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All photos are credited to Korea Tourism Organization

Looking for something to do alone in Seoul at night? Do you want to know what to do in Seoul at night? What is Seoul’s best night market? Have you only got one night in Seoul? Do you want to know the top things to do in Seoul at night?

Seoul Lantern Festival 2 1

We all know that Seoul is the “city that never sleeps,” with a plethora of activities taking place at all hours of the day or night. There is always something going on someplace, no matter what time of day it is. There’s something for everyone, from visiting museums to attending a theater or going on a moonlight hike.

Seoul city is spectacular at night, with lights illuminating the city and providing the most breathtaking views. The following are some of Seoul’s outstanding night vistas. If you’re planning on taking shots at night, don’t forget to bring your tripod.

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Jung-gu, Seoul

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (동대문디자인플라자 (DDP)

DDP is a Zaha Hadid design that is unquestionably Dongdaemun’s emblem. A few subway stations stop directly beneath or nearby, making it simple to travel there. With shops, exhibitions, and art installations, the Plaza is quite extensive in size. There are leaderboards with maps in many locations, making it simple to navigate. Underground shopping, night markets, Dongdaemun Gate, a couple of hotels, and a plethora of shops and restaurants are all within walking distance of DDP. When in Seoul, Dongdaemun and DDP are must-see attractions.

Deoksugung Stone Wall Path (덕수궁 돌담길)


Deoksugung Stone Wall Path is a lovely stone wall road and a favorite strolling spot for couples. This is also one of the popular Korean drama “Goblin” filming locations where Kim Shin sees the Grim Reaper’s tea room through the wall.

Seoullo 7017 (서울로 7017)

Seoullo 7017

It was previously known as the ‘Seoul Station Overpass,’ a road for cars and a symbol of Seoul during the industrialization period.

Due to safety concerns, the Seoul Station Overpass was closed to traffic in 2006. It has been turned into a lovely sky garden perched high above the busy streets.

Jongno-gu, Seoul

Naksan Park (낙산공원)

Naksan Park

Many dramas were filmed here, including The King 2 Hearts(MBC, 2012), Feast of the Gods(MBC, 2012), Ugly Alert(SBS, 2013), The Inheritors(SBS, 2013)>, and My Lovely Girl(SBS, 2014)>, starring main actors Min-ho Lee and Shin-hye Park. This was especially true in Se-na Yoon’s (Chrystal Jung from f(x)) house in the drama My Lovely Girl. The Seoul Fortress Wall offers a spectacular night perspective of Seoul as well as a clear view during the day. Because Naksan Park includes some modest slopes, you should wear comfortable shoes.

Bugak Skyway Palgakjeong Pavilion (북악스카이 팔각정)

To see Seoul from the top of a mountain without having to hike or climb, visit Bugak Palgakjeong (Bugak skyway octagonal pavilion).

Bugak Palgakjeong, located in the heart of Bugak mountain, offers a panoramic view of Seoul that includes Namsan, the N Seoul tower, the Han river, the 63 skyscraper, old fortress walls, and tall structures. Its nighttime view of the city is particularly impressive.


The ‘Bugak skyway’ leads to Bugak Palgakjeong and is well renowned as a romantic drive route due to its gorgeous surroundings. However, without a car, getting there is difficult because there is no public transportation available. The Bugak Skyway is also one of Seoul’s most popular hiking trails.

In the pavilion, there are several amenities such as cafes, restaurants, and a convenience store.

It has appeared in various K-dramas, notably “My Daughter Seo-young.” (2013)

Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천)

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream is one of the most important things to see. Among other things, the Seoul Lantern Festival and other popular events are held there each year. The river that runs from Gwanghwamun Square to the Han River hosts these events. If you want to go for a walk in downtown Seoul, this is where you should go.

Tourists can see a spectacular show of light and water at night when they visit Cheonggye Plaza, where the stream starts.

Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Namsan Seoul Tower (남산서울타워)

Namsan Seoul Tower is the most popular tourist attraction and symbol of Seoul. It is on top of Namsan Mountain. They use it for many popular Korean dramas and TV shows, like A Korean Odyssey and My Love from the Star, and movies (e.g., Running Man).

This place has a lot more to offer than just great views during the day and night. There are many dining options and a game arcade, as well as a 360-degree view of Seoul from an observation deck. There are also photo-taking spots and hiking trails.


Songpa-gu, Seoul

Lotte World Tower SEOUL SKY (롯데월드타워 서울스카이)

Lotte World Tower SEOUL SKY 롯데월드타워 서울스카이

The Seoul Sky Observatory is situated at the top of the Lotte World Tower, which is the world’s fifth tallest building standing 123 stories and 555 meters high.

It’s the only spot where you can get a 360-degree perspective of Seoul, South Korea’s capital city brimming with great history and vibrant modern culture.

The Observatory offers a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences that can only be obtain at a breathtaking height of 500 meters in the air, such as varied exhibitions themed “The Pride of Korea,” a café above the clouds, and distinctive tower-themed souvenirs.

Visitors can see Seoul Sky’s numerous features, which change with the seasons and time of day.

Songpa Naru Park (Seokchonhosu Lake) (송파나루공원 (석촌호수))

Songpa Naru Park Seokchonhosu Lake 송파나루공원 석촌호수

Seokchon Lake Park isn’t on many people’s Seoul bucket lists, but it should be. You could easily spend several days enjoying all of its attractions and events, including the Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival, special art exhibitions, the Lotte World Tower, Magic Island, and the Seoul Nori Madang.

Seocho-gu, Seoul

Banpo Hangang Park (반포한강공원)

Banpo Hangang Park

Banpo Hangang Park is a popular local attraction for residents and visitors in Seoul. There’s so much to do in Seoul during the summer, especially on weekends; Banpo Hangang Park is a hive of activity, with literally thousands of people converging. Picnic with friends, visit the Seoul night market, watch the Banpodaegyo Bridge Rainbow Fountain, or enjoy stunning sunset views are all options. Everything is in one place.

Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain (반포대교 달빛무지개분수)

Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain

Banpodaegyo Bridge is a two-tiered bridge that spans the Han River connecting Seocho and Yongsan’s districts that feature the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain. It’s the world’s longest bridge fountain, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records with 380 water jets and a dazzling multi-colored lights.

Some Sevit (세빛섬)

Some Sevit 세빛섬

The Some Sevit is a complex cultural space designed as a landmark for people to enjoy a unique waterfront culture on the Han River, which runs through the heart of Seoul. It is the world’s first floating structure constructed entirely of floating bodies. It consists of three gleaming islands that enhance the beauty of the Han River and a variety of images and contents.

Mapo-gu, Seoul

Haneul Park(하늘공원)

haneul park

Haneul Park’s fields of tall pampas grass, sunset views, and nighttime views of Seoul are among its most popular attractions. Additionally, the park is frequently used as a location for romantic outings and photo shoots. Once a landfill, the area has been transformed into an environmentally friendly park.

Nanji Hangang Park (Nanji Camping Site) (한강시민공원 난지지구(난지한강공원))

Nanji Hangang Park

TNanji Hangang Park provides all the necessities of wildlife without traveling too far for tourists and Seoulites who need a space to breathe after hustling in the concrete city. The park, conveniently located right next to the Han River, is ideal for those who enjoy sports. The amenities are fully equipped camping grounds, a music fountain, a baseball field, a swimming pool, and a designated space for extreme sports.

Nowon-gu, Seoul

Hwarangdae Railroad Park (화랑대 철도공원)

Hwarangdae Railroad Park

The Hwarangdae station is also one of the stations along the Gyeongchun line. The Gyeongchun Forest trail begins and ends at this railway park. During the day, it’s a beautiful chill railroad park, and at night, it’s a glowing garden. This location can be found while visiting the Gyeongchun Line Forest Park.


All photos are credited to Korea Tourism Organization

Jacque is a travel, food and lifestyle blogger. At the age of 20, she started exploring instagrammable places, discovering fascinating cultures, trying various cuisines, and taking amazing photos from local and international travel destinations. Alongside her adventures, she passionately creates Hallyu content.

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    Rowena Callo Villareno

    April 26, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Mapapa wow kana lang talaga sa ganda ng view isa ito sa dream country ko na gustong mapuntahan kasi sobrang ganda ng view😍

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    Joaquin Eli Bacod

    June 2, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Wow tlga nmn ang ganda ganda dito . Must visit this place ❤️

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