About Ashley B
Lives in Fredericton, Canada
Since Oct 2013
25-34 year old female
I lived in South Korea for a year and was able to travel around Asia quite a bit during that time. I hope to get back to travelling a lot more now that we are settled back at home. I love all sorts of travel but I mostly enjoy blending in with the locals and trying to stay away from the big tourist traps.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums
Educational sites, History Museums
Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Gardens
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lookouts
Monuments & Statues
Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water
Flea & Street Markets,
Insadong is a must see part of Seoul. This historical area sells both classic Korean art as well as modern souvenirs. With amazing places to eat and so much to see this street is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.
If you only see one of the four palaces on your trip to Seoul make it Gyeongbokgung. The entrance was completely redone in 2009 but the historical aspect has been well preserved. This huge palace complex will not disappoint anyone interested in history.
Seodaemum is not the most popular tourist attraction but it provides amazing insight into the Japanese occupation of Korea. It is well worth a visit for anyone interested in history.
An absolute must-see area in the city! This massive shopping district has all the stores anyone would want to visit along with amazing places to eat. Find souvenirs, shoes, clothes, make-up and so much more!
One of Seoul's beautiful palaces with amazing grounds. Any history buff will enjoy touring the area.
A must see for anyone interested in the Korea War and history of the country. This extensive museum gives an in-depth look into the war from the Korean perspective.
An amazing way to see the entire city from above! Also a romantic area for couples to place a lock signifying their eternal love.
A family fun area for biking, walking, having a picnic or just to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
A very unique nighttime experience in the city. You can walk under the colourful bridge as well as see if from the parks on both ends.
A new, historical area close to Gyeongbok Palace. During the summer there are amazing gardens surrounded the statue as well as a museum hidden below street level.
A fun, family theatre performance for all ages. Since the act is music and dancing based it can be enjoyed in any language.
Another great way to see the city from above. With a fun wax museum and art gallery it's a nice way to spend an afternoon or evening.
A fun, indoor/outdoor amusement park with something for everyone. A great option for rainy or cold days as the indoor rides are just as fun as the outdoors.
A great way to see different areas of the city without getting lost. Just follow the beautiful stream through the modern and historical areas.
A hidden gem with many beautiful art exhibits including an interactive area for children. Featuring both historical Korean art, modern art and audio/visual areas.
A must-see for traditional Korean crafts, food and culture. There is something for everyone in this marketplace.