Comfortable Residential Area in Southern Seoul

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.  

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COEX C-Festival: Contents Showcase Festival

COEX

    The biggest festival by COEX, C-Festival 2019 starts today until May 5th (Sunday). C-Festival combines different exhibitions, experiences and showcases into one so you definitely don't want to miss this experience out! C-Festival 2019 is divided into several sections: - 360 Seoul - Creative Challenge Global Conference         Start off by attending a conference, featuring world-wide analysts dealing with the issues of creativity, technology and Networking. You will surely gain some new business insights after this conference.   Admission:  1 Day Early Bird: 30,000 KRW ~ 2019.04.19 Regular: 50,000 KRW ~ 2019.04.30 On-Site: 50,000 KRW ~ 2019.05.02~05.03 2 Days Early Bird: 50,000 KRW ~ 2019.04.19 Regular: 80,000 KRW ~ 2019.04.30 On-Site: 80,000 KRW ~ 2019.05.02~05.03   - Stage C-    Date: 05.02~05.05 Location: COEX 1F Hall A Entrance fee Very Goods 2019 features and showcases some of the best brand goods and artworks. There are several experience zones such as live art shows, talk shows, and a goods fair market. Date: 05.02~05.05 Location: COEX Hall B Entrance fee Exhibition about environmental-friendly vehicles and technology, featuring world-wide automobile industries. Date: 05.03~05.05 Location: COEX Hall C Entrance fee One of the biggest K-beauty , make-up related exhibition and showcase. It also features some famous models and beauty creators.   Date: 05.04~05.04 Location: COEX Hall A 1, A 2 Limited Entry A Fashion show/festival with music. It is one of Seoul's biggest brand fashion festival featuring several world-wide models, brands and celebrities Date: 05.01~05.05 Location: COEX Lobby (East Gate) Featuring kid-friendly showcases and experience zones featuring safety programs by Hyundai Automobiles, a Lego Motor Show, and creating your own fairy tale event.     Main Stage         Meet your favorite artists, K-Pop Stars and bands who will be performing during C-Festival! Don't miss out artists such as N-Flying (May 4th), Eric Nam (May 5th), Haon (May 6th) and girl group Girlfriend (May 5th)!

May 2, 2019 ~ May 5, 2019

Special Evening Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Do you want to experience Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the landmarks in Seoul in a new way?  Gyeongbokgung Palace launched a special evening admission event starting from April 29. Walking under the moonlight, visitors will be able to immerse themselves into Korean history by feeling the serenity only at the nighttime. This event is not only popular for foreigners but also on the to-do-list among local Koreans every summer!    Event Period & Opening Hours    Period: Every 3rd and 4th weeks from April 29 to November 3, Close on every Tuesday 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 on-site (limited up to 500 visitors per day, first come first serve, up to 4 tickets per person) Fee: 3000 Won *Bring your passport to show your foreigner identity*   * Free entry if you wear hanbok through online reservation in below sites (each site has 250 quotas for free entry ) - Even applicable for foreigners 1. Auction Ticket  2. Interpark Ticket   Weather condition  The night event will continue even if it rains. Please bring your own umbrella.    Check out some nearby hanbok rental shops such as Hanbok-nam or 3355 Hanbok, if you wish to rent Hanbok nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace    

Apr 29, 2019 ~ Nov 3, 2019