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You can find the National Hangeul Museum to the southeast of the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan. Established on the grounds of the National Museum of Korea, it opened its doors on October 9, 2014. While smaller in scale compared to the nearby National Museum of Korea, this museum has a charming atmosphere, focusing on organizing and exhibiting content ...

Situated in Yongsan, arguably the geographical center of Seoul, the National Museum of Korea was established in 1909. Although its origin dates back to the museum established by Emperor Sunjong, known as Jesil Museum, in 1909, the museum officially opened in its current location in 2005. It was relocated to a large building within the Yongsan Family Park, which was ...

Yongsan IPark Mall is a shopping mall operated by HDC Group. It is a complex facility that combines shopping, convenience facilities, and stores in one place, with a total floor area of 240,110 square meters, making it larger than the 119,000 square meters of COEX. It consists of 3 basement floors and 9 above-ground floors, and houses CGV, Youngpoong Bookstore, ...

Paris Baguette is the largest domestic bakery franchise operated under the “SPC Group” conglomerate. It started as Paris Croissant in 1986 and grew further when it adopted the name Paris Baguette in 1988. Currently, it has become a bakery easily found all over South Korea and is often the first brand that comes to mind when thinking of bakeries in ...

Starbucks is a global franchise specializing in coffee. Especially in Seoul, South Korea, Starbucks can be found everywhere, making it as easily accessible as convenience stores. This time, we happened to find a Starbucks near Yongsan Station. Naturally, you can find Starbucks near Yongsan Station as well. The place we visited this time is “Starbucks SinYongsan Station.” “Seoul Yongsan: Starbucks ...

In Seoul Yongsan Station, you can find the complex shopping mall called I’Park Mall. It is adjacent to Yongsan Station and has a total floor area of 330,000 square meters, consisting of three underground floors and nine above-ground floors. Each floor is divided into Fashion Park, Living Park, Taste Park, The Center, and various shops are located throughout. Restaurants and ...

In Seoul Yongsan Station, you can find the complex shopping mall called I’Park Mall. It is adjacent to Yongsan Station and has a total floor area of 330,000 square meters, consisting of three underground floors and nine above-ground floors. Each floor is divided into Fashion Park, Living Park, Taste Park, The Center, and various shops are located throughout. Restaurants and ...

Yongsan used to be famous for its electronics market in the past. While electronic products are still commonly sought after in Yongsan, with the rise of online shopping, its prominence has somewhat diminished compared to earlier times. Simultaneously, Yongsan used to have a somewhat negative image. People working in the Yongsan electronics market were often referred to as “Yongpali,” which ...

The area around Seoul Yongsan Station is centrally located in Seoul. Due to this geographical advantage, Yongsan Station serves as a station where you can board KTX trains. From Seoul Station, you can board trains on the Gyeongbu Line to cities like Ulsan and Busan, while from Yongsan Station, you can board trains on the Honam Line to places like ...

In Seoul’s Yongsan, you can find an alley named “Passion Street,” which quite literally lives up to its name, as it’s filled with passion. This name was given by young entrepreneurs who established themselves in a printing alley in Yongsan-gu, Seoul in December 2014. It’s a street packed with interesting shops born from the unique personalities and ideas of these ...

In Seoul’s Yongsan, you can find an alley named “Yoljeongdo,” which literally means a street filled with passion. It was named as such because in December 2014, young entrepreneurs established their businesses in the printing alley of Yongsan-gu, Seoul, bringing a new vitality to the area. It’s a street filled with interesting shops born from the unique personalities and ideas ...

Yongsan, once known for its electronics market, also had a reputation for unfriendly service. However, Yongsan is gradually transforming into a space for adult hobbies. “Yongsan Transforming into an Adult Hobby Space” This transformation bears resemblance to Tokyo’s Akihabara district. Akihabara, which also started as a fruit and vegetable market, later evolved into an electronics market, and now is famous ...