Seongnam is a city in the Gyeonggi-do province in South Korea. It is part of the Seoul National Capital Area, located near the Han River just 16 miles southeast of Seoul. This proximity to the capital combined with the natural and historic attractions in and around Seongnam, makes it the perfect getaway destination. Get a car for hire in Seongnam to visit the sprawling Namhansanseong Mountain Fortress, Cheollimsan Beacon Tower, and other tourist attractions nearby.
This is a city with a million people. The bustling modernity often hides the stunning historic attractions dotting the landscape. Get a car for rent in Seongnam, and start with the Daegwangmyeongjeon Temple in Taepyeong-dong. This is a temple which dates back to 1028. It was razed to the ground and then rebuilt in 1395, and again remodeled in 1673. You simply cannot miss the magnificent Buddha statues at the historic Maaeyeoraejwasang Temple. Other must-visit attractions include the Cheollimsan Beacon Tower, Nara Repository, and the serene tomb of lady poet Jeongildang Gang.
If you visited the Namhansanseong Mountain Fortress Park mentioned above, you will already have seen the Folk Craft Exhibition Hall. The Korean National Housing and City Museum chronicles the entire urban development history of the country, from pre-historic times to the modern day era. You may also want to check out the Land Museum of Korea, which has 30,000 historic land-related documents from all the ancient Korean dynasties.
As the second largest city in Gyeonggi province on the outskirts of Seoul, Seongnam has a huge number of hotels all over the city. The top rated ones are all in Bundang-gu, including the Hotel Gallery, Hotel SR, and the Jarde In Palace. The Gallery Hotel is located at 272-2 Seohyeon-dong, Bundang-gu. The Hotel SR can be found at 274-1 Seohyeon-dong, Bundang-gu. The Jarde In Palace is located at 209 Jeongja-Dong, Bundang-Gu. Another decent choice is the Hotel Popcorn at 2295 Seongnam-Dong, Jungwon-Gu.
If you came directly to Seongnam, then Seoul is obviously the best day trip nearby. If you are coming from Seoul, there are plenty of other cities around Seongnam. Book your car rental in Seongnam right now, and plan for visits to Hanam and Gwangju towards the east or Gwacheon and Uiwang to the west. Yongin is due south, while Seocho-gu and Songpa-gu can be found north of Seongnam. Between Yongin and Uiwang you will find Suwon, the biggest city in Gyeonggi province.
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