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Haebangchon’s 108 Steps (해방촌 108계단 경사형 승강기)
Place Category: Attraction and Historic Sites
The whole neighborhood of Haebangchon is filled with history as it once was a place were refugees fled to during the Korean War.
Thanks to the young Korean generation, this place is now reviving as trendy coffee shops, artists and fusion restaurants are blooming. After having lunch or dinner climb the 108 stairs to experience another atmosphere.
Those stairs were made during the Japanese Occupation and Koreans that lived in the area had to climb them to attend daily Shinto prayers. The Japanese Shrine was destroyed but the stairway remains.