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Assistance Program for Overseas Student Groups 01

Assistance Program for Overseas


Student Groups
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is initiating an assistance project to broaden the horizons of student activities
in Seoul and to encourage more overseas student groups to visit Seoul through exchange programs between
elementary, middle, high school and university students in Seoul and overseas student groups.

Brief Encounters, Lifelong Memories 02


Experience Programs for Youth 06
Explore the 5 Palaces of Seoul 10

Assistance Program

Activities for Youth 11


Museums 12

Create a sister relationship between the schools

Eco-City 16

(elementary, middle, high schools and universities)

Thematic Experiences 19

Matching service for educational institutes in Seoul


Student exchange within same majors (sports and arts including physical

Corporate Brands of Korea 20


Experiencing Hallyu 22

Traditional Culture 24

Guidance on the cultural experience program for exchange students


Preparation of various events and provision of interpreters, etc.

Temple Stay 27
Other Activities 28

Top 10 Foods in Seoul for Youth to Try 30

education, music and fine arts, etc.)

at the time of cultural exchange between students

Provision of Seoul City promotional kit

Top 10 Traditional Beverages That Can Be Enjoyed Anywhere 31


Accommodations and Youth Centers in Seoul 32

(guidebook for school excursions, Seoul City maps and notebook)

Who is Eligible
Groups of more than 20 students visiting Seoul
Application and Inquiries

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Hours of operation

Available languages

Phone

Date of Publication August 2014


Publishing Division Tourism Business Division of Seoul Metropolitan
Government
Publisher Mayor of Seoul
Planning and Production Seoul Tourism Organization
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Travel information about Seoul:


Call 120 and then press 9 when
you hear a recorded message in
Korean. (You can choose from
the following languages: English,
Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese
and Mongolian.)

Applications Submit your application form via fax or e-mail.


FAX 02-3788-0899
E-mail marketing@seoulwelcome.com
Inquiries 02-3788-0867 or 02-3788-0839

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Its nice to meet you!

Brief Encounters, Lifelong Memories

Foreign students visiting Korea and students at the participating


school in Korea are given a chance to get to know one another.

Cultural and artistic


performances
presented by students
from both sides

A thrilling moment
of meeting new
friends

A formal event
introducing the
participating
schools

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Exciting hands-on
activities with fellow
students

Engaging in hands-on
activities together helps
us feel at ease around
one another, as if we
had friends for a long
time

Foreign students,
given a guided tour of
the school by Korean
students

We hope to see you again!


The participating students feel sad
when the program is over, especially
since they have to say goodbye to
their new friends. At the end of the
program, students often take
commemorative photos, which will
serve as a reminder of the fun
memories they created together.

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A special time shared among new and old friends

Experience Programs for Youth

K-pop Dance Performances

Experience Traditional Musical


Instruments

This is a program incorporating Korean culture that is


causing a global sensation today. Students are given
a chance to cover the dance performance routines
of K-pop artists and groups, which is enjoyable for
everyone!

There will be a chance to experience a wide range of


traditional musical instruments including the janggu ,
or drums, and the gayageum , or Korean zither with
twelve strings. The visiting and local students get to
try out the musical instruments in pairs.

Hanbok , Traditional Korean Dress


There is a special program, allowing visiting students
to learn about traditional clothing with an expert
teaching them how to choose and put on hanbok .
This will not only be an enjoyable experience, but
also show foreign students the beauty of Korea. They
can also try on various accessories including kkotsin
(flower shoes) and headpieces, which add more fun
to the experience.

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Diverse experience programs and performances are in store for visiting students.
They will get to experience something theyve never done before!

Traditional Games
Traditional games including yunnori and tuho are
taught to visiting students for more fun interactions
with local students. Friendships will blossom as they
play these games, which help build teamwork and
create a sense of cohesion.

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Traditional Etiquette

Traditional Music Performances

Korea has been called the land of courteous


people in the East, and etiquette and courtesy
are important here. Traditional etiquette, which is
stricter than what is used today, is unfamiliar to
foreigners and Korean youth alike. Through this
program, students will learn about the traditional
method of greeting, and familiarize themselves with
Korean culture.

As one of the welcoming events, a music


performance is given using traditional musical
instruments. A traditional percussion quartet known
as Samulnori and a gayageum ensemble will delight
the eyes and ears of the audience, and provide a
glimpse into the traditional culture of Korea.

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Traditional Dance Performances

Taekwondo Performance

Korean students who have done their own makeup


and costumes will present a traditional dance routine
set to traditional music. Foreign students are sure to
find this fascinating.

Local students give a demonstration of taekwondo ,


a Korean traditional martial art. The jaw-dropping
taekwondo performances, with students displaying
their exceptional technique, is always filled with
excitement.

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Explore the 5 Palaces of Seoul


Explore old palaces in Seoul with more than 600 years of history. A tour of the quaint gardens and the aweinspiring buildings will leave you deeply impressed.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

This is the first palace built in the Joseon Dynasty, where its 500-year history bloomed. It is
the largest and the most magnificent of the 5 palaces in Seoul. Geunjeongjeon Hall and
Gyeonghoeru Pavilion provide a glimpse of the architectural style and the royal family
culture.
37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 09:00-18:30 (Differ from month to month, so please refer to
the website; Closed on Tuesdays) English, Chinese and Japanese (Availability depends on the time)
02-3700-3900, www.royalpalace.go.kr
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Changdeokgung Palace

This is a detached palace that served as a living space for the royal family of Joseon. It is
the most well-preserved of all the palaces dating from the Joseon Dynasty. It was added to
the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 for the exquisite blend of nature and manmade
elements.
99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 09:00-18:00 (Differ from month to month, so please refer to the
website; Closed on Tuesdays) English, Chinese and Japanese (Availability depends on the time)
02-762-8261, www.cdg.go.kr
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Changgyeonggung Palace

This is a palace built under King Seongjong for his three queens. Honghwamun, which
is the main gate of the palace, demonstrates the impressive architectural style of the
time period.
185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 09:00-18:30 (Differ from month to month, so please
refer to the website; Closed on Mondays) English, Chinese and Japanese (Availability depends on the time)
02-762-4868, ccg.cha.go.kr
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Deoksugung Palace

This is a palace bearing witness to the modern history of Korea as it served as the stage
for major historic events related to the establishment of the Korean Empire. It is the only
palace in Seoul with a fusion of traditional and modern architectural and landscaping
elements.
99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 09:00-21:00 (Closed on Mondays) English, Chinese and
Japanese (Availability depends on the time) 02-771-9951, www.deoksugung.go.kr
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Gyeonghuigung Palace

Built in 1623, Gyeonghuigung Palace is located behind the Seoul History Museum, and
it was opened to the public in 2002. Unfortunately, the restoration work has not yet been
completed.

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12_Museums1. &

See the diverse sides of Seoul through culture and arts

16_Eco-City16_

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Explore Seoul, an eco-city
in harmony with nature

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Experiences
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Enjoy an exciting day
a theme park

20_Corporate
Brands
of Korea
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See the present and1.future


of Seoul through iconic companies
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22_Experiencing
Hallyu
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Get a glimpse of the1.popular


culture of Korea
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24_Traditional
Culture
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Experience the traditional culture of Korea


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27_Temple Stay

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Create unique
memories at a Buddhist
temple in the city
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28_Other Activities

Check out the most28_


vibrant places in Seoul
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45 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 09:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays and New Years Day)
English, Chinese and Japanese (Mobile audio guide) 02-724-0274, www.museum.seoul.kr/www/
support/ghp/supportBranchGHPIntro.jsp

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If you want to learn about the history and the current situation of a country you are traveling in,
a visit to the museums and art museums is a must.
Have a deeper, more meaningful traveling experience by learning about the arts and history of Seoul.

Museums
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Presseum - Newspaper Museum


Here, you can learn about the history of
newspapers, which contain information on
politics, social issues, economy and culture.
There are fascinating exhibits related to
Hanseongsunbo, the first newspaper in
Korea.

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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art


The Leeum was initially launched with the
personal art collection of the founder of the
Samsung Group. On display are antique art
pieces of Korea and foreign and Korean
contemporary art pieces, and there is an
education and culture center for children.

Seodaemun Museum of Natural History


Opened in July 2003, this was the first
natural history museum to be established in
Korea. It consists of 3 exhibition rooms, with
items on display in a chronological and
spatial order. The three-dimensional,
diorama format makes it even more
interesting.

71 Wiryeseong-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 09:00-21:00,
Weekends & Holidays: 09:00-19:00
(Closed on Mondays)
02-2152-5800, baekjemuseum.seoul.go.kr

137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


09:00-18:00 (Open until 21:00 on
Wed. and Sat., Open until 19:00 on Sun.
and national holidays; Closed on Mondays
and New Years Day)
English, Chinese and Japanese
(Inquire in advance)
02-2077-9000, www.museum.go.kr

Trick Eye Museum


The Trick Eye Museum was featured in the
dramas Heartstrings and The King of
Dramas. It contains a permanent exhibition
hall, Santorini Square and Greek Myth
Experience Hall. Dont forget to take your
camera with you!

55 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 09:00-20:00,
Weekends: 09:00-18:00
(until 19:00 from Nov. to Feb. and from
March to Oct.; Closed on Mondays)
English, Japanese, and Chinese
(Wireless guide system)
02-724-0274-6, www.museum.seoul.k

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The National Museum of Korea


The National Museum of Korea is one of the
6 largest museums in the world, with 6
permanent exhibition halls housing nearly
13,000 artifacts. It takes more than 10
hours to do a complete tour of the museum,
and video and audio services are available
for improved convenience.

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Seoul Baekje Museum


The 2,000-year history of Seoul began
when Baekje first designated the city as its
capital. Seoul Baekje Museum, which
opened in 2012, gives an insight into the
Hanseong era of Baekje, for which Seoul
served as the capital for 500 years.

Seoul Museum of History


The museum houses exhibits that provide a
glimpse into traditional lifestyle and culture
and present-day Seoul. The massive scale
model of Seoul (1/1,500 of the actual size)
provides a full view of the city at a glance.

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5F & 6F, Ilmin Museum of Art, 139


Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Tues.-Sat.: 10:00-18:00 (Last admission
at 17:30; Closed on Mondays,
New Years Day, Chuseok and Seollal
holidays, and first week of March and Sept.)
02-2020-1830, www.presseum.or.kr

The National Folk Museum of Korea


The National Folk Museum of Korea
demonstrates the unique characteristics of
Korean architectural styles displayed by
Cheongungyo and Baegungyo bridges at
Bulkgusa Temple, Palsangjeon Hall at
Beopjusa Temple, and more, shedding light
on the traditional and modern lifestyles of the
Korean people.

B2 Seogyo Plaza, 20 Hongik-ro 3-gil,


Mapo-gu, Seoul
09:00-21:00 (Last admission at 20:00;
Open year-round)
Chinese (with advance booking only)
02-3144-6300, www.trickeye.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

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55 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


10:30-18:00 (Closed on Mondays, New
Years Day, and Chuseok and Seollal
holidays)
English, Japanese, and Chinese
Digital guide (additional fee)
02-2014-6900, www.leeum.org
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

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51 Yeonhui-ro 32-gil, Seodaemun-gu,


Seoul
Weekdays: 09:00-18:00 (until 17:00 from
March to Oct. and from Nov. to Feb.;
Opened for one more hour on weekends
and holidays; Closed on Mondays, New
Years Day, Chuseok and Seollal)
02-330-8899, namu.sam.go.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.
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37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


09:00-18:00 (Differ from month to
month, so please refer to the website;
Closed on Tuesdays and New Years Day)
English, Chinese and Japanese
02-3704-3114, www.nfm.go.kr

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Alive Museum

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It houses art pieces that produce optical


illusions based on the principles of light
refraction, reflection and perspective,
allowing visitors to become the subjects of
the art pieces. The exhibits are in various
themes such as trick art, media art and objet
dart, and there will never be a moment of
boredom here.

B1 Daeil Building, 12 Insadong-gil,


Jongno-gu, Seoul
09:00-22:30 (Last admission at 21:30;
Open year-round)
Chinese(Only on weekends)
02-2034-0600,
www.alivemuseum.com/insadong
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

This is the main public art museum of Seoul,


presenting art pieces with artistic value and
mass appeal. The museum building built in
Renaissance style was designated
Registered Cultural Heritage No. 237 in
recognition of its architectural and historical
value.

61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


10:00-20:00 (Tues.-Fri.), 10:00-19:00
(On weekends and holidays from March to
Oct.; Until 18:00 from Nov. to Feb.; Closed on
Mondays and New Years Day)
English
02-2124-8800, sema.seoul.go.kr

Seoul Museum of Art

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National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

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The National Museum of Korean


Contemporary History, situated in
Gwanghwamun Square, has a collection of
more than 1,500 exhibits that provide insight
into the modern history of Korea dating from
the late 19th century to the Seoul Olympics.

198 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul


09:00-18:00 (Open until 21:00 on Wed.
and Sat.; Closed on Mondays and
New Years Day)
English, Chinese and Japanese
(for groups with advance booking)
02-3703-9200, www.much.go.kr

Heojun Museum honors the life and


accomplishments of Heo Jun, a famous
court physician in the Joseon Dynasty. It
houses 372 artifacts (189 types) related to
the physician. Visitors can get a feel of what
its like to be a Korean medicine doctor
through various experiences such as cutting
and wrapping medicinal herbs.

87 Heojun-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul


10:00-18:00 (Weekdays from March to Oct.)
10:00-17:00 (from Nov. to Feb. and
weekends; Closed on Mondays,
New Years Day, Chuseok and Seollal)
English, Japanese, and Chinese
(with advance booking only)
02-3661-8686, www.heojun.seoul.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Heojun Museum

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Fun Museum

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The Fun Museum provides unique


experiences with uncommon but fascinating
items. The exhibitions under the themes of
light, sound, motion, science and life present
diverse pieces that were created based on
brilliant ideas.

2F Kyunghyang Art Hill, 3 Jeongdong-gil,


Jung-gu, Seoul
Wed.-Fri: 10:00-18:00; Weekends &
Holidays: 10:00-18:00 (Last admission at
17:00; Closed on Mon.-Tues.)
1544-3852, www.funmuseum.com

The Kokdu Museum preserves and exhibits a


variety of kkokdu puppets. Each puppet,
made using different techniques, is unique in
terms of type, form, facial expression and
movement, and they are bound to captivate
the visitors.

2F Dongsoong Art Center 122


Dongsung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Tues.-Sun.: 10:00-18:00
(Closed on Mondays)
English
02-766-3315, www.kokdumuseum.com

Kokdu Museum

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Seoul Education Museum


This is a museum that sheds light on the
history of education in Seoul. The items on
display will bring back memories for the older
generations, and visitors will be able to check
out past graduation ceremonies, the old
Confucian school known as Sungkyunkwan
and more. (Advance booking by phone is
required for large groups.)

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Bank of Korea Money Museum


The museum showcases ancient and
modern-day currencies as well as limited
edition currencies. In the exhibition room,
visitors can enjoy exciting experiences
involving money. This museum is especially
popular among families with children.

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19 Bukchon-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 09:00-18:00;
Weekends: 09:00-17:00
(Closed on holidays and Wed.
in the first and third weeks)
English (Only on weekends)
02-736-2859, edumuseem.sen.go.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

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39 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


Tues.-Sun.: 10:00-17:00 (Closed on
Mondays, Chuseok, Seolnal holiday, Dec.
29 to Jan. 2)
English (Digital audio)
02-759-4881, museum.bok.or.kr

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Seoul may be highly developed and urbanized, but it is still in harmony with nature.
It contains ecological parks where people can engage in leisure activities and have a healing experience.
Here are some of the ecological parks that show the natural side of Seoul.

Eco City
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Cheonggyecheon Museum
This museum sheds light on the history of
Cheonggyecheon Stream. Various
exhibitions are open to the public.

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World Cup Park & Haneul Park


Nanjido Island, which used to be a landfill,
was transformed into a large-scale
ecological park to commemorate the 2002
World Cup and the new millennium. It
consists of Pyeonghwa, Haneul, Noeul and
Nanjicheon parks. It is a popular spot for
dates and family outings.

This is where half of the sewage generated in


Seoul is treated and purified. Sports facilities
including a soccer field and a tennis court are
available to the public, and students are
given a chance to tour the facility and learn
more about the environment.

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Seonam Water Treatment Center

Yeouido Saetgang Ecological Park

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201 Yangcheon-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 09:00-16:00
Sat.: 09:00-12:00 (Closed on Sundays
and holidays)
02-3660-2131, www.seonam.seoul.kr

Focusing on six themes, this park is divided


into a water treatment zone, a zone for
hands-on learning about ecology, and an
ecological preserve. The ecological reserve
contains no manmade facilities so as to
preserve the natural environment, and
public access to some of the areas is
restricted during breeding seasons.

Seonyudo Park is Koreas first recycled


park that was created by transforming a
water treatment facility. It is considered one
of the most scenic ecological parks in Seoul.
Visitors can engage in leisure activities and
relax in the natural environment.

343 Seonyu-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul


06:00-24:00
02-2631-9368, parks.seoul.go.kr/
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Namsan Park

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Namsan Park is a must-see for tourists. It is


surrounded by famous tourist attractions,
which makes it a perfect place to begin ones
tour of Seoul. The area around the
Palgakjeong Pavilion and N Seoul Tower is
especially popular. Dont forget to go on the
Namsan cable car!

173 Wolgye-ro, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul


Visitor Center: 09:00-21:00 (Hours of
operation differ for the exhibition hall,
art gallery and Art Center, etc.; For inquiries,
call the number below or refer to the
website)
02-2289-4001, dreamforest.go.kr

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48 Yeouido-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul


Sunrise-Sunset
02-3780-0561

Seonyudo

243-60 World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: sunrise-20:30
(Nov. to Feb: sunrise-18:30)
02-300-5500, worldcuppark.seoul.go.kr

Dream Forest
This is a park where you can enjoy the
breathtaking landscape and the natural
environment away from the hustle and bustle
of the city. It contains a cultural complex called
the Dream Forest Art Center as well as various
other facilities including an art gallery, cafs
and restaurants. From the observatory, you
can behold the stunning cityscape.

40 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 09:00-19:00 (Last admission
at 18:30), Weekends and Nov.-Feb.:
09:00-18:00 (Last admission at 17:30;
Closed on Mondays and New Years Day)
English, Japanese
(with advance booking only)
02-2286-3410, www.cgcm.go.kr

Naksan Park

231 3 Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul


Hours of operation differ for each facility
(Call or check the website before your trip)
02-3783-5900,
parks.seoul.go.kr/namsan

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This is a park on Naksan Mountain. The


murals seen in Ihwa-dong along the road to
the park are eye-catching. This was a filming
location for the dramas The Rooftop Prince
and The King 2 Hearts.

54 Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


24-hour operation
02-743-7985

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The Green

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This is where you can learn about the homes


of the future, featuring the latest technology
developed by Land & Housing Corp. (LH), as
well as eco-friendly homes and energy of the
future. It also contains an activity hall.

206 Bamgogae-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 09:30-17:30, Sat.:
09:30-15:30 (Closed on holidays,
Sundays, and Chuseok and Seollal
holidays)
English
02-459-1971-2, www.thegreen.lh.or.kr

This is a natural park thats five times bigger


than Yeouido Park. The Seoul Horse Race
Track was transformed into this public park
in 2002. Careful measures were
implemented to preserve the natural
environment and ensure the coexistence of
all forms of wildlife.

273 Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


Open year-round (Hours of operation
differ for the ecological forest and insect
garden)
02-460-2905, park.seoul.go.kr/
seoulforest

Seoul Forest

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Children's Grand Park


Childrens Grand Park has been one of the
most popular places for a family outing for
many years. People can relax in the natural
environment and enjoy the zoo, health and
experience programs, and various events
free-of-charge.

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Mapo Recycling Facility


This is an eco-friendly facility, where wastes
are recycled and used as energy resources
in order to prevent environmental pollution.
In addition to a tour program, a gym and a
reading room are available to the public.

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63 Square

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63 Square is a 60-story building with three


basement floors that was erected in 1985. At
the time of its construction, it was the tallest
building in Asia, and it is still the highest
building in Korea thats open to the public. It
contains an aquarium, performance hall and
observatory among other facilities.

50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul


Hours of operation and admission fees
vary according to the facility (refer to the
website)
Pamphlets in English, Japanese and
Chinese
02-789-5663, www.63.co.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Styling itself as the Fascinating World of


Fish, this aquarium sparks childrens
curiosity and imagination. Visitors can
explore various underwater ecosystems from
freshwater to the tropical jungle of the
Amazon. There is even an underwater
tunnel!

513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu,


Seoul
10:00-20:00 (Open year-round)
Pamphlets in English, Japanese,
and Chinese
02-6002-6200, www.coexaqua.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

COEX Aquarium

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Lotte World

216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul


Park: 05:00-22:00, Zoo: 09:00-17:30
(Subject to change; Open year-round)
02-450-9311, www.sisul.or.kr/sub05

86 Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul


Mon.-Fri: 09:00-18:00 (Closed on
weekends)
02-374-8181, rrf.seoul.go.kr

For every tourist in Seoul, there are several landmarks that must be included
in the itinerary! You are bound to create unforgettable memories at these
landmarks and enjoy a thrilling adventure at the theme parks.

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This iconic Korean theme park is located in


the middle of Seoul. The indoor zone contains
rides under the themes of adventure and
mystery, while the outdoor zone contains a
lakeside park. There are festivals held every
season.

240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 09:30-22:00, Fridays &
Weekends: 09:00-23:00 (Open year-
round)
English, Chinese, Japanese
(Booking tickets for a group of over 20)
02-411-4927, www.lotteworld.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

The new Seoul City Hall, opened in October


2012, is a 13-story glass-wall building with 5
basement floors that is regarded as an ecofriendly landmark in Seoul. The library, caf
and gallery inside the building are open to
the public, and visitors can also receive a
guided tour.

110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul


09:00-18:00 (Closed on weekends;
however, the guided tour is available on
weekends with advance booking)
English, Chinese and Japanese
(with advance booking only)
02-2133-5663, www.seoul.go.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

New Seoul City Hall

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You can learn more about a country by its best-known companies.


Get a different view of Seoul by visiting the facilities of iconic Korean companies in the city.
You will even get to learn more about the advances made in various fields of technology.

Corporate Brands of Korea


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Samsung dlight

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This is the promotional center of Samsung


Electronics located at its headquarters. You
can check out various digital media at the
Mobile Plaza, learn about the vision of
Samsung Electronics at the Global Gallery
and purchase the latest products from
Samsung at the dlight Shop.

Samsung Electronics Building (B1& B2),


11Seocho-daero 74-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
10:00-19:00 (dlight Shop is open until
21:00; Closed on Chuseok and Seollal
holidays)
English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish
02-2255-2277-8,
www.samsung.com/sec/dlight/
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

At the Nuritkum Square of the Digital Media


Center in Sangam-dong, you can experience
the latest information technologies at a wide
range of facilities for a ubiquitous IT
experience. Use all your senses to
experience the technologies of the future at
the Digital Pavilion!

Digital Pavilion, Nuritkum Square,


396 World Cup buk-ro, Mapo-gu, Seou
09:30-18:00 (Last admission at 17:00;
Closed on Sundays, New Years Day,
Chuseok and Seollal holidays)
English and Chinese
02-2132-0500, www.digitalpavilion.co.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Digital Pavilion

information

POSCO Center

information

POSCO Center is a landmark in the


Gangnam area. In the lobby, you can see an
original work created by Baek Nam-jun,
whos considered a master of video art.
There is also an art museum, which hosts
exhibitions on a regular basis.

POSCO Center, 440 Teheran-ro,


Gangnam-gu, Seoul
POSCO Center: 09:00-18:00, Art Museum:
10:00-19:00, Sat.: 11:00-16:00
(POSCO Center closed on holidays, and Art
Museum closed on Sundays and holidays)
02-3457-0114, www.posco.co.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

This is a place where you check out all the


food products manufactured by the CJ
Group. You can learn everything about the
culinary culture of Korea from grocery
shopping to dining, while enjoying music and
other activities at the same time. You can also
try Korean foods such as bibimbap , curry
and noodles.

330 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


11:00-22:00 (Open year-round, Hours of
operation vary for each shop)
1577-9622, www.cjfoodworld.co.kr

CJ Food World

information

SK Telecom T.um

information

T.um is a mobile experience center,


integrating advanced information technology
and mobile communication services. It has
every possible technology imaginable on
display, and shows how the corporate
philosophy and advanced technologies of SK
Telecom are fused together. (advance
booking required)

SK T-Tower, 65 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


09:00-18:00 (Closed on weekends,
holidays, and last Friday of every month)
English and Chinese
(with advance booking only)
02-6100-0601, tum.sktelecom.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

This is the first-ever science hall established


by a private company in Korea to cultivate
scientific interest among the youth. It
showcases fascinating futuristic exhibits and
various learning materials. It is a popular
destination for school trips and experiential
learning programs. (Advance booking
required)

3F in West Hall of LG Twin Center,


128 Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu,
Seoul
Mon.-Fri.: 09:00-5:40,
Sat.: 09:00-16:40 (Closed on Sundays;
Check the website for more details)
02-3773-1053-5, www.lgsh.co.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

LG Science Hall

information

Digital Media City (DMC) PR Center

information

The DMC PR Center is where people can


check out the Digital Media City before its
completion in 2015. DMC is being
established as a state-of-the-art industrial
complex centering on information and
media, including digital satellite
broadcasting, conventions and more.

DMC PR Center 366 World Cup buk-ro,


Mapo-gu, Seoul
10:00-18:00 (Last admission at 17:00
from Mon. to Sat.; Closed on Sundays and
holidays)
Website available in English
02-309-7067, dmc.seoul.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Olleh Square is enriching peoples lives with


cultural events and performing arts. It
presents artistic performances every
evening. The most well-known event that is
held on a regular basis is Jazz and the City,
which is commonly known as the 1,000
won concert.

KT Gwanghwamun, 178 Sejong-daero,


Jongno-gu, Seoul
09:00-21:00 (Open year-round)
English
1577-5599, ollehsquare.kt.com/
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Olleh Square

information

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Hallyu , or literally the Korean wave, has made an impact all over the world,
with Korean dramas, music, movies and food captivating countless people worldwide.
The following places are must-visit places, especially if you are a fan of Korean culture.

Experiencing Hallyu
1

KBS ON

information

KBS ON is Koreas first exhibition hall


shedding light on the broadcasting industry.
Here, you can learn about how TV and radio
shows are produced. There are experience
programs available, where you can
transform into an anchor or a weather
forecaster, and you can also check out the
actual filming studios.

Main building of KBS 13 Yeouigongwon-ro,


Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
09:30-17:00 (Closed on the first
Monday of every month and Chuseok &
Seollal holidays)
Pamphlets in English, Chinese and
Japanese
02-781-2224, office.kbs.co.kr/kbson
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Located in Dongdaemun, Klive is the worlds


first K-pop concert hall presenting
performances in a holographic environment. If
you are into K-pop music, then this is a place
youve got to visit. Head on over to Klive to check
out the hologram performances of the hottest
K-pop stars including Psy, Big Bang and 2NE1.

Klive, 9F Lotte Fit In, 264 Eulji-ro,


Jung-gu, Seoul
13:30-21:00 (4 daily performances;
Closed on Mondays, Chuseok and
Seollal)
English, Japanese, Chinese
02-2265-0810, www.klive.co.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Klive

information

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Hallyu Center


We recommend that you visit this place,
especially if this is your first time in Seoul. It
is a tourist information center, providing
information and services to tourists visiting
Korea. You can obtain information on tourist
attractions, accommodations, food and more
for a more fun-packed trip!

KT&G Sangsang Madang


Sangsang Madang, a landmark in Hongdae,
is considered an iconic cultural place for
Korean young people. It contains a movie
theater, performance hall, design shop,
gallery, art market, academy, studio and
caf.

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information

This is a place where Korean citizens and


foreigners visiting Korea can engage in cultural
exchanges. Foreigners are given a special
chance to experience the traditional culture of
Korea including hanji paper craft and folktales.
The center also organizes diverse performances
and events. For participation, sign up in person
or submit an application in advance.
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information

Cube Studio

Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center


There are some 400 informative leaflets
available for tourists at the center. Here, you
can make hotel reservations, book concert
tickets, use free Internet service, and
experience chroma keying. Also, it receives
and resolves complaints from tourists.

information

5F M Plaza, 27 Myeongdong 8-gil,


Jung-gu, Seoul
10:30-19:30 (Open year-round)
English, Chinese and Japanese
02-3789-7961-3, www.seoultourism.kr

information

This is a place run by Cube Entertainment, a


talent agency representing top K-pop stars
including Beast, 4minute and G.NA. On the first
floor, you can talk about your favorite stars with
others over a beverage and dessert. The
second floor, where the rehearsal studios are,
is not open to the public, but if youre lucky, you
may just spot the singers on the first floor!

B1 KTO, 40 Cheonggyecheon-ro,
Jung-gu, Seoul
09:00-20:00 (Open year-round)
English, Japanese, and Chinese
1330 (24-hour tourist information)
02-729-9496 (info on the exhibition
center)

65 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul


Refer to the website
English, Japanese, Chinese
(with advance booking only)
02-330-6200,
www.sangsangmadang.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Seoul Global Culture & Tourism Center

Gangnam Tourist Information Center


This is a tourist information center located in
Gangnam, which is the birthplace of the latest
trends in Seoul. It provides helpful information
and services catering to tourists needs such
as amenities, medical tourism center, and
various experience zones and souvenir zones.

48 Apgujeong-ro 79-gil, Gangnam-gu,


Seoul
10:00-22:50 (Closed on Sundays)
02-548-7720 (Caf), www.cubeent.co.kr

information

KEB (Annex building 1F), 66 Eulji-ro,


Jung-gu, Seoul
09:00-22:00 (Open year-round)
English, Chinese and Japanese
02-778-0333

information

161 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul


10:00-19:00 (Closed on New Years Day,
Chuseok and Seollal)
English, Chinese and Japanese
02-3445-0111

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In order to gain a deeper understanding of Korea, you should try to learn more about its traditional culture.
That doesnt just mean delving into books for information though
because there are a wide range of fun and exciting experiential learning programs available!

Traditional Culture
1

Tteok Museum

information

This isnt a museum thats solely for the eyes.


Its where you can make and try your own
tteok , or rice cake. The museum is divided
into two halls: in Hall I, you can check out
kitchenware such as soy sauce and kimchi
jars, and in Hall II, you can learn about the
traditional table setting.

Donglim Knot Workshop


This is a place where you can see artifacts,
antiquities, models and original works
incorporating modern and traditional elements.
You can participate in an experience program,
where you can try making cell phone chains,
bracelets, necklaces and other accessories
using knots. For large groups, advance booking
by phone is a must.

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Artee Pedicab

Namsangol Hanok Village

information

Artee Pedicab was launched with an aim to


provide tourists and even the locals with back
alley tours. The pedicab drivers take their
customers on an exciting journey into the
backroads of the city to enjoy a cityscape that
differs from alley to alley.

201, 69 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 11:00-19:00, Weekends:
11:00-20:00 (Not in operation on
Mondays)
English
1666-1693 (Advance booking is
required) www.rideartee.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Kukkiwon is the center of taekwondo culture


that attracts many practitioners of this
exceptional martial art. Masters of
taekwondo from all over the world come to
this place and are amazed by the main studio
and the long history of taekwondo . There is a
memorial hall that houses some 2,500 items
related to taekwondo .

32 Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul


09:00-11:30, 13:00-17:30
(Closed on weekends and holidays)
English (with advance booking only)
02-567-1058, www.kukkiwon.or.kr

information

information

This village is reminiscent of the old Seoul


during the Joseon Dynasty. It offers a wide
range of intriguing experience programs
involving hanbok , hanji , gugak and etiquette,
which provide an insight into the traditional
culture of Korea.

28 Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


09:00-21:00 (09:00-20:00 from Nov.
to March; Closed on Tuesdays)
English and Japanese
02-2264-4412,
www.hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

This is a hanok , or a traditional Korean house,


serving as a cultural space. It gained attention
as the filming location for the dramas Le
Grand Chef and Feast of the Gods. There is a
Korean cuisine restaurant, lounge, wine bar
and performance hall. Visitors can participate
in experience programs related to cooking,
tea ceremony, hanbok and more.

3 Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul


09:00-22:00
English and Japanese
02-765-3700, www.samcheonggak.or.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Samcheonggak

10 Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


10:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Website available in English,
Chinese and Japanese
02-3673-2778, shimyoungmi.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

information

Kukkiwon

71 Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


10:00-18:00 (Closed on Chuseok and
Seollal)
English, Japanese, and Chinese
(available with advance program booking)
02-741-5447, www.tkmuseum.or.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

information

Kum Bak Yeon

information

This is the workshop of Kim Deok-hwan, the


master of gold leaf imprinting who has been
designated as National Important Intangible
Cultural Heritage No. 119. Foreigners and
Korean citizens can participate in a program
where they can make traditional accessories
using the golf leaf imprinting technique.

24-12 Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu,


Seoul
Weekdays: 10:00-17:00,
Sat.: 10:00-15:00 (Closed on Sundays)
02-730-2067, www.kumbak.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

While touring the Insa-dong area, youll


want to stop by Ssamzi-gil, which is a
winding alley in this area. Here, you can see
a wide range of handicrafts in adorable and
exquisite designs that demonstrate an
infusion of traditional and modern elements
of Korean art.

44 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


10:30-20:30 (Closed on Chuseok and
Seollal)
02-736-0088, www.ssamzigil.co.kr

Ssamzie-gil

information

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Temple Stay
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Gahoe Museum

information

The talismans and folk paintings at this


museum in Bukchon Hanok Village provide a
glimpse into the lives of Koreans of the past.
For a group tour or participation in an
experiential learning program, advance
booking is required.

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International Kumgang Taekwondo Center


This is a place where you can learn
taekwondo , the national martial art and sport
of Korea. You can learn various techniques
ranging from basic kicking to board
smashing. By learning taekwondo , you will
gain a better appreciation of Korean culture.

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Korea House

Chung Won San Bang


This is a museum shedding light on
traditional windows that is operated by Sim
Yong-sik, a woodwork craftsman who has
been designated as an intangible cultural
heritage of Seoul. It holds exhibitions on
traditional windows and demonstrations of
how they are made, as well as conducting
research about them.

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information

42 Mokdongjungangnam-ro,
Yangcheon-gu, Seoul
09:00-22:00
English
02-2642-0692,
www.taekwontokorea.com
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Toegye-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


12:00-21:30 (Closed on Seollal,
Chuseok, and every third Mondays)
English, Japanese and Chinese
02-2266-9101-3, koreahouse.or.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Gwanmunsa Temple 111 Baumoe-ro 7-gil,


Seocho-gu, Seoul
Refer to the website
02-3460-5300, www.gwanmunsa.org
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Located in Samseong-dong, Bongeunsa


Temple is easily accessible. It attracts many
foreign visitors, which means that you can
meet people from diverse cultural and ethnic
backgrounds. All of the programs are offered
in English.

531 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul


2-day program (14:00-09:00 the next day;
Inquire about the available dates)
English
02-3218-4800, www.bongeunsa.org
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

Although its in the vicinity of the city center,


it exudes a serene atmosphere, similar to
the temples located in the mountains. You
can take part in various activities such as
meditation to music, meditation in a forest,
108 prostrations, etc.

Hwagyesa Temple, 117 Hwagyesa-gil,


Gangbuk-gu, Seoul
2-day program (11:30-10:00 the next day)
English
02-900-4326, www.hwagyesa.org
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

information

Hwagyesa Temple

information

Myogaksa Temple

information

27 Bukchon-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


10:00-17:00 (Closed on Sun. & Mon.)
English (with advance booking only)
02-715-3342, www.sungsimart.com

information

Gwanmunsa Temple emanates a calm and


peaceful atmosphere despite being situated
in the heart of the city. It offers four temple
stay programs for participants to choose
from.

Bongeunsa Temple

information

This is a place where you can see the beauty


of Korea through the traditional houses, royal
court cuisine, traditional performing arts,
traditional wedding ceremony, and traditional
cultural items. This is where Hugh Jackman
held a press conference, and where the
episode of Infinite Challenge featuring Paris
Hilton was shot.
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Gwanmunsa Temple

17 Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


10:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays)
02-741-0466, www.gahoemuseum.org

A temple stay program allows the participant to stay at a Buddhist


temple for a couple of days to get a glimpse of the lives of the Buddhist
monks, and learn about the path of enlightenment.

Jogyesa Temple

information

Myogaksa Temple, situated on the ridge of


Samgaksan Mountain in Seoul, has been
operating its temple stay program since 2004.
Participants can experience meditation
practices, 108 prostrations, temple bell striking
and prayer chants. A one-day program is also
available.

31 Jongno 63ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


2-day program (14:00-09:30 the next day)
English
02-763-3109, www.myogaksa.net
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

information

Get a chance to delve into Korean


Buddhism, which boasts 1,700-year
history, and take part in the prayer chants,
meditation, and practice of the Way.

Jogyesa Temple, 55 Ujeongguk-ro,


Jongno-gu, Seoul
2-day program (14:00-11:30 the next day)
English, Chinese, Japanese and French
02-768-8523, www.jogyesa.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

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Here are other places you can visit to learn more about Korean culture.
Embark on an adventurous journey to explore all corners of Seoul
and discover the deep roots of Korea.

Other Activities
1

Seoul Animation Center


The Seoul Animation Center was founded
with the aim of promoting the domestic
comic book and animation industry. Here,
you can learn about the principles of
animation, read comic books, and watch
animation videos on DVD.

Korea Postage Stamp Museum


This museum is at the headquarters of Korea
Post. It displays the history of Korean
postage stamps and facilitates the exchange
of information on stamps. For a group of over
20 people, prior booking is required.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)


This is an emerging landmark in
Dongdaemun that catches peoples attention
with its brilliant exterior. It consists of
exhibition halls including the Design Museum,
Design Information and Experience Center,
Sky Lounge and a rest area.

National Assembly

Civil Disaster Training Center, Seoul Metropolitan Government


This facility provides disaster experience
programs to help people gain the necessary
knowledge and skills they need to survive
various disaster situations such as storms and
earthquakes. Program participants can also
learn how to use fire extinguishers and
perform first aid from the personnel.

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Seoul Metropolitan Library

information

information

238 Neungdeong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul


10:00-19:00 (Closed on Jan. 1 & 2, and
Mondays)
Signs in English, Japanese and Chinese
02-2049-4061, safe119.seoul.go.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

This is a small neighborhood bookshop in


Yeonnam-dong, but it has a huge collection
of books ranging from illustrated books to
graphic novels. This is a must-visit place
even if you arent planning on buying a
book.

194-11 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu,


Seoul
Tues.-Sat. 13:00-21:00
(Closed on Sun. & Mon.)
070-4025-9186,
blog.naver.com/pinokiobooks

This is the worlds first floating architectural


structure, serving as a cultural complex that
will make the Hangang River even more of
an attraction. It will serve as a venue for
international conventions and various
performances and events.

Hangang Park 683 Olympic-daero,


Seocho-gu, Seoul
Convention Center: 09:00-20:00,
Caf: 10:00-23:00
02-3447-3100, www.floatingisland.com

information

information

Seoul Metro

information

Grab the opportunity to learn about the


excellence of Seouls subway system.
Participate in the simulation driving
program and check out the subway train
depot in person.

1 Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul


Weekdays: 09:00-18:00, Sat. and first
Sundays:09:00-17:00 (Closed every
second and fourth Sunday and holidays)
Leaflets in English, Japanese and Chinese
02-788-3656, memorial.assembly.go.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.
information

110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul


Tues.-Fri.: 09:00-21:00; Sat.-Sun.:
09:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays)
English, Chinese and Japanese
02-2133-0300, lib.seoul.go.kr

Floating Island

281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


10:00-17:00, Wed. & Fri.: 10:00-21:00
(Closed on Mondays)
02-2153-0000, www.ddp.or.kr

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information

The former City Hall of Seoul built in 1926


has been renovated into a library. This
became the filming location for a variety
show called Running Man and Psys
Gentleman music video.

Pinokio Bookshop

70 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


09:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays and
holidays)
Guidebooks in English, Japanese and
Chinese
02-6450-5600, www.kstamp.go.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

information

This is where the meetings of the National


Assembly of Korea are held. If you wish to
view the assembly, submit your application
via the official website 3 days before the
actual date. If you are a foreigner, you can
apply by e-mail or phone.
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information

126 Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


09:00-18:00
(Closed on Mondays and holidays)
English
02-3455-8341-2, www.ani.seoul.kr

TOPIS Urban Expressway Traffic Management Center


The center collects and compiles traffic
information from all over Seoul to relay the
information to the public in real-time. It is
making peoples lives more convenient through
the bus arrival notification and automated
illegal parking monitoring systems.

12 Janganbeol-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


15:00-17:00 (Experience program only
available on the second week of odd
months Thursdays; Application period:
1st to 15th day of even months)
02-6110-5157 www.seoulmetro.co.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.
information

540 Cheoggyecheon-ro, Seongdong-gu,


Seoul
09:00-18:00 (Closed every weekend)
02-2290-6825, smartway.seoul.go.kr
Large groups need to book tickets in
advance.

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Top 10 Foods in Seoul

Top 10 Traditional Beverages

In Seoul, there are delectable foods waiting around every corner to tempt you.
Discover the beauty of Korea through the rich culinary culture and diverse foods.

Are you fatigued from your travels? Then, why dont you try the traditional tea of Korea? These tea varieties can be found
in most of the tea shops in Insa dong, and souvenir shops offer instant tea products that will make a great gift for your
family and friends back home.

That Can Be Enjoyed Anywhere

for Youth to Try

Patbingsu, the perfect summer treat

Patbingsu , shaved ice with sweetened red beans


and other toppings, is a perfect summer treat that
is highly popular among Koreans. It is made by
combining a wide variety of ingredients including
shaved ice, red beans, rice cake, milk, ice cream,
fruit and so on. These days, some people replace
the sweetened red beans with fruit or green tea
powder for a different flavor.

Tteok-bokki, made just the way you like


it

Tteok-bokki is a popular snack thats loved by


people of all ages. Rice cake, fish cake and green
onion are mixed together in spicy gochujang, or
red chili paste. In recent years, it has become
highly popular to add chewy noodles, instant
noodles, dumplings and fried food into tteokbokki and to fry rice in the leftover soup. At these
restaurants, you can choose the ingredients
according to your own preference and palate.

Jeon (Buchimgae), a traditional snack


thats highly nutritious

Jeon , which is a Korean-style pancake, can be


made using various ingredients such as meat,
kimchi , fish, seafood and vegetables, which are
mixed together with flour and eggs. The mixture is
then pan-fried. Popular pancakes include
bindaetteok, made with mung beans, pork and
kimchi , as well as seafood and green onion
pancakes.

Naengmyeon, a perfect dish in the


summertime
One of the most popular foods in summer is
naengmyeon . There are two types of naengmyeon :
mul-naengmyeon , or cold buckwheat noodles, and
bibim-naengmyeon , or buckwheat noodles in spicy
sauce.

Soft ice cream, sweet and healthy

It has a soft texture and a sweet flavor that just tantalizes


the taste buds.There are various flavors including yogurt,
strawberry, vanilla, chocolate and green tea, and
sometimes this is served in cones that can be 30cm tall.

Bibimbap, one of the top health foods of


Korea

Bibimbap , served as a bowl of rice topped with


various vegetables, red chili paste and sesame oil,
is one of the best-known health foods of Korea.
There is a wide variety of kinds of bibimbap , which
are classified based on the ingredients. Dolsotbibimbap , or hot stone pot bibimbap , is a must-try!

Galbi, a Korean food that suits the palate of


foreigners

Galbi is one of the most popular Korean foods with


foreigners, who always rave about it. Short ribs
are marinated in a special sauce before being
roasted in charcoal fire or over a hot grill. There
are various sauces that can be made for different
flavors.

Fried/baked chicken,a popular nighttime


snack in Korea
In Korea, every type of food can be delivered
right to your doorstep, even at night time, and
one of the most popular nighttime snacks people
call for is fried or baked chicken, which tastes
different from similar dishes found in other
countries. It is also available with a special spicy
sauce.

Gimbap, No. 1 picnic food that is easy to


eat
In Korea, you cant go on a picnic without
gimbap , a dish in which rice and various other
ingredients such as vegetables, eggs and/or
fishcake are wrapped in laver. The rice is
seasoned with salt and sesame oil or vinegar,
sugar and salt. It is absolutely tasty and
convenient to bring on a picnic.

Hotteok, a perfect combination of sweet


flavor and chewy texture
This is a popular street food thats eaten as a
snack. Brown sugar and various nuts are
inserted into a piece of dough made with flour or
glutinous rice, which is then flattened and fried.
The sweet taste, chewy texture and savory flavor
of the nuts make hotteok extremely addictive.
Source Seoul Official Tourist Guide

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Omija tea,with five different flavors

Omija is a type of berry that was given its name


because of its five flavors; it is sweet, sour, bitter,
spicy and salty. It has great health benefits,
promoting the central nervous system and the
cerebral cortex to enhance your learning ability
and make you less sleepy. It even prevents vision
and memory loss.

Jujube tea, for gastrointestinal disorders


and insomnia
There is a saying in Korea that You will grow old if
you spot a jujube and not eat it. This is because it
is highly nutritious and offers great health
benefits. It increases appetite and provides
relief fro the symptoms of gastrointestinal
disorders, anemia and insomnia. In the Joseon
Dynasty, young court ladies held jujubes in their
mouths for a while before serving them to the
king as medicine.

Sikhye, a traditional beverage that helps


you lose weight

Sikhye is a sweet rice drink that Koreans drink


on Seollal and Chuseok . It prevents constipation,
reduces appetite and is satiating. It also helps
people recover from fatigue.

Green Plum Tea, a natural beverage for


fatigue relief

Maesil-cha , green plum tea, is a traditional


beverage that people drink in summer for
detoxification. It contains citric acid and
minerals, assisting with fatigue relief and also
digestion.

Red Ginseng Tea, which invigorates your


stamina
One of the most popular health foods in Korea is
red ginseng. Hongsam-cha , or red ginseng tea,
strengthens the immune system and invigorates
the body.

Ginger tea,effectively preventing the


common cold
Ginger is known to strengthen the gastrointestinal
tract when a person is suffering from weakness
and low body temperature. It keeps the body warm
in winter time and helps prevent the common cold.

Citrus tea, loved for their pleasant flavors


and aroma
Citrus tea is very popular with women and
children. They have high vitamin C content and
promote waste elimination and detoxification.
This in turn helps treat colds and improve the
skin.

Ginseng tea,a famous tea variety from


Korea
Ginseng tea is considered one of the most iconic
food products made in Korea. Ginseng, which
contains saponin, is called the best medicine
because of how effectively promotes all the
functions of the body. Because it is so strong, it is
not recommended for people with high body
temperature and/or high blood pressure.

Jobs tears tea,a tea variety that can be


served as a meal replacement

Jobs tears tea, or yulmu cha in Korean, is flavorful


and nutritious. It is rich in vitamin B, iron, calcium
and protein, and it is effective in boosting stamina,
improving the skin and promoting weight loss.
However, because it lowers the body temperature, it
is not recommended for pregnant women and
people with digestive problems.

Cinnamon punch,a traditional beverage


that enhances immunity

Sujeonggwa , or cinnamon punch, is an iconic


beverage served on Seollal and Chuseok . The spicy
cinnamon flavor and the sweet flavor of dried
persimmon blend together harmoniously. The main
ingredients, ginger and cinnamon, keep the body
warm and strengthen the immune system.

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Accommodations and Youth Centers in Seoul

Youth
Hostels

Youth
Centers

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Name

Address

Website


Seoul
Youth Hostel

6 Toegye-ro 26ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


(Yejang-dong)

www.seoulyh.go.kr

Seoul Olympic Parktel

448 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Bangi-dong)

www.parktel.co.kr


HiSeoul Youth Hostel

200 Yeongsin-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul


(Yeongdeungpo-dong 7-ga)

www.hiseoulyh.com

International
Youth Center Youth Hostel

234 Geumnanghwa-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

www.iyc.or.kr

Dobong Forest Village

51-14 Dobongsan-gil, Dobong-gu, Seoul

www.forestville.co.kr

Bongdo Youth Center:

68-8, Samyang-ro 181-gil, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul

www.bongdo.co.kr

Seoul Youth Center

23 Eulji-ro 11-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

www.youthc.or.kr

Yongsan Youth Center

24 Ichon-ro 71-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

www.youthpool.or.kr

Gwangjin Youth Center

2 Gucheonmyeon-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

www.seekle.or.kr

Boramae Youth Center

33 Yeouidaebang-ro 20-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul

www.boramyc.or.kr/index.asp

Junggu Youth Center

19 Dongho-ro 5-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

www.j-youth.org

Mullae Youth Center

110 Mullae-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

www.mullaeyouth.or.kr

Dongdaemun Youth Center

25 Jegi-ro 33-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul

www.ddmy.or.kr

Guro Youth Center

141 Gurodong-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul

www.guro1318.org

Songpa Youth Center

4 Jungdae-ro 4-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

66.232.142.80/youth1318/index.asp

Yeoksam Youth Center

7 Nonhyeon-ro 64-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

www.gyyc.kr

Macheon Youth Center

319 Seongnaecheon-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

www.mcyouth.or.kr

Samseongsan Youth Center

454-16 Hoam-ro, Gwangak-gu, Seoul

www.samsungsan.or.kr

Gangseo Youth Center

23-19 Gonghang-daero 42-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

www.gs-youth.or.kr

Gwanak Youth Center

17 Sillim-ro 23-gil, Gwanak-gu, Seoul

www.goyouth.or.kr

Mangu Youth Center

156 Songnim-gil, Jungnang-gu, Seoul

www.in7942.or.kr

Hwagok Youth Center

26 Gomdallae-ro 57ga-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

www.hgyouth.or.kr

Gangdong Youth Center

47 Arisu-ro 93-gil, Gangdong-gu, Seoul

www.wagle.or.kr


Gangnam
Youth Center

26 Yeongdong-daero 131-gil,
Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

www.gangnamyc.or.kr

Suseo Youth Center

144 Gwangpyeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

www.youtra.or.kr

Seodaemun Youth Center

129 Yeonhui-ro 32-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

www.fun1318.or.kr

Geumcheon Youth Center

54 Geumha-ro 30-gil, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul

www.cyc.or.kr

Mok-dong Youth Center

143 Mokdongseo-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul

www.wawa.or.kr

Nowon Youth Center

99 Deongneung-ro 70-gil, Nowon-gu, Seoul

www.youthcenter.or.kr

Don Bosco Youth Center

65 Yeouidaebang-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

www.dybs.or.kr

Seocho Youth Center

57 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul

www.scy.or.kr

Seocho-gu Bangbae Youth Center

11 Bangbae-ro 5-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

www.bb1318.com

Changdong Youth Center

132 Nohae-ro 69-gil, Dobong-gu, Seoul

www.cdyouth.or.kr

Eunpyeong Youth Center

16 Baengnyeonsan-ro 4-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul

www.woori1318.or.kr

Seongbuk Youth Center

7 Hancheon-ro 95-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul

www.sbyouth.or.kr

Jungnang Youth Center

217 Yongmasan-ro, Jungnang-gu, Seoul

www.jjang.or.kr

Gangbuk Youth Center

74, 4.19-ro, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul

nanna.seoul.kr

Seongdong Youth Center

260 Gosanja-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

www.sdyc.or.kr

Mapo Youth Center

15 World Cup-ro 36-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

www.youthnaroo.or.kr

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