The Best Instagrammable Locations In Seoul, South Korea

After visually-pleasing spots in Seoul? I can totally help with that.

If you’ve embarked on a quest to find the most Instagrammable places in Seoul, can I persuade you to visit the locations in my camera roll?

South Korea has no shortage of aesthetic backdrops, but I’ve approached this post from a different angle – The most appealing areas of Seoul for both your social media feed and your travel bucketlist.

You’re not going to find novelty locations here. There’s no mention of pastel pop-up buildings, or sites made popular by trends. Where’s the fun in travelling if the only purpose is to take a photo? Instead, I’ll share Instagrammable places in Seoul which don’t fall short on entertainment.

Let’s go tour Seoul’s most Instagrammable places, without neglecting the travel element.

Although, if it’s your first-time visiting Seoul, I’ve researched every corner of the city to bring you epic eats, memorable activities, and the best malls/stores over on my ultimate Seoul travel guide. You’re so welcome.

The Basics For Capturing Aesthetic Social Media Pictures – With No Specialist Equipment.

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes

This may be a controversial opinion, but I think the real secret to an aesthetic feed isn’t where you take your picture, but how.

Now, I’m not a photographer by trade. Although, I’ve picked up a thing or two over the years…

The Main Takeaways:

  • Perfectly-curated feeds have one thing in common – a repetitive colour palette.
  • New outfits won’t make visuals look better if you’re standing awkwardly behind the camera.
  • Stuck for poses? Capture photos via ‘bursts’. Movement is the golden ticket for natural-looking photos.
  • Always review directly after you’ve taken content. A change in position or angle makes the difference between the delete button or the favourite folder.
  • Lower the exposure. Images seem to look more professional when brightness isn’t upped to the max. The same applies with videos!

Mullae Art District – One For The Edgy + Trendy Social Media Feeds.

Why It’s Instagrammable: Mullae Art District might initially seem like a spacious junkyard, given the undeniable sight of mechanics and scrap metal dotted around every corner, but don’t rule out this spot just yet.

Mullae will have you trawling through industrial garages. Although, you’ll hit jackpot on quirky sculptures and locally-loved foodie finds if take browsing seriously.

Best For: Upcoming artists and city aesthetics which ooze ‘cool’.

Address: 54-37 Mullae-dong 3(sam)-ga, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Common Ground – The Shopping Mall Built Into A Blue Container.

Why It’s Instagrammable: Common Ground is urban utopia for individuals who appreciate streetwear.

Best For: People who travel to Seoul with shopping motives at the forefront.

Address: 200 Achasan-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Hongdae District – Imagine Cramming Multiple Instagrammable Places Into One Seoul Zone.

Why It’s Instagrammable: Intriguing signs tempting you for a good time. Endless photobooths. Multiple multi-storey arcades. Everything you need for enjoyment to thrive, basically.

Tip: There’s no sugar-coating it, Hongdae is a student hotspot. Although, Hongdae has also gained a (respectable) reputation for street art, and saliva-provoking eats.

Best For: Capturing one of Seoul’s liveliest districts, and a constantly buzzing nightlife.

Bukchon Hanok Village – One Of The Most Beautiful Residential Villages.

Why It’s Instagrammable: You’ll be stepping into a picturesque Korean neighbourhood with cobbled stones, intricate rooftops, clean-looking buildings, and traditional wooden structures.

Tip: Ditch the main pavements and venture into smaller side streets. You’ll stumble across the same architecture and design but without the crowds.

Best For: Escaping city life, without venturing too far from central Seoul.

Address: Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza – A Glimpse Into The Future?

Best For: Minimalistic feeds.

Address: 281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Nuldam Space – Like A Post Office, But So Much More.

Why It’s Instagrammable: Nuldam Space is the type of backdrop you’d see plastered over #aestheticcoffeeshop search results.

However, this fully-vegan café isn’t just an Instagrammable place in Seoul. Nuldam Space is actually an area to connect with an unknown version of yourself. Scribble down random thoughts onto a postcard, and re-unite a year later. Via international delivery.

For more details on how the concept works, plus the cost, I’ll link you towards my post on memorable things to do in Seoul.

Best For: The old-school romantic.

Address: 24 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Yongma Land – A Hidden Instagrammable Place In Seoul!

Why It’s Instagrammable: An abandoned theme park from the 80’s, which has remarketed itself as an outdoor photography studio.

Yongma Land was one of my favourite discoveries in Seoul, but this ex-amusement park isn’t your typical find. Here’s what you need to know before visiting Yongma Land.

Best For: Anyone craving a dose of nostalgia.

Address: 118 Mangu-ro 70-gil, Jungnang-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Seoullo 7017 – Midnight Walks Have Suddenly Become More Enjoyable.

Why It’s Instagrammable: A sky park above a highway at one of Seoul’s central traffic spots.

Tip: Seoullo 7017 is more exciting at night. A spoiler worth sharing.

Best For: Embracing big city life.

Address: 432 Cheongpa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

COEX Mall – This Is Where The Fashion Girlies Hang Out

Why It’s Instagrammable: Starfield Library’s home. COEX Mall will give you multiple locations to secure a feed-worthy shot.

Best For: The default ‘IG Influencer’ style photo.

Address: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Lotte World Tower – Seoul’s Most Instagrammable Place At Night?

Why It’s Instagrammable: Lotte World Tower is a visual feast from the get-go. Oh, and you’ll be viewing Seoul from one of the tallest buildings on the planet. Yes, planet.

Tip: Annoyingly, flash reflects onto glass at night. Yet, photos look sensational during these hours. Play around with positioning!

Best For: Those ‘pinch me’ bucketlist moments.

Address: 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Lotte World Tower - Instagrammable places in Seoul.
How magical is this? @ Lotte World Tower.

Tteokbokki Farms – Where Food Doesn’t Just Look Pretty, But Tastes Good Too.

Why It’s Instagrammable: The humble drive-thru vibe, without the actual drive-thru.

Best For: Satisfying both camera roll and stomach one Tteokbokki dish at a time.

Address: Located inside AK Plaza, Hongdae.

Regardless of where your Seoul itinerary takes you, it’s fair to say this city won’t leave your camera roll looking sloppy.

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Yaz is the writer behind ‘The Strawberry Snaps’ and is here to make travel a frequent part of 9-5 lifestyles.

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