Main sights: Jeongneung Royal Tomb, Bukhansan Mountain, Samcheonggak

Connecting the central part of Seoul with the northeastern region, Seongbuk is an upscale residential area with several parks, diplomatic villas and streams scattered around.

Several of the famous Korean universities are also located in Seongbuk-gu, and due to its hilly terrain boast beautiful campuses that are popular with the locals in autumn and spring. Especially notable are Korea University. Kookmin University, and Sungshin Women's University. The district also has access to the trails of the Bukhansan Mountain and Bugaksan Mountain.

For those who want to experience some Korean traditional culture and cuisine, Samcheonggak at the foot of the Bugaksan Mountain offers authentic Korean dishes in a historic banquet hall.  

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