Seoul Itinerary

Autumn 2018

Day 1

1 Gwanghuimun (1 Hr)

Gwanghuimun is one of the Eight Gates of Seoul in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, South Korea, which surrounded the city in the Joseon Dynasty. The gate is also known as Namsomun. It was originally called Sugumun "Water Channel Gate."

directions_walk 1.3 km / 16 min

2 Gwangjang Market (1 Hr)

Opened in 1905, the Gwangjang Market is Korea's oldest daily still running market. It is one of the largest markets in Korea, too. The market specialises in traditional Korean cuisine, which is its biggest draw. There are also some stores selling fabric. On the market, which got a roof in 2005, but otherwise seems quite unchanged by time, you can fill your belly with some of the market's specials, like the bindaetteok, bibimbap, sundae or a live octopus. The food is mostly sold from small stalls (which are organized into two lanes) and made on the spot. You can either eat it on one of the benches which can be found all over the market (but are usually occupied, as the market is generally a very busy place). Visiting the market also offers great way to get to know Korean culture closer, as you will get to mingle with the locals, who came in search of a tasty snack, too.

directions_walk 1.0 km / 12 min

3 Ihwa Mural Village (1 Hr)

Discover this unique art district full of artworks from more than 70 artists, that was revitalized during the "Art in the City" project in 2006, in order to bring more colour and vitality to the city. You'll find some truly amazing works of art - there are lots and lots of colourful paintings and sculptures scattered around the area.

directions_walk 639 m / 8 min

4 Observation Deck (15 mins)