About Seoul


Seoul is the capital of South Korea and a vibrant metropolis loved and visited by people from all over the world.

Filled with stunning cultural heritage and modern landmarks, Seoul is a city where you can experience both Korea's past and present.

Seoul is home to well-preserved palaces from the Joseon Dynasty that are over 600 years old, including Gyeongbokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace and Jongmyo. Seoul is also the centre of the Korean Wave, which has gained much attention in recent years. Many places have been used as filming locations for major Korean dramas, which have become hugely popular around the world, or are associated with K-pop singers. The museums, art galleries and science centers are also of particular interest, with exhibitions ranging from traditional artefacts to digital art incorporating new technologies.

There's also plenty to do outdoors in Seoul, including Bukhansan National Park, accessible by public transport, and some great bridges and water sports along the Han River.

We look forward to welcoming you to Seoul in October 2023, where history, culture, nature, past, present and future come alive!

Recommended Museums and Science Centers in Seoul

National Museum of Korea

Korea's representative complex curtural space leading the Preservation · Exhibition · Education of Korean curtural heritage and international curtural exchange.

National Folk Museum of Korea

The Gyeongbokgung National Folk Museum is Korea's only national museum dedicated to the history of folk culture, with over 4,000 pieces of folklore related to traditional Korean lifestyles, located in Gyeongbokgung Palace.

National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

Historical Curtural Space that combines exhibitions related to Korean modern and contemporary history, data collection · investigation · research · record keeping, and educational programs.

National Hangeul Museum

A complex curtural space that leads the preservation, spread and re-creation of Hanguel curtural values through Preservation · Exhibition · Education · Exchange of cultural heritage related to Hangeul, which is Korean unique letter.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

The only National Museum of Art in Korea, composed of Gwacheon Hall, Deoksugung Hall, Seoul Hall and Cheongju Hall.

The War Memorial of Korea

A Memorial Hall aimed at collecting, preservation, exhibition of patriotic materials cultivating the lessons of war and the spirit of patriotism, and commemorating the patriotic martyrs' patriotism.

National Children’s Science Center

National Children’s Science Center established to cultivate convergent talent who will leads the future society, under the perception of lack of science culture space for children.

Seoul Science Center

Seoul Science Center is established to bridge the regional scientific and cultural gap and promote balanced development of Seoul by expanding science and culture space in Gangbuk, Seoul.

Nowon Cosmos Science Center

Nowon Cosmos Science Center is a theme hall specialized in astronomy and space, consisting of exhibits on the evolution of space, earth, life, and mankind, and the Seoul Citizen Observatory where you can observe celestial bodies such as stars, planets, and the moon.

Seoul Museum of History

Seoul Museum of History summarizes the history and culture of Seoul, the capital of Korea from the Joseon Dynasty to the present.

Seodaemun Museum of Natural History

As the first natural history museum in Korea, directly planned and established by a public institution, Seodaemun Museum of Natural History provides children with opportunities to systematically experience various aspects of nature. It serves as a space to teach how humans, as part of nature, should live in harmony with the natural environment.