Village of traditional Korean houses and alleys at the west of “Gyeongbokgung Palace” (main royal palace of Joseon dynasty, 1392AD – 1910AD)
- See old book stores | motels | restaurants, boutique shops, art
galleries, and food streets!
- Visit “King Sejong Stone Plaque” where King Sejong (creator of
Korean alphabet) was born.
Korea’s largest public open space with be-loved “King Sejong” (creator of Korean alphabet) and “Yi Sun-sin” (Naval commander who won victories against Japanese navy) sculptures, underground museum, and historical sites (market, well, and Korea’s 1st comic store).
- Take photos in the background of “Gyeongbokgung Palace” and great
Modern public recreation stream with waterfall, fountains, and 22 bridges, replacing former transportation infrastructure since 2005
- Walk and say hello to many couples and 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)
The only palace with Western-style buildings
- See “Rotating Ceremony of Chief Gatekeeper”!
- Walk on the “Stone-wall Road”, a couples’ favorite place and many
- Drop by old & new city halls.
- Visit “Jeong-dong Jeil Church” (Korea’s 1st methodist church).
Haebangchon (liberation village) & Itaewon
Oldest neighborhood with Korean and foreign atmospheres
Foreign commercial town with international restaurants, bars, and clubs
- Stop by Seoul’s oldest foreign book store & pottery shop and antique
- Visit Muslim mosque (experience Islamic worship), “Antique
Furniture Street”, and “Vinyl & Plastic” (analog record shop)!