Itaewon is one of Seoul's entertainment hubs, a chaotic block of high-rise buildings that are packed with restaurants, shops, bars and clubs. It's one of the capital's most popular tourist destinations and the experience is mostly about soaking up the vibrancy of the district, particularly the assortment of street stalls and bars that fill the skyscrapers.
A huge number of Seoul hotels are located in Itaewon and the district is well geared towards tourist and business visitors, with signs in English and many English-speaking locals. There are few specific attractions but the assortment of cultures and influences make this a memorable place to explore. Restaurants, especially along Gyeongnidan Street, cover cuisine from around the world, creating a de facto dining stop for many international visitors. Residents of the district are predominantly expats living in Seoul.
The district has its own subway station – Itaewon – located on Seoul Subway Line 6. It's also possible to alight at Naksapyeong Station on the same line, in an area more popular with expats than tourists.