Seonyudo Park

Located at the center of Yanghwadaegyo Bridge, Seonyudo Park is Korea’s first environmentally reclaimed ecological park and park of water created by restoring a former water purification park. Visitors can enjoy various aquatic plants and ecological forests including the water purification plant, aquatic botanical garden, and the time garden, etc., all of which blend well with the existing structures on Seonyudo Park’s 110,400m2 site, and the park acts as a venue for ecological education and natural experiences with its various attractions and rest areas including the Hangang River Gallery and Seonyujeong Pavilion.

Location: 343, Seonyu-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Directions: Exit No. 2, Seonyudo Station (Line 9)
Opening Hours: 06:00-24:00
Inquiries: 82-2-2631-9368
Website: http://parks.seoul.go.kr/seonyudo

Seonyudo Park

Seonyudo Park

Seonyudo Park

Seonyudo Park

Seonyudo Park

Seonyudo Park

Seonyudo Park




Namsangol Hanok Village New Year’s Event

Namsangol Hanok Village is a renowned cultural space after having been reborn into a traditional cultural arts and tourism attraction offering the public various, tradition-based programs. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the country’s grandest holiday, Namsangol Hanok Village held the Year of the Pig event from February 4-6. It was opened under the theme “Year of the Pig” in light of the Year of the Golden Pig, signifying the energy of the pig, the source of good fortune. At Namsangol Hanok Village’s Cheonugak Square, an eye-catching, pig sculpture, standing at a height of six meters, was installed, amid the availability of workshops to experience customs first-hand, gugak (traditional Korean music) performances, and other various programs.

Period: 02.04.2019 – 02.06.2019
Venue: Namsangol Hanok Village
Directions: Exit 4, Chungmu-ro Station (Lines 3, 4)
Admissions: Free
Inquiries: 82-2-2261-0517
Website: https://www.hanokmaeul.or.kr/ev/event

Namsangol Hanok Village New Year’s Event

Namsangol Hanok Village New Year’s Event

Namsangol Hanok Village New Year’s Event

Namsangol Hanok Village New Year’s Event

Namsangol Hanok Village New Year’s Event

Namsangol Hanok Village New Year’s Event

Namsangol Hanok Village New Year’s Event




Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

At the center of Seoul Plaza Ice Rink, open in Seoul for fifty-two days from December 21, 2018 to February 20, 2019, is an image of the Korean Peninsula. Seoul Plaza Ice Rink is a cultural space with the finest conditions for creation of a city full of wintertime sports cultural experiences and energy. Outside is the ice rink and the curling experience rink, and inside is the VR cultural experience zone and the ‘Inter-Korean sports exchange photo exhibition’ for visitors to enjoy unique winter sports in the heart of the city.

Address: 54-3, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Venue: Seoul Plaza northern side
Transportation: Exit 5, Subway Lines 1 and 2
Period: December 21, 2018–February 10, 2019
Hours of Operation: Sunday–Thursday 10:00–21:30/ Friday, Saturday, national holidays 10:00–23:00
Admission: KRW 1,000 (1 time, 1 hour; includes skate rental fee)
* 30% (KRW 300) discount off admission with payment through ‘Zero Pay’
Website: http://www.seoulskate.or.kr/
Inquiries: 82-2-723-4403

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink




Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

AThe Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea is the intangible cultural heritage No. 35 of Seoul, as well as the three-story building on a 4450m² area a with floor space of 992m², built with granite and red brick. Construction of the building began in 1922 by the first bishop, C.G. Corfe, who came to Korea in 1890, and was completed on May 2, 1926. It’s historical significance lies in the fact that it was designed in a Romanesque architectural style.

Address: 15, Sejong-daero 21-gil, Jung-gu
Directions: Exit 3, City Hall Station (Lines 1, 2)
Scale: Basement 1F – ground 3F
Operation Hours: Monday – Saturday (11:00-16:00) / Closed Sundays
Inquiries: 82-2-730-6611
Website: http://www.cathedral.or.kr

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea




Yeoljeongdo (Passion Island)

A number of young entrepreneurs remodeled a neighborhood where printing houses, publishing companies, and small factories were gathered to revitalize and operate small restaurants. Yeoljeongdo (Passion Island) has grown to be the home of more than forty restaurants and shops within two years and has become a popular dining spot sought out by office workers with a variety of menu choices. The old alleyway hidden among tall complex buildings is similar to an isolated island floating in the middle of the city, and it was deemed “Passion Island” to signify the passion of the location. Shops with a colorful interior create a warm atmosphere while coffee shops and workshops line up along the sides of the main street.

Address: Wonhyo-ro 1-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Directions: Exit 1, Namyeong Station (Line 1)

Yeoljeongdo

Yeoljeongdo

Yeoljeongdo

Yeoljeongdo

Yeoljeongdo

Yeoljeongdo

Yeoljeongdo




Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Bosingak Pavilion was built under the name, Jonggak, in 1396, at what is today’s Insa-dong entrance, before being changed to Bosingak in 1895. Every New Year’s Eve celebration as the clock strikes twelve, the bell is rung thirty-three times to bring in the new year. The bell-ringing originates from the thirty-three times the bell was rung around 4 a.m. when Bosingak Pavilion announced the opening of Sadaemun, or four main gates.

Directions: Exit 4, Jonggak Station (Line 1)

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony




Christmas Miracle in Lotte World

The winter festival, Christmas Miracles, was held over the course of 52 days from November 10 to December 31, under the theme, “The Miracle of Christmas, Gifts, Happiness, & Santa Claus.” The festival took place at Lotte World, which was transformed into the “Miracle Village” with a lavish Christmas ambiance.

[Christmas Miracle in Lotte World]
Period: November 10 – December 31, 2018
Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Admissions: (One-day ticket) Adults – KRW Adult 54,000 / Teens – KRW 48,000 / Children – KRW 45,000 / Infants – KRW 14,000
Directions: Gate 4 of Jamsil Station (Lines 2 and 8)
Website: http://adventure.lotteworld.com
Tel.: 1661-2000

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village




Hongje-dong Ant Village

The Ant Village, located in Hongje-dong of Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, is one of the few remaining shanty towns left within the city of Seoul. It has a land area of approximately 50,000 m2 with around 210 households and 420 residents, while being characterized for its high, steep hillsides. Following the myriad of wall murals created around the town as part of the public artistry project, it has turned into quite the popular destination for city tourists.

Address: 9-81, Hongje 3(sam)-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Directions: Ride maeul bus no. 7 in front of exit 2 of Hongje Station (Line 3)

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village

Hongje-dong Ant Village




COEX

Since its founding in March 1979, the COEX has served as a platform of international exchange through various global exhibitions and the conducting of international conferences. Additionally, as an attraction offering the best in cultural exhibitions and tourism, extensively equipped with a global business infrastructure, it has solidified its ground as the hub of MICE business in Asia. The COEX also has four exhibition halls and as many as 50 conference rooms available, as well as top-notch amenities, performance halls, office spaces, and more, spread among the first four floor of the building. Meanwhile, the Korea World Trade Center of COEX continues to grow and evolve into a culture-business platform in promotion of greater notoriety amid a globalizing society.

Address: 613, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Directions: Exit 6 of Samseong Station (Line 2)
Website: http://www.coex.co.kr/
Inquiries: 82-2-6000-0114

COEX

COEX

COEX

COEX

COEX

COEX

COEX

COEX




Ttukseom Hangang Park & J-Bug Culture Complex

The Ttukseom Hangang Park, previously drawing attraction for being home to the Gangbyeon Recreational Park prior to the creation of the Hangang Park, stretches 11.5 km from the Seoul Clock to the Jungnangcheon Bridge. Recreational water sports are actively flourishing in the park vicinity, as of late, providing residents a breath of fresh air, amid the enjoyment of a passionate, youthful ambience.
The J-Bug Culture Complex is Ttukseom’s Hangang Park’s observatory and culture zone that provides an area of culture-infused leisure for visitors, while also serving as a stage for amateur artist performances. The J-Bug is a symbolic structure that promotes public interest in Ttukseom Hangang Park, and was created to bolster an increase in rest areas, amenities, and culture spaces for visitors’ enjoyment.

[Ttukseom Hangang Park]
Address: 139, Gangbyeonbuk-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Facilities Available: Exercise facility, fishing zone, bike path & swimming pool, cruise ship dock
Directions: Exits 2 & 3 of Ttukseom Resort Station (Line 7)
Inquiries: 82-2-3780-0521

[J-Bug Culture Complex]
Address: 97-5, Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Directions: Connected with exit 3 of Ttukseom Resort Station (Line 7)
Admissions: Free
Operation Hours: 1st Floor – (March – October: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. / November – February: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.)
2nd & 3rd Floors – (All year round: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum




Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

During the promotion of the Urban Environment Maintenance Project of the Gongpyeong 1, 2, and 4 zones in 2015, the alleyways and building sites of the historical city Seoul, from when it was once known as ‘Hanyang’ during the Joseon Dynasty and ‘Gyeongseong’ in the recent times, were soundly excavated. In order to preserve the urban remains and memories in their entirety and in their original locations, Seoul founded the Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum, which opened its doors on September 12, 2018. Through the excavation project conducted from 2014 to 2015, a total of 108 building sites, alleyways and other remains from the early Joseon times to the era of Japanese occupation were identified along with the restoration of over a thousand artifacts used by people from then. The museum exhibits the appearance of Hanyang in the 16th-17th centuries through models of buildings in one-tenth their original sizes, VR experiences and other various display techniques. Visitors can walk along actual alleyways from the Joseon Dynasty and recent times to get the experience to relive the Joseon Dynasty.

Address: B1 floor, 26, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu
Transportation: Exit 3-1, Jonggak Station (Line 1)
Viewing hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed: January 1, Mondays
Admission fee: Free
Contact: 82-2-724-0135

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum

Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum




World Cup Park

World Cup Park is located in the western region of Seoul and is a large-scale environment and ecology park of 2,700,000㎡ that is the product of the Nanjido waste landfill being restored into an eco park to celebrate the 2002 World Cup and new millennium. In addition to its main park, Pyeonghwa Park, the World Cup Park is comprised of a total of five themed parks, also including Haneul Park, Noeul Park, Nanjicheon Park, and Nanji Hangang Park.

Operation hours: Daily 00:00 – 24:00

* Nighttime entrance is restricted for the protection of park creatures (Park entrance restricted from 19:30 in November & December)

Address: 84, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (World Cup Park)

Transportation: Exit 1, World Cup Stadium Station (Line 6)

Inquiries: 82-2-300-5500

Website : http://parks.seoul.go.kr/template/sub/worldcuppark.do

World Cup Park

World Cup Park

World Cup Park

World Cup Park

World Cup Park

World Cup Park

World Cup Park