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InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas

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Gina Kim
Chef Concierge

Our Concierge team is very excited to welcome you to Seoul, and look forward to meeting you in person and creating a wonderful experience for you . We promise you a lasting impression of Korea.

Things to do
The Perfect Day

Morning

Explore the small alley of Bukchon. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Villge is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village" came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural center, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional korean culture.

Afternoon

Walk along Cheonggyecheon Stream. Cheonggyecheon is an 11km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. Created as part of an urban renewal project, Cheonggyecheon is a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty. The stream was covered with an elevated highway after the Korean War, as part of the country's post-war economic development. Then in 2003, the elevated highway was removed to restore the stream to its present form today. The stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, a popular cultural arts venue, and passes under a total of 22 bridges before flowing into the Hangang river, with many attractions along its length.

Evening

Try the local food at Gwangjang Market in the heart of Seoul. Bindaettok is another variety of Korean pancake and is mainly made with soy beans and you may eat it together with the onion they serve and with a bowl of Korean rice wine. Walk around Gwangjang Market that is renowned for its quality silk goods, linen bedding and handmade goods. Many of the stores in the area even have their own factories supplying fabrics to the Namdaemun Market, Pyoung Hwa Market, and even to some department stores. Even though the goods are not brand name products, the wide selection of high quality goods at inexpensive prices makes it an enjoyable shopping experience.

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Did You Know?
  • Chongdong Theater

    Classical Korean music, soap opera, and other performances are regularly presented here. A traditional teahouse and an art shop and costume photo corner are also there.

  • Ewha Womans University Vicinity

    Situated in the largest college streets near Sinchon Intersection, this area is recognized as one of the trendiest fashion shop streets.

  • Chongro 3 ga

    There are many movable bars on a covered wagon in which liquor and some simple side dishes are served; a covered wagon(pojangmacha) bar

  • Dosan Park

    Across from the Cine House is this memorial garden for Ahn Chang-ho, a patriot martyr during the Japanese Occupation. Its vicinity is famous for the up-market restaurants and cafes.

  • Shindangdong "Tteokbok- Ki Alley"

    There are different types of rice cakes, different ingredients, sweet and salty,white, pink or green, and they are used to decorate banquet tables(i.e.,first birthdays). Nobody is certain, but people started to use plain white "ttoks" to cook.

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