*14 Samseong Station Area

Most Interesting Districts
Sixteen of Seoul's Most Interesting Districts

*To experience the city's ancient history, traditions, cuisine and trendy culture, a visit to these 16 areas is a good place to start.



[ Authorship-Korea Tourism Organization ]

1 Coex

This is the largest exhibition venue with numerous exhibition halls, a convention center and meeting rooms, There are various additional facilities including a five-star hotel, casino, the largest underground shopping mall in Asia, museums and an aquarium, making it a key destination for exhibitions, culture and sightseeing.

1-1 Coex Mall

The largest underground shopping mall in Asia, with more than 180 shops, 100 cafes and restaurants.

1-2 Coex Aquarium

A marine theme park that presents an underwater environment created to closely resemble nature and where visitors can see diverse aquatic animals and plants.
10:00-20:00, (Opened round-year)

1-3 Kimchi Museum

A museum built on the theme of Kimchi where artifacts related to Kimchi, the Kimchi making process and over 80 different types of kimchi are on display.
10:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays)

2 Bongeunsa temple

The temple was built in 794 CE. During the Joseon Dynasty, it was the largest temple in Seoul, and the magnificent splendor of the old days still remains here. The temple, where people can experience Buddhist culture in the center of the city, is highly popular among tourists.

2-1 Bongeunsa temple stay

It is a cultura experience program through which participants can experience the daily life of monks for one to two days.

3 Kora Cultural House

This is the workplace of traditional artisans where you can experience traditional culture. Visitors can watch artisans make handicrafts or make them firsthand under the instruction of artisans. In addition, traditional performances are held every Wednesday.

4 Seonjeongneung (Royal tombs)

Here, King Seongjong, the 9th King of the Joseon dynasty, rests in peace with Queen Jeonghyeon, as well as King Jungjong, the 11th king of the dynasty. The royal tombs are preserved quite well and the place was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2009.
Mar-Oct: 06:00-21:00, Nov-Feb: 06:30-21:00 (Closed on Mondays)

Tips
- Experience a temple stay for one to two days at Bongeunsa temple.
- Enjoy shopping at Coex Mall. You can encounter the trendiest contemporary styles of Korea in this area.


< Recommendation of Accommodations nearby >

*Hotel
@. IBIS Ambassador Seoul Hotel - ibis.ambatel.com
@. Park Hyatte Hote - www.parkhyattseoul.co.kr
@. Oakwood Premier Hotel - www.oakwoodpremier.co.kr
@. Grand Intercontinental Hotel - www.grandicparnas.com
@. Coex Intercontinental Hotel - www.iccoex.com
@. The Designers Hotel - www.hotelthedesigners.com
@. Green Grass Hotel - www.greengrasshotel.com

*Residence
Samsung Casaville - www.casavillesamsung.co.kr