Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. Seoul is situated in the northwest part of South Korea on the Han River. Seoul is noted for its population density, which is almost twice that of New York and eight times greater than Rome.
Seoul is a fun destination to travel throughout the year. However, the best times to visit Seoul are from March to May and from September to November, when the weather is mild, and travel expenses are low.
The main airport in Singapore is Singapore Changi Airport. The airport is located in Changi, at the eastern end of Singapore, approximately 20 kilometres northeast from Marina Bay. Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) is the largest airport in South Korea and the main airport serving the Seoul Capital Area. Incheon International Airport is located west of Incheon's city centre. AirAsia, Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Scoot, Thai Airways International and Vietnam Airlines offers a direct flight from Singapore to Seoul.
Due to its geographical location and maritime exposure, Singapore’s climate is characterised by uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and abundant rainfall. While in another hand, the climate in Seoul is cold and temperate. The summers in Seoul have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little rain.
1. Gyeongbokgung Palace - Gyeongbokgung Palace arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces is also called “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighbouring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). The name of the palace, Gyeongbokgung, translates into English as “Palace of Shining Happiness.” The premises were destroyed by fire at the time of Japanese occupation from 1592-1598. However, all of the palace’s 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong. The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong. The Royal Guard changing ceremony started in 1459 during the Joseon Dynasty. After extensive research from historical records, the ceremony has been reenacted since 1996 allowing visitors a rare insight of this traditional royal palace ceremony. The ceremony takes part at Gwanghwamun Gate, the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king rules the country.
2. Myeongdong - It is all about fashion and skin care in Myeongdong, Seoul’s most prominent shopping district. If it’s a variety that you’re after, there’s no better place to shop than Myeong-dong where you’ll find everything from internationally-recognised name brands to unique items. Myeongdong also houses a variety of family restaurants, fast food, plus Korean, Western and Japanese dining options. Many restaurants in Myeongdong specialise in pork cutlet (donkeys) and kalguksu (thick noodles). Not to forget, Myeongdong is the best place to shop for famous Korean Cosmetic brands such as Etude House, Skin Food, Laneige, The Face Shop, Missha!
3. Nami Island - For Korean Drama lovers, Nami Island is a place which does not require further introduction as this is the birthplace of all the Korean Craze. This is one of the places where the famous international Korean Drama Winter Sonata was filmed. Hence to put it short, it is a must visit for all Asian tourists! Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam. It is a half-moon shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455 ~ 1468).