So little time, so much to do. What do you do when you only have 24 hours in Seoul? Korean fashion blogger Eunhae Park gives us an insider guide on how to make the perfect use of your time in Seoul.
9am: Gangnam – Ikovox
Loved by the locals, Ikovox roasts their own coffee beans inside the shop two times a week, offering the most aromatic coffee you can ask for. Try their Espresso Con Panna with freshly whipped cream on top out on the terrace to enjoy the sultry summer!
11am: D Museum
Time to exercise your art muscles – and get some autumn wardrobe inspirations. D Museum is known for their unique collaborations with both local and international artists. Ranges of limited artwork can often be purchased from the museum shop. What better way of ending a trip than taking a piece of Seoul with you?
For a truly mouth-watering experience, stop at a homemade soup place called Samcheongdong Sujebi. Try their signature Sujebi (gnocchi vegetable soup, often enjoyed with freshly made kimchi) or spring onion seafood pancakes dipped in chilli sauce for a lighter option.
3pm: Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Built by the legendary architect, Zaha Hadid, Dongdaemum Design Plaza a.k.a DDP has been the iconic landmark in South Korea’s design industry. The exterior if DDP is made of over 4 million aluminum panels cut in different patterns and sizes – glistening in the sun from every angle. DDP is located in Dongdaemun and is surrounded by huge shopping malls and a street market
5pm: Itaewon – Namsan Library
With blooming greeneries and mountains in the back, this is the place you would want to go to for relaxing. The library is situated in Hannam dong, a quarter that has gone through the biggest gentrification over the recent years – and is now filled with art studios, boutiques and bistros.
Text: Sua Son
Images: Alex Finch