For the hop-on and hop-off bus, I used Seoul City Tour Bus during the day that passes 23 places. The ticket can only be bought in Gwanghwamun Bus Station. You can reserve it online, but shall collect the real ticket and make payment at the office. We chose the Downtown and Palace course at 12,000 WON (around IDR 144,000) with the earliest departure time from Gwanghwamun is at 09:00 am.
Cheonggyecheon River (in the morning)
Namdaemun Market and Sungnyemun
What’s most interesting about this area or this building particularly is that the gate was surrounded by high towering modern building like hotel, bank, and offices buildings. It such a beautiful contrast. Namdaemun was originally built as a gate to the Seoul. Namdaemun was built around 14th century and was the oldest wooden structure in Seoul before 2008 arson that burn most of the roof part of the building. Namdaemun that I saw was the result of restoration work finished in just 5 months before my visit. Beside the contrast that was outstanding, I admire the pattern that I found in almost every Korean buildings which happens to be my favorite.
National Museum of Korea
The main building is actually a square that was half-carved on both side. We can see N Seoul Tower on one side and the surrounding residential apartment (I think) on the other side. The open area in the building are used as open stadium for some performers to sing and with the overall nuance, it was a lively place to visit. Inside the museum was largely a monument, history and artwork by Korean artists.