It's probably my 5th visit to Seoul, South Korea. My wife and I enjoy Seoul a lot: great food, energetic city vibe, reasonable taxi fare, and lots of shoppings! Putting those aside, I always have a great time exploring and photographing happenings in Seoul. Let me share some thoughts and my favorite shots from the recent trip.
Namdaemun Market (남대문시장)
My kind of place, old-school, busy market, everyone getting on with their daily life. Great place to walk around and spend time chatting with local shopkeepers.
Hongdae Area (홍대)
This refers to an area around Hongik University, there are lots of hip shops, restaurants, cafes and street performers. Cool visual street arts and places to hang out in the evenings.
Seochon Village (서촌마을)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Seoul located in the West side of Gyeongbokgung palace. Nice place to walk around and explore small alleys. I would vote for an interesting night photography spot in Seoul.
An upcoming area, one of the newest, coolest area to hang out in Seoul! Don't miss the ultra instagram-famous Zapangi cafe!
Touristy place, lot of happenings on and off the street. Great place for people watching.
I also went to several other places such as Yongma Land (an abandoned theme-park), Ihwa Mural Village (street arts/ graffiti), around Ewha Women University, Haneul Park and Samcheongdong. 3 days are way too short to capture Seoul!