The Teddy Bear Museum in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do is a unique modern attraction. Instead of displaying realistic human sculptures, the museum uses hundreds of large and small teddy bears to depict the history of mankind (going back as far as the Age of Dinosaurs) as well as of the Silla Kingdom Read more [...]
The area around Hongik University is famous for ‘Street Art.’ Some years ago, students from the highly-regarded College of Fine Arts at Hongik University began to decorate the streets, walls, and roads around the university. Their artistic efforts were soon joined by countless artists from across the country. Celebrating the Read more [...]
The Sangsangmadang is located right in the middle of the Hongik University district, better known as the Hongdae area. This is the city’s main student area and it’s a cauldron of vibrant energy and creativity. The eleven-story Sangsangmadang building houses a cinema, live performance hall, art gallery, and studio. On Read more [...]
Daehangno Street, known as the street for young people, is the former location of Seoul National University. In the 1980s, many theater groups started moving to Daehangno, and it soon developed into a cultural center. In a short period of time, movie theaters, live-cafes, regular cafes, and pubs sprung up, Read more [...]
Inside of the Trick Eye Museum, there is an ice sculpture gallery, which tricks you into feeling you are in an Ice palace. Here you can find everything can be made using ice. Especially ice animal sculptures are cute enough to catch people’s eyes, and perhaps, you cannot help sitting Read more [...]
Starlight Village Photo Land provides a beautiful and romantic light festival all year round in the theme of Animal & Heart Villages. The Animal Village is decorated with displays of over 200 animals from owls, cranes, and swans to elephants, giraffes, lions, pandas and more. Set off on a wild Read more [...]
Hoping to make a special memory on your trip to Korea? Enjoy the double-fold pleasure of not only watching actors give it their best on stage but join in by participating in games or eating food as part of the performance. Nanta, Jump, Bibap, Painters HERO, Fanta-stick; the list of Read more [...]
The Trickeye Museum is an art gallery with paintings created using ‘trompe l’oeil’ techniques that give each 2D art piece the illusion of being in 3D. Instead of merely viewing paintings (as in a typical art gallery) visitors can interact with the paintings, posing themselves just right so that they Read more [...]
As a main symbol of Jeju Island, Dol Hareubang, literally meaning “Old Grandfather” stone statues, can be found everywhere on the island. But a lack of historical documents has hampered the true understanding of the statue among people. Bukchon Dol Hareubang Park puts together a wide variety of the statutes Read more [...]
[Steam Engine Train] A steam engine train was built to be an exact replica as the one that used to run in the region. The train runs 10km between the old Gokseong Station (Seomjingang River Train Village) and Gajeong Station. Passengers can enjoy the scenic view of lush greenery along Read more [...]
Museum SAN (originally Hansol Museum), has its Welcome Center located in the vast abundance of nature, and is composed of three gardens within. From the Museum’s Welcome Center that is reminiscent of a huge fortress, visitors can walk through the the Flower Garden in full blossom, then to the Water Read more [...]
Korean artists of various field of work such as writers, painters, actors, architects and musicians constructed the cultural town of Heyri. Within this community, there are residences, workrooms, art galleries and museums. Artists make a living by opening exhibitions, trading or selling their artworks. Currently, there are about 40 museums, Read more [...]
The opening of the Incheon Port in 1883 led to the start of many foreigners coming into the area for settlement. Soon, it became a rich village and many young people gradually moved out, leaving the village in a state of stagnant. As such, a renovation project was brought upon Read more [...]
The Time Square, a shopping complex featuring fashion, culture, food, entertainment, etc, houses over 200 retailers comprised with shopping, business, culture and leisure spaces.
I’Park Mall, a size of 9 ground floors and 3 basement levels, is an entertainment complex featuring Digital Park, restaurants, movie theater, E-mart, fashion retailers, etc.
It is a shopping complex featuring shopping, culture, leisure, amenities, residence, etc. There are Lotte Department Store, E-mart, fashion accessories retailers, restaurants, café, bookstore, Lotte Cinema, game zone, etc. conveniently laid out.
It is a European style theme park featuring Enter-6, E-mart, a multiplex theater, CGV Theater, Four Season Water Park, Dome Golf, food court, café, etc.
It is a cultural complex combining hotel, residence, culture, food and park. It consists of the Hybrid Department Store that connects a rounded shape building and a natural park, the Sheraton Seoul D-Cube City Hotel-a luxurious hotel, D-Cube offices and apartments, the D-Cube Art Center, and the 33,000 square meter Read more [...]
It is a mega cultural complex featuring shopping, culture, entertainment, etc. It is comprised of 5 sections and a variety of retail shops including specialty stores, café, bank, wedding hall, offices, etc. are conveniently laid out. It holds exhibitions in the roof garden.
Formed in Dapsimni where ancient art dealers have flocked since 1970, the Dapsimni Antique Market is specialized in ancient artworks and there are about 100 stores in business at present. As it is called ‘live museum,’ it offers a variety of rare and antique items to enjoy and make a Read more [...]
It is an enormous book store directly connected from the Jonggak subway station. It provides fixed and portable chairs between bookshelves for customers who stay and read books for long. Located in front of the book store, the Renaissance Plaza has turned into a cultural space exhibiting the best sellers Read more [...]
It provides a high-tech search system and a wide rest area. A huge duplex store keeps an abundance of books and offers various culture contents as well such as music, stationery, café, etc. Also it regularly hosts a variety of events such as book signings, lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.
This mosque is the first and the biggest mosque in Korea. With the increasing number of immigrant workers from Muslim countries these days, more and more Muslims visit the mosque.
This is a select shop where variety of art books and modern arts coexist. People can buy post modern or modern art works at a relatively low price. The shop displays and sells the B-cuts of artists, archives, and studies. Workshops of different areas are hosted as well. There is Read more [...]
This bookstore sells various imported books related to design. All books are displayed to be read and the professional MDs recommend books according to the customer’s needs. There are tables and chairs everywhere so that customers can enjoy reading comfortably. They even have a café section, so it is more Read more [...]
This bookstore handles imported magazines and books related to Korean art, fine arts, design, philosophy, and humanities. They have selected books by considering that the location of the book store is in front of Hongdae and have books of each area that are worth paying attention to and the books Read more [...]
This is a legendary jazz bar already known to jazz manias. With ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Chunnyeondongando,’ it is one of the top 3 famous jazz bars in Seoul. It moved from Sinchon, to Daehangno to Cheongdam-dong to present day Seocho-dong. The live jazz performance begins after 9 p.m. and Read more [...]
Since it is the National Theater of Korea, the main goal is to introduce traditional performance arts. It is composed of different types of facilities such as the Main Hall ‘Hae,’ a synthesized stage where all genre of performances are possible and the Small Hall ‘Dal,’ where daily performances by Read more [...]
This jazz festival is held in dazzling spring. Top Korean and foreign artists come to perform. The four stages are installed in the Olympic Park so people can enjoy the performance of artists they like. In 2013, Mika, Damien Rice, Ramsey Lewis, and Jeff Bernat came to perform. (Website https://www.seouljazz.co.kr)
It is a music festival held in Nanji Hangang Park in Seoul. With the mild breeze and warm sunshine, rich and diverse music by different genre musicians spread up in the air. (website https://greenplugged.com)