Main sights: Children's Grand Park, Kondae
Located on the northern bank of Han River, Gwangjin is not a name that is widely known to foreign visitors. However, it is one of Seoul’s most popular student hangouts famous for its cheap rent, all-night fun, and fashion. Concentrated around Konkuk University, the area of Kondae is rife with DVD and karaoke rooms, cheap food joints, all-you-can-drink bars and stuffy loud clubs. It is also a center of youthful fashion: one of the first Korean new concept “shipping container” markets – Common Ground – is a popular venue for fashion shows, festivals, flea markets, and parties.
After loud busy Kondae, peaceful atmosphere of the Children’s Grand Park is a welcome respite. The park is across the road from Sejong University and offers long pensive paths and trails, cherry blossom alleys, wide grass meadows, stages and kids’ performances, a lotus pond and a small zoo. Besides being a center for students and children, GHwangjin is also one of the major Seoul’s transportation hubs with the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal and a famous electronics center with its huge TechnoMart mall.
News & Events
Busan Fireworks Festival (부산 불꽃축제)
Busan Firework Festival
The Busan Fireworks Festival takes place every fall season along Gwangalli Beach. The festival’s diverse programs of cultural events, high-tech laser light shows, and myriad of unique and colorful fireworks make this one of Busan's most popular festivals, drawing crowds of over 1 million visitors each year. Although people flock to the beach for a closer view of the festivities, nearby Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, Dongbaekseom Island, and Igidae Coastal Park also offer great views of the fireworks. Cost: Free (Separate fees may apply to some activities) Transportation: Geumnyeonsan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 1 & 3. Gwangan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5.
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)
COEX Food Week
Starfield COEX Mall
November 20th - 23rd Where: COEX Mall Foodies get your utensils ready becuase Coex Food Week is coming up! One of the most anticipated international exhibitions in Seoul, this event showcases cultivated food products, prepared food products, food and beverages, food processing, baking, kitchen utensils and much more! Not only can you go eat lots of international foods but you can also learn about the food industry and how food is prepared all over the world. Both tasty and educational this event is a must for all food lovers!