Highlights near Seoul
Samcheong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
View Full Size

Small-scale Architectural Treasures

Samcheong-dong, a charming neighborhood lying just north of Anguk station, in the heart of Seoul, features some of the best modern architecture in the city. There are no massive museums or sharp-edged high-rises (head to Gangnam), but high quality, blink-and-you'll-miss-it projects like this steel-framed wall of stones abound. Though the context couldn't be more different, the wall immediately reminded me of Herzog & de Meuron's much larger Dominus Winery in the Napa Valley.

In addition to interesting architecture, the narrow streets of Samcheong-dong house cozy coffeeshops, great restaurants, and many art galleries.

Discuss: Want to know more? Ask about or comment on this Highlight!


Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Staticmap?key=aizasycfr xpzmln9k22jlspjbt0xbwg3gq2qi0&center=37.5848379, 126.98191329999997&size=312x200&sensor=false&markers=size: small|color:red|37.5848379, 126