I love Korea because almost every single street and corner is a picture perfect backdrop. It is the place for you if you really enjoy visiting photogenic destinations!
If you know me, you will know that I am a sucker for colourful places. So, I have put together a list of my favourites for you guys!
Namsan Tower (Love Locks)
Located near the bustling streets of Myeongdong, the Namsan Tower aka N Seoul Tower is a short hike or 12,000Won tram ride up. Book using Klook’s N Seoul Tower Ticket Combo at a discounted price! Use MOBILE10 to get HKD10 off your first purchase!
There, you will find the colourful love locks of Korea! It is free for all to see. However, if you want to go up the observatory tower it will cost you 9,000won.
Herb Island is a quirky quiet theme park that has things that you wouldn’t imagine. They have a replica of the Trevi Fountain, a french piazza and even a horse stable where you ride them for a fee. We had the whole theme park for ourselves when we were there in September last year!
Be sure to stay till the sky gets dark as the place looks really pretty when lited! There will always be a Christmas music show at the flower fields starting from 7.00pm.
However, this isn’t in Seoul but is just about an hour and a half bus ride to Poncheon bus terminal. Then you will have to take the bus 57-1 (it has a very long frequency so remember to check) to Herb Island and walk about 8 minutes.
Or alternatively, you can just take a taxi from the bus terminal and it will cost you around 20-30,000 Won.
Ihwa Mural Village
An entire village dedicated to creating art! This place has so many beautiful murals including the famous angel wings.
Streets of Insadong
Insadong is the art district of Seoul but it is also filled with bars and KBBQ restaurants! It gets super lively at night and it looks really good when the signboards are lit up at night.
Museum of Fruit
Located in Insadong as well, the Museum of Fruit is an interactive art exhibition that caters to all of your Instagram needs.
There are a total of 13 rooms with no time limit and which you can take photos for just an entry fee of 12,000Won!
Bukchon Hanok Village
This traditional village should not be a stranger to most people! Take a walk through the historical lanes and houses to relive the good old days.
This colourful temple is located in the middle of Bukchon Hanok Village and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Take a quick visit to this small Buddhist temple that also houses giant lotuses!
Go back in time at the most popular royal palace in Seoul! Don’t miss the guard changing performance while you’re at it.
Hello Kitty Cafe
Hello Kitty fans rejoice! This pink cafe serves affordable kitty desserts and drinks! They even have a photo booth outside which produces a kitty card souvenir!
Thanks Nature Cafe (Sheep cafe!!)
When you arrive here, you would expect the sheep to be roaming around while you dine. But nope, they are separated in a stable so you can pet them or take pictures with them after you eat I guess for hygiene reasons.
I mean it was still a really fun experience as I’ve never gotten up close and personal with a sheep before!
This boutique’s aesthetic game is so strong. Not only are their clothes edgy but so is the store! They also have a photo booth where you can take unlimited pictures!
PINK POOL CAFE @ Stylenanda
If you thought that black isn’t what you’re going for at Stylenanda… don’t worry! Because on the 4th level there is a millennial pink cafe that even has a pool in it! Yup this place literally has BLACK PINK aesthetics.
Each person has to order a dessert in order to take pictures in the cafe. If I have to be very honest, they do not taste good and are pricey but it was worth the pink dream experience 🙂
Just across Stylenanda, lies Chuu – a much more cutesy ulzzang fashion boutique that is popular for their -5kg jeans.
There are about 3-4 storeys if I remember correctly and each level has a cute theme. I personally loved the last level which features the FAN FAN CHUU duck!
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Amazing architecture and a LED rose garden – what more can I say?
This place has gained popularity from the K-drama “Winter Sonata” and has been known to be a lover’s paradise ever since. Feeling romantic? Head down to Nami Island which is just a ferry ride away.
Take a trip down to “France” with the Gapyeong City Shuttle bus after you are done with Nami Island.
This theme park was inspired by the classic french novel “The Little Prince”. There are lots of picturesque opportunities with the french-style buildings and mini eiffel tower.