Seoul: Buam-dong by Seoul Korea Via Flickr: Buam-dong, slightly further north than Seoul’s grand Gyeongbokgung Palace is a charming neighbourhood nestled in the hills above the city. Formerly home to many artists and writers, the streets and alleyways are now home to cosmopolitan coffee shops and independent restaurants. Not as accessible as some other places in the city, it is nonetheless well served by buses, with the bus stop at Gwanghwamun, in front of the KT Building, a good place to catch a bus from. Fans of K-Dramas may recognize, Sanmotoonge, the coffee shop featured in Coffee Prince, other places to check out while here include Changuimun Gate, Mugyewon; a former traditional entertainment venue, and the Seoul Museum.
Bus No. 1711, 1020, 7212, 7018, or 7016 from Gwanghwamun Square.