Sightseeing
MYEONGDONG
Myeong-dong is Seoul’s shopping hub and is a must-see for tourists, but it is not just a shopping destination; Myeong-dong is also a hub of commerce, banking and culture with a daytime population of 1.5-2 million. For shoppers there is a mixture of street stalls and retail outlets selling everything from high fashion to casual attire, as well as many Korean cosmetics stores offering high-quality products at competitive prices.

• Address : 27 Myeong-dong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
• Time required : Approximately 10 minutes by walk from the venue
• Subway : Myeong-dong Station (subway line 4) exits 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
 
GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE
Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty.  Visitors to Gyeongbokgung can also visit the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea as they are located on the palace grounds.

• Opening Hours : 09:00 - 18:00 (March – May opening hours)
• Address : 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 
• Time required : Approximately 20 minutes by public transportation
• Subway : Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) exit 5, roughly 5 minutes away on foot
 
INSADONG
Insa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries and traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes. Every Saturday from 14:00 to 22:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00, the main street is blocked off from traffic and it becomes a cultural space.

• Address : 03145, 39-1 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• Time required : Approximately 20 minutes by public transportation from the venue
• Subway : Jongno 3-ga Station (subway lines 1, 3, 6 ) exit 4, 5, roughly 10 minutes away on foot
                  Anguk Station (subway line 3) exits 5, 6, roughly 5 minutes away on foot
 
DONGDAEMUN DESIGN PLAZA (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP serves as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings.
DDP was selected as one of the "Top 52 Places to Visit in 2015" by the New York Times. DDP was the most Instagram tagged location in Korea in the year 2015.

• Address : 281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul
• Time required : Approximately 20 minutes by public transportation from the venue
• Subway : Line 2, 4, 5 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exits 1, 10

 
HONGDAE
"Hongik University Street(Hongdae)" is perhaps the hottest place in Seoul especially among young people seeking romance, art, underground culture, and unique fashion. There are great cafes, small galleries, accessory shops, fashion shops, bars with live music, clubs, art markets, and eateries. Whether you’ve come on your own or with equally eager friends, the ever-trending university area remains the only place in Seoul where you can experience transition from daytime exploring to nighttime adventures just as easily as you shuffle through your K-Pop playlist.

• Address : 160, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
• Time required : Approximately 30 minutes by public transportation from the venue
• Subway : HongdaeIipgu Station(subway line 2) exit 9, approximately 10 minutes on foot