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  • 20 New Spots to be Built in Seoul in Fall 2017

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    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 WalkwayOil Tank Culture ParkYeouido Underground Bunker
    Deoksugung Stonewall WalkwayOil Tank Culture ParkYeouido 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.

    20 New Spots to be Built in Seoul in Fall 2017
    Hangang Hamsang ParkSeoul Science CenterSeoullo 7017
    Hangang Hamsang ParkSeoul Science CenterSeoullo 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.

    20 New Spots to be Built in Seoul in Fall 2017
    Donuimun Museum VillageSeoul Biennale of Architecture and UrbanismOil Tank Culture Park
    Donuimun Museum VillageSeoul Biennale of Architecture and UrbanismOil 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.

    Opening Facilities and Events

    Serial No.CategoryFacilities and EventsLocation / TimeDepartmentContact
    1History and CultureDeoksugung Stonewall WalkwayJung-gu / AugustRoad Planning Division82-2-2133-8065
    2Oil Tank Culture ParkMapo / SeptemberParks Planning Division82-2-2133-2067
    3Yeouido Underground BunkerYeondeungpo / OctoberSafety Management Division82-2-2133-8024
    4Hangang Hamsang ParkMapo / November Hangang Business Bureau82-2-3780-0738
    5Gyeongchun Line ParkNowon / NovemberParks Planning Division82-2-2133-2053
    6Seoul 50 Plus Southern CampusGuro / DecemberPost-retirement Support Division82-2-2133-7798
    7Sewing History MuseumJongno / 2018Cultural Convergence Economy Division82-2-2133-2587
    8Seoul Botanic ParkGangseo / 2018Seoul Botanical Garden82-2-2133-4454
    9Science and EconomySeoul Science CenterNowon / MaySeoul Science Center82-2-970-4521
    10Seoul Startup HubMapo / JuneDigital Business & Startup Incubation Division82-2-2133-4754
    11Seoul Upcycling PlazaSeongdong / SeptemberResources Recycling Division82-2-2133-3684
    12Seoul Sewerage Science MuseumSeongdong / SeptemberWater Reclamation Facility Division82-2-2133-3826
    13Seoul Bio HubDongdaemun / OctoberEconomic Policy Division82-2-2133-4833
    14Janganpyeong Automobile Industry Information CenterSeongdong / OctoberCity Activation Division82-2-2133-4647
    15Yangjae R&CD District Innovation HubSeocho / NovemberEconomic Policy Division82-2-2133-5218
    16Seoul Innovation ParkEunpyeong / December, Stage 1Social Innovation Bureau82-2-2133-6314
    17City and ArchitectureSeoullo 7017Jung-gu / MaySeoullo Operation Group82-2-2133-4475
    18Donuimun Museum VillageJongno / September Stage 1Urban Space Improvement Bureau82-2-2133-7635
    19Seoul Biennale of Architecture and UrbanismDonuimun Museum Village ~DDP/ September 2 ~ November 5Urban Space Improvement Bureau82-2-2133-7622
    20Sewoon Shopping CenterJongno/Jung-gu / September, Stage 1Historic City Center Regeneration Division82-2-2133-8500