By Ben Jeon, a local youtube entrepreneur with a passion for sharing Korean food, culture and tourism with the world.
Edited by Jess Wright
As a tourist destination, Seoul has it all. The region in which Seoul resides has been continuously inhabited for more than 2000 years, and this is evidenced by the ancient temples, palaces and villages that give Seoul a rich historicity. Enveloping these historical sites is a breathtaking modern cityscape that reflects the burgeoning tech-driven economy that powers Seoul. The cultural scene is unlike anything else in the world – a wild blend of beauty tourism, Korean street food, a fascinating history and of course – karaoke! Travelling to a place you have never been is not always easy, and can be especially tricky if you’re doing it on your own. Whether you are looking for a relaxing journey through history or wild nights out, I assure you that once you have read through this list of things to do in Seoul alone, you will be convinced that you don’t need a travelling companion to have one of the best experiences of your life. And if you find yourself asking if Seoul is safe to travel to alone, don’t fret – it has become a popular destination for solo travelers because it’s such a safe and accommodating city.