Top 10 Hidden gems in Seoul

  1. Ikseon-dong Hanok Village: This traditional village in the heart of the city offers a glimpse into the past with its well-preserved hanok (traditional Korean houses) and narrow alleys. It’s a great place to experience old Seoul charm while enjoying cafes, shops, and art studios.

Ikseon-dong Hanok Village

2. Seonyudo Park: This former water treatment plant turned eco-park is a serene oasis in the middle of the city. It features beautiful gardens, walking  paths, and unique industrial structures.

seonyudo park

3. Bukchon Hanok Village’s Lesser-Traveled Paths: While Bukchon Hanok Village is quite popular, there are less crowded paths that offer equally stunning views of traditional houses and the city.

bukchon hanok village

4. Seochon Village: Located near Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seochon offers a mix of old and new, with traditional houses juxtaposed against trendy cafes, shops, and galleries.

seochon village

5. Seoullo 7017: This elevated park was built on an old highway overpass, offering a unique urban space for walking, relaxation, and enjoying views of the city.

seoullo 7017

6. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP): Although it’s becoming more well-known, the futuristic architecture of DDP and its design exhibitions make it a must-visit for art and architecture enthusiasts.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

7. Seoul Museum of Chicken Art: This quirky museum is dedicated entirely to chicken-related artwork and exhibits, making it an offbeat and entertaining destination.

Seoul Museum of Chicken Art

8. Hongdae Walking Street: While Hongdae is known for its youthful energy and nightlife, taking a leisurely walk down its streets during the daytime can lead you to interesting street art and hidden shops.

Hongdae Walking Street

9. Olympic Park and Peace Gate: This park was built for the 1988 Seoul Olympics and features spacious green areas, sculptures, and the Peace Gate —a lesser-known iconic structure.

Olympic Park and Peace Gate

10. Seoul Racecourse Park: If you’re interested in horse racing, this park offers a unique experience. You can enjoy races, place bets, and explore the surrounding park area.

Seoul Racecourse Park

 

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