Major Attractions on Line Shinbundang
- Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center
2Seoul Nat’l University of Education
- Yangjae Citizen’s Forest
SYangjae Citizen's Forest
- Heolleung and Illeung
- Shingu Botanic Garden
- Pangyo Museum
- Simgokseowon Confucian Academy
- Gwanggyo Lake Park
- Suwon Museum
Metropolitan Area Tour by Shinbundang Line
Shinbundang Line takes passengers through major tourist attractions in Seoul’s Gangnam as well as museums and parks well-suited for a peaceful outing. Crossing Seoul’s southern border to connect Seoul with Gyeonggi-do’s southern regions, Shinbundang Line offers opportunities to delve in nature and history at attractions like Yangjae Citizen’s Forest, Gwanggyo Lake Park, and Suwon Museum.
Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center
2Seoul Nat’l University of Education Station
Gangnam Station basement floor
Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center is just the right place to catch up with Korea’s latest fashion trends. Visitors to this mall can find clothes, shoes, hats, sunglasses, and other fashion goods that represent K-fashion. The greatest advantage of this underground shopping center is the price. The stores here sell quality products at a relatively affordable price than those found in regular shopping malls. Once shopping is complete, visitors are recommended to check out adorable character merchandise at Kakao Friends Gangnam Flagship Store and experience Korean gugak (traditional Korean music) and hanbok (traditional Korean clothes) at Seocho Tourist Information Center located within walking distance above ground.
Ganganam Station, Exit 3, approx. 15-min walk
Kukkiwon is an institute that aims to promote taekwondo, Korea’s traditional martial arts, as well as offer a chance for individuals to experience taekwondo firsthand. First founded under the name Jungang Dojang as a taekwondo training center in 1972, Kukkiwon is responsible for poom/dan grade card and issuing certifications. Kukkiwon also holds non-verbal performances that demonstrate taekwondo techniques and principles in an artistic way. Visitors can also learn the history of taekwondo and see all the Olympic medals Korea has won at the Kukkiwon Memorial Hall.
SYangjae Citizen's Forest Station
Yangjae Citizen’s Forest Station, Exit 5, approx. 5-min walk
Yangjae Citizen’s Forest was the first city forest to be established in Korea. The vibrant green lush forest serve as a cool public shelter, especially during the hot summer months. The forest has convenient facilities including outdoor fitness equipment, a splash fountain, and a pond. With prior reservation, citizens can also take advantage of the barbeque grill. For those looking for a one of a kind small wedding venue, an outdoor wedding hall is available through an application process. Another noteworthy attraction within the forest is Maheon Yun Bong-gil Memorial Hall, located in the northern area.
Cheonggyesan Station, Exit 2, approx. 10-min by taxi
Heolleung and Illeung in Seoul are joint tombs of the royal monarchs and their queens. The Heolleung Royal Tomb belongs to King Taejong, the 3rd king of the Joseon dynasty, and his consort Queen Wongyeong, and the Illeung Royal Tomb is the grave site of King Sunjo, the 23rd king of the Joseon dynasty, and his consort Queen Sunwon. Heolleung consists of two burial mounds side by side in the order of King Taejong and Queen Wongyeong from left to right. Heolleung and Illeung royal tomb site is a popular destination due to its wide open space and pleasant walking paths.
Shingu Botanic Garden
Cheonggyesan Station, Exit 2, approx. 5-min by taxi
Shingu Botanic Garden is founded and managed by Shingu College to develop and research plants as resources. As part of their effort, the garden systematically collects, preserves, and exhibits rare and endangered plant species. Visitors can also engage in hands-on activities like making organic soap, dyeing with natural materials, and more. Noteworthy facilities consist of traditional gardens with a stone wall, old-fashioned crocks and crock platform, and water well pump;Eco Center with a spacious 1,000㎡ greenhouse;and Marsh Eco-Garden that serve as a natural habitat for diverse fish, insects, animals, and plants.
Pangyo Station, Exit 4, approx. 10-min by bus (Maeul 71, 73, 75)
Pangyo Museum is situated in an area where Baekje chamber tombs from 1,600 years ago are heavily clustered. The museum consists of one basement floor and one ground floor, showcasing and preserving eleven Goguryeo and Baekje chamber tombs that demonstrate cultural exchange among Northeast Asian countries in the past. The indoor exhibition hall displays excavated relics and offers photo zones as well as traditional game activities.
Simgokseowon Confucian Academy
Seongbok Station, Exit 4, approx. 10-min by bus (No. 7, 7-2, 700-2, 720-1, 720-3, 1570)
Simgokseowon Confucian Academy was founded in honor of Neo-Confucian scholar and politician Jo Gwang-jo (1482-1512) and to pay respects to his teachings and legacy through memorial rites. Simgokseowon Confucian Academy consists of only a lecture hall and a shrine, rather small in size compared to other seowon (Confucian academies in Joseon period) establishments, but has all the components of Gyeonggi-do’s standard seowon. Jeongam Cultural Festival, a ceremony honoring the scholar and his achievements, takes place here every year, holding plays, traditional games, gugak (traditional Korean music) performances, and more.
Gwanggyo Lake Park
SGwanggyo Jungang Station
Gwanggyo Jungang Station, Exit 4, approx. 5-min by taxi
Gwanggyo Lake Park is a city lake park formed around a pre-existing reservoir. The park was designed to serve as an ideal resting spot for the citizens while preserving most of the original reservoir. The park is approximately 1.7 times larger than Ilsan Lake Park and consists of several recreational facilities such as Mirror Pond, The Fun Field, an auto-camping site, a climbing wall, an observatory and a lakeside promenade. The view of the lake becomes even more mesmerizing after sunset as the calm lake waters sparkle from the reflection of city lights.
SGwanggyo Jungang Station
- 【 Photo: Suwon History Museum (Credit: Suwon City Hall) 】
- 【 Photo: Korean Calligraphy Museum (Credit: Suwon Museum) 】
Gwanggyo Station, Exit 1, approx. 10-min by bus (Maeul 6)
Suwon Museum consists of Suwon Museum of History and Calligraphy Museum of Korea, both showcasing Suwon’s history and culture in different aspects. Suwon Museum of History displays relics and materials from the city’s prehistoric times to the 20th century. The museum has an impressive exhibition hall that recreates Suwon from the 1960s using props capturing keen details of Suwon’s old neighborhood streets. Visitors can use the payphone mounted on the wall to listen to a guide about the shops and businesses on display. On the other side of Suwon Museum is the Calligraphy Museum of Korea where visitors can see the development of Korea’s calligraphy over the course of history.
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