Top things to do in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Top Choice Palace in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu


One of Seoul's five grand palaces built during the Joseon dynasty, Deoksugung (meaning Palace of Virtuous Longevity) is the only one you can visit in the evening and see the buildings illuminated. It first served as…
Top Choice Market in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Namdaemun Market

You could spend all day in this swarming night-and-day market and not see it at all. The largest market in Korea, each section has hundreds of stalls, from clothing to handicrafts and accessories. Its market food, t…
Top Choice Korean in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Korea House

Scoring a hat trick for high-quality food, entertainment and shopping is Korea House. A dozen dainty, artistic courses make up the royal banquet. The hanok, the hanbok-clad waitresses, the gayageum (zither) music, a…
Top Choice Tower in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

N Seoul Tower & Namsan

The iconic N Seoul tower (236m), atop the city’s guardian mountain Namsan, offers panoramic views of this immense metropolis from its observation deck. Come at sunset and you can watch the city morph into a galaxy o…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Nanta Theatre Jung-gu

Running since 1997, with no end in sight, is Korea's most successful nonverbal performance. Set in a kitchen, this high-octane, 90-minute show mixes magic tricks, samulnori folk music, drumming, kitchen utensils, co…
Top Choice Korean in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu


Feast on artfully plated, contemporary twists on Korean classics, such as pinenut soup with soy milk espuma (foam) or raw blue crab, at this serene restaurant tucked behind the British embassy. Meals come as set men…
Top Choice Bar in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu


Seoul's most sophisticated makgeolli bar is a place for connoisseurs of Korean liquors and those who'd like to learn a bit more about the depths and breadths of local tipples. Set up by graduates from the nearby Sus…
Top Choice Korean in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu


One worth dressing up for, this classy restaurant specialises in vegetarian temple dishes that date from the Goryeo dynsasty. It's all set-course, traditional-style banquets here, and there's also a meat option. It'…
Top Choice Theatre in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

National Theater of Korea

The several venues here are home to the national drama, changgeuk (Korean opera), orchestra and dance companies. Free concerts and movies are put on in summer at the outdoor stage. Walk 10 minutes here or hop on bus…
Top Choice Noodles in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Myeong-dong Gyoja

The special kalguksu (noodles in a meat, dumpling and vegetable broth) is famous, so it’s busy, busy, busy. Fortunately, it has multiple levels and a nearby branch to meet the demand.