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City Center
The Center of Seoul, Where the Past Meets the Present
1. City Hall
2. Myeong-dong, Euljiro
3. Namdaemun Market, Namsan

Watching the variety show Running Man, you may have wondered where it is that the members of the show run and complete their missions each week. Fortunately, many of the amazing locations featured on the show were filmed in the heart of the city. From the charming Namdaemun Market to the quintessential dating location N Seoul Tower, experience the many beauties of Seoul at the city center.

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    Deoksugung Palace

    Watch the ceremony of the changing of the royal guards,(called Sumunjang), which takes place three times a day before setting off on a laid-back stroll on the Doldam-gil by Deoksugung.

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    Seoul City Hall

    Sky Square, an ecology landmark in Seoul that boasts the world's largest "green wall" at the new Seoul City Hall building, is a place where you can take a break at a gallery or cafe on the 8th and 9th floors, respectively.

  • Myeong-dong

    Indulge in shopping for Seoul trends on the streets of Myeong-dong and learn more about the Korea-China relationship walking along Guanqian Street

  • N Seoul Tower

    Go up N Seoul Tower in Namsan Park where a beautiful walking path harmonizes with nature, and enjoy the night view of Seoul that can be seen from this vantage point.

Palace Quarter
Walking Through Ancient Palaces that Breathes History
1. Gwanghwamun
2. Cheonggyecheon, Jong-no
3. Insa-dong
4. Samcheong-dong, Bukchon

Gangnam may have captivated the world, but Seoul all started at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Seoul is a city where the past, present, and future all coexist in a fascinating way. Discover the historical beauties of the truly dynamic city away from the bustling urban environments.

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  • Gyeongbokgung Palace

    Gyeongbokgung Palace, whose literal meaning is "wish for your blessing and prosperity", is the largest and the most majestic of the five ancient palaces that remain in Seoul today.

  • Cheonggyecheon

    The restored ecological stream that stretches from Gwanghwamun to Dongdaemun is all the more beautiful when lit up late at night. The Seoul Lantern Festival, which opens in November, is one of the sights you should not miss while visiting Seoul

  • Insa-dong

    Shop for beautiful crafts and souvenirs in the craft workshops and galleries, or walk into traditional tea shops to try traditional Korean teas.

Yongsan & Yeouido
Global Districts in Seoul on the Banks of the Hangang (river)

Relive your favorite K-Dramas at some of the most iconic filming locations in Seoul. From the beautiful parks along Hangang (River) to the headquarters of television broadcasting stations, the area is truly the epicenter of Hallyu.

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    Gyeongnidan-gil

    This is a unique street in a residential area lined with restaurants and cafes with food from such countries as Japan, Thailand, Turkey and Mexico. Exotic dishes whose flavors are recreated by foreign chefs and Korean cooks who have worked abroad are highly popular. Line 6 Noksapyeong Station

  • 63 Building

    It may no longer be the tallest building in Seoul, but its popularity is higher than ever with this versatile cultural center housing an aquarium, a wax museum, and the observatory called Sky Art.

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    Yongsan Electron-ics Complex

    Since opening Korea's first shopping mall exclusive for electronic merchandises in 1988 after the implementation of the Yongsan Electron-ics Complex Urban Planning Project by Seoul Metropolitan City in 1985.

Gangnam
Everything of the Latest Trends in Seoul
1. Apgujeong
2. Cheongdam
3. Garosu-gil
4. Gangnam Station
5. Samseong Station
6. Seocho Gangnam District

It is home to many of the entertainment companies and record labels, making it the true epicenter of K-Pop within Seoul. Popularized by Psy’s Gangnam Style video, the area has gained a recent surge of international awareness. To best experience K-Pop, or for a chance to see a K-Pop star, head over the Gangnam!

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    Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil

    One of the most popular hot spots in the Gangnam district this is where you will find romantic outdoors cafés, boutique shops run by designers, and the latest trends of Seoul faster than at anywhere else.

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    COEX

    This is where the G-20 Summit Conference was held in 2010. The facility includes a shopping mall with more than 180 stores, and an attractive aquarium. Home to the City Airport Terminal, this is also the best place for last-minute shopping before departure.

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    Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

    It is listed as the world’s longest bridge fountain in the Guinness Book of World Records. Nearly 190 lighted jets creat a festival of light and water designed to carry images of hope and positive energy.

Attractions of Itaewon
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    Itaewon Street

    Signs in foreign languages, and English spoken by many of the merchants and restaurants and cafes serving the cuisine of various foreign countries: these make one fell as if Itaewon Street is located in another country. Enjoy brunch menus and a party culture that only Itaewon can offer, and shop for unique products imported from around the world. Line 6 Itaewon Station

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    Itaewon Antique Furniture Street

    The shops on the street used to deal with used furniture from foreign residents in Seoul and now feature antique, exotic goods from China and Europe.
    Line 6 Itaewon Station (exit 3 or 4)

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    National Museum of Korea

    At the museum, the visitors can understand and appreciate the value of Korean history and culture through diverse experiences, events, and exhibitions.
    For more information, please click here:
    http://www.museum.go.kr/site/main/index002

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    The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

    The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art opened, after several years of preparation, as an international art and cultural center for the display of both Korean art and world art.
    For more information, please click here: http://leeum.samsungfoundation.org/html_eng/global/main.asp

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    The War Memorial of Korea

    The War Memorial of Korea, as unique war history museum in Korea, is the sanctuary of national defense to feel the live history which we had been defended this country for five thousand years, and this is a place we learned lessons from war and to make a practical determination that we will never experience the tragedy of war again. For more information, please click here:
    www.warmemo.or.kr

How to get to the Public Transportation
Seoul Subway Map

The nearest station from Grand Hyatt Hotel Seoul is Line No.6, “Hangangjin” station.
*You can check details at the web-site, Seoul Metro

http://www.seoulmetro.co.kr/eng/

1. Select your preferred language.

2. Touch the T-money Card button on the right side of the screen.

3. Place your T-money card on the recharging pad.

4. Select the amount of money you wish to charge to the card.

5. Pay the total recharge amount. The device takes 1,000/5,000/10,000-won bills and 50/100/500-won coins.

6. Wait briefly while the device recharges your T-money card. Once the card is recharged, check its pre-/post-recharge balance.
Subway Fare
Basic Fare for 10 km Age 19 and Older Age 13–18 Age 6–12
Multiple Journey
Transportation Cards (T-Money)
1,250 won 720 won 450 won
Single Journey
Transportation Cards
1,350 won 1,350 won 450 won
reduced admission fee
for early morning
(First Train~6:30)
1,000 won 580 won 360 won
Bus Fare
Basic Fare Age 19 and Older Age 13–18 Age 6–12
Multiple Journey
Transportation Cards (T-Money)
1,200 won 720 won 450 won
Single Journey
Transportation Cards
1,300 won 1,300 won 450 won
reduced admission fee
for early morning
(First Train~6:30)
960 won 580 won 360 won
Useful Website about Tour in Korea
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