring in, this street certainly has lots to offer. It is a tourist trap that can keep you connected to Seoul for long. If you are shop-a-holic, Seoul has a lot to offer. The markets of Dongdaemun and Namdaemun offer not only cheap prices for quality articles but also are a bargain-hunter, where you can save your pocket with pride. Want to enjoy the nightlife? Seoul is certainly your best choice. From numerous glamorous night clubs to pubs and bars, Seoul cannot be overlooked.
And finally, if you want to see an amalgam of modernity and the emergence of technology in this historic city, it is recommended to visit T.um which presents an amazing and out-of-the world imagination of what technology you will be using and how your life will be in 10 years from now. Also the skyscrapers, especially the Seoul Tower gives a bird’s eye view of whole of the Seoul. Nanta is also a musical theatrical experience that must be seen to believe. Also, it is worthy to plan your visit to attend the traditional and cultural festivals of Koreans.