Any advise for hang out in Seoul during winter?
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- 광장시장 (Gwangjang Market)6-1 Yeji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korearecommended 광장시장 (Gwangjang Market)A market of fabrics, snacks, shoes and sundries during the day, at night this sea of covered Jongno-area stalls transforms into one of the city of Seoul's finest no-frills eateries, selling pajeon ... read more(green onion pancake), sundae (blood sausage) and so much else to everyone from construction workers to bankers. It's as authentic as it comes, cheap, and oh so tasty. Five stars.Matthew Crompton
Unbeatable food here.
- Dongdaemun MarketSeoul-si Jung-gu Euljiro 6-garecommended Dongdaemun MarketShopping! For clothes! And more clothes! And food! And then drinking! And then more clothes! EVEN AT 3 AM!!!! It's touted as the world's largest fashion market, and it goes on until the wee hours. Not ... read moreto be missed.Matthew Crompton
fun late-night shopping.
- Bukhansan National Park Dobong-gu, Seoul, 11 South Korearecommended Bukhansan National ParkThe national park in Seoul's backyard, Bukhansan is a gem - the place to get away from the city's relentless concrete landscape and get a taste of nature. Accessible by subway (!) this wilderness area ... read morenorth of the city has a host of different hiking courses taking in the various summits, but two of the best are the route summiting Baegundae, the park's highest peak; and the path up to Jaunbong - both feature some exciting scrambling and cables at the top. The park gets ridiculously crowded on weekends, so unless you fancy hiking in a queue, try to go during the week. Koreans will tell you that you haven't really been to the country until you've been to the mountains, so lace up your boots and go!Matthew Crompton
And if you get bored, join the crazy hikers climbing mountains in the snow! You can check out my passport for lots more ideas. Good luck! ^_^
- Woodstock BarSinchonrecommended Woodstock BarThere are several associated 'Woodstock' bars scattered throughout the city of Seoul's various entertainment districts, but the finest is the one located in Gangnam, a short walk from Gangnam ... read moreStation's exit 6. Beloved by expats and locals alike, Woodstock's main draws are the super-friendly staff and an excellent music request system. Like a personal jukebox, just write an artist and song on one of the provided 'request' sheets, hand it to the barkeep, and wait a few minutes before rocking out. Woodstock is Gangnam's go-to spot for a Friday or Saturday meetup: the beer's cheap, and the food isn't bad either.Matthew Crompton
There are two woodstock bars -- this one in Sinchon, and another (my favorite) in Gangnam.
- Gangnam821-1 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korearecommended GangnamBeautiful women, fast cars, shiny buildings and money -- that's Gangnam. It's also one of the city's pre-eminent pleasure zones, and an awesome place to hang out, shop, or party.Matthew Crompton
Everyone knows Gangnam now, and it's worth a visit.
- Bar Da (Bar 다)Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korearecommended Bar Da (Bar 다)A famous artists' hangout with a dark, smoky bohemian glam, Bar Da's name is a kind of joke in Korean. Look for a dark sign reading BAR 다 on the alley side of the Hongdae 'parking street' -- a five ... read moreminute walk from Hongik University Station, line 2, exit 5. Bartenders here mix a fine cocktail, the bottled beer selection is respectable, and the dark wood interiors ooze atmosphere. On warm spring and summer nights, the open, crashed-out rooftop overlooking the crowds on the street is one of the coolest places in Seoul for the evening's first cocktails.Matthew Crompton
And this bar there is awesome.
recommended HongdaeThe city's premiere young, funky, artsy university neighborhood, Hongdae (the area around Hongik University, accessed via Hongik University Station line 2, exit 5 or Sangsu Station on line 6) is all ... read moretold my favorite of the city's entertainment districts. With a good mix of locals and expats (not the foreigner ghetto that Itaewon is), it's a great place for dinner, a drink (or 15), clubbing, or a bit of late-night norebang (karaoke -- an essential Korean experience). For the essential savor of the city, though, just hang out in Hongik park on a Friday or Saturday night and watch the street performers with a bottle of makgeolli (rice-wine) from the vendor (2000 won!). You'll leave feeling good about everything in life.Matthew Crompton
I love Seoul just as much in the winter as in the summer months -- Seoul never stops! This is a great place for going out.
- Gyeongbok Palace1 Sejongro, Seoul, 11, South Korearecommended Gyeongbok PalaceWalking through Gyeongbok Palace is something of a dream. We came here early in the morning, the South Korean chill sneaking into our layers of winter wear. Everything seemed to have a crystalline ... read morequality, from the calm lake to the barely moving trees. The historic temples, so large they could be described as imposing, were impressive sites to walk through. And when the morning sun finally popped up from the clouds, streaming across the rooftops and gliding through delicate treefingers, it was like history coming to life.Recommended for:History BuffsKeane
I imagine this palace would be quite beautiful in the winter months.