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.
Tour and Kimchi Making at Museum Kimchikan
News & Events
Eat the Seoul + COEX - Food Festival
Period: April 25 ~ May 6th Location: COEX 1F (Eating area) COEX Square (Food Booth) Eat the Seoul in collaboration with COEX will be holding a food festival featuring Western, Asian, Fusion and many more types of cuisine and street food! * Over-Action Rabbit Figure Event If you present your receipt proving that you've purchased at least a certain amount: You will be able to receive prizes featuring the cute 'Over-Action Rabbit Figure' At least 30,000 KRW: Re-usable Cup At least 50,000 KRW: Eco-Bag or a 11,000 KRW worth ticket for <Very Goods 2019> At least 80,000 KRW: Re-usable Cup + Eco-Bag + A Certificate
Everland Family Week
May is the month for families and children in Korea! Thus, Everland is hosting a Family Week Festival, featuring new game experience zones and performances. Family Performance Festival: Location: At the Carnival Stage Date: May 1~4, 6th | May 10 ~ 12th Time: 1 pm, 2 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm (For Saturdays, 12 pm, 1 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm) Children Open Stage Location: Carnival Stage Date: May 5th (Application starts April 28th) Time: 11:00 am ~ 1:30 pm | 4:00 pm ~ 6:30 pm * For children under the age of 13 Giant Game Zone Location: Carnival Square Date: May 1st ~ 12th *For children under the age of 13 Special Carnival Fantasy Parade: Location: Parade road, Carnival Square Date: April 26 ~ May 12th Special Magical Character Photo Time: Location: Four Seasons Garden Date: May 4th ~ 6th Zootopia Stamp Rally Challenge Location: Zootopia Date: April 26 ~ May 12th
Europe Fairy-Land Festival
Petite France, celebrating its 11th anniversary, is holding its eighth Europe Fairyland Festival from May 1st ~ May 31st. The park, built with a theme of French author's 'Le Petit France' and a French rural village, has become one of the most famous tourist attractions especially after the K-drama "My Love from the Star" was filmed at the location During the festival, visitors can view all performances for free, including the representative marionette Pinochio, and Little Red Riding Hood performances. There are several photo zones and experience zones and a new Bonjour trail. It's a perfect opportunity to visit as a family with your children! Check out some of our offers as well if you wish to enjoy Petite France up close.