Immediately after lately finishing our third stop by to Japan and a week getaway in Taiwan, we just knew it was time we ultimately make the trip more than to Korea as we have been told that our adore for the land of the increasing sun will flow via the vibrant mountainside city of Seoul – and they had been proper!
We really feel so grateful that the remarkable group at Sony Australia invited us to commit a couple of days exploring Seoul to test out their brand new vlogging camera – the Sony a6400. 1 of our most asked queries is “what do we use to shoot our travel videos and images on” and we have been customers of Sony cameras for virtually four years now! If you are interested in what we consider of this new camera for photo and video verify out our 48 Hours in Seoul video beneath, and maintain scrolling to discover out every little thing we did through our time right here exploring the remarkable city of Seoul.
1. Consume Street Meals at Gwangjang Industry
If you are searching for standard Korean street meals right here in Seoul than you need to have to hit up the Gwangjang Industry. This bustling marketplace has a enormous range of stalls promoting all kinds of common street meals. Our favourites had been the mungbean pancakes and the tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes).
two. Explore Bukchon Hanok Village
This has got to be our favourite neighbourhood in Seoul. Complete of standard hanok style properties that folks nonetheless reside in right now, this is the spot exactly where old meets new. We enjoyed spending the afternoon walking up and down the hilly hanok lined streets and snapping way also several images. This ancient village has been preserved for more than 600 years!
three. Keep in the Tallest Creating in Korea
Seoul is house to the tallest developing in Korea, and has created its way into in the leading 10 tallest in the globe – the Lotte Globe Tower. To totally knowledge the remarkable views why not commit the evening at the hotel situated inside the developing, Signiel Seoul!
We spent the evening on the 81st floor and was hands down a single of the very best city hotel experiences we have ever had! The views from our area had been insane, breakfast was scrumptious and the employees had been some of the friendliest we have ever had.
four. Join in a K-Pop Dance Class
If you haven’t heard of it, K-Pop (Korean Pop) is a really common genre of music originating from South Korea. Although you are spending time in the city we extremely advocate you knowledge a K-Pop dance class to truly immerse your self in the K-Pop culture. There are several dance studios all through Seoul exactly where you can join a 90 minute K-Pop dance class and understand a routine to your favourite K-Pop song.
five. Love the Roller Coasters at Lotte Globe
If you have been following us for a although you know how a lot we adore our theme parks, and situated in Seoul is a giant indoor/outside amusement park, Lotte Globe! Right here you will discover a enormous castle, a bunch of roller coasters, bumper vehicles, a enormous indoor skating rink and a enormous purchasing mall attached … proper in the heart of the city!
six. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace in a Standard Hanbok
The Gyeongbokgung Palace was constructed in 1395 and is a single of the biggest palaces in South Korea. However in the early 20th century it was destroyed by the Japanese but has been steadily reconstructed more than the years. A exclusive way to stop by is to initially head to a single of the several retailers renting standard Hanboks nearby the palace. Dressing up in the standard dress and roaming the ponds and residential villas of the palace was a single of our favourite experiences right here in Seoul.
7. Practical experience a Taekwondo Class
Taekwondo is a single of Koreas standard sports and what a superior way to understand far more about it than carrying out a two hour beginner’s class in the sport. We had a black belt instructor train us on basic movements for attack and defence and how to discipline the thoughts. Immediately after some practice we even had the chance to have a go at breaking a wooden board!
eight. Have a Buddhist Temple Dinner
Korea is typically identified for its fried chicken and Korean BBQ, but if you are searching for a exclusive, vegetarian friendly meal you can head off the beaten path to a single of Seouls Buddhist temples that supply clean and modest meat-totally free meals. We spent the evening sitting on the floor with a group of pals enjoying this exclusive dining knowledge more than wine as we watched standard Korean dance performances. This was the most exclusive meal we had through our time in Seoul and would extremely advocate it.
9. Practical experience a Pottery Class in Icheon
Icheon is a village an hour outdoors Seoul that produces the highest excellent ceramics in the nation. The village has develop into the center of standard pottery for more than 500 years due to the wealthy clay in the region. There are at present more than 80 pottery factories and 300 pottery kilns in use at this village! For the duration of our time in Icheon we observed the pottery production course of action by a pottery master, and even had a go at producing our personal piece.
10. Love a Pamper Session at Jenny Residence
Korea is identified for its remarkable beauty and facial remedies – and if you are searching at obtaining a pamper session in the city we extremely advocate heading to Jenny Residence. With chandeliers and marble flooring, this is a higher-finish spot which sees K-Pop stars and Korean celebrities as consumers. We spent an afternoon right here receiving a complete makeover, from hair remedies, remarkable facials and the complete hair and makeup knowledge.
Thanks to Sony Australia for inviting Flying The Nest to knowledge Seoul, as often all opinions are our personal.