Main sights: Amsa Prehistoric Site
Literally meaning “East of the river”, Gangdong district is located to the south-east of the Han River, next to the more famous Songpa district – home to Lotte World, Lotte Tower, and Olympic Park. In comparison, Gangdong is a quiet residential area with several parks, apartment blocks, and unexpected historical sites.
Enclosed by the Han River Park and Iljasan Mountain (Gildong Park), the district offers many locations for family picnics, biking, and hiking. It is also home to a quaint Kang Full Cartoon Street covered in manhwa-based graffiti and Amsa Prehistoric Site with signs of human habitation over 6000 years old.
News & Events
Special Evening Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace
Experience Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in Seoul in a new way! Gyeongbokgung Palace will be holding a special evening admission event starting from April 29 until November 3rd, 2019. Walking under the moonlight visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Korean history and be transported back to the Chosun dynasty. You can only get this feeling of serenity nighttime so don't miss this special offer. This event is not only popular for foreigners but also among local Koreans every summer! Event Period & Opening Hours Period: Every 3rd and 4th week from April 29 to November 3 (Closed on Tuesdays) Last entry: 1 hour before closing April 29 - May 6 (Royal Culture Festival) (19:00-21:30) May 20 - June 2 (19:00-21:30) June 17 - 30 (19:30-22:00) July 22 - August 4 (19:30-22:00) September 16 - 29 (19:00-21:30) October 21 - November 3 (19:00-21:30) Ticketing Where to buy: Foreigners can buy a ticket on-site (limited up to 500 visitors per day, first come first serve, up to 4 tickets per person) Price: 3000 Won *Bring your passport to validate your foreign nationality* * Free entry if you reserve online and wear Hanbok through the sites below (each site has 250 quotas for free entry ) - Also applicable for foreigners 1. Auction Ticket 2. Interpark Ticket Or go in person and check out some nearby Hanbok rental shops such as Hanbok-nam or 3355 Hanbok if you wish to rent and wear Hanbok to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Weather conditions The event will continue even if it rains. Please bring your own umbrella.
Two Museums in One Stroll
National Museum of Korea
September 25th 3:00pm - 4:30pm Come join Itaewon Global Village Center as they host the event “Two Museums in One Stroll” touring both the National Museum of Korea and the National Hangeul Museum! Don’t miss the opportunity to appreciate Korean cultural heritage through the National Hangeul Museum and the National Museum of Korea at the same time! You will have a chance to view the exhibition “Document Heritage of Korea” which includes petroglyph, Korean people of prehistoric times, the first brush of Korea, metal-type printing and the Korean alphabet “Huminjeongum.” The tour offers: 1) An English speaking docent with detailed explanations 2) A walk through the beautiful Yongsan Family Park. This program is free of charge and registration could be completed through email or in person. Email: email@example.com
SwedenTALK: How to develop children’s desire to read?
Seoul Library for Children and Young Adults
National Library for Children and Young Adults Sat, September 21, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM KST If you are Swedish or have Swedish friends this is a must attend event for you in Seoul! This public lecture series features talks from prominate Swedish leaders and celebrates 60 years of peaceful ties between Korea and Sweden! This is a fun, educational, and networking even that celebrates unity and diversity. Schedule: 14:45-15:10 Registration/Swedish Fika 15:10-15:20 Sweden Quiz 15:20-15:25 60th Anniversary video 15:25-15:35 Welcome speech by Jakob Hallgren, the Ambassador of Sweden 15:35-16:35 How to develop children’s desire to read? - Helena Gomér/ the head of library in Södertälje municipality - Minjung Hong/ the Author, Project Management Professional 16:35-17:00 Q&A and closing