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5 Attractions you must see in Seoul, South Korea
If you are planning a visit to South Koreaís capital Seoul, you may be unsure of what to see and where to go. There are in fact though some quite interesting and worthwhile attractions and they are all fairly easy to access and affordable. Below a guide to five of the top tourist attractions in the region.

1. 63 Building Ė The tallest building in Seoul, 63 Building as it known, has earned its unique name on account of the number of floors it has. The 63 Building is 249 metres high and is a good place for visitors to get a birdís eye view of Seoul; it has an Observation Deck on its 60th floor and a Sea World Aquarium with 400 different kinds of fish. You can buy combo tickets for the Observation Deck, aquarium and IMAX theatre and this works out very worthwhile.

2. Gyeongbok-gung Palace - The unique Gyeongbok-gung Palace is frequented by tourists and has an interesting history. Although, the building was destroyed twice in the past, it has been beautifully restored and is well worth a visit. The Joseon Palace Museum and the Korean Folk Museum are also located in this vicinity. A trip to Korea is not the same unless you visit at least one palace and this is one of the best.

3. Changdeok-gun Palace - The Changdeok-gun Palace was built six hundred years ago and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Some of the interesting sights that sightseers will enjoy here include the royal office with its blue tiles, the throne hall and the oldest stone bridge in the city.

4. Statue of Admiral Yi Sun Shin - One of Seoulís most well known landmarks is the statue of Admiral Yi Sun Shin, a national hero famed for his loyalty and bravery. This figure stands impressively on Sejongro Boulevard.

5. Myeong-dong Street - If you are looking for souvenirs, you can take a stroll through Myeong-dong Street and take a look at the many shops there. Visitors will find plenty to buy in this attractive historical neighbourhood. There are many interesting and quite unusual products you can buy and these make for some great gifts for friends and family back home. The area of Itaewon is also very popular for shopping, bars and restaurants with tourist because English is widely spoken in this area. It can be a little bit more expensive but it is easier for tourists.
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