While Seoul follows the lunar calendar to celebrate the new year, the transition from the 31st December to the 1st January still gets celebrated properly! To witness the ceremony at its best, you need to go to Bosingak pavilion.
It's home to a monumental 3m-high bell, which was formerly used to tell the time.
On the 31st December, locals meet near the temple to hear the 33 rings, struck by celebrities from the city, marking the transition into the new year.
The ceremony is followed by a fantastic sound and light show.
If you want to ring the bell yourself, you need to be patient: there's a lottery draw every day to find the lucky person who will get a chance to ring it.