Seoul hotspot

Cluster of at least 4 WHS within reach for a return day trip from a center.

The center is: Seoul

Connected Sites

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Baekje Historic Areas < than 150km to Gongju (direct KTX high-speed train 1.5 hours)
Changdeokgung Palace Complex located in the heart of Seoul
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen < than 75 km to Ganghwa Dolmen sites, traffic depending 1.5 hours by car
Hwaseong Fortress < 50 km from the city center, accessible by Seoul Metro Train (1 hour)
Jongmyo Shrine located in the heart of Seoul
Namhansanseong < than 25km from the city center, just outside of Seoul proper
Royal Joseon Tombs Six of eighteen tomb clusters are located in Seoul, the majority of the remaining tomb clusters are located in Gyeonggi province, which surrounds the capital.
Seowon, Neo-Confucian Academies < than 150km to Donam Academy (closest inscribed Seowon from Seoul), reachable by KTX high-speed train to Iksan and then transferring to local train or buses (under 2 hours total). Driving from Seoul to Nonsan by car takes less than 2 hours.

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  • Cultural
  • Natural
  • Mixed
  • Tentative


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