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12 Reasons Why You Will Want to Visit Seoul

Seoul is a gorgeous city. From its lush green spaces and historic edifices, to its bustling urban life and adorable art, Seoul is a place that you'll want to visit--if not for the chance to meet your favorite K-Pop celebrity, then to at least to drink in the cultural sights and sounds of South Korea. Run @ Seoul Week is just around the corner, a project in which runners will broadcast their 5-day marathon trip across Seoul live online and will visit places in the city that you--the viewers--want to see! Taking place from November 19 to 23, Run @ Seoul week will be a great opportunity for people all over the world to experience Seoul without having to leave their computer screens. Ahead of the event, here's a preview of what Seoul has to offer, so you'll know what to look out for when the marathon finally starts! Take a look! 1. The park scenery Seoul's Children's Park: http://www.vingle.net/posts/563696 Sky Park: http://www.vingle.net/posts/402622 2. Romantic view and love locks at Namsan Tower N Seoul Tower: http://www.vingle.net/posts/380237 3. Cutting Edge Architecture and Technology Twin Tree Tower: http://www.vingle.net/posts/549235 4. The beauty of Seoul's palaces and temples Gyeongbok Palace: http://www.vingle.net/posts/380266 5. Cute streets lined with pagoda-roofed houses Bukchon Village: http://www.vingle.net/posts/58323 6. Food, glorious food Korean BBQ: http://www.vingle.net/posts/438295 Ddeokbokki: http://www.vingle.net/posts/410409 Seafood Pancake: http://www.vingle.net/posts/402708 7. Adorable street art SamCheong-Dong: http://www.vingle.net/posts/494138 8. Pretty University campuses Autumn at Yonsei: http://www.vingle.net/posts/99176 Ice Skating at Korea University: http://www.vingle.net/posts/394922 9. Desserts for the sweet tooth! Bingsu: http://www.vingle.net/posts/382818 Rice Cake: http://www.vingle.net/posts/417114 10. Museums with awesome designs Leeum Modern Art Museum: http://www.vingle.net/posts/410461 Seoul Museum of Art: http://www.vingle.net/posts/407720 11. Cute stores for shopping! Dongdaemun: http://www.vingle.net/posts/395776 Apgujeong: http://www.vingle.net/posts/398605 12. The beautiful Han River Han River Park: http://www.vingle.net/posts/397209
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My dream is to put a lock on Namsan Tower one day!
I think the desserts sold me!!! If I can grab some desert and then head to the river, I think I'd enjoy a trip there.
The foods, meet actors/actresses/ beautiful spots in Seoul ect... I wanna see all.
I want to see it all
@honeysoo MUST GO.
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Korean Winter Street Foods
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