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By M.G. Edwards
Here’s a list of the top ten things you should do if
you visit South Korea. These suggestions arebased on my experience when I lived in Seoul.The activities will give you a good taste of whatKorea has to offer. My ranking is based on howfun they are and how close they are to Seoul.
Walking tour (Seoul):
Take a walkingtour of Gyeongbokgung,the royal palace of
Korea's last dynasty, the Joseon.Stop by the
Chongwadae,or Blue House, the officialresidence of the South Korean president. Walk along Cheonggyecheon,a canal walk
just two blocks south of Gyeongbokgung off the main thoroughfare downtown, Sejongno.Keep walking a couple blocks south to Seoul'sCity Hall.There aren't many residential orshopping areas in the heart of downtown, but you will feel the pulse of Korea there.2.
Shop for souvenirs andgood deals at any one of a number of open-airmarkets and shopping districts in Seoul. Themost popular are Namdaemun, Dongdaemun,
Myeongdong,and Insadong.Namdaemun is
the most famous and lies near Korea's #1Treasure, Namdaemun Gate.It's your best
bet for Korean souvenirs. For moretraditional arts and crafts, try Insadong.Myeongdong is a trendy shopping area.Dongdaemun is less touristy and a bit off the beaten tourist path.3.
Namsan Mountain (Seoul):
a cablecar to the top of Namsan Mountain in the
heart of Seoul forsome of the bestpanoramic views of the city. NSeoulTower ismorefunctionalthan