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Offbeat Sights in Seoul

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Sample the quirky, the unique, and the downright funny as you explore some of Seoul's most unusual, offbeat sights. Although Seoul projects a serious face to the world, its the offbeat destinations that give Seoul an unforgettable twist. From singing toilets to poop bread and protests to mega-churches, Seoul's offbeat side offers unusual dining and destinations in spades.
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Namyeong-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
One would think that all toilets are created equal, but that is certainly not the case in Korea, where many loos are equipped with fancy gadgets to ensure you a comfortable visit to the restroom. Most common of these is the etiquette bell. This...
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A church service may not find its way onto your must-see list, but maybe it should if that church is Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, aka the largest church in the world. More than one million people consider themselves members of the...
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Seoul, South Korea
Carts of street food abound on the sidewalks of Seoul, but if you think you’ll find a simple hot dog, sandwich, or bagel, think again. Korean delicacies rule the roads, and you’ll find culinary delights like dried squid, red bean pancakes, and...
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6 Yulgok-ro, Junghak-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Perhaps not your average sightseeing activity, but a visit to the Japanese Embassy each Wednesday at noon is quite a spectacle. In fact, the gathering of protestors has been causing a scene every week since 1992 when the Korean comfort women and...
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Euljiro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Arguably Seoul's most memorable and most exotic street snack, buhn-deh-ghee (silkworm larvae) are pure protein. If you've ever had boiled peanuts, they're quite similar! They're a snacking ritual in the Korean capital, so sooner or later, if you...
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Dongjang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Located between the two Koreas in the Civilian Control Zone along the 38th Parallel, Dorasan station has recently awakened as though from a spell. Once only used as a showcase boasting of hopes for reunification between the divided peninsula for...