Pioneer of the Tongui-dong gallery scene and specialising in representing contemporary Korean and Japanese artists, such as Naru Yoshitomo and Yayoi Kusama: one of Yayoi's 2m-tall dotted pumpkin sculptures stands in a courtyard outside one of the gallery's buildings.

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1. Gallery Simon

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Exhibitions include sculptures and interesting installations. Has a chic top-floor cafe with views over hanok roofs.

2. Artside

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Since 1999, Artside has taken a leading role in artistic exchange between Korea and China by regularly staging exhibits by contemporary Chinese artists…

3. Ryugaheon

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Based in a restored hanok, Ryugaheon specialises in photography exhibitions, but you may also see other types of art here such as canvases of embroidered…

4. Daelim Contemporary Art Museum

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Daelim specialises in exhibitions on photography, design and fashion. The building, which was originally a family house, was remodelled by French…

5. National Palace Museum of Korea

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In a modern building in the southwest corner of Gyeongbokgung's compound, this museum displays royal artefacts that highlight the wonderful artistic…

6. Gyeongbokgung

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Like a phoenix, Seoul’s premier palace has risen several times from the ashes of destruction. Hordes of tourists have replaced the thousands of government…

7. Gwanghwamun

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The impressive main gate to Seoul's premier palace is flanked by stone carvings of haechi, mythical lion-like creatures traditionally set to protect the…

8. Hakgojae

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This elegant gallery is easily spotted by the robot sculpture on the roof of its modern section. Entry is via the converted hanok building, which neatly…