Apocalyptic Visions of Seoul

Oil Tanks Culture Park


Opened in 2017 as part of Seoul City Hall's "Looking Good, Seoul" initiative, Oil Tank Culture Park is a multi-functional park constructed on an old oil depot, situated on the slopes of Maebong Mountain, between Digital Media City and Seoul World Cup Stadium.  The complex effortlessly blends the old shabby industrial look of the massive oil tanks and concrete structures with modern minimalist and glass constructions, giving it an almost futuristic post-apocaltypic look. The park houses a number of facilities, including a market, several exhibition halls, an outdoor stage, lecture and seminar halls, and cafés. 


The oil tanks were a restricted zone closed off to the general public for over 40 years, before being declared unsafe and shut down in the run-up to the 2002 World Cup, when Seoul World Cup Stadium was being constructed nearby. Luckily, all six tanks in the complex were left intact and preserved, forming the base for the park's concept. Since its opening in September 2017, the park has attracted the attention of film producers and location scouts, with the drama "Hwayugi" and the new MBC variety show, "Hobbling Heroes," having used the Oil Tank Park's unique architecture as a backdrop for shootings.


Visitors to the park can enjoy modern art exhibitions, performances, and installations inside the empty steel tanks and check out the weekly Bamdokkaebi Night Market, held every Friday & Saturday from March to October, as well as numerous concerts and events held throughout the year. 


Company NameOil Tanks Culture Park (문화비축기지)
Category Outdoors & Adventure Tour & Sightseeing Tickets & Passes
URLs Homepage Facebook
Opening Hours10:00 - 18:00
Closed DaysMonday

87 Jeungsan-ro, Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea Oil Tank Culture Park

Take Line 6 to World Cup Stadium and go out Exit 2. -> Walk about 350 meters to the west side of the stadium and walk out the West Gate exit. -> Cross the street and you will reach the entrance to the Oil Tanks Culture Park.

Nearby Destinations