October 28

Best 5 Places To Visit In Itaewon

Written by Annyeong India

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We all knows Itaewon right? So here are the Best 5 Places To Visit In Itaewon

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (리움 삼성미술관 )

The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is the best choice for enjoying Traditional and Modern artworks by Korean & International Artists. The museum exhibits a large collection of the Founder, the late Lee Byeong-Cheol, once president of the Samsung Group. Since the 3 buildings were designed by the international renowned Architects – Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel & Rem Koolhaas, the building itself is as fascinating as the artworks exhibited. 

Museum 1 showcases Traditional Korean Art, such as calligraphy, paintings, ceramic arts and metal craftworks. Museum 2 displays modern and contemporary art by both Korean and foreign artists, which includes the Samsung Child Education & Cultural Center which offers cultural education for children.


Buddha’s Belly (부다스벨리)

This is the place to go if you really want to taste authentic Thai food. Thai chefs will adjust the level of spice according to your taste and are willing to cook you up something that is not on the menu. Most of the menu costs around 8,000 won. At lunchtime, you can choose from several lunch sets, all of which come with rice. On a bright weekend afternoon, the Buddha’s Belly restaurant is occupied by just six diners despite it being the lunch hour. Besides, it consists of vegan options. Moreover, it is a pocket-friendly restaurant. The meals included in this restaurant are lunch, dinner, and drinks. If a traveller is a pure vegetarian or vegan, Buddha’s Belly is a must-try place. The quality of the food is outstanding as well as it excels when it comes to taste.

The widely popular South Korean TV series “Itaewon Class” also led to more people visiting it in recent months. Itaewon class is a highly recommended k-drama of 2020.


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Soap Seoul

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Soap Seoul is unique because of its interesting design. The floor of the club is in the shape of a bar of soap and curved interior walls. The Soap Seoul managers are popular for their innovative music sets and the staff is said to be some of the friendliest. This club is located in 132-3 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Soap Seoul is also known for its original cocktails, including the “BATH-TUB”. The foamy, sweet and sour cocktail is served in a bathtub shaped cup. Due to its clear interior, this club is very famous among females.


Itaewon Shopping Street (이태원쇼핑거리)

Itaewon Street is the most exotic place to spend a day shopping, hanging out and dining. The 1.4 km-long street stretching from Itaewon 1-dong to Hannam 2-dong is known as Itaewon Street. There are enormous varieties of shops, entertainment venues, and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. Itaewon is a leader in providing exotic fashion, bars and clubs in South Korea. Most of the stores are branded with English signs and now with an influx of Japanese and Chinese tourists, Itaewon has become one of South Korea’s top international Hub. Shops remain open from 9 am till 9 pm. There are more than 2400 shops in this area boasting the large Variety of clothes, bags, shoes, Jewellery, accessories, leather goods, craftworks etc. 


Namsan Botanical Garden (남산 야외식물원)

A walk through the trails of Namsan Botanical Garden is worth your time. Rich in flora and fauna and representing all the rainbow colours, this park is the best place to enjoy nature. Garden Representing all the rainbow colours, this park is a package in itself. During the autumn season, the park plays host to a number of events which take place under the shadow of the pink and red leaves of the season. In the month of April, the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival takes place. This is the most ideal time for a walk around the cherry blossom path. The park also has other attractions such as the Namsan Tower and the Namsan Cable Car through which you can enjoy an aerial view of the beauty of this place.


Do you have Itaewon in your checklist for the next travel destination? What place would you like to visit in Itaewon?

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Written By- Aakanksha


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Itaewon, itaewon class, korean culture, koreanculture, tour and travel, travel, travel south korea


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