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9 Most Instagrammable Spots In Seoul
October 27, 2017
Everyone loves Seoul for being such a scenic city. The number of picturesque palaces, parks, and streets in Seoul are so awe-inspiring that it’s never enough to just marvel at them with just your eyes.
You might not have enough time to explore Seoul City in full, so make the most out of your trip by heading to these top spots for your selfies and #OOTDs that will level up your Instagram game!
If it’s your first time visiting Seoul, you absolutely cannot miss Gyeongbokgung Palace. It’s the largest palace in the city and will take you at least 2 hours to roam it in full, but you’ll be able to take hundreds of amazing photos. Don’t forget to rent a hanbok (traditional Korean costume) for prettier palace OOTDs.
Nearest station: Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 5; Anguk Station Exit 1
Photo by Vanessaliam, distributed under CC BY-SA 3.0 license
Haneul Gongwon is one of Seoul’s best-kept Instagrammable secrets located atop a hill near the Han River. It’s the best spot to fill your feed with romantic and dream-like photos against a backdrop of eulalias (wild grasses), flowers, and Redwood Trees during the autumn season.
Anything millennial pink in color is an instant IG-worthy photo op! Stylenanda Pink Pool Café is an uber cute swimming pool themed coffee shop located within the equally as aesthetic Stylenanda Pink Hotel Fashion Store. Treat yourself to Insta-genic cotton candy and coffees inside the café or while lounging around the pink beds stretched out under the sun just a floor up.
This large park in the middle of the city is your respite from all the hustle and bustle. Seoul Forestin Ttukseom is Seoul’s version of Central Park and consists of five different areas — all beautiful to visit and to take photos in. Don’t miss the flower gardens which surround you in different varieties of flora, the Butterfly Garden, and the Eco-Forest where you can get up close and personal with deer, elks, chipmunks, and more.
Nearest station: Ttukseom Station Exit 8
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Photo by Warren Whyte, distributed CC BY-SA 4.0 license
This futuristic building at the center of Dongdaemun is a tourist hotspot not only for the number of exhibitions, conventions and galleries it hosts daily, but also for its beautiful structure. Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a wonder to explore inside and out — from its spaceship-like dome, to its Instagram-worthy staircase.
Nearest station: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exits 1 and 10
Common Ground is a pop-up container mall where you can find up-and-coming Korean fashion and art brands, but it’s best known for being the newest favorite #OOTD spot for both locals and tourists. What makes Common Ground so appealing is its structure made with bright blue shipping containers that are guaranteed to make any outfit pop!
Fritz Coffee Company is a welcome respite for both old and new souls who need their caffeine fix in a café that looks and feels like home. Its warm wooden interiors and rustic décor make the café such a delight to take photos of. You will love the open bar and the spread of freshly-baked pastries laid-out in a long table next to it, too.
Nearest station: Gongdeok Station Exit 8
Ihwa Mural Village
One of the beloved neighborhoods in Seoul is the Ihwa Mural Village in Naksan Park for its different murals and art installations. It’s always fun strolling around the colorful village to take creative photos with the street art that will certainly grab the attention of your social media followers.
Nearest station: Hyehwa Station Exit 2
Namsan Mountain promises nothing less than stunning views of the Seoul cityscape. It’s always best to end your day of sightseeing and OOTD pictorials here where the setting sun will bathe you in a warm glow. Don’t let the moment pass and take your scenic selfies here!
Nearest station: Myeongdong Station Exit 2 or 3
Seoul, Korea definitely is a sight to see, and there’s no limit to the number of places you can go to make your Instagram total #FeedGoals with amazing OOTDs and impressive shots. Let RCBC’s newest promo let you capture these moments and fuel your wanderlust! Just by using the newest RCBC MyDebit Mastercard in all your transactions, you get to earn e-raffle entries to fly to Seoul for FREE!