Seoul International Fireworks Festival

Come celebrate the Hanwha Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2018

Held only once a year, this truly exclusive event

Draws over a million visitors

and remains the representative festival of Korea

Lighting up the skies along the Han River

With endless streams of colour

It’s spectacle that dazzles us and unites us

where we all become one

See you there on ontober 6th at Yeouido’s Han River Park

Don’t miss out on thhe excitement

Handmade Shoemaster & U-Know Yunho

Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you as well. My name is U-Know Yunho.
Wow, I’ve seen this place a lot on blogs.
Seongsu-dong is known for the Handmade Shoes Street.
I was excited to hear
this place will become the main street
Shoes have special meaning for men, right?
Yes, they do.
What was your first impression of me?
Your face is much smaller than I thought.
I was trying to come up with
the type of the boots for you.
Never thought I’d meet U-Know Yunho
working in my profession.
Can this be done?
Studs for decoration.
[Discussing design ideas with shoemaster]
I was thinking
perhaps black suede for the boots.
Since they’re boots, you know around the ankle
they have 6 inches
like space around the ankle

[U-Know Yunho prepared design in detail]
The inner diameter,
could be about 24 to 24.5 centimeters
How about adding zippers
making it unique
You are the expert.
[Taking measurements]
I will make a great pair of shoes for you.
We’re also from the same part of the country.
It’s really great meeting you.

Hello, Seongsu-dong handmade shoe lovers.
It’s U-Know Yunho of TVXQ.
It’s a great honor to meet with the
handmade shoemaster in Seongsu-dong
and take a part in making a pair of handmade shoes.
I’m grateful to be a part of the
design process and excited for
U-Know Yunho handmade shoes.
Most of all, these shoes mean a lot to me,
knowing that these will be auctioned off
and the proceeds will help making special shoes for
people with developmental disabilities.
Pride of handmade shoes in Korea.
Please continuously show your love and interest
for Seongsu-dong handmade shoes.
This was U-Know Yunho of TVXQ.
Thank you.

Good luck to Seongsu-dong handmade shoes!

Seoul International Fireworks Festival

Only one day of the year!

Magnificent spectacle happens in the Hangan park again


Fill the Hangang park with entertainment and enjoyment by day

Embroider the sky with a hundred thousand fireworks by night

Very special moment with dear family, lovers, and friends

Oct. 6th 2018 At Hangang park in Yeouido, Seoul


Time-lapse video of spring in Seoul

Seoul through the omniscient view of a drone

This video has been filmed with permission from the Ministry of National Defense and other relevant institutions.

Seoul City X Fly Dream

Seoul City Hopes for Successful Hosting of 2018 Inter-Korean Summit

2018 Inter-Korean Summit:
An encounter in 11 years with no interpretation necessary

We wish for both sides to convey their sincerity

Seoul City hopes for the successful hosting of
2018 Inter-Korean Summit

Flower map in the shape of the Korean peninsula in Seoul Plaza

Wishing for a successful Inter-Korean Summit to be held on April 27, 2018, the Seoul City has formed a flower map in the shape of the Korean peninsula.
Watch how the flowerbed map was created in a time-lapse video footage.

Period: Until April 27th
Location: Seoul Plaza
Public transportation: Exit 5 of City Hall Station on Subway Lines 1 and 2

Seoul – Financial Hub in Northeast Asia

Seoul City Awarded Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

Our New Journey

I can’t take this anymore
Our 7-year-long relationship is now over
For the past 7 years,
We’ve been through many good times and hard times
We were so young and in love
But now,
we are standing at the crossroads
I told you it was too small
I can wear it!
Please tighten it more!
I can’t take this anymore

Will you marry me?
We are getting married

< 50+ Campus>
< Culture Depot Base>
There will be ups and downs in our future,
but we will be next to each other, right?
< Seoullo 7017>
You and me together,
there is nothing we can’t do!
Oops, wrong place!
In the city of Seoul, where we first met,
our new journey of life is about to begin!
New places open in 2018 @ Seoul
Check out at
Seoullo 7017, Culture Depot Base, Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway, Seoul Battleship Park, Seoul’s Antitank Position, Sewing History Museum, Seoul Start-up Hub, Seoul Bio Hub, Yangjae R&D Innovation Hub, Seoul Innovation Park.

Sewoon Again, 50+ Southern Campus, Seoul University of Free Citizens, Gyeongchun Line Forest, Seoul Science Center, Seoul Upcycling Plaza, Seoul Sewerage Science Museum, Seoul Botanical Garden, Ichon Hangang Ecological Park, Modu School

PR video of sports facilities in Seoul

This is the Seoul Olympic Boxing Stadium,
where Kim from South Korea is determined to win the gold medal.
And just while I say this, the referee has raised Kim’s hand, granting him the gold medal!

Do you remember the emotivity of the Olympics?

“Mom, where are my soccer shoes?”
“So, are you going to the World DJ Festival or not?”
“Gosh, where did I put my swimwear bag?”
“Hurry hurry, we’ll be late!”
“We won’t be late, don’t worry.”

And that’s how the story of our family begins.
Seoul Sports Facilities Management Center

Every Saturday morning,
my family is divided into two teams.

My grandfather, who still vividly remembers the emotivity of the Olympics,
sometimes goes to the Seoul Olympic Exhibition Hall in Jamsil to remember old memories.

Then, he plays golf with friends at Park Golf Course.

My grandmother, who is a versatile sportswoman,
has been going to the sports complex for over 10 years.

She exercises, plays golf, table-tennis,
and now she is into swimming.

I, well, thanks to such grandparents,
have played baseball and basketball since I was a child, learned survival swimming,
and nowadays I enjoy playing futsal with my friends.

You are asking what happened to family members who went to Mokdong, aren’t you?
My father probably dropped off my mom and sister at Mokdong Indoor Ice Rink and went to the Sinwol Baseball Park.

My mother, under the purpose of raising my sister as another Kim Yuna,
has been practicing figure skating with my sister since she was a child.
However, from my point of view, my mother seems to be more talented at it.

My sister though, has a different talent.

Cheering up handsome athletes
Watching her favorite celebrity performances
And going to festivals with friends

My father says that, thanks to my athletic grandfather,
he went to the ballpark since the first season of the Korean baseball league.
He says that he even met my mother at the baseball park.

Nowadays, he is actively engaged in…
… a community baseball team.

Today the team my family supports is playing at home,
so we met again at the Sports Complex.

This place is not only good for taking a walk with the family,
but also has beautiful flowers in spring, and picturesque tints in autumn.

Also, due to its affordable parking space, we sometimes park the car here and then walk to the Hangang Park.

As you can see, my family’s weekends are so healthy.

We support the healthy life of citizens.
Seoul Sports Facilities Management Center

City Promotional Film: “Seoul Has It All” Starring Steve McCurry