Main sights: Itaewon, Gyeongnidan Road, Hannam-dong, War Memorial of Korea, National Museum of Korea
Located near the American Army Base in the foot of Namsan Mountain, Itaewon neighborhood has been historically known as “foreigner’s district”. Even though the area has undergone major changes in the recent years and the name does not necessarily hold true anymore, it still continues to symbolize the foreign community of Seoul. With recent gentrification, Itaewon has developed into a cultural mecca popular with foreigners, trendy locals and Korean celebrities alike. It is a favorite district in Seoul to sample international cuisine, shop for everything from designer clothes to antiques and to experience the city’s vibrant nightlife.
Itaewon has branched out to encompass several adjacent quiet neighborhoods: Gyeongnidan, Haebangchon and Hannam. In contrast to the noisy main streets of Itaewon, those areas attract more hip crowds with their rare pop-up stores, groovy bars, cozy restaurants and stylish “hot spots”. Narrow streets wind up and down the steep hills around Itaewon station, hiding terraced restaurants and roof top cafes that offer gorgeous views on the city and river below.
On the other side of the army base lies a more business-like district of Yongsan-dong, famous for its huge electronics market, train station, and big national museums.
Korean Folk Village, Uiwang Railbike, OOZOO Light Garden Group Tour
News & Events
KB Rapbeat Festival 2019
September 28th, 2019 KB Rapbeat Festival is back! This year it will be held in Seoul Land, Korea’s first amusement park. Enjoy the performances of one of the best line ups in the hip hop genre and have fun at an amusement park at the same time! Not only will the hottest hip hop artists be performing, but there will be performances by the underground rappers as well. So don’t miss out on this awesome festival and get ready to enjoy a wild experience! | Line-up: Beenzino, E-Sens, The Quiett, Zico, Zion-T, Dean, Loopy, NAFLA, Paloalto, Heize, DeepFlow, Nucksal and more!
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!
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!