Photo Credit: Seoul City Hall
The number of visitors to the Citizens’ Hall located in the new building of Seoul City Hall hit the 100,000 mark only a month after the grand opening.
Citizens’ Hall is a multi-purpose cultural space for Seoul citizens as well as tourists from home and abroad passing by the Seoul City Hall. Since it first opened on January 12, an average of 4,500 people has visited the Citizens’ Hall every day. The Gungisi Excavation Exhibition Hall*, Vitality Concert*, the various exhibit galleries, and cafés are highly popular. Moreover, Novel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi (a Burmese politician) and prestigious international media including CNN International and the Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao paid a visit to the Citizens’ Hall.
The Citizens’ Hall is expected to do even better, serving as Seoul’s latest hot spot.
* Gungisi Excavation Exhibition Hall showcases the remains of Joseon Dynasty, excavated at the City Hall site where Gungisi (government office in charge of arms production) stood during the Joseon Dynasty. The realism that this place provides resonates with many. Hence, it is getting a lot of positive responses from visitors.
* Vitality Concert: Live concerts by citizen musicians with the intention of adding vitality to the citizens’ life. (Performance Schedule - 12:00, 18:00 (weekdays) / 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 (weekends)
Courtesy of Seoul City Hall