Jongno Campus Regional Info

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Jung-gu & Jongno-gu

Korea’s history and tradition remain vibrant in the streets of Jongno. Within walking distance are sites of historical Korea, such as its palace Gyeonbukgung, its re-opened stream, Cheonggyechon, and its center of art and culture, Daehangno. Its famous traditional street of arts and crafts as well as folk village can be found in Insadong. This is where Korea’s vivid past and present converge and co-exist.

  • Cheonggyecheon

    Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected watercourse hidden by an overpass. Today, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life.Cheonggyecheon Stream passes close to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace, allowing visitors to easily visit major tourist sites after a leisurely stroll along the stream.

  • Bosingak

    The Bosingak Belfry was used during the Joseon Dynasty to keep the time.The Bosingak Belfry was built by the Seoul Municipal Government in 1979 and is restricted on normal days. Currently, a daily bell-ringing ceremony is conducted at Bosingak. A special ceremony is held on new Year's Eve where the bell is rung 33 times in front of large crowds.

  • Namdaemun Market

    Namdaemun Market is the best and most representative traditional market in Korea. Over 10,000 large and small stores line the streets around Namdaemun (Gate), once the main southern gate of Seoul city wall and originally called Sungnyemun. It boasts one of the largest wholesalers in Korea, distributing local products, commodities, groceries, medical supplies and more to retailers and customers across the country. The market is an essential stopping point not only for Koreans but also for overseas visitors.

  • Myeongdong

    Myeongdong (명동) is one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. The two main drags meet in the center of the block with one beginning from Myeongdong Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 4) and the other from Lotte Department Store at Euljiro. Many brand name shops and department stores line the streets and alleys. Common products for sale include clothes, shoes, and accessories.

  • Lotte Department/ duty-free shop & Sinsaegye Department

    The flagship store of Lotte Department Store is one of Korea’s iconic shopping venues and features a wide variety of goods from reasonably priced Korean labels to world-famous luxury brands. The main branch also has a duty-free shop and a gallery.

  • Gyeongbokgung

    Gyeongbokgung was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, the Gyeongbokgung was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Changdeokgung), Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. · Changing of the Royal Guard The reenactment of the Changing of the Royal Guard and the Patrol Ritual are performed every day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in front of Heungnyemun (Gate). The guardsmen perform several ceremonies including the opening and closing the royal palace gate and the changing of the guard.

  • BukchonHanok Village

    BukchonHanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, 'Bukchon,' which literally translates to 'northern village,' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse in Korean traditional culture.

  • Changgyeonggung

    Changgyeonggung (Palace) was built in 1483 by King Seongjong (the ninth king of the Joseon Dynasty) to take care of the wives of the preceding kings. Compared to other palaces, the size of the palace is compact and simple. Changgyeonggung is connected with Changdeokgung (Palace). It's located east of the primary palace of Gyeongbokgung, so it is also referred to as "Donggwol," the "East Palace."

  • Cheongwadae Sarangchae

    The newly opened CheongwadaeSarangchae, which opened to the public on January 5th, 2010, is a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of presidents of Korea and gain insight into the history of Seoul.

  • Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

    Opened in 1970, Dongdaemun Shopping Complex is the largest single market in Asia as well as one of the oldest with over 40 years of history. In 1985 Dongdaemun Shopping Town was added to the complex bringing the total to four buildings altogether (A, B, C and Shopping Town). This traditional market houses many wholesale and retail stores specializing in various fabrics, materials, accessories, and wedding products. As much as eighty percent of all the fabric traded in Korea goes through here, allowing for goods to be sold at reasonable prices.

  • Insa-dong

    Insa-dong (인사동), located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

  • Samcheong-dong Road

    Samcheongdong-gil goes through the middle of the city, but is a peaceful, quaint area. The street is lined with cafes, museums, antique shops and a number of famous art galleries. Since each art gallery building along Samcheongdong-gil has its own unique architectural design, taking a walk and appreciating the buildings is a journey in itself. Many galleries have their own cafes, restaurants, or craft shops, allowing visitors to enjoy art, shopping, and lunch all under one roof.

  • Seoul Plaza

    Seoul Plaza is a well-known place where tens of thousands of Korean soccer fans came to cheer at during the 2002 World Cup Games. This oval grass square in front of Seoul City Hall, is used as a place to hold various events and cultural festivals like “Hi! Seoul Festival”, and is enjoyed by many Seoulites as a place to rest.

  • N Seoul Tower was

    N Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as Korea’s first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital. Since opening to the public in 1980, it has become a much-loved Seoul landmark. The tower’s main attractions include multi-colored digital art projected onto the tower at night, a digital observatory, a roof terrace, the HanCook restaurant, the n.Grill restaurant, and the Haneul (Sky) Restroom. N Seoul Tower’s mountain surroundings on Namsan (Mt.) have made it a popular place to unwind for locals and tourists alike.

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