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Namsan Outdoor Botanical Garden (남산 야외식물원)

0m    32597     2022-12-16

323, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Namsan Outdoor Botanical Garden opened its doors on February 18, 1997 in Hannam-dong, where the residential complex for foreigners once stood before it was demolished in 1994. Covering an area of around 59 ㎡, it is divided into 13 themed gardens with a total 117,132 plants from 269 species. Among this diversity, 60,912 plants from 129 species are tree types and 56,220 plants from 140 species are grass types.

Hotel Lake (호텔 레이크)

Hotel Lake (호텔 레이크)

10.0 Km    20168     2019-08-05

216, Seokchonhosu-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Hotel Lake is a lakeside hotel where you can enjoy an extensive view of Jamsil, Sukchon Lake, Seoho, Lotte World and Magic Island. Hotel Lake has windows with an open view, spacious guest rooms and bathing rooms (all rooms have a shower booth, whirlpool bathtub and bidet installed), and an exclusive business center for business men in addition to the installation of wireless internet in all rooms.

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul (반얀트리 클럽 앤 스파 서울)

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul (반얀트리 클럽 앤 스파 서울)

1.0 Km    32908     2021-06-22

60, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul is a membership club & hotel operated by Banyan Tree Hotel & Resort, Singapore’s top resort brand. The new urban resort is a place where visitors can enjoy quality spa services while taking in a panoramic view.

Located on Namsan Mountain in the center of Seoul, Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul consists of three buildings: the Club, the Hotel and the Festa. Facilities include an outdoor sports center and other luxurious amenities like an outdoor pool, 23 cabanas, a sauna, fitness center, driving range, tennis court, outdoor playing field, spa, and kids’ club. The hotel houses 34 suites with private relaxation pools, and 16 members-only club rooms. The two Presidential Suites located on the top floor offer a fantastic night view of Seoul and Namsan Mountain.

Daejanggeum (대장금)

10.0 Km    11934     2019-08-19

300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Daejanggeum serves traditional Korea meals, reinterpreting royal dishes from the Joseon dynasty. Daejanggeum faithfully uses only the best local ingredients to make all their food, from the soybeans used for soy sauce and soybean paste, to kimchi. In addition to the food, guests can enjoy dining with lacquerware from Korea's Holder of Intangible Heritage, Mr. Yi Jin-ho, and forged works by 5th generation blacksmith, Cha Ingyu.

Lotte World Aquarium (롯데월드 아쿠아리움)

Lotte World Aquarium (롯데월드 아쿠아리움)

10.0 Km    19438     2019-08-30

300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

There are 13 diverse theme zones that allow visitors to experience the five oceans of the world. From river to coast and coast to ocean, follow the flow of the ecosystem and have a phenomenal experience with nature. It is home to over 55,000 marine life from 650 species, from freshwater fish in the Hangang River to the beluga whale from the Arctic, they all live in harmony. It also has the nation’s largest main tank that allows visitors to get close up views of the diverse marine life. The nation’s longest underwater tunnel is 85 meters in length and allows visitors to gaze upon the mysteries of the ocean above their heads.

Lotte World Tower SEOUL SKY (롯데월드타워 서울스카이)

10.0 Km    112618     2022-12-23

300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

SEOUL SKY is located on floors 117-123 of Lotte World Tower, the nation's tallest and the world's fifth tallest building. The observatory offers a panoramic view of the entire capital city, beautiful both day and night. SEOUL SKY is comprised of an exhibition zone, observation deck, sky deck, dessert cafe, sky terrace, lounge, and more.

To get to Seoul Sky, visitors have to take the Sky Shuttle, a double-deck elevator that reaches a speed of 600 meters per minute. The one-minute ride feels quite short while watching the videos playing on the walls and ceiling. While waiting for the elevator up, visitors can enjoy art in the exhibition zone in basement levels 1-2. The exhibition includes artwork displaying the history, culture, and pride of Korea's foundation and success over the centuries. Visitors can also purchase Seoul Sky merchandise from the gift shop to remember their trip or give as a souvenir.

The observation deck has two story-high glass windows for an uninterrupted view. The Sky Deck, located at 478 meters, holds the Guinness World Record as the highest glass-floored observatory in the world. On days when visibility is limited, visitors can still enjoy a clear sky through the Sky Theater. The 120 floor holds the Sky Terrace, open to the elements.

Visitors looking for refreshments can enjoy the one-of-a-kind menu served at the dessert cafe Sky Friends Cafe on level 119, or refreshing wine sold at the premium lounge on floor 123. This cozy space is the highest lounge in Seoul and is perfect for taking in the view in a relaxing ambiance.

Taco Chilichili (타코칠리칠리)

Taco Chilichili (타코칠리칠리)

1.0 Km    6670     2021-10-06

218, Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Taco Chilichili serves high-quality taco dishes that are simple, delicious, and reasonably priced. Although food at the restaurant differs somewhat from traditional Mexican cuisine, the quesadillas, and rice-filled burritos are still delicious.

Indoor dining areas are located on the first and second floors of the restaurant; there is also an outdoor dining area on the second floor. The dining area on the first floor only has a few tables and can be noisier, but it also gives diners the unique experience of seeing their food as it is prepared. For a quieter dining experience, head up to the wider seating sections on the second floor. Both floors of the restaurant feature unique interior design that makes this restaurant stand out from others.

Cheongansa Temple (천간사)

Cheongansa Temple (천간사)

10.1 Km    7513     2021-10-12

20-8, Bulgwang-ro 10-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul

Cheongansa Temple was first built in 1960, and was re-built in 2009. It has many pagodas and monuments: a pagoda filled with sari relics of Buddha; Budotap Pagoda, which is a shrine to the monk who found the temple and his sacred relics; and a monument honoring the late first lady Yuk yeong-su. The re-built temple was awarded the Hanok Prize in the Hanok Competition 2011. Located along the Bukhansan Mt. Dulaegil Trail, the temple provide visitors with the chance to enjoy fresh air and a rest from hiking along the trail.

Seoul Hwagyesa Temple (화계사(서울))

Seoul Hwagyesa Temple (화계사(서울))

10.2 Km    30453     2021-11-02

117, Hwagyesa-gil, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul

Hwagyesa Temple was built in 1522 (the seventeenth year of the reign of King Jungjong of the Joseon dynasty) by monk Shinwol, but was destroyed in a fire in 1618. It was rebuilt the following year, and expanded In 1866 through the efforts of Monks Yongseon and Beomun.
The temple also has various templestay programs for visitors. Hwagyesa Temple is located not too far from the city but also provides a natural environment.

Itaewon Shopping Street (이태원 쇼핑거리)

1.0 Km    172441     2022-12-15

Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Itaewon Shopping Street is a 1.4-kilometer-long road located near Itaewon Station. There is an enormous variety of shops, entertainment venues, and restaurants lined along both sides of the street. As the neighborhood has a reputation as a mini melting pot in Seoul where languages other than Korean are widely spoken, it is one of the most visited places by international visitors. It has become a gateway for many international visitors to receive services and information on basic tourist needs such as accommodations, shopping, tourist attractions, and more.