If you ever need time alone or simply enjoy a great architecture space to drool over – Byulmadang Library in COEX Mall is the place to go.
It opened recently in June 2017, and this ridiculously photogenic and open library offers books and magazines of all genres. And you can tell there are many, judging from how high the shelves go. In addition to the wide variety of literature, there’s also free Wi-Fi and plenty of power outlets, making it the perfect place to relax and recharge before another full day of touring.
To the north of COEX Mall, there is a large temple named Bongeunsa. You can also get there via Exit 1 of Bongeunsa Station. It is a very peaceful and photogenic temple that features traditional architecture. Depending on the festival period, the entrance is often decorated with thousands of lanterns, which provides a nice contrast between its urban surroundings.