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Foods & Attractions MADE for Summer Nights

  • Date08/27/2020
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Foods &
Attractions
MADE for
Summer
Nights

Peanut butter and jelly, tacos and Tuesdays, summer and swimming, you and me – Some things just belong together. You can now add late-night snacks and night tours to the list! In Seoul, a city that never sleeps, you can find fun activities and delicious food no matter how late you’re out and about!

  • #trip to korea
  • #seoul travel
  • #Seoul night tour
  • #Korean night culture
  • #Hangang Park
  • #Cheonggyecheon Stream
  • #Samgyeopsal
  • #Seoullo 7017
  • #Naksan Park
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Convenience store ramyeon &
Hangang Park
  • Convenience store ramyeon at Banpo Hangang Park

  • Convenience store ramyeon at Banpo Hangang Park

  • Convenience store ramyeon at Banpo Hangang Park

There are plenty of popular dining options at Hangang Park, from ordering chicken & beer or pizza to preparing the classic Korean picnic food, gimbap. These days, the top of every Korean’s list is ramyeon! Everyone knows packaged ramyeon is better than cup ramyeon, and with the installation of special ramyeon cooking machines at convenience stores, you can enjoy this better version even outside! Simply purchase a package of ramyeon from a convenience store, costing around 3,000 won, and you’ll be given a set of disposable chopsticks and a container for the ramyeon. After that, follow the instructions for your tasty late-night snack. Of course, good food tastes even better when eaten before a beautiful view. We recommend the area in front of the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain within Banpo Hangang Park.

Banpo Hangang Park

Address
4, Sinbanpo-ro 11-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 신반포로11길 4)
Directions
Walk for approx. 20 min from Sinbanpo Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 1
Operating hours
Open 24 hr
* Hours may vary by facility
* Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain currently not in operation to prevent the spread of COVID-19
* Park lighting hours vary by day; summer average 20:00 / winter average 19:00
Fees
Admission: Free
Prices: Convenience store ramyeon 3,000 won (package, container, disposable chopsticks) / Egg 500 won
* Prices may vary by convenience store
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Dried pollack with beer &
Cheonggyecheon Stream
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream

  • Euljiro Nogari Alley

  • Euljiro Nogari Alley

An urban oasis for busy office workers by day, the bright lights of Cheonggyecheon Stream at night attract tourists like moths to a flame! The 10.79-kilometer stretch of walking path is lit by almost 8,800 lights. The area by Cheonggye Plaza and Cheonggyepokpo Waterfall is especially beautiful at night. Of course, the walking paths are open 24/7, all year round, making it a great attraction to add to your itinerary whenever you can fit it in. To combine your trip with a late-night snack, we recommend visiting the area around Gwansugyo Bridge. Just one of the 22 bridges that cross Cheonggyecheon Stream, this area is near Exit 3 of Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Station (Subway Line 2, 3), and Euljiro Nogari Alley. The pubs along this street sell sets of nogari (dried young pollack) and draft beer at affordable prices, making it a popular location for meet-ups among university students and office workers. If ever there was a place to live like the locals, this is it!

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Address(Cheonggye Plaza)
14-1, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 서린동 14-1)
Directions
Walk for approx. 1 min from Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 5
Operating hours
Open 24 hr
* Section between Cheonggye Plaza and Hwanghakgyo Bridge closed temporarily to prevent the spread of COVID-19
* Additional sections of walking path subject to closure
* Refer to the official website for more details
Admission
Free
Inquiries
+82-2-2290-7111 (Korean only)
Website
www.sisul.or.kr

Euljiro Nogari Alley

Address
129, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 을지로 129)
Directions
Walk for approx. 1 min from Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 3), Exit 4
Operating hours
Varies by shop
Prices
500cc draft beer 3,500 won / Nogari 1,000 won
* Prices may vary by shop
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Samgyeopsal & Seoullo 7017
  • Seoullo 7017

  • Bokkeumbap

  • Samgyeopsal

Samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly) with a bottle of soju is an iconic late-night snack of Korea. Samgyeopsal comes in a variety of ways: frozen or fresh, thinly sliced or thick slabs, cooked on a grill or a hot plate. The cut and cooking method have a huge impact on the taste so don’t be scared to try a few different styles. No matter the style you like best, be sure to add some kimchi to grill in the pork fat. Round out the meal with some leaf wraps, doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew) or bokkeumbap (fried rice). If you’re worrying about all the calories, take a walk along Seoullo 7017! Opened in 2017, this attraction breathed new life into an old overpass from the 1970’s. At 17 meters up, visitors can enjoy views of the city from a new vantage point. The walkway lights and the nightscape make for a romantic evening ambience, the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Seoullo 7017

Address
405, Hangang-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 한강대로 405)
Distance
1.5km between Seoullo Operations Center & Hoehyeon Station
* Seoullo 7017 has many entry points
Operating hours
Open 24 hr
Admission
Free
Main facilities
Seoullo Travelers Café, Seoullo Shop, Seoullo Information Center, Rose Stage, etc.
* Facilities may be closed temporarily to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Inquiries
+82-2-313-7017 (Korean only)
Website
Seoullo 7017: seoullo7017.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Seoul Tourism Organization: www.visitseoul.net (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian)

Samgyeopsal

Locations
Food streets throughout the nation
* Franchises: Hanam Pig, Saemaeul Sikdang, Heukdonga, Goban Sikdang, etc.
Prices
Around 10,000 won per single serving
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Yukhoe tangtangi & Naksan Park
  • Naksan Park

  • Gwangjang Market Yukhoe Tangtangi Alley

  • Gwangjang Market Yukhoe Tangtangi Alley

If you’re looking to challenge yourself, head to Gwangjang Market! As other shops begin to close, the area around Yukhoe Tangtangi Alley is still quite busy. When you order yukhoe tangtangi (chopped live octopus and beef tartare), even the dish moves! The savory flavor goes great with spicy radish soup and a bottle of soju. After getting your fill, walk to Naksan Park for a stroll and to take in great views of the city. The park follows Seoul City Wall from Dongdaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4) to the Daehangno area near Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4). The walking path shows off a quieter side of the ever-active capital, passing through natural spaces and neighborhoods of old houses. The higher sections of the park offer clear views of the twinkling lights of the city spread out below.

Gwangjang Market

Address
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 88)
* Yukhoe Alley is approx. 1–min walk from Gwangjang Market North 2 Gate
Prices
Yukhoe tangtangi 28,000 won / Nakji tangtangi 15,000 won / Yukhoe 15,000 won
* Prices may vary by shop

Naksan Park

Address
41, Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 낙산길 41)
Directions
Walk for approx. 10 min from Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 1
Walk for approx. 15 min from Dongdaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4), Exit 10
Operating hours
Open 24 hr
* Hours may vary by section and facility
Admission
Free
Main facilities
History exploration trail, snack bar, restrooms, exercise equipment, plaza, etc.
Inquiries
+82-2-743-7985~6 (Korean only)
Website
parks.seoul.go.kr (Korean only)

More info

1330 Korea Travel Hotline
+82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
* This column was last updated in July 2020, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.