Seoul is the capital city of South Korea that is vibrant with numerous tourist attractions, like shopping areas, museums, amusement parks, and royal palaces in some of its districts. Being a metropolitan area, Seoul is one of the cities which has a large number of visiting tourists compared to any other region in South Korea. This city is also the home to 5 major palaces in this country: Gyeongbok-gung, Changdeok-gung, Deoksu-gung, Changgyeong-gung, and Gyeonghui-gung. Here, tourists can try the experience of wearing a Hanbok – South Korea’s traditional outfit – while exploring the palace. Visiting Seoul is obviously incomplete without shopping for some makeup. Myeong-dong, Apgujeong, Itaewon, and Insadong are a few areas that are packed with tourists due to its well-known makeup stores that line up along the streets. Don't forget to go to Gwangjang or Namdaemun traditional market to enjoy authentic local food for a fun culinary adventure.
Seoul Metro is an underground railway system with over 20 lines that cover most areas of South Korea’s capital city. The subway operates daily from 04.00 to 01.00.
It is affordable to use this public transportation, with ticket prices starting from 1,350 won or approximately US$1 for one person. You can even enjoy a discount of 100 won if you use Tmoney (local electronic money). Besides being affordable, Seoul Metro also offers fast Wi-Fi. Many of the city's sights are a walking distance from various metro stations.
To find Seoul Metro’s schedule, you can simply download apps like Subway Korea and KakaoMetro. These apps provide a real-time train schedule based on the stations, so there is no need to worry about missing the train. The trains are timely.
If you want to explore Seoul comfortably, avoiding the subway during rush hours is advisable, particularly from 07.00 to 09.00 and from 18.00 to 19.00.