Main sights: Seonam Waterworks Park, Seoul Botanical Garden
Located to the south of the Han River, Gangseo district is mostly a residential area with middle-class apartment buildings, modern streets and a high concentration of airline headquarters. It is mostly for the Gimpo Airport, connecting Seoul to Busan, Jeju, Japan, and China. The area is easily accessible by several subway lines (line 2, line 5 and line 9), shuttles and city buses.
The district has several residential parks, hiking trails on Gaehwa and Gungsan Mountains, Seonam Waterworks Park and Office, and reconstructed Seoul Botanical Garden (scheduled to open in 2018). Historical and cultural sites are also scattered around the modern apartment blocks, including the Yangcheon Confucian School, Yangcheon Wall Ruins, Yaksasa Temple and Heojun Museum. District residents flock to the huge Gangseo Farmer’s Market to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood.
Ganghwa Island Cultural Tour, Pyeonghwa Observatory, Luge Ride
Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour [From Busan]
Korean Folk Village, Uiwang Railbike, OOZOO Light Garden Group Tour
News & Events
Ultra Music Festival Korea 2019
Ultra Music Festival Korea 2019 Date: 06.07~06.09 (Fri ~ Sun) Location: Everland Speedway (AMG Speedway) UMF Korea returns this year with a complete new location at Everland Speedway, in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do. This is a whole new change, compared to previous locations where it was held in Jamsil Sports Complex. UMF is different from other music festivals in that it runs for three days, starting from Friday, rather than the usual two-day Saturday-Sunday schedule. Visitors can enjoy Everland and its attractions nearby the festival, and there will be numerous shuttle bus services to help visitors (especially visitors from Seoul) commute in and out of the festival. As always, UMF Korea's Line-up this year is monumental, featuring headliner artists such as Martin Garrix (Friday), Skillrex (Saturday) and the re-united Swedish House Mafia (Sunday). Don't miss out on key performances such as the annual performance by Ultra Angels. (Guide map is yet to be announced) --- For those who have not yet reserved ticketing for the festival, online reservations have closed. But they will sell limited quantities of tickets at the ticket booth in Everland Speeday (AMG Speedway) (Exact details to be announced)
Eat the Seoul + COEX - Food Festival
Period: April 25 ~ May 6th Location: COEX 1F (Eating area) COEX Square (Food Booth) Eat the Seoul in collaboration with COEX will be holding a food festival featuring Western, Asian, Fusion and many more types of cuisine and street food! * Over-Action Rabbit Figure Event If you present your receipt proving that you've purchased at least a certain amount: You will be able to receive prizes featuring the cute 'Over-Action Rabbit Figure' At least 30,000 KRW: Re-usable Cup At least 50,000 KRW: Eco-Bag or a 11,000 KRW worth ticket for <Very Goods 2019> At least 80,000 KRW: Re-usable Cup + Eco-Bag + A Certificate
Special Evening Admission to 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