The South Korean capital is energetic and sprawling; it’s a 24-hour city that’s home to some ten million people and plenty of brightly-lit billboards, skyscrapers and shops. The Monocle Travel Guide to Seoul looks past the dazzling lights to discover what, and who, has brought this late-blooming city careering into the twenty-first century. Its streets may be tricky to navigate but Seoul’s inhabitants are turning it into an accessible and playful metropolis that respects its roots while embracing the future.
Amassing favourite architectural feats—from a women’s university to an ivy-clad red-brick church—and the snappiest coffee shops, including one in an old printing press, the guide also highlights a variety of hotels one is bound to long to hunker down in, from glittering glass towers to traditional hanoks. Plus, it maps out four top-notch itineraries.
Whatever you want and whenever you want it, Seoul has you covered, be it late-night trips to the sauna or early-morning treks around the hills. Hike up your hanbok and meet the people putting their hearts into Seoul.
About the Contributors
Canadian Journalist, Entrepreneur and Magazine Publisher Tyler Brûlé is the Editor-in-Chief of Monocle.
Andrew Tuck is the Founding Editor of the global magazine Monocle.
London-based Joe Pickard is a keen Photographer, avid Instagrammer and Book Editor at Monocle magazine.
About the Publisher
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