2015년 12월 18일 금요일

Seoul - Dongdaemun Area

1. Heunginjimun(Dongdaemun) Gate
Heunginjimun, designated Treasure No. 1, was built to protect Hanseongbu, which historically housed important government facilities. Heunginjimun was the large gate on the east side of the outer wall of Seoul Fortress. Likewise, the name of Dongdaemun comes from the fact that ‘Dong’ means east and ‘Dae’ means large.

 
 

 


 
 
2. DDP(Dongdaemun Design Plaza)

    Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a blend of traditional buildings, relics and cutting-edge modern multicultural facilities.
Seoul Fortress, Igansumun Water Gate (floodgate channeling water from Namsan Mountain to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Seoul Fortress), Dongdaemun History Hall, the Dongdaemun Excavation Site, Dongdaemun Sports Memorial Hall, Event Hall, and Design Gallery can all be found at the DDP.
 
 
 


 


 

 

 




 
 
3. Dongdaemun Shopping Area
    The urban sprawl of Dongdaemun draws in huge numbers of shoppers at all hours of the day. Quite simply, it is Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district, boasting a staggering twenty-six shopping malls, over 30,000 specialty shops and more than 50,000 manufacturers. If one were to visit today, they would be lucky to find the old, traditional market areas of Dongdaemun Shopping Town and Dongdaemun Chain Store. Shops here cater primarily to newlyweds selling clothing materials, bedding, and silverware – all the essentials for starting a new household together. Polar opposite across from DDP, are the colossal department stores of Doosan Tower, Migliore, Hello APM,Maxitile, and Good Morning City – arguably today’s hippest stores for both teens and college students. Here one can find the latest fashions, shoes, inexpensive jewelry, bags, CDs and even colored wigs.
 
 




 



 
 
 
 
 
Most explanations are copied from VisitKorea site (www.visitkorea.or.kr) 

Seoul - Naksan Area & Daehakro

1. Naksan Park
    The Naksan Park is especially beautiful at sunset and night. Since the course is on high ground, you can take in panoramic views of the surroundings below. It is a popular place to bring a date and also famous for its beautiful nightscape. It is frequented by people who want to enjoy the city lights. You can feel the grandeur and beauty of Seoul created by the shining city lights as if they were stars in the sky. In addition, the park is surrounded by fortress wall displaying Seoul's past and present along with its urbanization and nature.

 


 


 


2. Ihwajang
    The former president Lee Seungman and his wife lived in their house called Ihwajang. Ihwajang house consisted of the bonchae, or the main building, which was where Lee Seungman and his wife’s living quarters were, jogakdang(president’s office area) and other buildings. (At the moment it is under repairing and thus does not open to the public.




3. Ihwa Mural Village
    Ihwa Mural Village is located next to the Naksan Park. The local Public Art Committee carried out the Naksan Project in 2006 to improve the local environment of Ihwa Village. Approximately 60 artists painted walls and installed artworks for the project. Visitors to the village can enjoy looking for and viewing the beautiful murals and sculptures in the village.
 




 










4. Daehakro
There is a street called as Daehakro (College Street). Actually there was Seoul National University (now moved). At present, there are lots of theaters and thus young people gather in this area.






 




 
Most explanations are copied from VisitKorea site (www.visitkorea.or.kr)