The Best Neighborhoods to Visit in Seoul

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The capital of South Korea is a huge city which is why it can be extremely hard for first-time visitors to choose the best neighborhood to stay in in Seoul. Each of these districts have their pros and cons and your choice will depend on what you’re looking for as a tourist, but here are three neighborhoods in Seoul that are often considered best for tourists.


Itaewon is a district that’s well-known for its vibrant nightlife and friendly attitude towards tourists, which makes it a perfect neighborhood for younger tourists who love to party. Here you can find plenty of excellent restaurants, bars, clubs, and cafés that will make your stay in Seoul unforgettable.


This is one of the oldest neighborhoods that’s located in the center of the city and close to many attractions. It’s also the best place to stay for families and people who want a more relaxed vacation. Even if you don’t choose Insadong as your base make sure to visit this area because it’s a must-see for everyone who wants to learn more about Korean tradition and culture.


This is by far the most iconic and richest area in Seoul that’s perfect for tourists with an expensive taste. If you want to shop at luxury stores, spot celebrities, and “live a life” of rich and famous, Gangnam is the perfect base.