Sure, most cities have cafes, but do they have unique theme cafes like Seoul? Instead of just cafe lattes and americanos, Seoul has unique cafes with themes ranging from pseudo-petting zoos (dogs, cats, sheep) to make believe princess cafes that can hardly be found elsewhere in the world. Read this post on 15 Unique and Interesting Theme Cafes in Seoul, sip on coffee and post about it on your Facebook 🙂
Bang (방) means ‘room’ in Korean. And Korea has a plethora of activities that focus on hanging out in individual and private rooms. You and your friends can rent a room where you can play video games, watch a DVD in a personalized movie theater, and go crazy singing with a noraebang (karaoke) machine without embarrassment!
Come to Seoul to try these uniquely Korean activities:).
Since so many places are open until the sun rises, Seoul is a fantastic place for nightlife. You can get your night started with a galbi dinner and dirt-cheap drinks (i.e. soju), get greased up at super trendy lounges in Itaewon, and head over to Cheongdam clubs at 1AM when they start getting busy. If you’re hardcore, head over to the after-clubs and party even past 8AM. You know, the time normal people take morning walks in parks with their dogs?
Traditional markets are part of the unique flavor of Seoul. There are gritty ajummas (Korean women) selling goods ranging from random keychain trinkets to custom fit hanboks (traditional Korean clothing). Even if you don’t plan on buying any goods, stop by for the most real Korean meals made by real Korean grandmas. And they’re located everywhere; even downtown commercial districts (like Gangnam), complete with global companies and skyscrapers, will have traditional markets nearby.
Find these 15 Traditional Markets in Seoul(well-known and hidden gems).
Spoiler alert: Korea’s got the best Korean food in the world. And there’s something for everyone, too. Meat lovers have super delicious galbi, seafood fans can eat the freshest fish at Noryangjin Market, and vegans have ultra healthy Buddhist temple food. If you’re a Korean food fan, this might be the number one reason you come to Seoul. If you’ve never eaten Korean food, you’re cray cray! Stop reading now and go cop some culinary ecstasy at the nearest Korean restaurant. Mmmk?
Korean Food is not just galbi and bibimbap. Check out these 30 Delicious Korean Foods You Never Heard Of!
In some countries, you have to be careful of street food induced tummy aches. But street food in Korea will generally only produce smiles :). The food is good and cheap, and there are tons of variety. You’ll find yummy spicy rice cakes (tteokbokii) and fried snacks (twigim) on every corner as they’re the most popular. But some of the best Korean street food are the dessert snacks like hotteok (cinnamon pancakes) that just seem to taste better when you’re eating it outside.
Now that you’re ready young grasshopper, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Eating Korean Street Food.
If you’re a Korean food pro, Seoul’s awesome because there are entire neighborhoods dedicated to certain foods. These food towns are famous because all the restaurants only sell 1 kind of food. There’s entire towns dedicated to cold buckwheat noodles (naengmyeon), Korean barbecue (galbi), spicy rice cakes (tteokbokki), blood sausages (sundae) and more! Also, competition means scoring some free stuff in Korea!
Find these Food Towns for Korean Food Lovers here.
Ok, we’ll that’s our case for visiting one of the most dynamic cities in the world! We hope you come! If you’ve been to Seoul, write a comment and let us know about your experience! Also, if you’re looking for specific things to do in Seoul? Here’s a Huge Bucket List of 101 Things to Do in Seoul!