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Fashion- and technology-forward but also deeply traditional, this dynamic city mashes up palaces, temples, cutting-edge design and mountain trails, all to a nonstop K-Pop beat.


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Things to Know

If you’re planning a trip to Seoul, follow these solid tips to guide you through everything you need to know, from etiquette to transportation.

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Best Neighborhoods

Get to know exciting Seoul by exploring the Korean capital’s neighborhoods, from happening hotspots to quiet backstreets.

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Day Trips

So over Seoul? Delve deeper into South Korea's history and culture with these day trips from the capital.

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Money and Costs

Follow these easy and practical tips to stretch your budget in Seoul, South Korea’s famously exciting (and famously expensive) capital.

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Here’s everything you need to know to navigate South Korea's capital, from tips for using the Seoul Metro and buses to advice on transport passes.

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Free Things to Do

Visiting Seoul on a budget? See the best of this expensive city on free trips to temples, parks and viewpoints. Here are the top free thing to do in Seoul.

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