Commonly referred to as the Beverly Hills of Korea, Seongbuk-dong is home to many rich families and top envoys to Seoul. Lurking in the alleys of this upscale neighborhood are diverse heritage sites and cultural hot spots like museums and galleries. A walking tour would piece together its modern and historic facades like a puzzle.
EAT> Seongbuk-dong is famous for donkkaseu, Japanese-style breaded, deep-fried pork cutlets.
Ondal Wang Donkkatseu (T. 02-923-9246) and other spots serve the dish in extremely generous portions.
Many art museums operate in-house gift shops.
October is the time for Gansong Art Museum’s much-touted fall exhibition. It has become a tradition that visitors line up for long hours to get a chance to enjoy its landscape and amazing art
collection, which includes many national treasures.