Main sights: Seoul Flea Market, Kyunghee University Campus
Located in central Seoul, Dongdaemun is a large area most famous for the commerce and transportation hub of Cheongnyangni Station and three major universities: the University of Seoul, Kyunghee University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Interestingly, the well-known Dongdaemun Gate, Dongdaemun Market and Dongdaemun Design Plaza are located in the neighboring districts of Jongno and Junggu, despite bearing the same name.
Dongdaemun is one of the main shopping districts of Korea, rivaled only by Myeongdong. Endless shopping centers, markets, plazas, malls and individual stalls stretch for hundreds of meters in all directions from the center of the area. Since most of the businesses work 24 hours or at least till late night, shoppers can indulge in a full-day shopping rampage without thinking of the time limitations.
Majority of shopping malls, markets and specialized shops (the area has a strong Russian, Central Asian and Indian presence) are concentrated around the “crashed alien ship” – the futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, created by Zaha Hadid. The peculiar lines of the building stand in stark contrast to the rigid structure of the traditional Joseon era Dongdaemun Gate.
Ganghwa Island Cultural Tour, Pyeonghwa Observatory, Luge Ride
Tour and Kimchi Making at Museum Kimchikan
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Jarasum International Jazz Festival (자라섬국제재즈페스티벌)
Jarasum International Jazz Festival
If you are a fan of Jazz or music in general you can't miss the Jarasum International Jazz Festival! The festival is held every October on the beautiful Jaraseom Island in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do. During the festival world-famous jazz artists come together to delight audiences with the smooth vibes of live jazz. As a Green Life Honorary Ambassador, the festival also promotes environmental protection. In order to share and connect with the community the festival holds a Gapyeong Band Contest, publishes a Gapyeong Restaurant Guidebook, and produces Jazz Makgeolli and Jazz Wine made from the region’s local products.
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.