Editors’ Picks: Where to Eat, Drink, Sleep, and Shop in Seoul

Blair Pfander

Too often, South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, is overshadowed by neighboring cities like Tokyo or Beijing. But with a population of 25 million people, Seoul is the second largest metropolitan center in the world, and as home to tech giants like Samsung, a growing hub for innovation.
So it’s hardly surprising that a visit to Seoul can feel a little bit like a trip to the year 2030, with ultra-modern shopping malls—many of them packed with luxurious labels like Margiela, Hermès and Louis Vuitton—bedecked in glowing LED lights, innovative new restaurants like Grill5Taco, which serves up spicy Korean-Mexican fusion, and boundary-breaking nightclubs like Club Octagon, where patrons can take a dip in the on-site pool before jamming to bumping electronic beats upstairs.
Here, the ten destinations you won’t want to miss on your next South Korean excursion.

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