A guide to local favorites in Seongsu
- By Haeryun Kang
- Photos by Jean Chung
Seongsu has plenty of cool cafes and restaurants, as an up-and-coming neighborhood should. It’s also famous for handmade leather shoes (although they can be costly), and has the highest concentration of bicycles in Seoul, with its biker-friendly infrastructures and the Seoul Forest just next door. Seongsu is often heralded as a model of how to combat gentrification to protect residents and the local culture from rising real estate costs. Its district government was the first in Korea to enact a gentrification prevention law.
Meet Haeryun Kang
Haeryun has lived in Seoul since 2014. She loves its mountains, although more the idea of them than the actual hiking.
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