Mostly one of the reasons Indonesians visiting Seoul is to buy Korean makeup, skin care or visiting KPOP stores. This time I want introduce to you some exciting attractions and unforgettable travel places in Korea that are no less interesting to visit.
Seoul City Hall
Seoul City Hall is a governmental building for the Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea, in charge of the administrative affairs of Seoul. It is located in Taepyeongno, Jung-gu, at the heart of Seoul.
The new Seoul City Hall is an eco-friendly building with a unique exterior, the design of which is based on the eaves of traditional Korean houses. The total floor area of the city hall buildings is 90,743m², including the old city hall building, which is now the Seoul Metropolitan Library. Government offices account for 62 percent of the area, and public spaces for citizens make up 38 percent.
The Green Wall is the most popular attraction at the Seoul City Hall building. Spanning an area of 1516m², the size of a soccer field, this vertical garden climbs up the inner wall, all the way from the first to the seventh floor. It was named in the Guinness World Records as the largest vertical garden in the world.
Over 70,000 plants of 14 different species were planted in the garden over an eight-month period. They help to eliminate contaminants and fine dust and regulate the temperature and humidity. When visitors take the elevator or escalator from the Haneul Plaza on the ninth floor down to the first floor, where the double skin façade can be clearly seen, it feels like being inside a spaceship.
Seoul City Hall Access
Disembark at the bus station “SFC Taepyeong-ro Entrance”
Route : Blue buses
Accessible from : 103, 109, 150, 402, 506, and 605
Route : Green buses
Accessible from : 0014, 0015, 1711, 7016, 7021, Jongro 09, and Jongro 11
Five-minute walk from Exit 4 of Subway Lines 1 and 2 City Hall Station
Five-minute walk from Exit 5 of Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun Station
I got a golden opportunity to meet mayor of Seoul!
Seoul Social Media INFLUENCERS
Iumpium Sewing History Museum
The Seoul Metropolitan Government opens Korea’s first sewing history museum dubbed Ium Pium on April 11 in the Changsin-dong neighborhood, where has been the center of Korean sewing industry since the 1970s, backing the Dongdaemun area, a fashion mecca of Seoul.
Iumpium Sewing History Museum Address
03097 26 Changsin 4ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Iumpium Sewing History Museum Access
Subway Dongdaemun Station (subway line 1) exit 1
Main feature spaces and facilities at Ium Pium include Sewing Master Memorial Hall, Sewing History Hall, the Button Shop, and the sewing experience zone. All facilities are barrier-free designed for disabled and elderly people.
Through exhibitions, projects, and various experience programs, Iumpium aims to educate visitors on the past and future of the sewing industry by telling the hidden stories and experience of both past and present master artisans in the sewing industry.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP will serve as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings.
Designed by world renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, DDP is the world’s largest atypical architecture. The DDP is comprised of five halls: Art Hall, Museum, Design Lab, Design Market, and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park.
The Art Hall is the primary launch pad for the Korean creative industry. The hall is a key venue for conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts and performances. The Museum Hall brings together Korean design and global trends. The Museum Hall is comprised of five sections: Design Playground, Design Dulle-gil(trail), Design Museum, Design Exhibition Hall, and the Design Rest Area.
The Design Lab serves as an incubator for rising Korean and international creative product designers. The Design Market is a multipurpose space that combines culture, experiences and shopping. This hall is open 24 hours a day to provide added convenience to visitors of Dongdaemun Market, the town that never sleeps.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza Address
04566 281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7-ga)
Dongdaemun Design Plaza Subway
Line 2,4,5 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Exits 1, 10