Main sights: Lotte World, Lotte Tower, Olympic Park
Located on the south bank of the Han River, Jamsil is a fastly developing residential and shopping district most famous for its Lotte complex: Lotte World Theme Park, Lotte Shopping Mall and tallest in Korea Lotte Tower. The history of large-scale construction in Jamsil started in the 1980s, when the needs of urban development for Asian Games and Olympic Games demanded rerouting of several rivers and expansion of land in the area. Nowadays Jamsil is a combination of quiet residential blocks, huge sports complexes, parks and Lotte Empire.
Spacious Olympic Park is a popular place for dates, leisurely walks, k-pop concerts and art exhibitions. Connected by a wide Olympic-ro to the Lotte complex and Seoul Sports Complex, it shows a fascinating history of Korean Olympics and their long-lasting influence on urban infrastructure.
With the construction of the gigantic Lotte World Tower and Lotte Shopping Mall, a quieter part of the district has been overshadowed. Beautiful Seokchon Lake - what is left of the rivers surrounding Jamsil – offers a serene natural space for walks, music, and cherry blossom contemplation. The lake also hosts and artificial magical island - the outside part of the Lotte World theme park.
Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour [From Busan]
Ganghwa Island Cultural Tour, Pyeonghwa Observatory, Luge Ride
News & Events
Travel around Seoul, Traditional Music in Bukchon & City 2019
Bukchon Hanok Village
Jun. 08, 2019 ~ Nov. 30, 2019 This fall season check out the Traditional Music in Bukchon festival! This year the theme is "Travel around Seoul, Traditional Music in Bukchon & City 2019" and it will be held every weekend from June to November. In order to make traditional Korean music more easily accessible to the public, the festival will showcase performances in various genres including gugak chamber music, gayageum, traditional performances, dance, traditional arts, and creative folk songs, and more. A great cultural event for music lovers young and old! Inquiry - Phone +82-70-8282-7119 - Blog https://blog.naver.com/kgtart - Facebook http://m.facebook.com/SeoulTraditionalMusicTravel/ - Website http://news.seoul.go.kr/culture/
Itaewon Global Village Festival (이태원지구촌축제)
Every year the Itaewon Global Village Festival brings together a fun mix of Korean traditions and foreign cultures making it stand out as one of the most internationally diverse celebrations in the world! It is a remarkable and fun multicultural event where people learn about and experience different cultures while making new international friends. A range of events take place during the festival beginning with an opening ceremony, K-pop performances, and traditional dance performances from Korea to countries all over the world! If you're a foodie the Global Food Festival is your chance to try a bunch of international dishes! The Food Festival runs throughout the weekend. Programs - Parade - Food Festival - Performances - Etc.
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.