Travel with my.. expensive little brother in South-Korea!
Fashion- and technology-forward but additionally deeply conventional, this dynamic metropolis mashes up temples, palaces, cutting-edge design and mountain trails, all to a nonstop Ok-Pop beat.
Whatever you need, at any time of day or night time, Seoul can present. An early morning temple go to can result in a palace tour adopted by tea sipping in Bukchon and gallery-hopping in Samcheong-dong. Soju (a vodka-like drink) and snacks in a avenue tent bar will gasoline you for purchasing on the buzzing Dongdaemun or Namdaemun night time markets, partying in Hongdae or Itaewon, or taking part in on-line video games at a PC bang. Follow this with steaming, soaking and snoozing in a jjimjil-bang (sauna and spa). By the time you take a look at your watch, it will likely be daybreak once more.
Over the final decade Seoul has labored laborious to melt its industrial laborious edges into an interesting city ideally suited of parks, tradition and design. Glass, concrete and metal are crafted into pure types on the spectacular Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park and the brand new City Hall. The recognition of the superbly landscaped parks alongside the central Cheong-gye stream and the Han River has spurred on the creation of extra inexperienced areas and cycle routes. Join Seoulites having fun with day trip purchasing in trendy boutiques and consuming at cool cafes and convivial bars.
Seoul is heaven for passionate foodies. Whether tucking into the snacks of commoners or the delicacies of kings, you simply can’t lose. A hanjeongsik (multicourse banquet) is a feast as a lot for the eyes as the stomach, as are the creations of cooks crafting neo-Korean dishes. Equally satisfying is scoffing down piping-hot, crispy hotteok (pancakes with candy or savoury fillings) on a avenue nook, or scrumptious, contemporary and fiery crab soup in Noryangjin Fish Market. And don’t get me began on the fantastic universe of teas served in charming teahouses: that is the place the soul of Seoul lies.
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