Seoul, hotspot of contemporary art, design and consumerism

Seoul has gone from gritty to glittering, dropping its dreary postwar reputation to become a hotspot of contemporary art, design and consumerism. Safe and efficient, Seoul boasts world-class shopping and a famous cuisine, all topped off with an achingly hip youth culture. Yet this dense metropolis of 20 million isn’t just about the future tense. Wild nights in karaoke bars give way to the quaint tearooms and winding alleys of the Insadong neighborhood, while the vast grounds of the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces are steeped in the patina of centuries. Beyond the shrines and museums, visitors can literally immerse themselves in history in one of the many bathhouses, or wander the gray granite peaks of the nearby Bukhansan National Park.

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2.6 How green, clean and responsible is Seoul? This rating indicates how much a destination has progressed towards sustainability, based on the scores of 4 themes: Nature, Culture, Green Economy and if there has been developed a policy to maintain the these sustainable efforts in the future, captured in the theme Future Proof. If the destination managed to have a satisfactory level of efforts on all themes, it has received a rating higher than 6 with a green indicator. These best practices are an examples for the destinations with a rating lower than 6. These destinations with an orange or red indicator have a low performance but are working to convert towards a satisfactory sustainability performance in the future.

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  • 0.8Nature

    In this destination you have access to naturem the environment is respected and it is clean and green

    • 0.0scenery
    • 0.0nature
    • 3.0Air quality
  • 6.0Culture

    In this destination the cultural elements like old artefacts, buildings or landscapes are taken care of and respected.

    • 8.3cultural heritage
    • 4.0local character
    • 8.9hospitality
    • 3.6human respect
  • 4.7Economy

    This destination provides means to organisations, inhabitants and visitors to create a green and clean environment (separate waste collection, green energy, climate adaptation)

    • 4.9tourisme sector
    • 3.3green economy
    • 5.9economy & society
  • 0.0Future proof

    This destination is doing its best to be a genuinely responsible, environmentally and economically healthy place now and in the future

    • 0.0green progress
    • 0.0destination certification