Instagrammable Places in Seoul – Thanks to the fascinating blend of culture and K-pop wave that has taken over the world, Seoul has become one of the most-visited places on the planet. But, going to Seoul without updating your Instagram feed? That’s a definite no-no.
With overwhelming scenery, a mix of traditional and modern architecture, tasty street foods, fashionable stores, and cute cafes, there’s no denying that Seoul is all that one should go for a perfect Instagram photo.
So, we’ve prepared a roundup of hot spots in Seoul for your Instagram dream, with a complete virtual guide. Visit these Instagrammable places in Seoul and let’s make your followers’ jaws dropped!
Best Instagram Spots in Seoul: 7 Must-Visit Places for a Perfect Photo
We’ve put together this list of our favorite Instagrammable places in Seoul for your photo backdrops. From traditional to modern and hype photos, these locations will be totally fun to visit.
1. Common Ground
Looking for a hipster spot in Seoul where the youngsters always go? Come to Common Ground! Filled with unique designer brands, food trucks, and pop up stores in 200 shipping containers, this place creates a hip shopping and dining experience.
The central square is full of temporary pop up stores, and on some days there’ll be exhibitions or performances. Level one and two filled with fashion labels and lifestyle products, while level three is all the rooftop terrace, cafes, and restaurants are located.
There’s always an empty corner to make your shot worth the hype. Take your OOTD photo against the iconic blue backdrop and post it on your feed! Don’t be surprised if you see many Instagram influencers come here.
Instagrammable spots: Use blue containers as the photo background or at the cafe terraces on level 3
Pro tip: Come in the afternoon to get the perfect light for taking photos, then take a stroll around Konkuk University area to get cheap and tasty foods!
Opening hours: 11 am to 10 pm daily
Location: 200 Achasan-ro, Jayang 4(sa)-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Take subway to Konkuk University Station via Line 2 or Line 7, go to Exit 6
2. Bukchon Hanok Village
A trip to Seoul is a shame without visiting its traditional area. Bukchon Hanok Village is a traditional residential area and it’s all you have to go (plus, Gyeongbokgung Palace is just a stone’s throw away from here). Rent a hanbok to get a more striking Insta-shot!
We’d like to recommend a 2.5-hour hanbok rental so you won’t be in a rush when exploring and taking pictures around. There are also traditional teahouses where you can enjoy Korean bingsoo and tea, just like the locals 😉
Instagrammable spots: Along the alleys, in front of the door houses, and inside the teahouses (but you have to pay if you want to come inside)
Hanbok rental rates: Ranging from 10,000 – 50,000 KRW
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm except on Sundays
Location: 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Stop by Anguk Station on Line 3, take Exit 1 or 2. Walk straight about 300m
3. Laundry Pizza
No, no, it’s not a laundry place. In fact, this is where BTS shoot their Love Yourself MV! This is our treat for Army 🙂 Or should we mention other names like APink, GOT7, IOI, or EXID? K-pop idols have already visited this pizza parlor, thus making it even more popular.
This place sells homemade pizza, with its exterior and interior design somewhat have a laundromat background. Besides, the walls are also decorated with washing machine doors and retro colors.
Ok, since this is famous filming and magazine shoots location, so why don’t you add this place into your bucket list? Prepare your best OOTD just like those K-pop idols while enjoying a slice of crunchy pizza.
Instagrammable spots: Every corner at this pizza place is worth a snapshot!
Best to order: Laundy pizza, pepperoni pizza, cheese pizza (10,000 – 20,000 KRW)
Opening hours: 12 pm to 10 pm on Sundays – Thursdays, and 12 pm to 10.30 pm on Fridays – Saturdays
Location: 810-13 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Go to Sinnonhyeon Station on Line 9, take Exit 4. Go straight to Muwol, Laundry Pizza is just across the place
4. Starfield Library, Coex Mall
Looking for an aesthetic place in Seoul? You should flock to the gigantic, visually pleasing, Starfield Library. It’s an open public space where everyone can come to chill or dive deep in books. This two-story library is also ideal for people who want to study and research.
Find more than 50,000 books and magazines inside the 13-meter tall giant bookshelves! And there’s the spot for a gorgeous backdrop to your pictures. Head here in the afternoon to sunset time, because it’s the best time to get the golden hour stunning photos.
Instagrammable spots: Ride the escalator and use 13m tall bookshelves as the background
Fee: Free of charge!
Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm daily
Location: Main Atrium of COEX Mall, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Get off at Samseong Station and take Exit 6, directly to COEX Mall
5. Stylenanda Pink Hotel
No doubt that this place is girls’ favorite Insta-worthy spot because the entire building is soaked in a gorgeous shade of pink! Sylenanda Pink Hotel isn’t a hotel, but rather a popular Korean fashion brand and they built this hotel-inspired concept flagship store.
There are a total of 7 floors in the building including a rooftop, and each of them features different items and designs, as well as a great number of Instagrammable spots that will make your photos even more Instagram goals!
On every floor, you can find everything started from makeup to apparel with super gorgeous spots where you can have your photo-taking. To top it all, there’s a rooftop terrace with giant pink beanbags and parasols, where you can have a drink on a laidback day.
Instagrammable spots: Don’t skip any level, walk through them all to find the best spots! Stroll around the surrounding streets as well as Myeongdong often has colorful Insta-spots
Pro tip: There’s a pink pool cafe on level 5 and 6 if you want some munchies and drinks, to have a seat in the rooftop/cafe
Opening hours: 11 am to 11 pm daily
Location: 37-8 Myeongdong 8-gil, Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Take Exit 6 from Myeongdong Station, and walk straight around 150m to the second intersection, turn right and go straight 30m to reach Stylenanda Pink Hotel
6. Haneul Park
Haneul Park is another hidden gem in Seoul for nature and photography lovers! Tall Eulalia plants that fill the park gives a stunning silver grass backdrop for your photoshoot. This location is also perfect for a pre-wedding sesh!
Come in autumn to get the perfect timing when the plants bloom beautifully. Besides, there’s also Seoul Silver Grass Festival here where you can enjoy the park until 10 pm while seeing a variety of performances too.
Instagrammable spots: Against the silver grass background and along the road. Walk around the stadium too as there are many Insta-worthy spots!
Fee: Admission is free but there’s a shuttle that will take you to the top of the hill (ticket costs 3,000 KRW for roundtrip)
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm daily (until 10 pm during the festival in October)
Location: 487-48 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Get off at World Cup Stadium Station and take Exit 1. Go around the stadium until you reach the main road with Haneul Park sign
7. Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Last but not least, Dongdaemun Design Plaza is another Instagrammable places in Seoul that you have to visit. Nestled in the heart of the city, this location is favored both by the locals and international tourists!
Commonly known as DDP in short, this place is the world’s largest atypical architecture. DDP is also one of the most hashtagged locations in Seoul on Instagram, where creative exhibitions, conventions, and concerts are usually held.
If you’re looking for a minimalist spot for your Instagram feed, this is where you should be. Don’t forget to take pictures on the iconic staircase and LED rose garden! Going around, you’ll also find a lot of shopping malls and cafes.
Instagrammable spots: Staircases, rooftop garden, and exterior design or architecture around Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Fee: Free of charge, but exhibitions ticket varies
Opening hours: 10 pm to 7 pm on Sundays – Thursdays, 10 am to 9 pm on Fridays – Saturdays. Close on Mondays
How to get there: Get off at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Exit 1
Fly to South Korea and Post Your #OOTD at These Instagrammable Places in Seoul
So, after looking at those Instagrammable places in Seoul, still dare to say no about going to Korea? Prepare your best OOTD and get decent pictures for the gram there!
If you want to explore more, we’ve also prepared a list of 5 best shopping destinations in Seoul for a shopping spree. Some shopping places are quite cheap yet very fashionable, so your bank account won’t feel the pinch 😉