Seoul Baekje Museum

Exhibit at Baekje Museum Seoul, of various life size figures, in traditional Korean dress, with hats, in dark room with spotlights.

Seoul Baekje Museum explores the early Korean civilization that first called the Seoul area its capital around the time of Christ’s birth.

Seoul Arts Center

The pale red brick building of the Seoul Arts Center, with a courtyard in front, some green trees and red and blue flags.

Seoul Arts Center is a huge complex dedicated to Korean arts and culture. Each year, the Center hosts more than 1,400 performances and 100 exhibitions.

War Memorial of Korea in Seoul

Looking upwards towards a skylight ceiling in the background, is a war airplane hanging from the ceiling, with flags to the right of the frame and an open parachute in the center.

The War Memorial of Korea in Seoul displays over 13,000 items related to Korea’s tumultuous history in six indoor and outdoor exhibition halls.

Seoul Marina and Sailing the Hangang

A line of boats moored at Seoul Marina, with a red brick walkway and grass on the river shores. In the background is the large glass marina building and soft focus cityscape against a blue sky.

Thanks to the construction of an impressive 4-story yachting center in 2012, today more Seoulites are visiting Seoul Marina and sailing the Hangang river.

Hongdae Furniture Street in Seoul

Tables and chairs in a room with slatted walls, a large plant in the center at Hongdae furniture street.

Hongdae Furniture Street in Seoul is perhaps the place to go in Korea’s capital for well-crafted and inexpensive custom-made furniture.

Northern Seoul’s Dream Forest

Looking up at the observatory in Seoul's Dream Forest, a long building in dark stone, going upwards to a glass area with panoramic views.

Northern Seoul’s Dream Forest was opened in 2009 on the grounds of a former amusement park. Blanketing two large hills it’s Seoul’s fourth largest park.

Yangjae Flower Market in Seoul

Close up of a cluster of pink and white orchids at Yangjae Flower Market in Seoul.

The Yangjae-dong Flower Market in Seoul is Korea’s largest flower market and a great place to find cheap plants and everything you need to care for them.

Culture Station Seoul 284

Exterior of the Culture Station, Seoul, a colonial brick and stone building with a green dome, pedestrians outside and a lamp post to the right of the frame, seen on a sunny day with a few wispy clouds.

The former Seoul Station was reopened in 2012 as Culture Station Seoul 284, a unique cultural venue designed for journeys past, present and future.

Seoul Dongmyo Shrine

External view of the Dongmyo Shrine in Seoul, showing green doors, with red pillars and multicolored ornate ceiling and eaves.

Seoul Dongmyo, or Seoul’s eastern shrine, was built in 1599 to honor Guan Yu, a 3rd century Chinese general whose spirit is said to have helped Korean soldiers repel Japanese invaders in the 16th century.