Itaewon: A Mecca for Muslim Travelers
Itaewon, home to diverse cultures and cuisines from all across the world, is where Seoul Central Mosque, the first Islamic mosque in Korea, is also located. The mosque offers prayer halls, the most important venues for Muslim tourists. And the surrounding area is packed with a wide variety of Muslim-friendly facilities including halal restaurants and Islamic grocery stores run by expat Muslims, offering convenient options to Muslim tourists. What’s more, the so-called Usadan-gil Road, which stretches down from the main gate of Seoul Central Mosque, is Seoul’s latest hot spot with unique restaurants, cafés, and young artist workshops. Of course, added to all that is the charm of Itaewon itself, a popular district for celebrities and fashion types with countless vintage shops and concept stores.