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 [...]
Incheon’s Chinatown area came into being with the opening of the Incheon Port in 1883 and Incheon’s designation as an extraterritoriality of the Ching Dynasty. In the past, the area held many stores trading goods imported from China, but most Chinese businesses are now restaurants. Today, the Chinese residents of Read more [...]
Gwangmyeong Cave is where joys and tears of coal mining workers remained intact. It was the heart of the evolution of modern industries in Korea and also a historical site of the Japanese colonial period. It takes pride itself as being the only one cave found in the metropolitan cities. Read more [...]
The Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong (reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234~678). The Songsan-ri Tombs contain the graves of kings from the period when Baekje’s capital was Gongju, and it is believed to contain 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered Read more [...]
Gyeongbokgung Palace holds a variety of performances every year. The National Gugak Center presents special performances annually and <A Feast of Gugak in Sujeongjeon>, a regular performance.
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 street mall housing various retailers of food and beverages as well as a wide range of fashion and beauty labels. There are Lotte Cinema, Lotte Card Art Center and a park around the mall.
It is a multi-purpose complex featuring a variety of facilities including a department store, mart, shopping mall, hotel, etc. It offers an outdoor park reflecting six themes, which are the garden and trail enhancing the natural scenery, grassed square, waterfront and Cine Plaza.
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.
It is a shopping complex in the three-story building. It features fashion on the first floor, fashion and book store on the second floor and the movie theater on the third floor. It offers a wide range of major fashion labels from Korea and abroad.
Located in Namsan Mountain looking down the panoramic view of downtown Seoul, the Namsangol Hanok Village is a collection of traditional Korean style houses. It reveals well the character of the traditional house in the Joseon Dynasty displaying antique furniture nicely inside the house. It offers various education programs to Read more [...]
The lobby lounge at the D-Cube City features stunning views along with beverages. Afternoon tea is available from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and an advance reservation is recommended.
Salon de Thé at the Lotte Hotel serves freshly brewed tea with daily baked pastries. It offers two menus, English Royal Tea set and English Royal Tea Couple Set.
The Green Table is a French restaurant run by the chef, Kim Eun-hee. If offers French dishes in casual bistro style in daytime and authentic French cuisine at night. The delicate sensitivity from the female chef is well revealed in the food and atmosphere.
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 [...]
The Bukchon Art Museum embraces a broad range of artworks from traditional ancient art to modern art. It owns 200 Chinese artworks, 150 Korean modern artworks and 2,500 ancient documents from the Joseon Dynasty.
A café with a yard in a Korean style house, LudenLoquen is a multi-purpose space combining café, showroom and gallery. It offers a membership book club and is available to reserve the space for seminars and exhibitions. It displays artworks from artists in the entrance of the café. Multi-lingual menus Read more [...]
The Jamsil Stadium is the home ground for two Korean professional baseball teams, ‘LG Twins’ and ‘Doosan Bears.’ It holds games almost every day except Monday during the baseball season.
The Mok-dong Baseball Stadium is the home ground for ‘Nexen Heroes’, one of the Korean professional baseball teams. Well managed with conveniently equipped amenities, it accommodates 16,000 people simultaneously.
The Seonyudo Park is the first recycling ecology park and water park. To reach Seonyudo, the tiny island in the Han River, you need to cross over the rainbow shaped bridge, Seonyugyo. It features the Aquatic Botanical Garden and The Water Purification Basin to learn about ecology. It holds the Read more [...]
Owned by the Korean-Chinese, it is an authentic Chinese restaurant carried on for three generations. Sorongpoja (steamed dumpling; 소롱포자) and fish dumpling filled with cero stuffing are popular here. Oyangjangyuk (five spice sliced steamed pork; 오향장육) is also one of the best dishes. The most common dishes in the Chinese Read more [...]
It is a specialty coffee shop often selected as the best coffee shop in Seoul by professional baristas. Having direct trade with local producers, it offers freshly roasted coffee and whole beans are also available to purchase. It deals with all procedures from producing high quality beans to brewing a Read more [...]
This restaurant is specialized in Jjokgalbi (divided rib by piece; 쪽갈비) divided into pieces from baby pork back ribs. Namul pancake cooked with fresh seasonal vegetables is a favored side dish. A variety of healthy side dishes such as hand-made soft tofu, green onion kimchi and Biji-jeon (pancake made with Read more [...]
This restaurant is specialized in Oyangjangyuk (five spice sliced steamed pork; 오향장육) and fried dumpling. Delicious hand-made dumplings are professionally prepared and cooked. Steamed dumpling and sweet and sour pork are also delicacies.
It is a popular Chinese style bar in Yeonnam-dong run by a Korean-Chinese. A variety of Chinese dishes work great with alcoholic beverages. Stir-fried bean sprouts and fried eggplant present the excellent smoked flavors.