Every year since the early 2000s, South Korea has steadily been on the radar as the go-to Asian travel destination. According to USNews, Seoul sits at the number 11 spot out of a possible top 15, just a few ranks below Bangkok and Taipei, who were 9th and 10th respectively. Being the bustling cosmopolitan we know it to be, most travellers would have only just scratched the surface.

Seoul has many hidden gems in the nooks and crannies of its streets so finding what you’re looking for will take some effort. Some popular tourist destinations include the N Seoul Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Gwanghwamun, all of which are packed daily to the brim with tourists from all around the world.

Luckily, we’ve prepared a list of underrated locations around Seoul that you can visit. As the same mainstream spots can get tiring or boring after awhile, these hidden gems are exactly what you need as a refresher course on what Seoul has to offer.

What’s great about these hidden gems is that many of them are nearby popular landmarks so making a detour on’t be necessary