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Things to do in Jongno-gu

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“If you're looking for an artsy vibe, this is the place. It's a bit more quiet and less busy than Hongdae. Busking talent is more professional here. You can buy a ticket to any musical or play happening that day. Many places to eat and a lot of alleys to explore.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Naksan Park, located in Jongo-gu, is a great place to see the Seoul City Wall and take in views of downtown Seoul. The park is famous for the beauty of its nighttime views and the city wall. Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty was smaller than it is today. At the time, there were four mountains that were contained within the city limits, Naksan Mountain being one of them. Of the four mountains, Naksan was the smallest at just over 100m tall. The city wall that is along Naksan Mountain is divided by Hyehwamun Gate, Dongdaemun Gate, and Daehak-ro. If you like to hike, take the Seoul City Wall trail from Hyehwamun to Dongdaemun or vice versa. If you prefer an easier route, begin your walk at Daehak-ro. Additionally, the park has been used as a filming location for many Hallyu dramas due to its beautiful scenary. Walk the old city wall and take in the beatiful twinkling lights of Seoul at Naksan Park.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Small theater, play, comedy, street of youth. Local people for hot place. You don't need to understand the actors language, because the play really make U happy for their acting :)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Transportation
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Nature
“Various murals can be seen. You can borrow a Korean school uniform from a costume rental shop to take special pictures. You can take a walk in night view at Naksan Park near here.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“"Homeplus Express Myeongnyon branch" Groceries: Get free delivery during the day!! How awesome is that. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sublocality
“You can enjoy time at the famous local street with pretty cafe, museum, bar, shop and so on. It is one of the unique place for the Korean and also traveler.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Transportation
“Seoul City Bike rental right in-front of our building!!!! Get around the city with ease. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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Cocktail Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Place to eat
“"Doenjang Yesool" Korean traditional restaurant Soybean paste / Sauce of Korea”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

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“It is a restaurant selling low-salt Italian homemade dishes made with healthy ingredients.”
  • 1 local recommends
Japanese Restaurant
“Favorite place for salmon. The restaurant itself is incredibly pretty. Be prepared to wait.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bunsik Restaurant
“Tteokbokki is many Koreans’ favorite snack food. It features slices of rice cake marinated in a special sauce (often soy sauce and red pepper paste), sugar, and sometimes mixed with vegetables. I love the sticky texture of the version served at Nanumi Tteokbokki. Order a stick of odaeng (fishcake) alongside a paper cup of warm soup. I like to dip the fishcake into the spicy tteokbokki sauce. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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