It is within walking distance from LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL, only 10-minutes away, and is close to Gwanghwamun Square and the Blue House.
Gyeongbok Palace is Korea’s most iconic palace and is where you can find the office of the king, the beautiful palaces and gardens of the Emperor and Empress, and the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, where banquets were held. It is a beautiful palace that is open during the day and at times, even at night.
The Changing of the Royal Guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace is also popular among tourists. You can get to the palace from Gyeongbokgung Station on Line 3 or Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5. You’ll also find the National Folk Museum of Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art, and National Palace Museum of Korea nearby the palace.
Estimated Time En Route : Within 10 minutes of walking toward Gwanghwamun Square.
Inside Deoksugung Palace, conveniently located three to five minutes’ walk from LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL, there is a beautiful garden and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. It is where Emperor Gojong of Joseon died and where the historical Korean royal refuge at the Russian legation (Agwan Pacheon) took place. The beautiful scenery of the Deoksugung Stone Wall Path is perfect for you to feel the quaint beauty of autumn. It is right by City Hall Station on subway Lines 1 and 2, adjacent to the Seoul Museum of Art.
Estimated Time En Route : Within 3 to 5 minutes of walking in the direction of Seoul City Hall
Inside Changdeokgung Palace, located five to 10 minutes’ drive from LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL, is the Secret Garden, designated as a world heritage site.
It boasts a spectacular natural landscape where you can take in the various scenery it offers in all four seasons. Have fun looking around the palace with a guide.
Estimated Time En Route : Within 5 to 10 minutes by car in the direction of Insa-dong
Unhyeongung Royal Residence
One of the amazing things about Seoul is that some of the most interesting historical sites are right in the middle of the business districts.
Located near the Jongno Police Station and the Japanese Cultural Center, Unhyeongung Royal Residence is one such site.
Located a five to 10 minute drive from LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL, Jongmyo is where ancestral rites are held for the Emperors and Empresses of history. Here you can watch traditional ancestral ceremonies and listen to royal music. It can be reached via Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station on lines 1 and 3 and is a great place to go for a tour, as it is right by the Jongno Jewelry Shopping Street and the Sewoon Electronics Plaza.
Estimated Time En Route : Within 5 to 10 minutes by car heading toward Cheonggyecheon Stream
More Historical Sites
Traditional Korean Village
Bukchon Hanok Village
This Hanok Village is a five to 10 minute drive away from LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL. The village boasts well-preserved traditional scenery, plus the Eight Views of Bukchon, the best photo spots in Bukchon Hanok Village. Have fun finding small shops and restaurants in every nook and cranny of the village. At Bukchon Hanok Village, adjacent to Samcheong-dong, you can learn about traditional Korean culture.
Estimated Time En Route : Within 5 to 10 minutes by car in the direction of Samcheong-dong
Namsangol Hanok Village
The Namsangol Hanok Village is comprised of five hanok houses and a traditional garden. It can be reached in five to 10 minutes by taxi from LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL. Enjoy a view of Korea’s old yangban houses and various kinds of activities and games.
Estimated Time En Route : 5 to 10 minutes by car in Chungmuro direction
Samcheong-dong is connected to Bukchon Hanok Village and located at a five to 10 minute drive from LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL. You can find many tourist attractions such as the Seoul National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, small galleries, restaurants, cafes, and hanbok rental shops.
Estimated Time En Route : Within five to ten minutes of driving towards Gwanghwamun
More historical tourist attractions
Palace of Korea
National Museum of Korea
The National Museum of Korea, right by Ichon Station, is about a 10 minute drive away. Learn the rich history of Korea, beginning with the Gojoseon Kingdom, and don’t miss the memorable souvenirs.
War Memorial of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea, right by Samgakji Station, is about a 10 to 15 minute drive away from LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL. Here, you can feel the pain of Korea as a divided nation.