Sebitseom, is a relatively recently built building complex on the Banpo side of the Hangang River.
They scenically float and are located right by the city favorite, the Banpo Rainbow fountain bridge.
I believe that new buildings, like these are Seoul's effort to impress the world (like e.g. Singapore,
Dubai) with their architecture, infrastructure and technology as these buildings have been built to
actually float on water.
It's a bit confusing as these three multi-purpose buildings each have a different name, Gavit, Chavit,
Solvit, and Yevit.
But we'll start with Gavit.
Gavit is the largest building of the three and it's architecture represents a flower in full bloom.
As well as being the largest, the Gavit building has the most facilities. Gavit includes an Italian
restaurant: Ola!, a branch of the CNN Cafe, a convention hall, the Vista Pub, and a goodwill store.
Ola! is a fine dining destination and prices will set you back. A main dish pasta ranges around
23,000 won. The atmosphere of the restaurant and these islands in general are serene and romantic, making it an excellent (and unique) trip for a date on the Hangang River.
With the Vista Pub on the 3rd floor, visitors have a more overlooking view of the Hangang River.
This restaurant serves more casual food such as brunch and bar food, and also boasts a full bar
menu. I checked it out and they have an amazing range of beers too!
Chavit also has shopping! The Goodwill store, if you're unfamiliar with the organization,
proceeds are donated to charity. They also have a branch of the chain store "beautiful store."
They sell donated items, mainly clothing, and proceeds also go to charity.
Solvit is the third island. Solvit serves primarily as an event hall that hosts exhibitions, performances,
But Solvit uniquely offers are outdoor gardens! On both 1st and 2nd floors.
What they call Yevit is on the far side and serves as a performance area on water. Performances,
cultural events, and screenings can be shown through the large LED screen that if you see, has
panels and they can move!
But overall, I have to say,
I think the coolest thing that these islands offer is definitely what they call the Tubester.
Check. it. out.
These great little tube boats fit up to 6 people and the engine is quiet, so you can enjoy yourself.
Also the umbrella above provides shade!
A great reason to check these Sevitseom islands out, although the trip will be a bit out of the way,
it's location by the Banpo bridge and the Banpo Hangang Park make it an excellent time for some downtime.
A weekend afternoon having a beer on the terrace of Vista pub, overlooking the river, then going
down to the park and then tubester?
A night time chill session, having a cocktail and watching the Banpo Bridge rainbow fountain show?
(You can watch the show from the second floor of Chavit, directly!)