uddhist temples meet designer boutiques – as South Korea’s largest city, Seoul certainly has a claim on being one of the financial and cultural epicenters of East Asia. But this city’s most compelling trait may be how it continues to embrace its ancient traditions while also becoming a Silicon Valley hub with endless food streets, high-energy nightlife and cutting-edge architecture. When you visit Seoul, you’ll see a study in contrasts. To chart your own course through the city, read more in our Seoul travel guide.
Seoul is flanked by the Yellow Sea to the east and the Korean Demilitarized Zone to the north, and the Han River cuts the city into two halves while also giving ample opportunity for water sports, boating, cruising. When you travel to Seoul, you won’t want to miss the Insadong Tearooms, which serve traditional brews not available anywhere else in Korea.
Anyone who admires beauty and desires to lead a relaxed lifestyle has dreamed of something like this at least once in their lifetime: a space, which is a two-story building filled with beautiful flowers and trees, and a rooftop where you can enjoy a fragrant cup of coffee while basking in the sun. We may never own a place like that, but there is a place in Seoul where we can experience it! Queen Mama Market simply wants to be known as an “urban lifestyle shop.” It is a space that breathes green life into those dwelling in the concrete jungle.
The place turns out to be a creation by none other than Kang Jin-young and Yoon Han-hee, the designers for women’s apparel brand, Obzee, and O’2nd. This married couple has made it to the top in the field of Korean fashion, and was one of the first Korean fashion designers to enter New York Fashion Week. After a stop in L.A, they returned to the motherland bringing their taste and lifestyle from L.A. to Queen Mama Market. The building is filled with energy so that it can be a space where city life, nature, Seoul art and people connect. From the entrance tothe B1 level, there is a collection of painted china and cutlery, as well as tools and plants for your gardening needs. The first floor is the platform space, which is intended to embody art and nature, and is currently holding an open.
‘Ryunique’ one of Seoul’s top restaurant (actually #79 best restaurant in the world) )
An integrated word of ‘Tae Hwan Ryu‘ and ‘Unique’—is located on the quiet street of Garosugil in Sinsa-Dong, Gangnam-Gu. In an effort to satisfy the public’s expectation, Ryunique‘s skilled team presents and recreates exquisitely crafted dishes from Chef Ryu’s recipes. Ryunique offers Seasonal Lunch Set & Dinner Tasting Menu, featuring fresh market ingredients and wine pairings recommended by Ryunique’s professional sommeliers.
With a menu averaging under the $100 mark (70,000 KRW), it is definitely “A Must Go” if you are in Seoul!
In the heart of Seoul comes a collection of restaurants and bars in the Four Season Hotel, imagined by an international dream team of creative minds, culinary talents and visionary designers.
Dazzling dining experiences await as each restaurant and bar offers jaw-dropping décor and hand-selected menus that span regions and tastes, all created with two non-negotiable truths in mind. Their passion for impeccable food, cocktails and wine combines with signature Four Seasons service to create Seoul’s leading destination for food lovers – where the city comes to eat, drink and be seen.
Published January 6, 2016