Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a hulking Möbius strip of a building where Korean and international creativity meet. Inside you’ll find shops, restaurants, a creative lounge and galleries showcasing rotating design-focused exhibitions. DDP hosts the biannual Seoul Fashion Week; during warmer months, it’s also the site of a night market and a weekend farmers’ market.
First and largest royal palace built during the Joseon Dynasty
Mountain trails near Seoul’s northern border
Neighbourhood filled with urban arts and indie music
Exhibitions tell the history of the Korean capital