May is a dazzling month of green leaves that seem like a gift that spring flowers have left behind. With the weather growing warmer day after day, we are fully prepared to welcome in the month of May, the peak of the spring season. It's the perfect time to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather out in the streets of Seoul.
Having long been the heart of South Korea and Seoul, Jongno now seems to be turning into a neighborhood that embraces everything, from traditional and contemporary, to even the future. With streets home to long-standing traditions blending naturally with the skyscrapers above and the old streets packed with the younger generation below, Jongno is transforming into quite an alluring area. The area surrounding Cheong Wa Dae, also known as the Blue House, includes the backdrop of the Bugaksan Mountain to the rear of the building, making for some impressive, beautiful scenery and distinct vibes. In this edition of Seoulite’s Picks, we recommend activities and eateries you can enjoy in Jongno, a neighborhood that is on the verge of rebirth with the opening of the Cheong Wa Dae.