Korea seems to be the it country of Asia of the moment. Identical K Pop groups, eclectic artists, and Korean actors seem to be taking over our screens, food like Kimchi and K Barbecue have invaded our palettes, thanks to the likes of David Chang and Roi Choi and finally most of your tech at home hails from this small nation.

The Koreans seem to be doing a lot right compared to the rest of the world. From being one of the most wired cultures where everything can be done through your smart phone, to one of the most efficient workforces and for being renowned worldwide for their love of booze; Seoul is a must stop for anyone who wants to experience Modern Asia in a city that is also so deeply rooted in tradition.

The area is huge, yet always feels like an intimate experience. Walking around, you get a sense of the immensity that is Seoul, but find yourself falling into distinct neighborhoods with their own established identities. Two tips: Just stay away from the North and be wary of the soju.

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FOOD

Hanchu
68, Nonhyeon-ro 175-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Ddobagi
328-10 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

The fry pan
Mapo-gu Seogang-dong 93-1, Seoul

Sai Chicken
257-3 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

OksangDalbit
411-2 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

James Cheese
26, Yanghwa-ro 16-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Ha Dong Kwan breakfast
10-4 Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu

BBQ

Food Streets:

Jangchun Dong (pig feet)
Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

Yongdu dong (Octopus)
Yongdu-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul

Noryangjin Fish Market
688 Nodeul-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul

Gwangjang Market
88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Late Night – Nuenjip

Traditional

Tamra Sikdang
19, Wausan-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hadongkwan
10-4 Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu

Chawoongga
20-12, Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Toskochon
5 Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu

Yoogane
3-1 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu

Song JookHeon
37-2, Unni-dong, Jongno-gu

Yong Su San
84, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu

Gae Hwa Oak
661-18 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Bars and Clubs

Pistil
130-30 iteawondong, Yongsan-gu

Cake Shop
Itaewon-ro 134, Yongsan-gu

Club Move
Yongsan-gu, Itaewon-Dong 132-1

Brown
77-2 Bomundong 4(sa)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul

Robin’s Square
Wausan-ro 69, Mapo-gu

Southside Parlor
Yongsan-gu, Itaewon-dong, 527, Sangsu-ri

Magpie
7 Noksapyeong-daero 54-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Wine

Wolhyang
335-5 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Bar Da
365-5, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Glam
26, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu

Boom Bar
2nd Floor 737-37 Hannam 1 Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Full Moon
48, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu

T Lound
83-13 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu

Le Chamber
42, Dosandaero 55-gil, Gangnam-gu

TO DO

BukchonHanok Village
Gye-dong, Jongno-gu

Jongmyo Shrine
157 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Blue House
1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace
161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Gwanghwamun
Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Hyundai Music Library
246, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu

National Museum of Modern Art
313 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Common Ground
17-1 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Yeonnam Dong
Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Dongdaemun Design Plaza
281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu

Leeum Museum
60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Coffee

Coffee Libre
64 Donggyo-ro 29-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Blute
12, Wausan-ro 14-gil, Mapo-gu

Anthracite
357-6 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Take out drawing
Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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