Things to Do in Seoul

Seoul has lots of stuff to do, with year-round fun activities for both leisure and adventure.

With its rich history and accelerating forward momentum, Seoul is an outstanding choice for study abroad, education tours, and fun student activities. The nightlife is hot and there is incredible cuisine at prices students can afford. Look into student discount airfare to get to and from South Korea and travel deals when you are here. Seoul is the capital and the largest city of South Korea, and is located in the basin of Han river in the northwest part of the country. As one of the most dynamic cities not only in Asia but the world, Seoul is also home to some of the best-preserved ancient temples and shrines. You’ll see the fine results of Seoul’s promotion as the World Digital Media City, the world’s first complex for high-tech digital technologies in IT, multimedia and entertainment, and the proposed major site for the world’s second-tallest building. Korean students enjoy the beautiful Seoul Forest. Dubbed the “Central Park in Seoul” or “an urban forest where the deer and the water roam,” Seoul Forest offers a variety of hands-on programs and an ecological node where the Han river, Cheonggyecheon, and Junghangcheon meet. You can find college hostel deals and budget hotels in Seoul, so let’s go!

Seoul has lots of stuff to do, with year-round fun activities for both leisure and adventure. Among the major places for students in Seoul are Gyeongbukgung and Changdeokgung. A famously beautiful mountain range is in the Seoraksam National Park, best seen in fall when the colors change. Also check out Boramae Park, Mt. Nmasan Park, Olympic Park, Yangjae Citizen’s Forest Park, and Yongsan Park. Korean Traditional Village (near Suwon), at a lovely spot in the mountains, offers the replica of a traditional village as well as performances. Without spending a fortune, get a feel of Seoul by walking around to catch shows first-rate amateur actors and singers. Go swimming off the island of Incheon in the parks along Hanggang. Plus, Lotte World and Olympic Park are usually open to the public in the afternoons. Rent a bike from Yoeuido and ride the cycle paths along the banks of the historic Han River. Water sports like windsurfing, water skiing, paddle boating, and jet-skiing can also be enjoyed during summer.