Photo: View of Seoullo 7017 (left)/ Seoullo 7017 Infogarden (right) (Credit: Seoul Metropolitan Government)
Seoullo 7017, a place where you can look down to view the hidden alleys of the city, will officially be opened to the public at 10:00 on May 20. Seoullo 7017, named after the Seoul Station overpass that was built in the 1970s, transformed into a beautiful sky garden where you can take in the view of the city high above busy streets. Seoullo 7017 walking path offers 5 different concept roads, which are Malli-dong Square, Rose Square, Toegye-ro Square, Magnolia Square, and the Hanyangdoseong-gil. Approximately 24,000 flowers and plants fill the garden along the path, and the 4 meter high pillars located sporadically along the Seoullo turn into lamps after sundown, spreading lights around the trees and the path.
The highlight of Seoullo 7017 is the merit of viewing the streets below from high up in the air. Seoullo 7017 connects 17 paths around Seoul from Hoehyeon Station in Namdaemun Market to Namsan pedestrian overpass to Seoul Station Square, making it possible to see the main tourist attractions under 20 minutes. Some of the paths are up 17 meters high, making it possible for you to enjoy the view of the N Seoul tower and surrounding landscapes without the blockage of nearby buildings.
If you would like to hear stories about the famous tourist attractions along the path, you can sign-up for the “walking tour program” that will open starting May 20. The walking tour program offers three different theme courses, providing from history, buildings, and night view. English, Japanese, and Chinese cultural tourism tour guides, with formal education on local tourist attractions and history, can share interesting stories about Seoul. If you would like to sign-up for the walking tour program, you can go to the Seoul walking tour homepage (dobo.visitseoul.net) and pre-register for a spot, maximum of 10 people can sign-up per specific time.
On the opening night, at 19:00, the opening ceremony of Seoullo 7017 with spectacular lighting performance is planned. Come and experience Seoul in a new way with Seoullo 7017.
Information courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government