Seoul’s skyline is vast and ever changing. We take a look at several key structures that perfectly combine the old with the new. These are some of most amazing buildings in Seoul that make the vibrant city what it is today.
The 123-floor Lotte World Tower was completed in March 2016. It is currently the world’s fifth tallest building, standing at 554.5 metres (1,819 ft). The design of the building was inspired by Korean ceramics and writing brushes. The tower houses various galleries, cafés, a luxury hotel, as well as a skywalk and an observation deck.
When talking about Seoul’s amazing buildings its ancient main palace should not be forgotten. The biggest of the five grand palaces in the city was built in 1395, and is a major tourist attraction. The palace served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty, as well as the government of Joseon.
It’s hard to miss this beautiful museum in Seoul’s Garosugil district. The building itself was designed to look like a handbag! In fact, the museum displays over 300 bags dating from the year 1550 to modern times.
Designed by ArchitectenConsort, the Seocho Garak Tower East is a beautiful 24 storey skyscraper in Gangnam, Seoul. The construction of the building was completed in 2011 after three years of planning and building. Today, the building stands at 130.1 m (427 ft) and is a remarkable addition to Seoul’s skyline.