20 Best City Breaks in the World

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is a fascinating place — a unique blend of the old and the new, where modern skyscrapers tower over ancient temples, and where visitors flock to experience South Korea’s beating heart. Seeking a city break with a difference? Spectacular Seoul ticks all the boxes.

It can be hot and humid, with summer temperatures often approaching 40 degrees, so picking the perfect time to travel is important. Time it right and you’ll enjoy an autumn or spring to savour. With so much to see and do here, filling your days will never be a problem.

Take a trip to Gyeongbokgung Palace — dating back to 1395 — or head to the impressive Namsan Seoul Tower for amazing views over the city, the choice is yours. Like to do some shopping or experience modern South Korean culture at close quarters? Head to the bustling streets of Myeong-Dong and lose yourself in the crowds.

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