"Seoul?s Minor Sites" Other Place to Go Tip by mke1963

Other Place to Go, Seoul: 51 reviews and 84 photos

Seoul has plenty of big attractions for the visitor, including the royal palaces, Namsan, Suwon, the DMZ, Insadong and the big markets, but it also has a serious surplus of sites and activities which would be star attractions in many cities as big as Seoul, yet get little attention here in the tourist literature. After one week, we just ran out of time with a whole long list of places we wanted to see and wanted to do.
It is hard to complain about KNTO and the city tourism people, but many of these smaller sites deserve more publicity and more encouragement for visitors to get off the beaten track to explore more.
The following is a sample list of places that before we arrived we had never even heard of, but by the time we left were places that we wished we had had time to visit:
Mongchontoseong Ruins (and Museum?) ? Mongchontoseong Metro Line 8
Pungnaptoseong Ruins ? Cheonho Metro Lines 5 and 8
Seoul Olympic Museum ? Mongchontoseong Metro Line 8
Cruise on the Hangang river ? where?.how?times?
Amsadong prehistoric settlement ? Amsa Metro Line 8
Children?s Grand Park ? Children?s Grand Park Metro Line Line 7
Bongwonsa (Temple) ? Sinchon Metro Line 2
KL63 Tower and aquarium ? Yeodinaru Metro Line 5
Korean Traditional Performing Arts Centre ? Nambu Bus Terminal Metro Line 3
Seoul Arts Center ? Nambu Bus Terminal Metro Line 3
Seoulleung/Seongjeungneung/Jeongneung Royal Shrines (all in Samreung Park) ? Seolleung Metro Line 2
The Baekje Tombs (near Sokchon Primary School, Sockchon-dong) ? Seeokchon Metro Line 8
Seoul Railway Museum ? Seoul Station Metro
Tibet Museum ? Anguk Metro Line 3
Tapgol Park ? Jongno 3-ga Metro Lines 1 and 3
Bosingak ? Jonggak Metro Line 1
Korea Museum of Design
Korea House (folk art and traditional music) ? Chungmuro Metro Lines 3 and 4
A few of these sites are covered in the Lonely Planet guide book, but most are barely addressed anywhere in any English language guide book, which is a real pity.

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  • Written May 13, 2005
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