Seochon & Tongin Market
Traditional village and market at the west of “Gyeongbokgung Palace” (a main royal palace of Joseon dynasty, 1392 AD – 1910 AD)
- See old book stores, motels, and boutique shops!
Plaza with with “King Sejong” (a Korean alphabet creator) and “Yi Sun-sin” (a navy commander who won victories against Japanese navy) sculptures, underground museum, and Korea’s 1st comic store.
- Take photos in the background of “Gyeongbokgung Palace” and
Modern stream with waterfall, fountains, and 22 bridges, replacing former transport infrastructure
- Walk and say hello to couples & families!
Walled compound of palace during Joseon dynasty until the merger of Korea by Japan in 1910 (fee: 1,000 won, about 1 USD per person)
Only palace with Western-style buildings
- See “Rotating Ceremony of Chief Gatekeeper” (showing gatekeepers'
controlling gate and checking passersby)!
- Walk on the “Stone-wall Road” (a couples’ favorite place and filming
- Drop by old/new city halls.
- Visit “Jeong-dong Jeil Church” (a Korea’s 1st methodist church).
Foreign commercial town with international restaurants, bars, and clubs
- Stop by Seoul’s oldest foreign book store, pottery shop, and cafe!
- Visit Muslim mosque, “Antique Furniture Street”, and “Vinyl &
Plastic” (an analog record shop)!
• Recommend to eat in Seochon:
- In Tongin Market, make your own lunch box purchased
with traditional coins.
- In Hyoja Bakery, try bread delivered to “Blue House” (a president
residence) for 30 years.