Main Sights: Hyperion Towers, Mokdong Sports Complex, Anyangcheon Stream
One of Seoul's more affluent districts, Yangcheon-gu is situated just east of Gimpo International Airport, with Hongdae a short bus ride away on the other side of the Han River. It's primarily a residential area, home to one of the world's tallest residential buildings, the Hyperion Towers, which stand at a grand 69 stories, making it the second-tallest building in the city. There's also plenty of shopping in the area, with a Hyundai Department Store located at the bottom of Hyperion Towers and major marts located across the district.
The Anyangcheon Stream flows along the eastern border of the district, providing the area with valuable green space that's a cool respite during the summer. Yangcheon-gu is also home to the Mokdong Sports Complex, which features a 20,000-seat athletics stadium, a 15,000-seat baseball stadium, and Seoul's main ice hockey rink, which is open for public use. It was home to the Nexen Heroes professional baseball team before they moved to the nearby Gocheok Dome. The Mokdong neighborhood in Yangcheon-gu is also famous amongst foreigners thanks to the main Seoul Immigration Office, located just a short walk away from Omokgyo Station on Line 5.
News & Events
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.
Yeouido World Night Market
Yeouido Han River Park
Fridays & Saturdays 6:00pm - 11:00pm Get ready to take a tour around the world! On the bank of the Hangang river the Yeouido World Night Market is open every Friday and Saturday at Yeouido Hangang Park. At this global night market vendors from all around the world gather to sell their wares and show off their culture. Against the beautiful nightscape of the Hangang river you can take a global trip, enjoying food and performances from many different countries and cultures!
Deoksugung Palace Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony (덕수궁 왕궁수문장교대의식)
Get a glimpse into Korean tradition by watching the Deoksugung Palace guard-changing ceremony! This ceremony is a year-round tradition similar to the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and offers a rare opportunity to experience royal culture. The royal gate is opened and closed at pre-determined times, and the gatekeepers in charge of guard duty hold a shift changing ceremony three times a day. The Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony is a highly recommended event for tourists. Take photos of the guards wearing tradional and colorful Korean garb with the stunning background of Deoksugung Palace! Performance Times: Year-round 11:00-11:40 / 14:00-14:40 / 15:30-16:30 * No performances on Mondays *Performance may be canceled due to weather Cost: Free Duration of Performance: 30 minute Transportation City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 2. Go straight 100 m to arrive at Daehanmun Gate on the right.