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Kukje Gallery

Art Gallery

Since Kukje Gallery opened at the center of Seoul in 1982, it has been committed to presenting the work of the most current and significant Korean and international contemporary artists. The Gallery has established itself as a leading venue for showing works by major international artists such as Damien Hirst, Eva Hesse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Candida Hofer, Bill Viola, Anish Kapoor, etc.

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Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin

Coffee Shop Owners

Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin are a husband and wife duo, and the proud owners of the Coffee Montage coffee shop in Seoul. Jaewoong Austin Shin is also the main roaster at Coffee Montage, and he and his wife, together with the team of passionate baristas, create some of the best coffees in the city.

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Ken Lee

Lifestyle Blogger

23 years old Ken Lum Lee was born and raised in London, UK. A Marketing Business major and a photographer wannabe, Ken decided to leave the UK to seek more colour and seasoning in which the world can offer, hence the blog started. Initially a private journal for his family and close friends, it is now open for the public to walk alongside with him and his Korean travels. Currently residing in Gwangju, South Korea, he is now teaching English in a public school.

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Linda Dunsmore

Travel Writer

German/American travel writer based in South Korea. I write about my travels in Asia and around the world showcasing local traditions, food, culture, and hidden places.

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Instagram Foodie

Featuring Seoul’s best food, JustSeoulFoods is a local Instagram hit from South Korea.

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Brian Dye

Lifestyle Blogger

I’m a blogger, writer, and urban explorer. I’ve been working in South Korea’s ESL field for the last ten years. My one year contract has unexpectedly turned into a journey that I’m still on and loving.

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Jane Kim

Makeup Artist

Jane Kim, also known as The Glamourist, is a makeup artist and founder of Yepeau. She was awarded the best of Wedding Hair and Makeup Award by San Francisco Magazine and Top 5 artist in the Bay Area by Brides.com. Her work has been featured in the Paper Magazine, Town and Country, The Knot, and Brides Magazine. She dreams of puppies and pizza.

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Hyejeong Jeong

Korean Travel Expert

Hyejeong works for K Pass, the ultimate Seoul city pass that helps you find your way around Seoul and gives you fantastic discounts.

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JinJoo Lee

Korean Foodie

Originally from Korea, JinJoo now lives in the United States, where she still cooks with the flavors of her home country. She’s passionate about Korean cuisine, writes about her favorite recipes, holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a proud mother and wife.

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Seoul shopping

Shopping in Seoul

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Yours truly

Seoul's best kept secret, super shopping. If Seoul citizens know how to do one thing better than all the rest, it's shopping. For your trip, Stay.com recommends you take to the streets shopping like the locals do. Mall experiences like that at COEX Mall are good for the retail itch, but Korea House and Jungbu Market are more along the lines of what traditional Korean enthusiasts might partake of. Whatever your shopping taste, there's certain to be some of it in Seoul though.

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    Dongdaemun Market

    Un unusual shopping experience
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    Hwanghakdong Flea Market

    The first flea market in Korea
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    Garden 5

    Multi-living space for the senses
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    Yangjae Flower Market Center

    The flower kingdom
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    Hi Brand

    European style luxury
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    Hongdae Free Market

    Not the usual flea market
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    Times Square

    Multipurpose shopping
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    Ttukseom Nanumjangteo

    Treasure hunting
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    Dapsimni Antique Shopping Mall

    A variety of Korean antiques
    Locals' Pick
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    Seoul Folk Flea Market

    The hidden treasures
  11. Namdaemun Market, Seoul +Add

    Namdaemun Market

    The largest traditional market in Korea
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    Sungin-dong Flea Market

    Bargain hunting in Seoul
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    Bangsan Market Baking Street

    The baking heaven
  14. Jungbu Market, Seoul, South Korea +Add

    Jungbu Market

    Traditional Korean market
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    Korea House

    Traditional Korean crafts and cuisine
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    KwangJang Market

    A mecca for vintage clothing
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    COEX Mall

    Korea's first cultural and shopping complex
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