South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, is also the world’s plastic surgery empire. Statistics show nearly one in five Korean women have gone under the knife. Seoul’s crown also derives from its international acclaim. The city has a flourishing medical tourism industry whose numbers continue skyrocketing. In 2017, over 300,000 clients flocked to Seoul for cosmetic procedures. If you are or plan to be one of these guests, it’s important you know what to do and see beyond your hotel and clinic’s walls. There are hundreds of popular travel destinations in Seoul. However, for your ease and satisfaction, we have curated a list of the top five must-see attractions.
The Top Five Must-See Tourist Attractions in Seoul
1. The Gangnam District
The Gangnam District is one of, if not the, premiere travel destinations in Seoul and South Korea’s most internationally recognized district. Certainly, PSY’s catchy, 2012 smash hit spawned much of this attention. Gangnam is known as the Korean Beverly Hills. This area’s sheer opulence is at the root of its title. The neighborhoods are filled with first-class restaurants and big-name entertainment companies. Its designer fashion houses are another big draw. Think Rodeo Drive meets Fifth Avenue. However, that’s not all. The endless supply of top-notch plastic surgery clinics also characterizes the area. Nearly 500 cosmetic surgery hospitals are scattered throughout this district. Therefore, choose the Gangnam District if you want a sneak peek into the lap of luxury. Our clinic’s headquarters are right smack in the middle of the heart of Gangnam.
2. Myeongdong District
If you are looking for a mix of luxury and affordable fashion, the Myeongdong District is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul. Myeongdong Shopping Street is home to several department stores such as Noon Square, Shinsegae, and Lotte. Additionally, it houses more mainstream retailers such as Forever 21, H&M, and Zara. This gives tourists the option to splurge or ball on a budget. The Myeongdong District is not only renowned as a Korean fashion hub, but it is also the mecca for Korean beauty products and trends. This shopping area is home to innovative skincare companies such as The Body Shop, Etude House, and Skin Food. After you’ve built up an appetite perusing through this fashion & beauty center, you must try one of the quirky and delicious restaurants or food carts scattered across Myeongdong.
3. Gyeongbokgung Palace
The Gyeongbokgung Palace is another of the most visited travel destinations in Seoul. Gyeongbokgung is the city’s first and largest palace. In 1395, King Taejo, of the Joseon Dynasty, commissioned its construction. The palace was burned down during Korea’s occupation. However, reconstruction picked back up under the Daewongun regency. The palace harbors Korea’s National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum. History buffs traveling in Seoul must stop to revel in this majestic palace.
4. Banpo Bridge
You may wonder, what’s so special about a bridge? However, the Banpo Bridge is unlike any other. Sure, it helps travelers get to and from their desired destination like its contemporaries. And yet, what makes Banpo Bridge special is its light shows. Between April and October, the Banpo Bridge hosts a colorful water show day and night. The daytime sees the dancing willow trees that creates a dazzling, sparkling effect. However, you must attend the night show if you can only choose one. The night show features dancing lights that translate into a vibrant rainbow. If you are looking for a romantic spot to indulge in your trip abroad, you must visit the Banpo Bridge.
5. Lotte World
Last, but certainly not least, is Lotte World Adventure, Korea’s premiere amusement park. Lotte World is one of the most sought after travel destinations in Seoul. Think Disneyworld but inside, with the most modern technological advancements. This amusement park has dozens of rides, an aquarium, multiple shopping centers and restaurants. Perhaps one of its most popular features is Magic Island, the park’s outdoor extension. Standout features include the World Monorail, the Gyro Swing, and Pharaoh’s Fury. This park is the perfect destination for a group outing or a solo trip. If you are taking a trip to Seoul, it would not be complete without seeing the world’s largest indoor park.
In conclusion, there is no shortage of travel destinations in Seoul. One could visit for weeks on end and still only catch a glimpse of what the city offers. When you are visiting us for your cosmetic procedures, you have a range of things to see and do.
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