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The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL -

WHERE TO STAY Four Sea­sons Ho­tel 97 Sae­mu­nan-ro, Dangju-dong, Jongno-gu 011-82-2-6388-5000 foursea­sons.com/seoul This newish ho­tel in the cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict, a short walk from Gyeong­bok Palace, has 317 rooms, the most gor­geous flo­ral ar­range­ments you’ve ever seen and one of the nicest Korean spas in the city (which hap­pens to be three­sto­ries tall). Rooms from $321.

WHERE TO EAT Bal­woo Gongyang

56 Ujeong­guk-ro, Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu 011-82-2-733-2081 c146.danah.co.kr At this Miche­lin-starred veg­e­tar­ian res­tau­rant in­side the in­for­ma­tion cen­ter for the coun­try’s Tem­ple Stay pro­gram, the chefs are all monks in the Jo­gye Or­der of Korean Bud­dhism. From $30. WHAT TO DO Sul­wha­soo Flag­ship Store and Spa 8 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gang­nam-gu 011-82-2-541-9270 us.sul­wha­soo.com Whether book­ing a 40-minute guided tour of the five-floor flag­ship store of Korea’s most fa­mous lux­ury skin-care brand, or a fa­cial at one of its two spas, ad­vance reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended. Treat­ments from $110. IN­FOR­MA­TION vis­itko­rea.or.kr — D.M.

For the author’s full list of sug­ges­tions for a trip to Seoul, visit wash­ing­ton­post.com/travel

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