The street can be reached by going straight towards Hongik University from Exit 8 or 9 of Hongik University Station on the Seoul Subway Line 2. It is a space full of youthful energy consisting of A to E zones for busking performances and exhibitions.
The Oil Tank Culture Park embraced by Maebongsan Mountain near Seoul World Cup Stadium is a cultural park renovated from the Mapo Oil Depot, which was the heritage of the industrial era of Korea. While the public's access to and use of the facilities had been strictly prohibited for about 41 years, they were returned to citizens through the urban regeneration project.
#Mangwon 1-dong #Recommended places to visit
Mangwondonggil Street (Mangnidangil Street)
403-7, Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu
The street's name was coined by combining "Mangwon-dong" and "Gyeongnidangil Street". Along an old street nearby Mangwon Market, unique studios, restaurants and cafes have opened one by one and become known to young tourists via social media. Gaining popularity among the youth, this old street has been reborn into a new tourist attraction.
Gyeongui Line is a book-themed street built in the late 18th century in the history of Hongik University, the site of the Gyeongui Line, to revive the Jeongjo Dynasty's book-making culture and provide it to citizens as a complex cultural space through books.
Seoul World Cup Stadium is Asia's largest soccer stadium that can accommodate over 66,000 people. The stadium was designed in the form of a Hwangpo Dotbae, a traditional Korean boat that was used to transport goods through the rivers during the Joseon era, and a Bangpaeyeon (shield kite), a traditional Korean kite.
#Seogyo-dong #Recommended places to visit
77, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu
Hongtong Street is located across Hongdae Pedestrian-Friendly Street in the Hongik University District. The street is lined with small but stylish clothing stores, showing the fashion senses of young trendsetters in the district at a glance
Najido Island, which was a major landfill of Seoul, was reborn into World Cup Park in May 2002. The park consists of four smaller parks including Peace Park for the peaceful coexistence of nature and humanity; Haneul Park, a vast silver grass field where the ground and the sky meet; Noeul Park, one of the best sunset viewing spots in Seoul; and Nanjicheon Park with many beautiful willow trees.
#Gongdeok-dong #Daeheung-dong #Yeomni-dong #Sinsu-dong #Seogyo-dong #Yeonnam-dong #Healing in nature
Gyeongui Line Forest Park
Gongdeok Station-Daeheung Station-Sogang University Station-Hongik University Station
In line with the 2005 project to lay the Gyeongui Line underground, which operated aboveground, the old railway with a total length of 8.5 km that connected the Yongsan Cultural Center and Susaek Station in Mapo-gu was transformed into a linear forest park. The park today provides a green resting space to citizens.
It is an important martyrdom site in the history of the Korean Catholic Church. Currently, the shrine is equipped with exhibition halls housing historic records and relics of the Korean Catholic Church, a shrine hall where the remains of 28 saints are enshrined, a chapel for pilgrims, an education room about the martyrs, and an outdoor exhibition space.
This is where about 480 foreigners from 13 countries including American missionaries who devoted their lives to spreading Christianity in Korea were laid to rest. They have been revered for their contributions to the evangelization of Korea and social work in the country. The most renowned include Missionaries Bethell, Hulbert, Underwood, and Appenzeller.
Kim Dae-jung Library opened in November 2003 as Asia's first presidential library. Kim, the 15th President of the Republic of Korea and the Nobel Peace Prize winner, donated the library building, over 16,000 materials and 10,000 books, and the Nobel Peace Prize money to Yonsei University. This library was established based on his wish to contribute to the development of the university and its founding philosophy.
The library operates an exhibition hall that shows the history of South Korea's transition from ruins after the Korean War to a new Asian economic power that created the Miracle on the Han River. Here, parents' and children's generations can together see their country's history of industrialization at a glance
To emphasize the importance of traditional Korean culture, the center researches and exhibits various folkloric sources and operates a variety of events including educative programs for teenagers, traditional coming-of-age ceremonies, traditional weddings, rites for King Gongmin of Goryeo, and traditional culture experiential programs for foreigners.
MBC World is Korea's first broadcasting-themed amusement park established by a broadcasting company where visitors can enjoy MBC's popular dramas and entertainment shows along with major K-Wave contents.
The festival aims at operating regular performance programs that reflect the characteristics of Hongik University district full of cultural and artistic contents throughout the year, to provide domestic and foreign tourists with various attractions and entertainment options.
The name "Zandari Festa" came from the old name of the Seogyo-dong area. The name "Zandari" meaning "a small bridge" represents the festival's identity as a bridge between artists, audiences and producers, and Korea and the world. The festival is a showcase music festival held for four consecutive days with the voluntary participation of musicians active in the Hongik University district, which is a center of Korean indie music and culture.
Mapo Salted Shrimp Festival
243-48, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu
It is Mapo's representative festival where visitors can experience the golden days of Maponaru Port and purchase high-grade salted shrimp from Ganggyeong, Sinan, Sorae, and Ganghwa, which are major salted shrimp producers in Korea, at reasonable prices.
Mangwon Market is crowded with many clean, nice restaurants and provides various advanced services including online shopping and delivery service, grocery and food shopping at discounted prices, and cultural events for residents.
#Sangam-dong #Traditional markets
Mapo Agricultural and Marine Products Market
235, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu
+82-2-300-5061 (Facilities Management Corporation), +82-2-309-0419 (The Association of Vendors)