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




2018 Seoul Kimchi Festival

In the past, the day of kimjang, or kimchi-making, was a day of festivities. Kimjang became globalized and was registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, thus kimchi became a representation of well-being food that is loved by people all over the world. Seoul held its first Kimchi Festival in 2014, and since then, realized kimchi-making as a cultural festival to contribute to the growth of the succeeding traditional Korean culture into a global festival that represents Seoul. This year’s Seoul Kimchi Festival attracted five thousand participants to collaboratively make kimchi at Seoul Kimjanggan, and also prepared various programs including Kimchi Market and 100 Kimchi Varieties for visitors to experience and taste.

Date: November 2 (Fri) – 4 (Sun), 2018 / total 3 days

Venue: Seoul Plaza, Mugyo-ro

Website: http://seoulkimchifestival.com/2018_temp/

2018 Seoul Kimchi Festival

2018 Seoul Kimchi Festival

2018 Seoul Kimchi Festival

2018 Seoul Kimchi Festival

2018 Seoul Kimchi Festival

2018 Seoul Kimchi Festival

2018 Seoul Kimchi Festival




National Museum of Korea

The National Museum of Korea retains 220,000 relics, and is organized of the Permanent Exhibition Hall that exhibits cultural properties associated with archeology, history, art, donated works and Asia; the Special Exhibition Hall for various exhibitions; the Children’s Museum designed for understanding exhibits through experience and learning; and the Outdoor Garden with exhibits of stone pagodas and other stone relics.

In addition to Korean and foreign exhibitions, the museum is an educational, comprehensive cultural space for collection and preservation of relics, research study, social learning activities, scholarly publications, international cultural exchange activities, and opportunities for various performances. The museum also offers an environment-friendly green space and resting area, along with high-quality cultural programs that are welcomed by visitors of all ages.

  • Location: 137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Transportation: Exit 2, Ichon Station (Gyeongui-Jungang Line, Line 4)
  • Viewing times:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
    Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00
    Sunday, National Holidays: 10:00 – 19:00
    ※The Outdoor Exhibition Area (Garden) is open for viewing at 07:00
  • Closed: New Year’s Day (January 1), Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day), Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) / Permanent Exhibition Hall closed: First Monday of every April and November annually
  • Admission: Free (Permanent Exhibition Hall, Children’s Museum, Free Special Exhibitions) – Open for admission 30 minutes before closing time
  • Contact: +82-2-2077-9045
  • Website: http://www.museum.go.kr

National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Korea




Seoul City Brand I•SEOUL•U 3rd Anniversary Event

Seoul announced its city brand, ‘I•SEOUL•U: the Seoul brand created by citizens,’ in October 2015. To celebrate the 3rd anniversary of I•SEOUL•U, various experiential events were held at Seoul Plaza in October 2018. In addition to B-boy and choir performances, souvenirs were presented to participants of the social media event. There are currently 15 I•SEOUL•U figures installed at Seoul’s attractions. These locations include Seoul Plaza, Seoul Grand Park, World Cup Park, Seoul Children’s Grand Park, Yeouido Hangang Park, Dream Forest, Seoul Forest, Oil Tank Culture Park, Seoul Citizens Hall, Seoul Science Center, Seoul Upcycling Plaza, Seoul Startup Hub, Sewoon Again, Donuimun Market, and Seoul Botanic Park.

Seoul City Brand I•SEOUL•U 3rd Anniversary Event

Seoul City Brand I•SEOUL•U 3rd Anniversary Event

Seoul City Brand I•SEOUL•U 3rd Anniversary Event

Seoul City Brand I•SEOUL•U 3rd Anniversary Event

Seoul City Brand I•SEOUL•U 3rd Anniversary Event

Seoul City Brand I•SEOUL•U 3rd Anniversary Event

Seoul City Brand I•SEOUL•U 3rd Anniversary Event




Autumn scene in Seoul, Namsan Park

Seoul Namsan Park’s main trail, the Namsan North Ringway, is a place to fully enjoy the golden leaves of cherry and ginkgo trees. Made up of pedestrian streets with no vehicle traffic, the park is an excellent location to fully take in the scent of autumn while exercising or taking a stroll. The Palgakjeong Pavillion at the top of Namsan Mountain is the perfect place to admire the city of Seoul, tinged with golden hues. The N Seoul Tower, Namsangol Hanok Village, Jangchungdan Park, Namsan Outdoor Botanical Garden, and the National Theater of Korea in the Namsan Park area are also worth a visit.

Autumn scene in Seoul, Namsan Park

Autumn scene in Seoul, Namsan Park

Autumn scene in Seoul, Namsan Park

Autumn scene in Seoul, Namsan Park

Autumn scene in Seoul, Namsan Park

Autumn scene in Seoul, Namsan Park

Autumn scene in Seoul, Namsan Park




Seoul Botanic Park

As a botanic park (botanic garden + park) that combines a ‘park’ where citizens can enjoy rest and leisure with a ‘botanic garden’, where plants are exhibited and where visitors can learn; the Seoul Botanic Park opened its doors on October 11, 2018 at Magok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. Its total area is 504,000㎡, which is roughly the size of 70 soccer fields, and is composed of the 4 spaces: 1) Open Forest, 2) Theme Garden, 3) Lake Garden and 4) Swamp Garden. Seoul Botanic Park will be temporarily open to the public for six months and free of charge beginning October 11, 2018, before its official opening. There will be performances, markets, fashion shows, and other events on the weekends during October 2018. The ‘Theme Garden’ that exhibits 12 urban plants from around the world and other facilities will be open around-the-clock.

○ Address: 161, Magokdong-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
○ Directions: Take Exit 2 of Magongnaru Station (Line 9) and walk approximately 1 km
○ Open Hours: 24 hours (Theme Garden: 09:00~18:00)
○ Closed: Every Monday (Open Forest, Lake Garden, Swamp Garden are open year round)
○ Inquiries: 82-2-2104-9711
○ Website: http://botanicpark.seoul.go.kr

Seoul Botanic Park

Seoul Botanic Park

Seoul Botanic Park

Seoul Botanic Park

Seoul Botanic Park

Seoul Botanic Park

Seoul Botanic Park

Seoul Botanic Park




National Hangeul Museum

The National Hangeul Museum first opened its doors on Hangeul Day, October 9, 2014 in Yongsan-dong; to preserve, expand and recreate the value of the Korean language and its culture. The museum has a total gross area of 11,767㎡ with four floors and one basement. The museum is consisted of Exhibition Halls, Hangeul Library, Museum Café & Shop, and other facilities. The museum currently owns over 30,000 pieces regarding Hangeul – from the creation of the language to the present times – are exhibited in the museum and also offers experiences and activities for visitors to enjoy. The museum also operates guided exhibition tours for foreigners and created a space for visitors to experience and easily learn the types, structure, and combinations of consonants and vowels of Hangeul.

<Regular exhibition tour for foreigners>
Once every week at Permanent Exhibition Hall (2F)
– English: Wednesday 14:00
– Chinese: Thursday 14:00
– Japanese: Friday 10:00, 11:00, 14:00

Address: 139, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Directions: Exit 2 at Ichon Station (Line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang Line) and walk 430m in the direction of Yongsan Family Park
Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 18:00 daily (Every Saturday, and last Wednesday every month: open until 21:00)
Admission: Free
Inquiries: 82-2-2124-6200
Website https://www.hangeul.go.kr/lang/en
https://www.hangeul.go.kr/lang/ch/main.do
https://www.hangeul.go.kr/lang/jp/main.do

National Hangeul Museum

National Hangeul Museum

National Hangeul Museum

National Hangeul Museum

National Hangeul Museum

National Hangeul Museum

National Hangeul Museum

National Hangeul Museum




Jongno Hanbok Festival

The Jongno-gu Office in Seoul organizes the Jongno Hanbok Festival every year to promote the beauty and superiority of the hanbok while encouraging it to be adopted as everyday attire. This year marked its third annual celebration, taking place over the course of two days on September 21 and 22, at Gwanghwamun Square. The festival included diverse cultural events, featuring Ganggangsullae, the traditional Korean folk dance that helps bring in a good harvest while praying for peace and love, street art performances, a hanbok music concert, a hanbok fitting contest, and the hanbok fashion show, to reward city residents and tourists alike with an enjoyable Chuseok holiday season. Additionally, the festival location also offered numerous hands-on activities that included lessons on the proper wearing of a hanbok and the opening of a traditional market.

Jongno Hanbok Festival

Jongno Hanbok Festival

Jongno Hanbok Festival

Jongno Hanbok Festival

Jongno Hanbok Festival

Jongno Hanbok Festival




Seoul Supports Success of Inter-Korean Summit

Seoul actively supported the Inter-Korean Summit and created a peaceful atmosphere throughout the Seoul region for the success of the 3rd Inter-Korean Summit from (9.18 – 9.20) in Pyeongyang. The city provided a live broadcast of the historical summit on large screens at the Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square and DDP, in addition to the reenactment of the momentous meeting on the Panmunjeom bridge at Gwanghwamun Square and DDP. Messages of hope for unification were wrapped on the main stairway of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, with large banners hung on the walls of the Seoul Metropolitan Library and DDP. Images displaying messages of hope were also screened on the Seoul Square Media Facade. Seoul operated the international press center at the DDP, seating 1,000 attendees and actively supported domestic and foreign journalists.

Seoul Supports Success of Inter-Korean Summit

Seoul Supports Success of Inter-Korean Summit

Seoul Supports Success of Inter-Korean Summit

Seoul Supports Success of Inter-Korean Summit

Seoul Supports Success of Inter-Korean Summit

Seoul Supports Success of Inter-Korean Summit

Seoul Supports Success of Inter-Korean Summit




Seocho Seoripul Festival

As an inner city culture festival with stories of Seocho-gu of Seoul, Seocho Seoripul Festival has been held every year in fall since 2015. The festival’s highlight parade, Fete de la musique Coree-France, People’s Grand Chorus, Fireworks Show, and 20 other diverse festivals and performances will be held in multiple locations including Banpo Hangang Park, Jamwon Sports Park, Seoul Arts Center, Bangbae-dong Café Street, and Seocho-dong Musical Instrument Street, under the jurisdiction of the district. On its 4th anniversary, the ‘2018 Seocho Seoripul Festival’ also celebrated the 30th anniversary of Seocho-gu under the title of ’30 years of Seocho,’ from Sep. 8 (Sat) until Sep. 16 (Sun).

○ Website: http://www.seoripul.org/

Seocho Seoripul Festival

Seocho Seoripul Festival

Seocho Seoripul Festival

Seocho Seoripul Festival

Seocho Seoripul Festival

Seocho Seoripul Festival

Seocho Seoripul Festival