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13 hour layover Seoul

I have a 13 hour layover in Seoul in the middle of the day. I'm a US citizen. Do I have time to leave and go see anything? Am I allowed to leave and reenter? Is there anything near by to see?
Thanks!

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If you are flying on Korean Air, don’t they offer Seoul city tours to their passengers with lengthy layovers? I have heard good things about those tours.

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Yes, they actually arrange tours of the city for you at the airport. They have various lengths, anywhere from 2-8 hours. I did a 6 hour tour and really was able to see and learn a lot. I wish I did the 8 hour tour. I think they do long layovers in Korea for a reason: easy tourism. Nice way to break up a long flight and help with jetlag.