From modern skyscrapers and neon lights to temples and palaces, Seoul is a harmonious mix of old and new.
★ Best time to visit Seoul: Mar-Jun & Sep-Dec
Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea.
As you explore the city, you’ll discover glimpses into Seoul’s history, like the hanok (traditional wooden homes) of Bukchon Village tucked between shopping districts and high rises.
The teahouses and shops of Insadong bring you a taste of Korean flavor, while the shopping malls and restaurants in Gangnam will usher you through a luxuriously modern vibe.
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Tech- and fashion- forward, but still steeped in tradition, this lively city is the perfect blend of palaces, temples, cutting-edge design, and mountain trails (yes, really!) all moving to a nonstop K-Pop beat.
We have asked Erica Choi (@eggcanvas) to share her very special tips for your Seoul trip. She has traveled to Seoul numerous times and knows all the best spots to stay, eat, and shop.
Thanks to the massive international popularity of K-dramas and K-pop, the city is quickly rising as one of the world’s fashion capitals.
Erica’s tips will be sure to help you dress to impress!
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Erica Choi (@eggcanvas) is an expert in all things beauty, fashion, and travel.
She’s an NYC-based creative director, content creator, licensed esthetician, Instagrammer and founder of Egg Canvas (a visual journal) and Superegg (a wellness based Skincare brand inspired by Korean beauty philosophy).
Note from Erica
Seoul is a mecca for culture, commerce, and cuisine, with endless inspiration to be served at any given time.
I see the city change on every visit and the energy bustling amongst Seoulites and tourists alike.
My list of favorite places continues to grow, but I hope you enjoy some of these locations that currently come top of mind.
Check out my curated outfits for your days in Seoul here!