A Personal Seoul City Guide

Seoul is South Korea’s iconic capital city – a bustling metropolis that serves as the nation’s political, economic, social and cultural hub. And it is a place I call my home.

I was born and raised in the city until I was whisked away at the age of 17 to live in other countries. So whenever I returned to visit my family, I always saw my home through the lens of a tourist: finding enjoyment in seeing all the hotspots, getting tailormade clothes, buying Hanbok and even going through K-pop star training!

Knowing I had this unique perspective of being familiar yet unfamiliar with Seoul, many of my friends from around the world wanted to know the best things to do in the city. I decided it would be better to provide a visual guide featuring my own illustrations, so I could properly convey my appreciation towards the city and the excitement I felt for all the adventures I could see my friends having!