“Seoul, my soul” — the words roll off the tongue easily and true enough, in April this year, it was announced as the nation’s brand slogan by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Similar pronunciation aside, the South Korean capital city lives up to its moniker in more ways than one.
Situated in the northwestern part of South Korea, Seoul is its largest city and has rebuilt itself up from the ground after it was devastated by the Korean War. The mania for all things Korean that we have seen over the decade is a testament to it. From K-pop and Korean dramas to kimchi to the latest tech, you can experience it all here. Seoul is home to five traditional royal palaces, and a plethora of museums, so you can tick culture off on your trip as well.
The city has the reputation of being a bustling metropolis, and rightfully so. But that does not in any way mean that you cannot have kids tagging along. First and probably the best thing? Seoulites are friendly and helpful guides, so travelling around the city is easy even if you don’t speak much Korean. And as for things that you can do as a family, the city delivers up fun activities and memorable moments in spades.