72 Sights in Seoul, South Korea (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Seoul, South Korea. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 72 sights are available in Seoul, South Korea.

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1. Bukchon Hanok Village

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Bukchon Hanok Village서울특별시 소방재난본부(Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of many alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment.

Wikipedia: Bukchon Hanok Village (EN)

2. Namdaemun Market

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Namdaemun Market Original uploader was ja:利用者:Cinnamon at ja.wikipedia / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Namdaemun Market is a large traditional market in Seoul, South Korea. The market is located next to Namdaemun, the "Great South Gate," which was the main southern gate to the old city. It is the oldest and largest market in Korea.

Wikipedia: Namdaemun Market (EN)

3. Myeongdong Cathedral

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The Cathedral Church of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, informally known as Myeongdong Cathedral, is the national cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul. Located in the Myeongdong neighborhood of Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Seoul, Peter Chung Soon-taick.

Wikipedia: Myeongdong Cathedral (EN), Website

4. Jogyesa Temple

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Jogyesa is the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. The building dates back to the late 14th century and became the order's chief temple in 1936. It thus plays a leading role in the current state of Seon Buddhism in South Korea. The temple was first established in 1395, at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty; the modern temple was founded in 1910 and initially called "Gakhwangsa". The name was changed to "Taegosa" during the period of Japanese rule, and then to the present name in 1954.

Wikipedia: Jogyesa (EN), Website

5. Deoksugung Palace

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Deoksugung Palace서울특별시 소방재난본부(Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Deoksugung, also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces in Seoul that was inhabited by members of Korea's Royal Family during the Joseon monarchy until the annexation of Korea by Japan in 1910. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty and designated as a Historic Site. The buildings are of varying styles, including some of natural cryptomeria wood), painted wood, and stucco. Some buildings were built of stone to replicate western palatial structures.

Wikipedia: Deoksugung (EN), Website

6. Changdeokgung Palace

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Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno District, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1897). As it is located east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung—along with Changgyeonggung—is also referred to as the "East Palace".

Wikipedia: Changdeokgung (EN), Website

7. Bukchon Hanok Village Information Center

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Bukchon Hanok Village is a hanok village located in Gahoe-dong and Samcheong-dong in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Geographically, it is located between Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine. Located between the two palaces of the Joseon Dynasty, this area has long been called "Bukchon", meaning the upper neighborhood of Cheonggyecheon and Jongno, and corresponds to the area of present-day Gahoe-dong, Samcheong-dong, Wonseo-dong, Jae-dong, and Gye-dong. There are many historical sites, cultural assets, and folklore materials, so it is sometimes called a museum in the city center. There are many galleries around Samcheongdong-gil facing Gyeongbokgung Palace, and you can find various foods and unique cafes in places such as Hwadong-gil. In addition, Wonseo-dong is home to traditional skill holders and artists.

Wikipedia: 북촌한옥마을 (KO)

8. Fortress Wall of Seoul (Hanyang City Wall)

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The Fortress Wall of Seoul, or literally the Seoul City Wall is a series of walls made of stone, wood and other materials, built to protect the city of Seoul against invaders. The wall was first built in 1396 to defend and show the boundaries of the city, surrounding Hanyang in the Joseon Dynasty. At that time, it was called Hansung. The wall stretches 18. 6 km along the ridge of Seoul's four inner mountains, Bugaksan, Inwangsan, Naksan and Namsan. At present, a 12-km section of the wall is designated as Historic Site No. 10 (1963) and is protected accordingly, along with the gates, water gates, and signal fire mounds. The northern, eastern, and southern sections of Mt. Nam walls have undergone extensive restoration work, having sustained damage or been entirely destroyed during Japanese imperial rule (1910–1945).

Wikipedia: Fortress Wall of Seoul (EN)

9. M107 157mm Self-Propelled Gun (U.S.A.)

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M107 157mm Self-Propelled Gun (U.S.A.) No machine-readable author provided / CC BY 2.5

The M107 175 mm self-propelled gun was used by the U. S. Army and U. S. Marine Corps from the early 1960s through to the late 1970s. It was part of a family of self-propelled artillery that also included the M110. It was intended to provide long-range fire support in an air-transportable system. It was exported to several other countries including Germany, South Korea, Spain, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. The M107's combat history in U. S. service was limited to the Vietnam War; it also saw extensive combat use in Israeli service. The M107 shared many components with, and in many cases was replaced by, later versions of the M110 203 mm howitzer. Although withdrawn from U. S. service in the late 1970s, it continues in service with some armies as of 2019.

Wikipedia: M107 self-propelled gun (EN)

10. M36 Tank (U.S.A.)

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M36 Tank (U.S.A.)

The M36 tank destroyer, formally 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage, M36, was an American tank destroyer used during World War II. The M36 combined the hull of the M10 tank destroyer, which used the M4 Sherman's reliable chassis and drivetrain combined with sloped armor, and a new turret mounting the 90 mm gun M3. Conceived in 1943, the M36 first served in combat in Europe in October 1944, where it partially replaced the M10 tank destroyer. It also saw use in the Korean War, where it was able to defeat any of the Soviet tanks used in that conflict. Some were supplied to South Korea as part of the Military Assistance Program and served for years, as did re-engined examples found in Yugoslavia, which operated into the 1990s. Two remained in service with the Republic of China Army at least until 2001.

Wikipedia: M36 tank destroyer (EN)

11. Mongchontoseong Earthen Fortification

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Mongchontoseong Earthen Fortification is an ancient earthen rampart dating from the Baekje kingdom. It appears to have played the same role in defending the region the fortifications constructed on Mt. Acha. The fortification walls are estimated to have been about 2.7 kilometres in length and approximately 6 to 7 metres high. The fortifications of Mongchon Toseong had two unique features: a palisade atop the wall and a moat surrounding its base. They are part of Wiryeseong with Pungnaptoseong. It is located what is now in the Olympic Park of Seoul, South Korea. During the 1988 Summer Olympics, the running portion of the modern pentathlon event were hosted there. A number of important excavations of the site were conducted prior to the construction of the nearby Olympic Park.

Wikipedia: Mongchontoseong (EN)

12. M48A2C 'Patton' Tank (U.S.A.)

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M48A2C 'Patton' Tank (U.S.A.)

The M48 Patton is an American first-generation main battle tank (MBT) introduced in February 1952, being designated as the 90mm Gun Tank: M48. It was designed as a replacement for the M26 Pershing, M4 Sherman, M46 and M47 Patton tanks, and was the main battle tank of the U. S. Army and U. S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. Nearly 12,000 M48s were built, mainly by Chrysler and American Locomotive Company, from 1952 to 1961. The M48 Patton was the first U. S. medium gun tank with a four man crew, which replaced the traditional 5 crewmen tanks, a centerline driver's compartment, and no bow machine gun. As with nearly all new armored vehicles it had a wide variety of suspension systems, cupola styles, power packs, fenders and other details among individual tanks.

Wikipedia: M48 Patton (EN)

13. Sundial(Angbu Ilgu)

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The sundial was made and used by King Sejong of Korea 16 years later in 1434. Its scientific, historical and artistic value was recognized, and it was designated as Treasure No.845 of the Republic of Korea on August 9, 1985. Zhang Yingshi, James Li, Jin Dynasty and others participated in the early production of Angfu Yijiu. At this time, the production of Angfu Yijiu was not left, and the production in the 18th century was designated as a treasure. Designated as a treasure, the portable sunset was made by Jiang Jian and is small enough to fit in a pocket. In addition, there are Jiang Yingshi's inventions, such as Zigelou, armillary sphere, sundial, water clock, coconut knife in the field of trains in the sky and so on.

Wikipedia: 앙부일구 (KO)

14. M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier (U.S.A.)

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M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier (U.S.A.)

The M113 is a fully tracked armored personnel carrier (APC) that was developed and produced by the FMC Corporation. The M113 was sent to United States Army Europe in 1961 to replace the mechanized infantry's M59 APCs. The M113 was first used in combat in April 1962 after the United States provided the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) with heavy weaponry such as the M113, under the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) program. Eventually, the M113 was the most widely used armored vehicle of the U. S. Army in the Vietnam War and was used to break through heavy thickets in the midst of the jungle to attack and overrun enemy positions. It was largely known as an "APC" or an "ACAV" by the allied forces.

Wikipedia: M113 armored personnel carrier (EN)

15. Cheugugi(Rain Gauge)

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Cheugugi is the first well-known rain gauge invented and used during the Joseon dynasty of Korea. It was invented and supplied to each provincial offices during the King Sejong the Great's reign. As of 2022, only one example of the Cheugugi remains, known as the Geumyeong Cheugugi, which literally means "Cheugugi installed on the provincial office's yard." It is designated as National Treasures #561 of Korea and was installed in provincial office of Gongju city, 1837 by King Yeongjo, the 21st king of Joseon. In addition, the official record of the rainfall by Cheugugi from King Jeongjo's reign to Emperor Gojong's reign is preserved.

Wikipedia: Cheugugi (EN)

16. Samjeondo Monument

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The Samjeondo Monument is a Manchu–Mongolian–Chinese trilingual monument marking the submission of the Korean Joseon dynasty to the Manchu-led Chinese Qing dynasty in 1636 after the latter's invasion of the former. Its original name was Daecheong Hwangje Gongdeok Bi (大淸皇帝功德碑), which means the stele to the merits and virtues of the Emperor of the Great Qing. Initially erected at Samjeondo, near the Sambatnaru crossing point of the Han River in modern-day Seoul, it was thereafter buried and erected again several times. It is designated as the 101st historic site of South Korea.

Wikipedia: Samjeondo Monument (EN)

17. T59 Tank (China)

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The Type 59 main battle tank is a Chinese-produced version of the Soviet T-54A tank, an early model of the ubiquitous T-54/55 series. The first vehicles were produced in 1958 and it was accepted into service in 1959, with serial production beginning in 1963. Over 10,000 of the tanks were produced by the time production ended in 1985 with approximately 5,500 serving with the Chinese armed forces. The tank formed the backbone of the Chinese People's Liberation Army armoured units until the early 2000s, with an estimated 5,000 of the later Type 59-I and Type 59-II variants in service in 2002.

Wikipedia: Type 59 tank (EN)

18. M4A3E8 Sherman Tank (U.S.A.)

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The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II. The M4 Sherman proved to be reliable, relatively cheap to produce, and available in great numbers. It was also the basis of several other armored fighting vehicles including self-propelled artillery, tank destroyers, and armored recovery vehicles. Tens of thousands were distributed through the Lend-Lease program to the British Commonwealth and Soviet Union. The tank was named by the British after the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Wikipedia: M4 Sherman (EN)

19. Donhwamun Gate

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Changdeokgung Donhwamun (昌德宮敦化門) is the main gate of Changdeokgung Palace. It is designated as Treasure No. 383 of the Republic of Korea. It was first built in the 12th year of Taejong (1412), seven years after the completion of Changdeokgung Palace, and the current Donhwamun Gate was completed in the first year of the Gwanghae Dynasty (1608) after it burned down during the Imjin War. The Donhwamun Gate is the oldest existing palace gate and the only one with a five-square façade. It was designated as Treasure No. 383 of the Republic of Korea in 1963.

Wikipedia: 돈화문 (KO)

20. Armillary Sphere

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Armillary Sphere

An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky, consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features, such as the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. It was invented separately first in ancient China during the 4th century BC and ancient Greece during the 3rd century BC, with later uses in the Islamic world and Medieval Europe.

Wikipedia: Armillary sphere (EN)

21. The War Memorial of Korea

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The War Memorial of Korea is a museum located in Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It opened in 1994 on the former site of the army headquarters to exhibit and memorialize the military history of Korea. It was built for the purpose of preventing war through lessons from the Korean War and for the hoped for peaceful reunification of North and South Korea. The memorial building has six indoor exhibition rooms and an outdoor exhibition centre displaying war memorabilia and military equipment from China, South Korea and the United States.

Wikipedia: War Memorial of Korea (EN)

22. Stupas of Master Boje

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The Wonju Spirit Warrior Temple Bojezonja Pagoda (原州令傳寺址普濟尊者塔) is a pagoda dedicated to the saree of the late Goryeo monk, Bojezonja. Unlike ordinary monks' stupas, they take the form of stone pagodas and are two pagodas of the same style. From within the pagoda came a sari majesty, and there was a stone of the Emperor Boje. Accordingly, it was confirmed that this pagoda was built in the 14th year of King Wu of Goryeo (1388). It was designated as Republic of Korea Treasure No. 358 on January 21, 1963.

Wikipedia: 원주 영전사지 보제존자탑 (KO)

23. Pungnaptoseong

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Earthen Fortification in Pungnap-dong, Seoul is a flat earthen wall built at the edge of the Han River in Korea. It has a circumference of 3.5 km. It is located in modern-day Pungnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul. It used to be included in the neighboring city of Gwangju. It has a long oval shape, spreading to north and south, and leaning slightly toward the east. Based on research conducted during the Japanese occupation, it has been speculated that Pungnap Toseong was Hanam Wiryeseong, the first capital of Baekje.

Wikipedia: Pungnaptoseong (EN)

24. Seoul Millennium Time Capsule

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Seoul Millennium Time CapsuleWei-Te Wong from Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Seoul 1000 Time Capsule was built to commemorate the 600th anniversary of Seoul's designation as the capital in 1994 and was buried on November 29, 1994. Made of special materials with a height of 1.7 meters and a diameter of 1.3 meters, it is modeled after various shapes. There are 600 items in total, and the opening date is November 29th, 2394. This replica is located in Hanwu Village, Nanshan Valley, No.28, No.34 Tuixi Road, Special Central District, Seoul, and is on display at Seoul History Museum.

Wikipedia: 서울 1000년 타임캡슐 (KO)

25. Korea House

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Korea House is a comprehensive experience space and restaurant of traditional culture located in Seoul Special Central District, which is operated by Korean Cultural Consortium all year round. The original site of Korea House is the private residence of Park Pengnian, a scholar of Jixian Hall in Korean times. It was built in 1980 by Shen Yingzhu, a great carpenter of national intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Korea, modeled on Ciqing Hall of Gyeongbokgung Palace and officially opened in 1981.

Wikipedia: 한국의 집 (KO), Website

26. M110 8 inch Self-Propelled Howitzer (U.S.A.)

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M110 8 inch Self-Propelled Howitzer (U.S.A.)100yen 13:35, 18 November 2007 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The 8 inch (203 mm) M110 self-propelled howitzer is an American-made self-propelled artillery system consisting of an M115 203 mm howitzer installed on a purpose-built chassis. Before its retirement from US service, it was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory; it continues in service with the armed forces of other countries, to which it was exported. Missions include general support, counter-battery fire, and suppression of enemy air defense systems.

Wikipedia: M110 howitzer (EN)

27. Chosun Ilbo Gallery

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Chosun Ilbo Gallery

The Chosun Ilbo is a daily newspaper in South Korea and the oldest daily newspaper in the country. With a daily circulation of more than 1,800,000, the Chosun Ilbo has been audited annually since the Audit Bureau of Circulations was established in 1993. Chosun Ilbo and its subsidiary company, Digital Chosun, operates the Chosun.com news website, which also publishes web versions of the newspaper in English, Chinese, and Japanese. The paper is considered a newspaper of record for South Korea.

Wikipedia: The Chosun Ilbo (EN)

28. K200 Korean Infantry Fighting Vehicle (Korea)

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The K200 KIFV is a South Korean armored personnel carrier, originally produced by Daewoo Heavy Industries as a domestic replacement for older armored personnel carriers, such as the M113, in front line service with the Republic of Korea Armed Forces at the time of the K200's development. Since 2009 the K200 has been supplemented by the K21. A total of 2,383 K200 vehicles of all configurations were produced between 1985 and 2006, among which are 111 K200A1 vehicles exported to Malaysia.

Wikipedia: K200 KIFV (EN)

29. K-1 Tank (Korea)

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The K1 is a South Korean main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense and Hyundai Precision Industry for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. The vehicle's design was based on Chrysler's M1 Abrams together with some proven subsystems from M60A3. The K1A1 is an up-gunned variant with a 120 mm 44 caliber smoothbore gun, and outfitted with more modern electronics, ballistic computers, fire control systems, and armor. Hyundai Rotem produced 1,511 K1 and K1A1 tanks between 1986 and 2010.

Wikipedia: K1 88-Tank (EN)

30. Statue of Peace

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The Statue of Peace, often shortened to Sonyeosang in Korean or Shōjo-zō in Japanese and sometimes called the Comfort Woman Statue , is a symbol of the victims of sexual slavery, known euphemistically as comfort women, by the Japanese military during World War II. The Statue of Peace was first erected in Seoul to urge the Japanese government to apologize to and honour the victims. However, it has since become a site of representational battles among different parties.

Wikipedia: Statue of Peace (EN)

31. Salgoji Bridge

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Salgoji Bridge Cultural Heritage Administration / KOGL Type 1

Salgot Idari was a bridge built on the main transportation route between Hanseongbu, the capital of Joseon, and the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula, and was the main passageway connecting the provinces of Gangneung and Chungju. It is also known as Jeongot Bridge (箭串橋). It is the longest existing stone bridge of the Joseon Dynasty. Construction of the bridge began in 1420 (2nd year of Sejong) and was completed in 1483 (14th year of Seongjong).

Wikipedia: 살곶이다리 (KO)

32. Gwanghwamun Gate

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Gwanghwamun is the main and largest gate of Gyeongbok Palace, in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is located at a three-way intersection at the northern end of Sejongno. As a landmark and symbol of Seoul's long history as the capital city during the Joseon Dynasty, the gate has gone through multiple periods of destruction and disrepair. The most recent large-scale restoration work on the gate was finished and it was opened to the public on August 15, 2010.

Wikipedia: Gwanghwamun (EN)

33. Inwangsan (Mt.)

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Inwangsan is a mountain with a height of 338 meters, located in Jongno-gu and Hongje-dong, Seodaemun-gu, central areas of Seoul, South Korea. The name literally means "mountain of generous king" in Korean. The mountain covers an area of 1,086,696.50 m2 and has many huge granite peaks which distinguish it from other mountains in Seoul. Each rock is named after its characteristic form, such as gicha bawi, chima bawi, iseul bawi, moja bawi, and jiryungii bawi.

Wikipedia: Inwangsan (EN)

34. Unhyeongung (Palace)

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Unhyeongung (Palace) Daderot. / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Unhyeongung, also known as Unhyeongung Royal Residence, is a former Korean royal residence located at 114-10 Unni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea. It was formerly the residence of the Heungseon Daewongun a prince regent of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century, and father of Emperor Gojong. Gojong himself also lived in this residence until age 12 when he assumed the throne. It is currently a museum and is open to the public free of charge.

Wikipedia: Unhyeongung (EN)

35. Statue of Kim usin

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Statue of Kim usin

Gim Yu-sin was a Korean military general and politician in 7th-century Silla. He led the unification of the Korean Peninsula by Silla under the reign of King Muyeol and King Munmu. He is said to have been the great-grandchild of King Guhae of Geumgwan Gaya, the last ruler of the Geumgwan Gaya state. This would have given him a very high position in the Silla bone rank system, which governed the political and military status that a person could attain.

Wikipedia: Gim Yu-sin (EN)

36. Olympic Park World Peace Gate

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Olympic Park World Peace GateKhitai (a flickr user) / CC BY-SA 2.0

The World Peace Gate is a gate built at the entrance to the Olympic Park in Songpa-gu, Seoul. It was designed by South Korean architect Kim Jung-up to commemorate the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. The Gate of Peace depicts a Shinto shrine, and this gate, which expresses the traditional ideas of the Republic of Korea, contains the meaning of praying for world peace. It is located in front of Exit 1 of Mongchon Toseong Station on Seoul Subway Line 8.

Wikipedia: 평화의 문 (KO), Website

37. Cheonggyecheon Stream Park

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Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9-kilometre-long (6.8 mi) modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul, South Korea. The massive urban renewal project is on the site of a stream that flowed before the rapid post-war economic development caused it to be covered by transportation infrastructure. The US$335 million project initially attracted much public criticism, however, since its opening in 2005, it has become popular among residents and tourists.

Wikipedia: Cheonggyecheon (EN)

38. Seoul Baekje Museum

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Seoul Baekje Museum (Korean: 한성백제박물관) is a museum in South Korea. Based on the natural silhouette of the nearby Mongchontoseong, the appearance of Seoul Baekje Museum was shaped a ship of Baekje in honor of Baekje. Seoul Baekje Museum is a civic lifelong education center with an emphasis on the educational role. There are a variety of Baekje artifacts and vividly embodied materials on ancient history of the Korean peninsula.

Wikipedia: Seoul Baekje Museum (EN)

39. Sejong Grand Theater

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Sejong Grand Theater

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts is the largest arts and cultural complex in Seoul, South Korea. It has an interior area of 53,202m². It is situated in the center of the capital, on Sejongno, a main road that cuts through the capital city of the Joseon Dynasty. The center took 4 years to complete, opening in 1978. It was "built as a cultural center for Seoulites." It currently contains one of the biggest pipe organs in Asia.

Wikipedia: Sejong Center (EN), Website

40. Statue of Lee siyung

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Statue of Lee siyung

Seongjae Yi Si-yeong was a Korean politician, independence activist, educator and neo-Confucianist scholar. He was the first vice president of South Korea from 1948 to 1951. Yi resigned after the National Defense Corps incident of 1951. His nickname was Seongjae or Sirimsanin. Before the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, he had served for Joseon as the Governor of South Pyongan Province and the President of Hansung Law Court.

Wikipedia: Yi Si-yeong (EN)

41. The Korea Peace Bell

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The Korea Peace Bell

The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan is a radial-engine military trainer aircraft manufactured by North American Aviation and used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War. It has continued in civilian use as an aerobatics and warbird performer.

Wikipedia: T-28 Trojan (EN)

42. Baek In-Je's House In Gahoe-dong

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Baek In-je House (嘉會洞 白麟濟 家屋) is a Japanese Colonial Period house in Bukchon-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. On March 17, 1977, it was designated as Folk Cultural Property No. 22 of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. When it was listed as a folklore document in 1977, it was owned by Baek In-je, the founder of Baek Hospital, hence the name Baek In-je House.

Wikipedia: 가회동 백인제 가옥 (KO)

43. Type 63 Amphibious Light Tank (China)

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Type 63 Amphibious Light Tank (China)

The Norinco Type 63 is a Chinese amphibious light tank. First fielded in 1963, it is in many ways similar to the earlier Soviet PT-76. However, contrary to the popular belief, it does have some essential differences from the PT-76 in the vehicle's waterjet propulsion system, etc. It is also known under its industrial designation, the WZ-211. Type 63 is being replaced by Type 63A.

Wikipedia: Type 63 (tank) (EN)

44. Lotte World

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Lotte WorldKhitai (a flickr user) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of a large indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters. Opened on July 12, 1989, Lotte World receives 7.3 million visitors each year.

Wikipedia: Lotte World (EN)

45. Namgyewon Seven-story Pagoda

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Namgyewon Seven-story Pagoda 국립중앙박물관(National Museum of Korea) / KOGL Type 1

The Kaesong Namgyewonji Seven-storied Stone Pagoda (開城南溪院址 七層石塔) is a seven-storied stone pagoda built during the Goryeo Dynasty. It was designated as National Treasure No. 100 of the Republic of Korea on December 20, 1962. Originally located in Kaesong, it was moved to Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1915 and again to the Yongsan National Museum of Korea in 2005.

Wikipedia: 개성 남계원지 칠층석탑 (KO)

46. National Museum of Korea

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The National Museum of Korea is the flagship museum of Korean history and art in South Korea and is the cultural organization that represents Korea. Since its establishment in 1945, the museum has been committed to various studies and research activities in the fields of archaeology, history, and art, continuously developing a variety of exhibitions and education programs.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Korea (EN), Website

47. Namsan Mountain

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Officially Namsan Mountain or Mount Namsan, lit. "South Mountain") is a 270-meter (890 ft)-high peak in Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Although known as Mongmyeoksan, or 목멱산 / 木覓山 in the past, it is now commonly referred to as Mt. Namsan. It offers some hiking, picnic areas and views of downtown Seoul's skyline. The N Seoul Tower is located on top of Mt. Namsan.

Wikipedia: Namsan (Seoul) (EN)

48. M46 'Patton' Tank (U.S.A.)

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M46 'Patton' Tank (U.S.A.)

The M46 Patton is an American medium tank designed to replace the M26 Pershing and M4 Sherman. It was one of the U. S Army's principal medium tanks of the early Cold War, with models in service from 1949 until the mid-1950s. It was not widely used by U. S. Cold War allies, being exported only to Belgium, and only in small numbers to train crews on the upcoming M47 Patton.

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49. Gyeongbokgung (Palace)

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Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, it is located in northern Seoul, South Korea. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty, the Kings' households, as well as the government of Joseon.

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50. Jungmyeongjeon Hall

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The Jungmyeongjeon (重明殿) is a Western-style pavilion attached to the Deoksugung Palace. Its original name was Suokheon (漱玉軒), but after the fire at Gyeongungung Palace (now Deoksugung Palace) in 1904, Gojong moved here, so it was renamed Jungmyeongjeon. At dawn on November 18, 1905, the Treaty of Eulsain was signed at the Chungmyeong Exhibition.

Wikipedia: 중명전 (KO), Website

51. Site of the Heroic Deed of the Martyr Yi Jaemyeong

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Site of the Heroic Deed of the Martyr Yi Jaemyeong 황성신문 / PD

Lee Jae-myung (李在明, October 13, 1887 ~ September 30, 1910) was an independence activist during the Korean Empire. He tried to kill Lee Wan Yong at the age of the Chancellor, but after failing, he was arrested, sentenced to death, and martyred in prison. His name is Lee Su-gil (李秀吉), and he is a Protestant. The main building is Jin'an (鎭安).

Wikipedia: 이재명 (1887년) (KO)

52. M47 'Patton' Tank (U.S.A.)

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M47 'Patton' Tank (U.S.A.)

The M47 Patton was an American main battle tank, a development of the M46 Patton mounting an updated turret, and was in turn further developed as the M48 Patton. It was the second American tank to be named after General George S. Patton, commander of the U. S. Third Army during World War II and one of the earliest American advocates of tanks in battle.

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53. Statue of Kim Gu

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Statue of Kim Gu

Kim Gu, also known by his pen name Baekbeom, was a Korean statesman. He was the sixth, ninth, and president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea; a leader of the Korean independence movement against the Empire of Japan; and a Korean reunification activist after 1945. He was assassinated by Korean Lieutenant Ahn Doo-hee in 1949.

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54. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

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The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) is a contemporary art museum with four branches in Gwacheon, Deoksugung, Seoul and Cheongju. The museum was first established in 1969 as the only national art museum in the country accommodating modern and contemporary art of Korea and international art of different time periods.

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55. Bongeunsa Temple

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Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea. It was founded in 794 during the reign of King Wonseong by State Preceptor Yeonhoe, then the highest ranking monk of Silla. The temple was originally named Gyeonseongsa. It is located on the slope of Sudo Mountain, across the street from the COEX Mall.

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56. Ihwajang

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Pear flower burial is the place where the first president of South Korea, Ri Seung-wan, lived, located at the foot of Luoshan Mountain behind Korea Broadcasting and Communication University. Changxin Cave in the east, Zhongxin Cave in the south, Lianjian Cave in the west and Chongdong Cave in the north form a diamond-shaped hill town.

Wikipedia: 이화장 (KO)

57. Namsangol Hanok Village

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Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul, South Korea where hanok (한옥) or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area.

Wikipedia: Namsangol Hanok Village (EN), Website

58. Jeon Tae il bronze statue

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Jeon Tae il bronze statue kdemo.or.kr / Fair use

Jeon Tae-il was a South Korean sewing worker and workers' rights activist who committed suicide by self-immolation at the age of 22 in protest at the poor working conditions of South Korean factories. His death brought attention to the substandard labor conditions and helped the formation of labor union movement in South Korea.

Wikipedia: Jeon Tae-il (EN)

59. Seolleung / Royal Tomb of Queen Jeonghyeon

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Queen Jeonghyeon, of the Papyeong Yun clan, was a posthumous name bestowed to the wife and third queen consort of Yi Hyeol, King Seongjong and the mother of Yi Yeok, King Jungjong. She was queen consort of Joseon from 1479 until her husband's death in 1495, after which she was honoured as Queen Dowager Jasun (자순왕대비).

Wikipedia: Queen Jeonghyeon (EN)

60. Yongsan Family Park

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Yongsan Family ParkKorea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service (Jeon Han) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Yongsan Family Park is a park in Yongsan District, Seoul, South Korea. It was part of the US military base Yongsan Garrison, the headquarters of the US military in South Korea after the Korean war, including the base golf course. However, the land was returned to civilian use in November 1992 to establish this park.

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61. 호암산성

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호암산성 문화재청 (공공누리 제1유형) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Huyan Mountain City in Seoul is a mountain city located in Shixing Cave, Tiaochuan District, Seoul. On February 26, 1991, it was designated as a well No.343 historical site of the Republic of Korea and its surrounding mountain city, and on July 28, 2011, it was renamed Huyan Mountain City of Seoul.

Wikipedia: 호암산성 (KO)

62. Bosingak Bell Pavilion

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The old Bosingak Dongjong (舊普信閣 銅鍾, English: Bosin-gak) was a bell made during the Joseon Dynasty and was used to ring the Jeya bell at Bosingak, Jongno, Seoul, until 1985. It was designated as Treasure No. 2 of the Republic of Korea on January 21, 1963.

Wikipedia: 옛 보신각 동종 (KO)

63. SU-100 Tank Destroyer (U.S.S.R.)

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The SU-100 was a Soviet tank destroyer armed with the D-10S 100 mm anti-tank gun in a casemate superstructure. It was used extensively during the last year of World War II and saw service for many years afterwards with the armies of Soviet allies around the world.

Wikipedia: SU-100 (EN)

64. Cheong Wa Dae

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Cheong Wa Dae, also known as the Blue House, is a public park that formerly served as the executive office and official residence of the president of South Korea from 1948 to 2022. It is located in the Jongno district of the South Korean capital Seoul.

Wikipedia: Blue House (EN)

65. Galhangsa Three-story Stone Pagoda

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The Gimcheon Galhangsaji East and West Three-storied Stone Pagoda (金泉 葛項寺址 東・西 三層石塔) is a stone pagoda built during the Silla period. It was designated as National Treasure No. 99 of the Republic of Korea on December 20, 1962.

Wikipedia: 갈항사 삼층석탑 (KO)

66. Yi Jungu's House in Gahoe-dong

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Yi Jungu's House in Gahoe-dong

Jiujiawu, Li Junjiawu, Jiahuidong, is a building located at 11th Street, Beicun Road, Jongno District, Special City, Seoul during the Japanese occupation. On May 28, 1991, it was designated as Cultural Heritage Information No.2 of Seoul Special City.

Wikipedia: 가회동 이준구 가옥 (KO), Website

67. Postal Administration

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The General Post Office (郵政總局) was the government office in charge of postal services in the late Joseon Dynasty, and it can be said to be the first post office in Korean history. The building is designated as Historic Site No. 213.

Wikipedia: 우정총국 (KO)

68. KM900 Light Armored Vehicle (Korea)

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KM900 Light Armored Vehicle (Korea) The original uploader was Stefab at Italian Wikipedia. / CC BY 2.5

The Fiat CM6614 is a 4x4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier developed as a joint venture between Fiat and Oto Melara of Italy. The hull is welded steel, and the vehicle is amphibious. The first prototype was built in 1972.

Wikipedia: Fiat 6614 (EN)

69. Hongje-dong Five-Story Pagoda

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The five-storied stone pagoda of Hongje-dong (弘濟洞 五層石塔) in Seoul is a Koryo-period stone pagoda in the National Museum of Korea. It was designated as Republic of Korea Treasure No. 166 on January 21, 1963.

Wikipedia: 서울 홍제동 오층석탑 (KO)

70. M56 Scorpion Self-Propelled Gun (U.S.A.)

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M56 Scorpion Self-Propelled Gun (U.S.A.)

The M56 "Scorpion" Self-Propelled Gun is an American unarmored, airmobile self-propelled tank destroyer, which was armed with a 90mm M54 gun with a simple blast shield, and an unprotected crew compartment.

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71. Heonilleung

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Heoninneung is a burial ground from the Joseon dynasty, located in Seocho District, Seoul. This is where King Taejong and King Sunjo are entombed, along with their wives, Queen Wongyeong and Queen Sunwon.

Wikipedia: Heonilleung (EN)

72. Palgakjeong Pavilion

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The octagonal pavilion of Tagu Park is a pavilion built together with Tagu Park built by British Brown. On September 11, 1989, it was designated as Tangible Cultural Heritage No.73 of Seoul Special City.

Wikipedia: 탑골공원 팔각정 (KO)


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