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Everyone Is Buzzing About These New Instagram-Worthy Spots Near Seoul


Cheng Sim •  May 21, 2020


There's no denying that Seoul is one of our favourite Muslim-friendly destinations. Besides offering a variety of halal Korean food and cool things to do, Korea's capital city is also a show-stopper when it comes to Instagram-worthy spots too! We bet you remember the stunning Starfield Library, pretty Stylenanda Pink Hotel and other picture-perfect spots in Seoul.
Credit: Giphy While we're staying at home and dreaming about our future getaways to Seoul, the capital city continues to impress and this time, with two new Instagram-worthy spots that made us wish we could see it in person!
Galleria Gwanggyo
If you make your way to Suwon Gwanggyo Lake Park, which is situated in the south of Seoul, you'll find the Galleria department store in Gwanggyo that prides itself as the first and largest upscale department store franchise in Korea. A look at the exterior is enough to make you think about how impressive it is. According to OMA, a Dutch architecture studio that designed this stunning building, the store is conceptualised with a textured mosaic stone facade to represent the nature of the neighbouring park. There's more to The Galleria than meets the eye. Step into the newly-built department store to appreciate the natural sunlight that streams down its multifaceted glass panels. OMA shared that the design provides a contrast with the opacity of the stone facade.
Situated in Gangnam-gu district, another Instagram-worthy digital art installation that is already turning heads in Seoul is 'WAVE', a public media art that uses the surreality of crashing waves using the anamorphic installation. Brought together by d'strict, a Korean-based design company that specialises in breathtaking visual content, anyone can view this artistic splendour from DOOH of COEX K-POP SQUARE in Seoul, which is also the city's largest high-definition outdoor advertising screen. According to Forbes, the installation will only be up until the end of summer 2020. Even if you're not in Seoul right now, this installation is still beautiful to watch from your laptop screen. Seoul definitely has a way of winning us over with its spectacular Instagram-worthy attractions and art installations. It may be a while before more countries around the world, including Korea, ease their travel restrictions. However, we remain hopeful that we'll experience the wonders of Seoul again when the time is right.