Six Cen­turies of Korean Cul­ture in a Day

The best way to dis­cover any cul­ture is that in the space of a sin­gle day

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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-

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