7 Places to Visit for a South Korea First Timer

Ever wanted to visit South Korea for the summer? We’ve listed must-see places for every first timer in Seoul! Tip:Read till the end to learn how to win a free trip for you and a friend!

N Seoul Tower


You can either walk through a steady trek or ride the cable car to reach the N Seoul Tower. Once at the observation deck, fall in love with South Korea’s cityscape. It’s also more that just a tower; it also houses several attractions such as the love locksonthe roof terrace and the Hello Kitty Island Museum at the fifth floor.


N Seoul Tower

Gyeongbokgung Palace


Known as the Northern Palace,  witness ceremonies such as the chaning of the guards or try the Hanbok, a traditional Korean attire.


Gyeongbokgung Palace


Gangnam District


Gangnam is more than a song. The Gangnam district has rows of restaurants, shops, and famous record companies. Walk along the K-Star Road and take a photo with Gangnam art dolls designed based on K-pop stars. Who knows, maybe you’ll get a chance to see your favorite idol.


Gangnam District


Myeong-dong


One of Seoul’s premier shopping destinations, shop until you drop at Myeong-dong, from beauty products to different kinds of street food.


Myeong-dong

Everland


For the thrill seeker,  make sure to  find the time to visit Everland Resort and try the T Express, the steepest wooden roller coaster that reaches a top speed of 104km per hour at a 77 degree angle!


Everland

Hongdae


Also known as Hongik University Street, witness several street art in the morning and listen to busking at night.


Hongdae

Namiseom Island


Fans of the Korean drama, Winter Sonata, excited as many scenes were shot at this half-moon shaped island (Namisum or Nami). Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll still be captivated with its picturesque surroundings.


Namiseom Island

Essentials


Make sure you’re ready for long walks, whether on city streets or mountain trails. Whether you prefer sandals, sneakers, or hiking shoes, Merrell has a wide selection of footwear you can choose from for an enjoyable trip.



Agility Peak Flex


All Out Blaze Web


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 1SIX8 Mesh


Merrell’s Summer Getaway


Excited yet? Here’s more! Merrell’s Summer Getaway promotion is offering you a chance to win a three day, two night trip to South Korea for you and a friend! Simply purchase any regular priced Merrell footwear in any of the participating Merrell stores and SM Department Stores from April 16-June 16, 2017.This promo is in partnership with AirAsia and Bridges Travel and Tours.


Merrell’s Summer Getaway




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