10 Free Things To Do In Seoul

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Seoul, a metropolitan city and capital of South Korea is fashion and technology forward but still has its traditions intact. Famous for its K-pop music that has garnered the support from all across the world, Seoul is a must visit for anyone who wants to experience culture and creativity. Many things to do in Seoul are inexpensive, but here we bring you ten things that you can do that are completely free!

1. Bongeunsa Temple

Bongeunsa Temple is a Buddhist temple located north of the COEX building. It was constructed in 794 by the monk Yeon-hoe. You can find 3,479 Buddhist scriptures of 13 types, including the works of Kim Jong-Lee, here in this temple.



2. Olympic Park 

Seoul Olympic Park is also known as Olpark is an Olympic park built to host the 1988 summer Olympics. Located in Songpa-Gu, Bangi-dong, it is an excellent leisure area with an eco-friendly forest for the residents and travelers to relax and unwind. The park is large and may take up to three hours to finish exploring. Hence it is important to take note of the routes.



3. Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace, and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. Hundreds of traditional homes can be found here. Today, the place operates as cultural centers, guest houses, restaurants and tea houses.




4. War Memorial Hall

The War Memorial Hall showcases the remains and the materials used for the Korean war. It is located in Yongsan-dong.




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5. Seoul Street Art Festival (Hi Seoul Festival)

Hi Seoul Festival is one of the largest festival in the world with an average of 1.5 million people attending annually. It is held four times a year, once in spring, summer, autumn and winter. There will be an array of performances and celebrations take place on the streets of Seoul.



6. Cheonggyecheon Stream – Seoul

Till 2005, Cheonggyecheon stream existed only as a neglected waterway hidden by an overpass. Today it has evolved into a haven of natural beauty in the midst of the commotion. The modern urban recreation space has become popular among residents and travelers.



7. Hongdae Free Market

Hongdae Free Market is an open space in Seoul where diverse artists and locals come together to indulge in culture. It is located near the Hongkik University Station. You can find original items with distinct tastes here. Also, everyone is welcome to become an artist here. Buskers also perform in this market.




8. Namsan Park and Seoul Tower

Namsan Park is a historic site and is the largest park in Seoul located in the Jung-gu district. Every April there is a cherry blossom festival held here features many events including a cherry blossom lighting ceremony, walking tours and street performances. At the top, there is the N Seoul Tower that is 236.7 meters in height and sits atop the namsan mountain. It offers observers panoramic views of Seoul and its surrounding areas.




9. Insadong

Insa-dong Street stretches over 700 meters between the Anguk-Dong Rotary and Tapgol Park and is a neighborhood of Jongno-gu district of the city. It is home to contemporary galleries and tea shops. There are also many traditional goods sold here that are unique to the Korean culture.



 10. Free Kimchi Making classes 

During the fall season, you can go to Itaewon-Hannam Global Village Center to take some free lesson on Kimchi Making. Click here to find out more.

Some of the best things in life are free. Seoul surely offers them!

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