Seoul's Best 100

Last Saturday, my son and I went out to eat at McDonald’s near the City Hall. There are a number of McD’s branches in the city but that one is virtually empty on weekends. After having a meal of bulgogi burger, that might not really require me to have cholesterol medication later, we walked to the almost empty Seoul Plaza. The Seoul City Hall is still being renovated but there is an ongoing exhibit inside for those who might want to see how the construction is going on.
Inside the City Hall are interactive exhibits for kids and adults alike. My son enjoyed the interactive touchscreen wall-sized map. Then there is a booth where one can have their pictures (with a background of tourist spots in Seoul) and sent to an email address. We didn’t stay long though since my son got bored fast! (And the pictures are in the Samsung camera and I haven’t uploaded them).
Anyway, I took a copy of the brochure “Seoul Best 100: The top must see sights of the city!”. It’s a really helpful guide for those who’d like to make the most of their visit to the city. I’ve been to most places in the guide, except those located in Gangnam – or the south of the river. It gave me an idea to make this a blog project. So hopefully after the lunar new year, I’d be able to find time to post them in my blog.
If you’re ever in Seoul, drop by the City Hall. Just take subway lines 1 and 2.


  1. I remember collecting brochures from the tourist information center when I was there. 😀 Ate betchay I hope to see you there! ^^

  2. Hi! I wonder if I could request for it to be mailed to me? Just like d “travel guide KOREA”, that I have? We’re planning to see Korea for 2 days this May! Available ka Ate Betchay? =)

  3. Seoul’s influence in business, international trade, politics, technology, education and entertainment all contribute to its role as a prominent global city.[7] It is considered to be an Alpha World City, ranking 9th in the 2008 Global Cities Index. Seoul is the iconic city of the Miracle on the Han River and hosted landmark international events such as the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup and will be the host city of the November 2010 G-20 Summit. It is one of the world’s top ten financial and commercial centers,[8] home to some of the world’s largest conglomerates[9] such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia. Seoul was Asia’s most expensive city to live in 2007, and the third most expensive city worldwide.[10] In 2008, Seoul was named the world’s sixth most economically powerful city by, ahead of Paris and Los Angeles.[11]
    Seoul is the 2010 World Design Capital and has one of the world’s most technologically advanced infrastructures.[12][13] Ranked first on the Digital Opportunity Index,[14] its Digital Media City is the world’s first complex for high-tech technologies and a test-bed for futuristic IT and multimedia applications.[15] Seoul is the world’s first city to feature DMB, a digital mobile TV technology and WiBro, a wireless high-speed mobile internet service, as well as the world’s fastest, most penetrated 100Mbps fibre-optic broadband network, which is being upgraded to 1Gbps by 2012.[16] Seoul Station houses the 350 km/h KTX bullet train and the Seoul Subway is the third largest in the world, with over 2 billion passengers every year.[17] Seoul is connected via AREX to Incheon International Airport, which has been rated as the world’s best airport since 2005.[18]

  4. hello ate betchay…
    meron din kaya nyan dito sa pinas(Seoul Best 100)?
    im planning to visit jeju.island..though medyo malayo pa…
    but i want to familiarize myself w/ the best attractions not only jeju but also in seoul..

  5. hello ate betchay, wanna ask kung anong museum ba yung may mga kpop thingy. haha, d ko kasi alam e, napapanuod ko po yun sa tv dati and i am planning na pumunta dun sa pag visit ko sa korea though medyo malayo pa. Pagka grad ko po kasi ng college ako ppnta. ..

      1. hi Ms. Betchay,
        Where can i request for a copy of the brochure? I
        frequently visit your blogsite and it’s very helpful. Thank you for taking time to post your stories, very informative and entertaining as well.

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