The Most Instagrammable Places In Seoul
Seoul isn’t the most popular destination like Tokyo, London or Paris are; but it’s no doubt an amazing city to visit with many amazing instagrammable cafés, insta-worthy buildings and beautiful sceneries that decorate the feeds of Seoul-based influencers and travel bloggers visiting the Korean capital.
Winter or summer, Seoul is a city that can inspire any photographer. Here are some of the best places to take pictures in Seoul for the ‘gram!
THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE COLOURFUL GEMS IN SEOUL
Bukchon Hanok Village is the home of over hundred of traditional hanok houses that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Being surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine makes the village extra special.
This amazing library located in COEX mall has over 50 000 titles to its name! There’s many other things you can do in the COEX mall, like shopping, going to a fair or event, go to see a movie and lots more! It’s a must go especially when in Gangnam.
The next hidden photo spot in Seoul is Hapjeong. Located just north of the Han river in Mapo-Gu. These colourful umbrellas can be found between exit 9 and exit 10. Hapjeong station is not far from Hongdae, so a perfect little detour on your way to the Trick Eye Museum or one of the many cafes in Hongdae.
Insadong is located in the touristic center of Seoul and used to be an important place where precious old traditional goods were on display. Now it’s a touristic destination with many souvenir shops, galleries and cafes.
THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE GALLERIES IN SEOUL
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
Samsung Museum of Art is an exhibition hall that displays traditional and modern works of art by both international and Korean artists. The building and architecture is as impressive as the works of art displayed.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
The DDP is a building designed by Zaha Hadid and is used as an exhibition, event and shopping center. Dongdaemun Design Plaza is also the location for the biyearly Seoul Fashion Week.
The Arario Museum is a modern art museum located in between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. The architecture exists out of a modern part and a traditional Korean part which come together harmoniously.
This gallery located in Gangnam is dedicated to all sorts of Korean alcohol. Whats better than learning about Korean traditional alcohol while getting tipsy.
THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE CAFES IN SEOUL
This beautiful cafe based in Hongdae is known for it’s fairy tail interior. The owner is both a florist and a barista; who puts a lot of love in her work, which is clearly visible in the decoration.
The desserts at 8B Dolce are too pretty to be eaten! These pretty premium dessert will never fail to put a smile on your face!
THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE SCENERIES IN SEOUL
Lotte Tower; the pride of Seoul is soaring 555m into the air. The tallest observation deck of Korea located in the Jamsil area, is open for tourists to visit. You can visit the Lotte Tower observation deck between 9.30 and 23.00. You can buy the tickets on arrival or as part of a package.
The Olympic park is Seoul’s biggest leisure park, constructed for the summer Olympics of 1988. The park is so big, it takes around 3 hours to explore.
Namsan tower is Seoul’s first tower-like attraction spot. The tower being 480m was the tallest tower of Seoul until Lotte tower was built. There’s a hiking trail that starts at the bottom of Namsan tower just next to the cable car. The hike only takes around 30 minutes!
OTHER THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND SEOUL
Hwacheon Ice Fishing Festival
A Day in Itaewon
Seoul’s First Mosque
ACCOMMODATIONS TO STAY AT IN SEOUL
Garosugil homestay for female travellers
Hanok 24 Guesthouse Gyeongbokgung
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