21 Reasons You Should Visit Seoul! – Page 3 – Seoulistic

15. Theme Cafes

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 🙂


16. Bang Culture

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:).

17. Awesome Nightlife

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?


18. Traditional Markets

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).


19. Korean Food

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!


20. Street Food

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.


21. Food Towns

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!

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


  1. Chantel says:

    Your comment…this just gave me even more reasons to go! XD

  2. Anthony says:

    Im surprised they didnt mention anything about k-pop, gangnam or movie stars etc etc lol

  3. Helga AR says:

    Kevin oppa, thx for sharing this.. i really need this info,, of course will visit korea 🙂
    hwaiting oppa

  4. Coreen says:

    oh dearies!!! I can’t wait for my visit to Korea this November!! Thanks for the very useful information here on seoulistic.com Kudos to all of you!!!:P cheerss!!!

  5. Kira says:

    Kya~ I really really wanna go to Seoul!! I was raised in America and the Philippines so I was exposed to a lot of stuff growing up, and kpop and Kdrama was one of them, I really want to go!! Thanks for posting this!!

  6. Shery says:

    yeah, Seoul is definitely a welcoming place to come over, just went to Seoul last month and I already plan for my Solo Trip end of the year, if only I have lots of annual leave, LOL. Seoul is safe for solo traveler.

  7. michael says:

    Yeah seoul is a great place to go if you have friends there who can take care of you. Most of the stuff in these pictures won’t really work for you if you’re non-Korean. Are foreigners allowed in Korea?

  8. Jeanne says:

    Interesting post! Just one thing want to tell you is, the last picture written SAMSUNG PLAZA isn’t Seoul. (Plus, it has changed its name to AK PLAZA few years ago.) That place is called Seohyun locates at Sungnam-city, bit south from Seoul. You can also find Seohyun station on the metro line, called Bundang-line.

  9. Chopsuey says:

    You’ve just tripled my obsession to visit Seoul!!! I would call you Oppa but I have a weird feeling you’re just about my age (or younger)! 😛

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