Top 7 Destinations in Seoul to Enjoy Fall's Splendor

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Changdeokgung Palace

As summer’s warmth dissipates, Seoul dresses itself in an enchanting array of autumnal hues, painting an exquisite picture that captures the hearts of locals and travelers alike. In Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro, Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall, and Travelodge Dongdaemun, you are always close to witnessing this stunning seasonal spectacle. Immerse yourself in our curated selection of seven magnificent places to enjoy the best of Autumn in Seoul.

Namsan ParkNamsan Park

Namsan Park, the verdant lung of Seoul, bursts into a vibrant display of color during autumn, providing a perfect retreat amidst the bustling city. The park’s aerial cable car offers a unique perspective, transforming the cityscape into a sprawling canvas of radiant autumn hues. As Seoul’s largest park, Namsan is home to the iconic N Seoul Tower, a must-visit for its panoramic city views and the promise of love locks.

Changdeokgung PalaceChangdeokgung Palace

Experience the sublime beauty of fall in the heart of Seoul at Changdeokgung Palace. The UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts the majestic secret garden, Huwon, where autumn unleashes a magical allure, painting the surroundings with gold and fiery red hues. The palace beautifully mirrors the traditional Korean philosophy of harmonious coexistence with nature and was a favored place for many Joseon princes. Changdeokgung is unique among Korean palaces, with its buildings adapted to the topography instead of altering the terrain to suit the structures.


Changdeokgung PalaceDeoksugung Palace’s Stone Wall Road

The Stone Wall Road of Deoksugung Palace is one of Seoul’s most romantic autumn spots. As the season sets in, the path, lined with ginkgo and maple trees, creates a picturesque tunnel of vibrant colors, making it a favorite spot for photographers. The palace is historically significant as King Gojong’s residence, where he declared the Korean Empire’s establishment in 1897. The palace’s night viewing event during fall offers a unique experience, with the colors illuminated under the starlight.

Seoul ForestSeoul Forest

Seoul Forest, Seoul’s answer to New York’s Central Park, is an ideal location to immerse oneself in autumn’s splendor. With diverse zones offering unique experiences, the forest presents a kaleidoscope of warm hues in fall, perfect for picnics and leisurely strolls. Interestingly, the park, one of Seoul’s most significant, even houses a deer park where visitors can interact with its friendly residents. The tints of autumn leaves are known to peak during the last two weeks of November, so plan your visit accordingly.

Inwangsan MountainInwangsan Mountain

If hiking is your passion, autumnal Inwangsan Mountain offers both a challenge and a reward. As you follow the accessible trails, you’ll witness an awe-inspiring panorama of Seoul’s skyline set against the dazzling backdrop of autumn foliage. Legend lovers will be intrigued by the mountain’s folklore, including tales of the mythical gumiho, a nine-tailed fox.

Haneul ParkHaneul Park

Soaring above Seoul, Haneul Park truly lives up to its name, which translates to “Sky Park.” It offers breathtaking views of the Han River and the city skyline, surrounded by vibrant fall foliage. The park hosts the enchanting Eulalia Festival each autumn, when the fields are covered with shimmering silver grass. Visit during the evening for the best photographic opportunities, with the sunset adding an extra layer of beauty to the fall foliage. A fun fact: Haneul Park is an inspiring example of environmental transformation, built atop a former landfill site.

Gyeongbokgung PalaceGyeongbokgung Palace

Autumn takes on a regal hue at Gyeongbokgung Palace, the grandest of Joseon Dynasty’s royal palaces. The palace grounds, sprawling with colorful trees, make for a spectacular fall sight. During the season, the palace opens its gates for night viewings, allowing visitors to witness the grandeur under the ethereal glow of the autumn moon. Be sure to visit during the changing of the guard ceremony, a colorful spectacle that provides a glimpse into Korea’s royal past.

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