6 Hidden Places in Seoul that Have Stunning View

Hi, brave Korean learners! I'm Ari, your friendly Korean reporter. Although the pandemic is not over yet, let's make an itinerary for your future Seoul travel with me. The capital city of South Korea is known for a beautiful mix of traditional palaces and modern skyscrapers. There are unrecognized places in Seoul where you can fully enjoy the beauty of the city and take some good shots for your Instagram. Here are the list.

1. 봉은사 Bongeunsa Temple

bongeunsa bongeun temple seoul

Buddhism used to be Korea's national religion so there are many temples in the country. But Bongeunsa Temple is a rare one that's located in Gangnam, the most expensive area in Seoul. You can enjoy one of the most beautiful Seoul night view here. 

2. 삼릉공원 Samreung Park

sanreung park seoul
The park is actually a big tomb of an old Korea's King and Queen. Take a stroll here enjoying a glimpse of the past surrounded by skyscrapers. It's not far from Bongeun Temple. 

3. 은평한옥마을 Eunpyung Hanok Village

eunpyung hanok village seoul
eunpyung hanok village seoul
Though this Hanok Village is not as famous as Bukchon Hanok Village which is a very famous (and crowded) travel destination, it has quiet and peaceful atmosphere that is hard to find in the busy city. Recommended for Hanok lovers.

4. 정동전망대 Jeongdong Observatory

jeongdong observatory seoulThis unrecognized observatory is located in Seoul City Hall. You can enjoy the beautiful drone view of Deoksugung Palace which is a popular travel destination in Seoul. It's especially beautiful at fall with colorful trees. Free to use. 

5. 르돌치 Le dolchi 1946

le dolci 1946 seoul cafe
This cafe is known for its stunning view rather than its menu; You can appreciate almost everything Seoul offers here: Han river which many travelers say it's bigger than they thought it would be, skyscrapers, and mountains.

6. 대한민국 역사박물관 옥상정원 National Museum of Korean Contemporary History Rooftop Garden

korean history museum seoul
☝️ Yes, you're looking at the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace located in the center of Seoul. You can enjoy this stunning view of the palace on the rooftop garden of National Museum of Korean Contemporary History which is located very close to the palace. 


There are many more places in Seoul that I want to share! Please look forward to the next blog post :D 안녕

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