Royal Asiatic Society
Organises enlightening walking and bus tours to all parts of South Korea, usually on weekends; check the website for the schedule....
On the right-hand side of the entrance to Jongmyo, the World Heritage–listed Confucian shrine, this building houses the spirit tablets...
Surrounded by dense woodland, the impressive buildings of the Confucian shrine Jongmyo houses the 'spirit tablets' of the Joseon kings...
Run by friendly English-speaking Kim Hyoung-Jin, this stylish one-shot bar is on the 2nd floor – look for the English sign as you come...
Woo Rae Oak
Tucked away in the sewing-machine parts section of Dongdaemun’s sprawling market streets is this elegant old-timer specialising in...
88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu · interesting places nearby
Gwangjang Market information
Best known as Seoul’s largest food alley (or meokjagolmok ), the Gwangjang Market is home to some 200 stalls set up among kimchi and fresh seafood vendors. Its specialty is the golden fried nokdu bindaetteok (mung-bean pancake; ₩5000) – paired beautifully with makgeolli (rice wine). Otherwise go a more healthy option of bibimbap or boribap (mixed rice and barley topped with a selection of veggies).