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About Seoul

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Discover an immersive hotel experience at Le Méridien Seoul, a five-star destination in the heart of Gangnam. Designed by David Collins Studio, our European-style hotel—the first of its kind in Seoul—features design-forward décor rendered in a soothing palette of lavender, blue and green. Hundreds of pieces of fine art are interspersed throughout the property, which is the home to M Contemporary, an expansive new art center. Relax in our modern accommodations, accessorized with plush luxury bedding and cutting-edge technology; some feature private balconies and scenic views of Gangnam. Spend your days enjoying superb shopping, dining and entertainment right outside of our doors, and join us for a meal at one of several restaurants; Chef's Palette showcases refined European cuisine served in a buffet-style setting. Located near COEX Convention & Exhibition Center and boasting comprehensive event facilities, our hotel is also an inspired choice for a special event in South Korea's vibrant capital.

Royal Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Palace)

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung was the main palace through much of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). Unlike other palaces in Seoul, Gyeongbokgung's rectangular space is surrounded by large gates on all sides. It also has three granite walkways, extending from the main entrance to the main hall where all important matters were conducted.

Namsan Mountain (N Seoul Tower)

The N Seoul Tower offers amazing panoramic views of Seoul located on top of Namsan Mountain, site of the city's largest park and botanical garden.

Shopping (Myeong-dong)

A must-see location for foreign visitors, Myeong-dong is Korea's number one shopping district. Located in the heart of Seoul, you will find the area bustling with people all week long. Myeong-dong offers tourists a wide variety of shops which sell everything from fashion items to popular brands for young people. And every corner offers the visitor excellent, traditional restaurants. Even if you're not interested in a full meal, a variety of local delicacies will round off your visit to the area. Located near Myeong-dong, the Dongdaemun Shopping Town also offers a wide selection of goods and clothing at very affordable prices.

Traditional Market (Namdaemun Market)

Namdaemun Market is the largest and oldest traditional market in Seoul. You can find the just about anything you are looking for. This 24 hour market is a true treasure trove offering a vast variety and bargains galore.

Art and Design (Insa-dong)

The streets of Insa-dong are alive with traditional Korean culture. This area has been the center of culture in Seoul since the Joseon era. A large variety of arts have surfaced in the neighborhood over the years, making it an exciting place to experience a wide range of genres. On the weekends, with Insa-dong closed to vehicle traffic, the streets come to life with festivities such as parades, traditional wedding processions, music and dance performances. You will find time flying by as you wander from shop to shop, immersing yourself in the long, beautiful history of Korea.

Family Fun (Amusement Park)

Lotte World is the perfect place for entertainment as the world's largest indoor theme park, complete with 42 different attractions and spectacular festivals. The theme park is filled with rides, an ice rink, a folk museum, a lake and much more. Nearly 6 million visitors come to Lotte World every year. The indoor year-round Seoul Grand Park, on the outskirts of the city, is a theme park housing Seoul Land, Seoul Zoo, and Korea's National Museum of Contemporary Art. This is a favorite place of many locals.

Global Seoul (Itaewon)

Itaewon is a place where a rich mix of ethnicities exist together in harmony, making it a truly global village in the heart of Seoul. Seasonal international parties, such as Halloween parties, are held here each year. You can also find a variety of unusual and intriguing items here from all over the world. The streets are lined with exotic eye-catching shops, and most merchants are able to communicate well in a variety of languages. Another popular place to experience a different culture is “Little Tokyo,” located in Dongbu Ichon-dong, close to Itaewon.