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    Exploring Seoul: Top 3 trendy districts you need to visit

    June 7, 2024

    Exploring Seoul: Top 3 trendy districts you need to vis

    Are you ready to dive into the pulse of Seoul's hippest districts? From artsy alleyways to Instagrammable cafés, Seoul is packed with trendy spots that I loved exploring during my trip.

    Ikseondong

    Ikseondong

    One of my favorite neighborhoods is the charming labyrinth of Ikseondong. This historic yet trendy district is a blend of traditional Korean hanok houses and contemporary boutiques. I enjoyed the mix of old and new, which perfectly represents the city of Seoul. Wander through narrow alleys with modern art galleries, cozy teahouses, and countless trendy cafés. Ikseondong offers a unique fusion of past and present that should be on your itinerary.

    Hongdae

    Hongdae

    Hongdae is a dynamic neighborhood known as the hub for creativity, youthful energy, and, of course, K-pop. Dive into the vibrant nightlife, shop at the numerous fashion stores, and join the energetic crowds at live music performances. Also, don't miss out on Hongdae's thriving coffee scene. Take a break from the busy streets of Hongdae and enjoy one of the many quirky themed cafés or minimal design spaces, like the famous 2d-café Greem Café or the cute Pink Pool Café.

    Seongsu-dong

    Seongsu-dong

    Last but not least, let's head to the industrial chic district of Seongsu-dong. Once an overlooked area, this neighborhood has undergone quite a transformation. Explore the repurposed warehouses and factories that now house trendy art galleries, fashion boutiques, and stylish cafés. The coffee culture in Seoul truly reaches new heights in Seongsu-dong, with an array of specialty coffee shops offering unique brews and aesthetics. Cafés to put on your itinerary include the Oude, Daelim Changgo, and NUDAKE. The district's industrial charm combined with a modern twist makes it a must-visit destination for those seeking a glimpse into Seoul's evolving urban landscape.

    These three trendy districts of Seoul are definitely a must-visit during your trip to South Korea. Embrace the urban energy, soak in the creative vibes, and indulge in the coffee-infused charm of Seoul's unique neighborhoods. 

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