The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) recommends 20 new exciting venues in Seoul including facilities, parks and festivals for fall and disclosed a Pretty Map of Seoul containing all of those spots. The 20 locations included in the Pretty Map of Seoul feature ① 8 historic and cultural sites, ② 8 scientific and economic spots, ③ and 4 urban or architectural spots to open between 2017 and 2018.
Noteworthy are Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway which opened up a 100m section for the first time since the British Embassy occupied the spot in 60 years, Oil Tank Culture Park which was built through regeneration of the old Mapo Oil Depot that had been strictly prohibited from public access over the past 41 years, and Yeouido Underground Bunker which remodeled a secret bunker made in the 70s into an exhibition space. These hereto restricted zones were either opened to the public or transformed into a new space through urban regeneration to provide a fun experience for visitors.
|Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway||Oil Tank Culture Park||Yeouido Underground Bunker|
The SMG also provides customized recommendations for families with children, lovers, and friends out of the 20 spots. If you are a family group, check out Hangang Hamsang Park that will open in October at Mangwon Hangang Park, Seoul Science Center which opened last May, and Seoullo 7017 that is becoming a new hot spot in the city with over 3.8 million visitors in 100 days.
|Hangang Hamsang Park||Seoul Science Center||Seoullo 7017|
With friends, visit the Donuimun Museum Village where the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism is held from September 2 until November 5 and enjoy cultural experiences and take pictures at the Oil Tank Culture Park, an oil depot tank-turned exhibition/performance hall.
|Donuimun Museum Village||Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism||Oil Tank Culture Park|
For lovers, walk the Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway and check out the newly opened 100m section. The new section is quieter with more curves compared to the Seosomun Stonewall Walkway that connects Daehanmun Gate to Jeong-dong.
|Serial No.||Category||Facilities and Events||Location / Time||Department||Contact|
|1||History and Culture||Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway||Jung-gu / August||Road Planning Division||82-2-2133-8065|
|2||Oil Tank Culture Park||Mapo / September||Parks Planning Division||82-2-2133-2067|
|3||Yeouido Underground Bunker||Yeondeungpo / October||Safety Management Division||82-2-2133-8024|
|4||Hangang Hamsang Park||Mapo / November||Hangang Business Bureau||82-2-3780-0738|
|5||Gyeongchun Line Park||Nowon / November||Parks Planning Division||82-2-2133-2053|
|6||Seoul 50 Plus Southern Campus||Guro / December||Post-retirement Support Division||82-2-2133-7798|
|7||Sewing History Museum||Jongno / 2018||Cultural Convergence Economy Division||82-2-2133-2587|
|8||Seoul Botanic Park||Gangseo / 2018||Seoul Botanical Garden||82-2-2133-4454|
|9||Science and Economy||Seoul Science Center||Nowon / May||Seoul Science Center||82-2-970-4521|
|10||Seoul Startup Hub||Mapo / June||Digital Business & Startup Incubation Division||82-2-2133-4754|
|11||Seoul Upcycling Plaza||Seongdong / September||Resources Recycling Division||82-2-2133-3684|
|12||Seoul Sewerage Science Museum||Seongdong / September||Water Reclamation Facility Division||82-2-2133-3826|
|13||Seoul Bio Hub||Dongdaemun / October||Economic Policy Division||82-2-2133-4833|
|14||Janganpyeong Automobile Industry Information Center||Seongdong / October||City Activation Division||82-2-2133-4647|
|15||Yangjae R&CD District Innovation Hub||Seocho / November||Economic Policy Division||82-2-2133-5218|
|16||Seoul Innovation Park||Eunpyeong / December, Stage 1||Social Innovation Bureau||82-2-2133-6314|
|17||City and Architecture||Seoullo 7017||Jung-gu / May||Seoullo Operation Group||82-2-2133-4475|
|18||Donuimun Museum Village||Jongno / September Stage 1||Urban Space Improvement Bureau||82-2-2133-7635|
|19||Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism||Donuimun Museum Village ~DDP/ September 2 ~ November 5||Urban Space Improvement Bureau||82-2-2133-7622|
|20||Sewoon Shopping Center||Jongno/Jung-gu / September, Stage 1||Historic City Center Regeneration Division||82-2-2133-8500|