The middle of Gangnam is about the last place you’d expect to find a hanok-style pavilion, but this hanji gallery and café is a tiny sanctuary amongst the office towers. You can admire the works of artist Cho Su-jeong’s 30 years of painting on traditional mulberry paper on display around the 12th floor, but the best seating is on the rooftop in the open-air wooden pavilion. Order a traditional tea set or icy sweet bingsu and settle on the silk cushions to sound of a burbling fountain and the faint noise of traffic in the distance. Later, try your own hand at painting on hanji paper downstairs. Bonus: it’s just across the street from COEX, in case you’re in town for a conference.
|Venue name:||S.J. Cho Korean Paper Art Gallery|
14, Teheran-ro 92-gil
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–9pm, Sat 11am–5pm|