If you also enjoy more urban exploration then this second part of cheap things to do in Seoul is exactly for you! Palaces, music, fashion, and modern architecture are the main keywords that you should look forward to while wandering through eye-catching Seoul!
Hongdae is a discrict in Seoul, which is full of fashion, bars and busking on the streets. If you enjoy entertainment, music, and fashion then you‘ll definitely find something to enjoy here. Listening and watching performers who are busking on the streets (full of lights) is one of the best activities as you can interact with the performers and just take a seat while enjoying the music and/or dancing of the talented people. Don‘t be shy to support the loners who are standing in the cold to share their talent as each one of them deserves at least a bit of recognition and attention for their hard work.
2. Palace visit
Do you know that Seoul is known as a capital for an ability to mix both traditional and modern culture? Then, you shouldn‘t be surprised seeing a few palaces around – they are also a few out of bunch of cheap things to do in Seoul. Visiting such palaces as Gyeongbokgung is a must thing to do if you‘re visiting Korea. Why? You get in acquainted with a small bit of Korean culture and admire the beauty of it in the midst of modern culture. And you would be surprised how much it costs – only 3,000 won (around $2.69)! You definitely can‘t miss that. Also, have I mentioned that you can see the ceremony of the guards who change after their shift ends? Now you know, and it would be of the numerous extraordinary moments to remember from your trip to Seoul.
3. Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) can be seen as a symbol of modern architecture, and you‘ll definitely be blown away when you see it in real life. And it costs nothing to take pictures and admire the spectacular architecture – it‘s one of the cheap things to do in Seoul. If you are lucky enough to visit this beautiful city in spring, you can‘t miss out on Seoul Fashion Week! But don‘t forget to show your fashionable side as there will be lots of cameras! If you are not a huge fashion enthusiast, then you can go to various art exhibitions inside and outside Dongdaemun Plaza. Exhibitions depend on the season but you‘ll definitely find something that would be worth your attention!
There are way more cheap places to visit in Seoul, and if you still haven‘t checked part 1, you can find it here. If you enjoyed reading, share it on social media! Would you like to know more about South Korea or other countries you‘re dreaming of traveling to? We‘d love to hear your insights!