top of page

Jieun, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Seoul, the capital of South Korea is a progressive modern metropolis blended in seamlessly with its rich history. A paradise for foodies, nature-lovers, stylish shoppers and K-pop aficionados, Seoul has a little something for everyone. We ask Jieun to share some tips for tourists wanting to visit her fun city.

Jieun at Gangnam street where the song "Gangnam Style" was based

Best time to visit?

Spring (March, April, May) and Fall (September and October). Those are my favorite seasons of the year. During spring, you can see flowers blooming everywhere. In fall, there are nice and cool breezes, clear skies, and beautiful mountains.

Must try local dishes?

I would like to introduce a few Korean dishes you must try when in Korea. All of my foreign friends love these, so no need to be scared of trying these out:

Samgyeopsal (Pork Belly BBQ: My all time favorite!)

Bibimbab (Rice with vegetables and chili pepper paste: Teng's favorite!)

Bulgogi (Grilled marinated beef)

ChiMac (Fried chicken with beer)

Your city's most popular tourist spot?

One of the most famous places would be Gyeongbok Palace located in the center of Seoul. It was a royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty, and constructed more than 600 years ago. Don't forget to catch a night view of the palace!

Any favorite local place or spot you would recommend to a visitor in your city?