Seoul is full of surprises, revealing a city of towering skyscrapers and sleek freeways that preserves a hidden treasure-trove of ancient palaces, temples, pagodas and beautiful gardens.
Fly to Seoul with Air France/KLM daily connecting via Paris Charles de Gaulle or Amsterdam.
Things to do in Seoul
Tour the Palaces
The Joseun Dynasty built five Grand Palaces during its rule, including Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. See changing of the guards, three times each day in the forecourts.
Visit the National Museum of Korea
The largest in museum in Asia.
Several trails take hikers through reconstructed 15th-century gates and along Seoul's ancient fortress wall. From the top of the 342-m ascent, there is a fantastic view of the capital.
Browse the street-vendor stalls and pick up inexpensive clothing, fabrics, food and more.
Stroll along Cheonggyecheon Stream
Located 15ft below street level, with small waterfalls and nearly two dozen overhead bridges.