Seoul's 5 must-visit romantic spots
Seoul's 5 must-visit romantic spots
Korea’s capital, an all-time favorite of international visitors; Seoul is a city that has a variety of charisma to offer. It is a place where both traditional and modern architecture meets, where every other neighborhood offers a beautiful landscape. Above all, this is a perfect destination for couples who are traveling together, as several romantic spots spread across the city, like a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
Read on more to find out the top 5 romantic spots ideal for couples to go on a date, creating special and unforgettable memories while traveling abroad.
Named in reference to its location west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seochon Village comprises of several small houses that have an added sense of modernity with some new buildings within while Bukchon Hanok Village has a more magnificent and antique ambiance.
In the olden days, Seochon Village was home to many famous artists, and a favorite place for lovebirds holding hands while taking a leisure stroll. Hanok houses have been remodeled into cafes or restaurants, and even galleries or museums that can be found in every other alleyway. Besides, there are many attractions surrounding Seochon Village that are fun to visit likewise.
N Seoul Tower
A romantic hotspot in Seoul for couples that should not be missed is none other than the N Seoul Tower. Served as the filming location of the drama ‘My Love from the Star (2014)’, this is where Cheong Song-yi and Do Min-jun had made their promise of love and had the love locks locked at the roof terrace, along with many other couples’.
N Seoul Tower has the best observatory to get a panoramic view of Seoul. Visitors can get a bird’s eye view of the city in the day time, and enjoy a romantic fantasy-alike ambiance of Seoul during nighttime. Besides the observatory deck, there is also a museum, gift shops and many things to see and enjoy at the N Seoul Tower.
Take the Cable Car: There are several ways to get to N Seoul Tower and one of the more romantic ways is by the cable car. Get a sneak peek of the romantic view that awaits you from the cable car window.
Lock your love promise at the ‘Roof Terrace’: A place where heart-shaped locks filled the railings; the roof terrace is one of the must-go for all couples. Don’t forget to lock your love promise with your significant other on your visit here!
Address: 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Directions (to Cable Car Ticket Office): Get off at Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3. Walk for about 9 minutes.
Alternatively, take circulation bus 02 from Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3,4), Exit 2 (in front of Daehan Theater) or Dongguk Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
Operating hours: Mon.- Fri., Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. / Sat. 10 a.m.- midnight
Based on operating hours for the observatory deck. Hours may vary for restaurants and other facilities.
Fee: - Observatory: Adults 10,000 won / Teenagers & Children 8,000 won - Alive Museum: Adults 12,000 won / Teenagers & Children 9,000 won - Observatory + Alive Museum: Adults 16,000 won / Teenagers & Children 12,000 won
Definition: Adults (ages 13 and above) / Teenagers & Children (ages 3-12) / Seniors (ages above 65) follows the rate for Teenagers & Children. (Separate fees for cable car applicable)
Inquiries: +82-2-3455-9277 (Korean, English, Chinese) *Language operators varies daily depending on schedule
Website: www.nseoultower.co.kr (Korean, English)
Common Ground, located nearby Konkuk University, is a massive and eye-catching architecture blanketed in a loud blue color. It is Korea’s first pop-up store built with shipping containers, made up of about 200 large containers and is capable of transforming into different structures or moving into different places. The space is divided into four segments, with about 70 fashion brands and 10 F&B stores primed at present.
Though Common Ground was only established last April, it had made its hit through the social media world as the number of visitors exceeded a million in just 100 days since its opening! Moreover, it served as the music video filming location of some K-pop idols such as girl group SISTAR, and hip hop group Dynamic Duo, and has since became a new landmark and hotspot among the younger people.
Address: 200 Achasan-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Directions: Get off at Konkuk Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 7), Exit 6. Walk for about 4 minutes.
Operating hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Website: www.common-ground.co.kr (Korean only)
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
For couples who wish to take photos at a more unique setting in Korea, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) will be a great place to visit. Resembling almost like a spaceship, the asymmetry and atypical architecture is undoubtedly the key feature of this landmark.
Though the DDP is a large scaled building with 3 basement levels and 4 ground levels, it is interesting that one may not be able to distinguish the levels from the outside. Moreover, the building is divided into four segments namely ‘Art Hall’, ‘Museum’, ‘Oullim Square’ and ‘Design Lab’, each offering something uniquely distinctive from one another.
Making use of photo zones: There are various photo zones hidden all over and within the DDP. Be it the gigantic figurine or panel photo zone made with paper found inside the building, there are also several sculptures installed that serve as great photo props!
Address: 281 Eulji-ro Jung-gu, Seoul
Directions: Get off at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4, 5), Exit 1. Walk for about 5 minutes.
Operating hours (shops in the DDP): Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Closing time extended to 9 p.m. on every Wednesday and Friday.
Website: www.ddp.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Naksan Park, a park that is more amazing at night than it is in the day! Known for the magnificent night views from the peak, visitors can get a perfect bird’s eye view of Seoul from the peak. In conjunction with the soft and warm lights from the Naksan fortress, a romantic atmosphere can be enjoyed with your significant other.
The promenade nearby Naksan Park allows visitors to the park may choose to take a leisure stroll for about 1-2 hours and several benches are also mounted along the pathways for those who wish to wish to take a short rest. Also, the popular Ihwa Mural Village is also located in close proximity and will be a great place to explore as well.
Address: 41 Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Directions: Get off at Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 2. Walk for about 7 minutes.
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