NIGHTLIFE IN SOUTH KOREA
01 Dongdaemun Night Market
Visit Dongdaemun Night Market for a seemingly endless range of clothing, jewellery, shoes, handbags, cosmetics and skincare. The market is huge – you’ll find shopping malls and speciality stores, as well as an outdoor stage hosting dance performances, concerts, and fashion shows.There’s also an open market, where you can shop for local and international brands at discounted prices. Dongdaemun Night Market is also a foodie paradise, with street stalls selling Korean street food and drinks at affordable prices.
02 Cheonggyecheon Stream
Cheonggyecheon Stream is a 10. 9 kilometre-long stream that was created as part of an urban restoration project. The existence of this very stream was neglected prior to its restoration in 2005. Today, you can enjoy a serene walk along the quiet river even though it is located along the busiest boulevard in the city. This is because the stream is conveniently situated at more than 15 feet (4.6 metres) below street level.
03 Hangang River Ferry Cruise
One of the best ways to enjoy the famous Hangang River is by taking a ferry cruise and enjoying the scenic view and fresh air. There are approximately 7 different docks to board from and these cruises have different themes. Enjoy the night cityscape by visiting unique crane-shaped cafés, all of which are set along 6 bridges in the southern part of Seoul. The bridges – Gwangjingyo, Dongjak, Hangang, Yanghwa, Jamsil, and Mapo – span across Hangang River.
04 N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower is a modern structure atop Namsan Mountain in central Seoul. Spanning 237 metres tall, you get to enjoy panoramic views of Seoul from its observatory. It hosts traditional performances and exhibitions year-round. Inside, you’ll find a digital observatory as well as plenty of souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafes.You will be able to catch a sight of the mesmerizing night lights of the beautiful city skyline.
05 The Library
The Library at The Shilla Seoul is an all-day lounge with a contemporary design. It offers a very extensive drinks menu, which includes around 250 wines and 70 malt whiskeys. You can enjoy live jazz on weekends. The lounge stocks plenty of books on art, culture and history – grab a sofa and enjoy some quiet time during the day.
06 Myeongdong Nanta Theatre
Myeongdong Nanta Theatre hosts comedic, non-verbal plays within a kitchen setting. The show combines Korean traditional musical elements like garak (rhythms) and samullori (traditional Korean percussion quartet).
Nightclubs, where local celebrities, elites and trendsetters party until late. Located in New Hilltop Hotel, it’s an underground hideout with good sound systems, VIP lounges, spacious dancefloors, private rooms, and even a swimming pool. Club Octagon hosts an impressive line-up of international and Korean DJs – music policy is mostly electro dance and tech-house.
08 Rose Garden
The field of 25,550 Dongdaemun LED flowers glow softly at night, providing a romantic background for visitors. It’s a selfie hotspot and one of the top things to do in Dongdaemun. The DDP LED Rose Garden can be seen every night of the week from 5:30 to midnight. Find them in the Grass Plaza area of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.