Neighborhood in Jongno-gu
Buam-dong 부암동, 付岩洞 Attraction
Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 서울 종로구 부암동
Buam-dong is a neighborhood in central Seoul that was once occupied mostly by artists and writers. Today, modern galleries, coffee shops, and restaurants stand side by side with old mills and barber shops on the narrow alleyways, making Buam-dong a sophisticated yet classically charming destination.
Ikseon-dong 익선동, 益善洞 Attraction
Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hidden from outside view by the palisade of concrete high-rises that surround it, Ikseon-dong is Seoul’s least-known but, perhaps unsurprisingly, best-preserved neighborhood of Korean-style homes, or hanok.
Itaewon-dong 이태원동, 梨泰院洞 Attraction
Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Itaewon is a unique place in Seoul where one can meet people of diverse nationalities and cultures. There is a popular joke saying that international residents may not know Seoul, but they know Itaewon. Seoul even designated Itaewon as its first ‘Special Tourism District,’ to highlight it as a destination for internationals to enjoy a diversity of culture, shopping, and entertainment experiences.
Yeonhui-dong 연희동, 延禧洞 Attraction
Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Yeonhui-dong is a residential neighborhood. It offers gated houses, diverse restaurants, a mountain, and a sprinkle of shopping.