Six Centuries of Korean Culture in a Day
The best way to discover any culture is that in the space of a single day
Afterwards, pay a visit to nearby Dongdaemun, the heart of Korea’s design industry, and explore the newly opened Dongdaemun its remarkable architecture. Explore an upmarket shopping mall like Doota or Migliore at Dongdaemun Shopping Town or stroll through the district’s traditional marketplace for a more old-school Korean shopping experience. Snack along the way on freshlycooked street food or pop into one of the area’s many cool local cafes.
Stay in Dongdaemun for the evening’s dinner at a Koreanstyle barbecue restaurant. There are plenty to choose from, and no matter which meat is your favorite, you’ll be able to have it cooked directly at your table in a variety of sauces and spices. Koreans love their barbecue, and the a popular Korean dish made using rice, in-season vegetables, sauces, egg, and served with or without meat.
Finally, work off all those calories in Hongdae, Seoul’s hippest bar/clubbing night-