New 4 Day Seoul Plan for Chuseok


Chuseok Saturday

Jangchungdan Park and Namsan circular.

Subway line 3, Dongguk University Station

The amble begins at Jangchung-dan Park, which is right next to Dongguk University (Korea’s oldest and largest Buddhist university, an fascinating place to visit in itself) and easy to get to from the Dongguk University Metro Station (Dongdae-ipgu in Korean, on Orange Line #3). This small urban park contains several appealing historical monuments including the Jangchoongdan Monument and the striking and architecturally-advanced Supyo Bridge. The route proceeds past an bona fide old section of the Namsan Fortress Wall, past Korea’s prominent National Theatre and then on up the mountain through a dense area of forest. In close proximity to the summit you can visit the very old Fire-signal Station and the modern-day Seoul Tower, the most visible emblem of Seoul. Descending to the north-east, your final stop will be the Namsan-gol Hanok Village, a delightful group of authentic Joseon Dynasty houses and pavilions arranged around a well-landscaped park. You can take a break and refreshment before returning back into the city through its front gate.  Then head for Chungmuro/Myeong-dong/Namdaemun Gate and Market.

Namsan Circular Walk

Chuseok Sunday

Seoul Arts Centre

Seocho station or Nambu Bus Terminal exit 5

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Traditional music performances at 2 pm and 4 pm

Monday

Dondaemon History and Culture Park

Take the line 2, 4 or 5 to Dongdaemun Culture and History Park Station and leave exit 1 or 2.

Seoul National Museum of Contemporary Art

Walk from exit 2 of Seoul Grand Park Station on line 4 in the direction of Seoul Grand Park. The museum is approximately 20 minutes from the subway station.

Tuesday

Heyri Art Village

Bus #2200 from Hapjeong Railway Station. 1 hr