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Wild itemizing hangs off fashionable bridge

It’s an inventory in contrast to another and it’s certain to generate loads of consideration.

Simply while you thought South Korea couldn’t get any cooler and quirkier, out it comes with an inventory that’s actually located on the favored Hangang Bridge in Seoul.

The designer residence overlooks the long-lasting river, conceived and dropped at life by Airbnb in collaboration with the Metropolis of Seoul.

It’s to assist entice extra vacationers to Korea’s vibrant and dynamic capital following final yr’s in a single day keep at Dongdaemun Design Plaza hosted by Ok-pop powerhouse ENHYPEN.

The distinctive itemizing isn’t laborious to identify. It’s situated on the northern finish of Hangang Bridge and styled with aluminium louvers.

When you’re heading to Seoul and eager to strive one thing totally different, bookings formally open at 9am on July 1, with visitors welcomed from July 17.

Dave Stephenson, Airbnb’s chief enterprise officer stated already, there may be anticipation that Sky Suite Hangang Bridge will develop into a go-to vacation spot for guests searching for to immerse themselves within the numerous festivals and occasions alongside the Han River.

“By sharing the beautiful views of the Han River with the world, we consider this may assist put Seoul on the worldwide map and function one of many important preliminary steps in remodeling the river right into a location the place town’s charms will be loved,” he instructed information.com.au.

He stated visitors can get pleasure from a picnic feast at Han River Park with Ok-food staples like fried rooster, pizza, and tteokbokki.

“Don’t miss the possibility to savour Han River’s iconic deal with, Hangang Ramen, favoured by many Ok-pop stars and [be sure to visit] Nodeul Island, situated a fast 7-minute stroll away,” Mr Stephenson added. “Really feel just like the star of your individual Ok-drama as you calm down and discover the world. Don’t overlook to go to the Han River Bridge for a panoramic view of the river.”

The second visitors step foot contained in the spacious 144m² property they’re greeted with wild views of the river due to its floor-to-ceiling home windows.

There’s even a transparent glass ceiling put in within the bed room for visitors to go to sleep beneath a starry night time sky.

The keep, which is Korea’s first bookable itemizing on the Hangang Bridge, can be accessible all year long on Airbnb with costs ranging from 345,000 KRW ($A379) to 500,000 KRW ($A550).

It comes because the vacation spot continues to rise in reputation, notably amongst Aussie travellers.

Based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there was a staggering 28 per cent enhance within the variety of Australians visiting the hotspot since 2019 pre-covid figures.

“South Korea is more and more turning into a success amongst Aussies for its undeniably distinct cultural appeal – and it’s solely a matter of time earlier than Hallyu, the so-called ‘Korean Wave’, sweeps the globe,” Inside Journey Group nationwide gross sales supervisor Nicole Newport beforehand instructed information.com.au.

She stated whereas it’s laborious to not draw comparisons to Japan, South Korea is actually in its personal league.

“It truly is a land of contrasts – from ambitiously hi-tech to captivatingly conventional, providing cherry blossom viewing spots, majestic mountain climbing trails and naturally, tantalising culinary choices,” she stated.

It additionally occurs to be Inside Asia Tour’s primary vacation spot, representing 48 per cent of all bookings in 2024.

Ms Newport stated most Aussies are interested in its bustling capital, Seoul, for its unbelievable night-life from hidden bars to quirky speak-easies, and for its thriving baseball scene.

Andrew Stark, world managing director of Flight Centre, stated it’s no shock to see a spike in Aussies visiting the nation.

“It’s a vacation spot that persons are interested by, and it has quite a bit to supply,” he instructed information.com.au.

He drew explicit consideration to Jeju Island, noting it affords pristine seashores, waterfalls, volcanic cones, lava tube caves and plenty of jaw-dropping pure wonders which might be “completely bucket-list-worthy”.

“As much as 70 per cent of South Korea is roofed in beautiful mountainous panorama, making it excellent for nature and thrill seekers alike with world-class mountain climbing straightforward to succeed in from most cities,” he added.

Mr Stark stated Flight Centre is seeing big curiosity in journey journey as persons are prioritising experiences of their budgets over all different discretionary selections.

“Increasingly travellers are asking our specialists to search out them an expertise that mixes the perfect of each worlds, journey and luxury, and South Korea definitely does simply that.”

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