My girlfriend recently got accepted into an international conference in Seoul. Very exciting, but I'm debating if I'm going to go with her.
I've never been to Asia, but have wanted to visit for a while now. But the places on my list to visit have been Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. I've never even considered Seoul, due to what I perceive as a lack of tourist options.
The conference is in late July, which it looks like is in the rainy season and we'd stay for about a week. She'd be busy during the days, so I'd get to explore on my own. So far, it looks like the attractions are mainly limited to markets, malls, and restaurants, with a few temples and the DMZ thrown in. Overall, rather disappointing. For a city bigger than NYC, I expected more options to pop out at me.
Does Seoul offer enough entertainment and excitement to the average American, or would I be happier if I held out for one of the more tourist-friendly cities in Asia? Thanks in advance.