Main sights: Gwanak Mountain, Seoul National University Campus, Nakseongdae, Sillim
Previously a part of Siheung city, Gwanak district quickly became one of the most densely populated areas of Seoul in the 1980s. Previously a farming area at the foot of the dominating Gwanak Mountain, Gwanak became home to the biggest campus in Seoul - Seoul National University - as well as a number of popular student gathering spots around Sillim and Nakseongdae stations.
The district has some of the cheapest housing in central Seoul with many one rooms and goshiwons for students and office workers from the nearby Seocho and Gangnam areas. Apart from vibrant youth culture and trendy restaurants, Gwanak also has several beautiful hiking trails, temples, and a shrine.
Korean Folk Village, Uiwang Railbike, OOZOO Light Garden Group Tour
Sinchon Water Gun Festival 2019
Ganghwa Island Cultural Tour, Pyeonghwa Observatory, Luge Ride
News & Events
Living in Seoul Talk Series
September 28, 2019 (Saturday) 9:30am to 6:00pm Itaewon Global Village Center will be hosting its first event to commemorate the “International Day for the Universal Access to Information”, entitled “Living in Seoul Talk Series”! This series will be divided into three sessions: Part 1: Living in Seoul Orientation for Newcomers in Korea (9:30am~12:00pm) - A talk on basic information on living in Seoul, crime prevention, banking, medical care, Korean culture and so on. Part 2: Basic Korean Laws by Atty. Jaesung Hong of JS Legal (1:30pm~3:30pm) - A talk on civil and criminal laws in Korea Part 3: Standard Korean Labor Law by Atty. Bongsoo Jung of Kangnam Labor Law Firm (4:00pm~6:00pm) - A talk on basic labor laws As an aspect of Itaewon GVC’s commitment to support foreigners living in Seoul, and as an agency heading the international community, we uphold the undertaking of promoting the importance of knowing one’s rights. This is also an opportunity to help foreigners living in Seoul to have access to the valuable information that will help them adapt and make their lives easier while living in Korea. All foreigners, especially those who are new to Korea are encouraged to join! To join, email us your name, nationality, contact information and the session or sessions you want to join. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Seoul Lantern Festival
Venue: Cheonggye Plaza 14-1, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 서린동 14-1 청계광장) Be amazed as massive lanterns light up the 1.2-kilometer long water path along Cheonggyecheon Stream from Cheonggye Plaza to Supyogyo Bridge. Lanterns of all shapes, colors, and sizes will illuminate the surrounding water making this the perfect nighttime activity. See laterns in the shapes of dragons, buildings, fish, soldiers, and more! You can also participate in making wish lanterns and sending them down the stream.
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