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Later, 2016! Awesome events in Seoul to ring in the New Year

Kick off the New Year with a bang!
New Year

Make the New Year as magical as it can be, with friends and family! You can set the mood for the first moment of the year with the New Year's Eve concerts, or choose to go wild with stylish parties happening around Seoul. Of course, you can also take the opportunity to clear the slate and make a fresh start for 2017,  after all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays.


December 31st, why not spend it lavishly at a hotel?

You might be thinking that as long as you’re with your special ones (whether it be family, friends or lover), it won’t matter where you spend it. But as the days get closer, the feeling of wanting to spend the one and only last day of the year with some class will probably start lingering in your mind. But the worry is how to plan all this. Well, swanky gifts, great music and special events, amazing food as well as posh drinks to compliment are all set up at select hotels around Seoul. If you’ve got a few spare bills in your pocket, pick your choice, dress up, and head out to your selection!

Attractions, Public spaces

The best places to see the sunrise and sunset in Seoul

"I'll tell you how the sun rose,--  A ribbon at a time.  The steeples swam in amethyst,  The news like squirrels ran.  The hills untied their bonnets,  The bobolinks begun.  Then I said softly to myself,  "That must have been the sun!"  - Emily Dickinson    Just as some interpret Emily Dickinson's poem to be about birth and death, many in Korea observe the sun as the year comes to a close and take a time of reflection. For the country's best views, the truth is most flock to the East Coast or to Jeju Island, but for those of you who might want to make a simple gesture without leaving the city - here are some great views for you to be inspired. 

Things to do

Places for resting and recharging for the New Year

The New Year offers an opportunity to reboot after all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays. From a simple nap and salt therapy to a near death experience, these places can provide a sense of rejuvenation, rebirth or simply, nice hangover remedies.

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