Starting to feel a little insignificant in the sea of city tourists? Every city has a few secret spots that only locals know.  Secret alleyways, gardens, coffee shops and libraries. It’s time to add these local hotspots to your list.

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1. Seoul - Seochon (Sejong) Village
1. Seoul - Seochon (Sejong) Village

For those dreaming of a gastronomical heaven, head west of Gyeongbokgung Palace to Sejong Village. It’s populated predominantly by locals, and the alleys are lined with traditional Korean hanok houses. Filled with boutique shops, stalls, cafes, galleries and eateries, you’re guaranteed to leave with a full bag and belly.