No matter how old you are, when you’re in Hongdae you’ll feel eternally youthful. The neighbourhood around Hongik University has long been the wellspring of the country’s alternative culture. Wade through the packed streets to catch indie bands busking on sidewalks, go clubbing until dawn or make your way to the neighbourhood park, where you might catch a craft market, a B-boy battle or pop-up cocktail booths.
First and largest royal palace built during the Joseon Dynasty
Mountain trails near Seoul’s northern border
Landmark building and culture hub
Exhibitions tell the history of the Korean capital