Want to be the envy of Instagram? Here are the 18 must stop places in Seoul for the absolute best pictures around!
1. Jongmyo Shrine
Located at 157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Jongmyo Shrine was the worshipping place for kings during the Joseon Dynasty.
Now it is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Visitors can visit this beautiful place and snap some equally gorgeous pictures while there.
2. Deoksugung Palace
Another historic site from the Joseon Dynasty, this palace is a piece of calm in the busy city.
No matter if you’re looking at the buildings, scenery, or watching the changing of the guards, it’s sure to be a great experience – and a great picture! Visit it at 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul.
3. Gyeonbokgung Palace
This palace is arguably the most beautiful Joseon palaces. It’s also the largest out of all five palaces in Seoul.
It’s located at 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul and is sure to please every photographer.
4. Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
Located at 1, Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, the Blue House is the official residence of the president of South Korea.
It gets its name from the eye-catching blue tiles which are sure to be just as eye-catching in photographs.
5. Changdeonkgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built for the Joseon kings. It is known for being the most well-preserved of the Joseon palaces.
Located at 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, pictures at the palace are sure to be a hit.
6. Ehwa Women’s University
Ehwa Women’s University was Korea’s first educational institution for women.
The area around the university is also very popular for shopping so after taking some pics you can browse around and pick up some souvenirs. Visit it at 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.
7. Bukchon Hanok Village
Located at 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, the village is home to hundreds of traditional style houses.
Tour through the history of this village and enjoy the lovely scenery!
8. Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain
The rainbow fountain bridge puts on shows of water, light, and music during the day and night.
Each time of day has a different programmed performance so you’ll probably never see the same one twice.
9. Haneul Park
The park is located at 243-60, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul and is as the World Cup Park because it’s located next to Seoul World Cup Stadium.
The park is especially beautiful in fall.
10. Yeouido Hangang Park
This popular park features lots of scenic views.
You can visit it at 330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul.
11. Songdo Central Park
Located at 196, Techno park-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Songdo Park is praised as being a green paradise.
It definitely looks great in pictures.
12. Seoul Forest
Seoul Forest is a large forest located at 273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.
It’s got a long history as hunting grounds for kings but now it’s just an absolutely stunning place to wander.
13. Mount Bukhansan
The name of the mountain means “big mountain of the north.”
It boasts some spectacular sights!
14. Namsan Park
Probably most famous for Namsam Seoul Tower, this park is located in the center of Seoul.
Because of its central location, visitors can view 360 degrees of Seoul.
15. Namsan Mountain
Namsan Mountain is located in Namsam Park.
While you’re already in the park why not take some pictures from the mountain?
16. War Memorial of Korea
The memorial is located at 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
It is designed to commemorate the Korean War and serves as an educational venue.
This area is known to be one of the hippest places in the city.
It boasts a fun nightlife and beautiful scenery.
This neighborhood is located in central Seoul.
There are a lot of galleries and restaurants next to old mills and barber shops. The neighborhood is often referred to as sophisticated yet charming.