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    24 hours in Seoul: what to do, see & eat

    June 10, 2024

    24 hours in Seoul: what to do, see & eat

    Seoul, the vibrant capital of South Korea, is a city that seamlessly blends traditional charm with modern innovation. If you find yourself with just 24 hours to explore this dynamic city, fear not - there is plenty to see, do, and eat to make the most of your time.

    Breakfast at Café Onion Anguk

    Breakfast at Café Onion Anguk

    Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Café Onion Anguk, which is situated in a traditional Korean hanok house. This cozy café is well-known for its delicious sweet and savory pastries (my favorite is the chocolate-covered salt bread!), which are freshly baked on the premises. Indulge in a freshly brewed cup of coffee and pair it with their signature pastry called Pandor. As you savor your breakfast, take in the charming surroundings of the traditional Korean hanok.

    Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and experience the changing of the guards

    Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace

    No trip to Seoul is complete without visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Explore the architecture, and beautiful gardens, and learn about Korea's rich history as you stroll through the palace grounds. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the dramatic change in the guards' ceremony, a traditional ritual that takes place daily (except on Tuesdays) at the main gate of the palace. The colorful costumes and precise choreography make for a captivating experience that offers a glimpse into Korea's royal past.

    Explore and shop in the vibrant district Hongdae

    Explore and shop in the vibrant district Hongdae

    Head to Hongdae for a day of leisurely exploration and shopping. The neighborhood is known for its trendy and youthful vibe. There are various coffee shops, cute boutiques, art galleries, and street performers that add to Hongdae's vibrant energy, making it the ideal place to experience Kpop culture.

    Have Korean BBQ for dinner at Doma

    Have Korean BBQ for dinner at Doma

    End your day of exploration and leisure with an incredible dinner at Doma, a contemporary restaurant loved by locals and known for Korean BBQ. The restaurant offers an extensive menu, making it the perfect spot for those looking to indulge in a culinary adventure. Try the classic BBQ meats such as bulgogi or samgyeopsal, which you will grill yourself using the grill right in the center of the table. The lively atmosphere, friendly service, and delicious Korean food make Doma an excellent dinner spot in Hongdae.

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