Administrative and Historical Center of Seoul

Main sights: Deoksugung Palace, City Hall, Myeongdong, Namdaemun

Located in the heart of Seoul, Junggu is a historical, cultural, political and administrative center of the city. Seoul City Hall is easily the most recognizable place in Korea. The oval square in front of the building has been historically used by Seoul citizens as a place of protest and celebration. Here the people came together to celebrate the 2002 World Cup and to cheer for the team in 2018, here they stood their ground during the Korean independence movement in 1919 and the protest against impeached president Park Geun-hye in 2017.

Surrounding the City Hall are some of the most important places in Seoul: Deoksugung Palace, Namdaemun Gate and the shopping mecca of Myeongdong. Together with the neighboring district of Jongno, Junggu is the historical center of Seoul and its most interesting part.


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Lotte World Tower Firework Festival 2019

Lotte World Tower

  Lotte World Tower Firework Festival is going to be held on May 4, 2019, highlights by the firework show sparking over Lotte World Tower. This year, the show is titled as 'Go Together', with the message wishing for peace and shared prosperity in the Korean peninsula.    The Festival    A pre-event musical will mark the beginning of the festival at 8:00 pm performing along with the background music of Pinkfong and Twice three times at an interval of 10 minutes at a special stage around Seokchon Lake near the 123-story skyscraper.          The Firework shows    The 'dragon-effect' fireworks in mainly gold and white colors will spark along with the background music Arirang, La La Land, and the Greatest Showman OSTs for about 11 mins. This year the show will feature an image of a dragon climbing up the tower and showing ‘Dream’ and ‘Peace’ letters in the air at the beginning and end of the show.     Details   Date: May 4th (Saturday) Time: 8:00 pm (pre-music festival) ; 8:30 pm (firework show) Special notice: 1. Roads will be blocked within 80m near Lotte World Tower from 5:00 pm to midnight on that day. 2. Subway running in between Lotte Tower, Seokchon Lake & Jamsil will be restricted from 5:00 pm to midnight on that day)   Tips (Best places to view the firework) 1. Seokchon Lake Park (Jamsil Station / Seokchon Station) 2. Ttukseom Resort (Ttukseom Resort Station) 3. Olympic Park (Olympic Park Station) 4. Gwangjin Bridge 5. Jamsil Bridge 6. Han-River Cruise   Before the festival, why not check out some attractions near the Lotte World Tower, such as Lotte World, Lotte Aquarium or Seoul Sky Observatory?

May 4, 2019 ~ May 4, 2019