Main sights: Sindorim, Gocheok Sky Dome
Located in the southwestern part of the city, Guro District has an important position as a transport link from the rest of Seoul to the south of the country. Traditionally viewed by the locals as an industrial area with workshops and factories, Guro has been striving to change these preconceptions by introducing more IT companies and creating more green spaces in the district.
Nowadays, Guro is a place of great contrasts, where the big modern business and shopping centers of Sindorim and Guro Digital Complex stand side by side with lush green parkland. The opening of Gocheok Sky Dome has also revitalized part of the area and brings tens of thousands of baseball fans to the district every year. There's also a large Chinatown section near Namguro Station on Line 7 that's home to many Chinese ethnic Koreans and filled with delicious restaurants serving Northeast Chinese cuisine.
News & Events
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
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.
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.