The City of Soulmates
The May Destination of the Month is Seoul! The South Korean capital is one of the most impressive blends of tradition and modernity, offering an unparalleled cultural experience that combines ancient temples and palaces with cutting-edge technology and entertainment. Plus, book your spot for the ETHSeoul blockchain event taking place 2–4 June.
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Hotels in Seoul
Looking for accommodation in Seoul? Here are our top 3 hotel recommendations available on Travala.com.
Vista Walkerhill Seoul
5/5 Stars | From US$196 Per Night
The vibrant natural beauty of Mt. Acha meets stunning Han River views at Vista Walkerhill Seoul. Enjoy the unique artwork displayed throughout the hotel and on-site VISTART exhibition, panoramic views at the SKYARD rooftop, and a selection of Korean, Italian and Japanese restaurants.
Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Myeongdong
4/5 Stars | From US$85 Per Night
Located in Myeongdong, the heart of Seoul, the hotel is adjacent to major tourist attractions such as N Seoul Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Sungnyemun Gate, and Namdaemun Market. Take in the sights and sounds of the bustling city below from the comfort of your modern room, or upgrade to one of 26 cute LINE FRIENDS-themed rooms.
The Westin Josun Seoul
5/5 Stars | From US$255 Per Night
With a rich history of hosting some of South Korea’s biggest political, economic and cultural events, The Westin Josun Seoul is a luxurious haven of renewal and relaxation. The Western-style hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seoul and boasts seven on-site dining options, an indoor swimming pool, and spa.
Activities in Seoul
Best Half Day DMZ Tour from Seoul (No Forced Shopping)
5/5 Stars | From US$60
While the Cold War happened a long time ago, Korea is the only country that still remains divided as a consequence. The DMZ lies on the border between the North and the South and is the most heavily fortified border in the world. Receive expert knowledge from English-speaking tour guides, round-trip transportation, and admission to all museums.
Korean Cooking Class with Full-Course Meal & Local Market Tour in Seoul
5/5 Stars | From US$81
Immerse yourself in Korean culture and embark on an authentic cooking experience with a local chef at her home. Purchase fresh ingredients and sample tasty street food at the local market before creating a selection of popular Korean dishes using traditional cooking techniques. Enjoy a ‘Hanjeongsik’ dinner including your homemade dishes, along with additional side dishes and dessert.
Nami Island and Petite France & Italian Village Day Trip from Seoul
4.6/5 Stars | From US$58
Explore two famous attractions at your own pace on this small group 10-hour day trip. Spend some time at Nami Island, a half-moon shaped island known for its stunning landscapes, and walk or cycle around its beautiful tree-lined roads. Then, head to Petite France, a charming French village with brightly coloured buildings featured in many Korean dramas.