The seat of royal power for hundreds of years, Gyeongbokgung Palace still has the capacity to awe. Here, imposing halls and handsome residential quarters sit amid elegant traditional gardens and countless layers of history. Of particular note is Gyeonghoeru, a grand pleasure pavilion overlooking a manmade pond where the king would hold feasts and entertain foreign envoys.
Mountain trails near Seoul’s northern border
Neighbourhood filled with urban arts and indie music
Landmark building and culture hub
Exhibitions tell the history of the Korean capital