Seoul’s Best Arts and Leisure
Best Local Contemporary Art Venue: If you only have time to acquaint yourself with one local artist, make it the pioneering Kim Whanki, whose dynamic oeuvre is on full display at the Whanki Museum in beautiful Buam-dong.
Best Festival: The Lotus Lantern Festival, which celebrates Buddha’s birthday, culminates in a winding parade of illuminated lanterns throughout central Seoul. It is a visually stunning spectacle that never fails to uplift.
Most Spiritual Place to Burn Calories: The trails up craggy Inwangsan wind past temples, monuments, and shamanist shrines. You might even spot a ceremony taking place when you stop to catch your breath.
© Jonathan Hopfner from Moon Seoul, 1st Edition