Major Attractions on Line 7
- Dream Forest
- Children’s Grand Park
7Children’s Grand Park
- Common Ground
- Ttukseom Hangang Park
- K-STAR ROAD
- Goto Mall (Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center)
379Express Bus Terminal
- Some Sevit
379Express Bus Terminal
- Bangbae-dong Café Street
- Gasan Rodeo Street
17Gasan Digital Complex
- Gwangmyeong Cave
- Gwangmyeong Traditional Market
Seoul Tour by Subway Line 7
Seoul Subway Line 7 spans a wide area extending from Dobongsan Mountain through the south and southwestern parts of Seoul to Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do and Incheon. As it covers many different districts in and around Seoul, Line 7 offers a very dynamic trip. Travelers can experience the lively energy of traditional markets and modern shopping streets, as well as the mystical ambience of a well-equipped cave. People are also invited to enjoy exceptional facilities standing in harmony with the Hangang River, or take a stroll through an urban forest. A trip along Line 7 will make you feel as if time is literally flying by.
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- 【 Photo: Dream Forest Visitors Center 】
Dream Forest: Hagye Station, Exit 5, approx. 15-min by bus (No. 100)
Dream Forest is considered one of Seoul’s top parks, along with Olympic Park, World Cup Park, and Seoul Forest. Designed with diverse themed forest paths, such as bamboo forest and maple tree forest, the park is a perfect place to go for a walk. A detailed map of the park is available in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese near the Visitors Center. Visitors can drop by there in advance to plan their course around the park.
Wolyeongji Pond is a major attraction of the park, especially in spring when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The pond stands in harmony with an elegant pavilion and visitors can feel the aura of a traditional Korean garden. The towering observatory housed inside Dream Forest Art Center is also frequented by international visitors, as it featured in the famous TV drama “Iris (2009).”
Children’s Grand Park
7Children’s Grand Park Station
5, 7Gunja Station
Children’s Grand Park: Children’s Grand Park Station, Exit 1, approx. 10-min walk
A family theme park nestled in downtown Seoul, Children’s Grand Park features a wide range of programs and facilities for children and youth. The park is also frequented by couples who come to bask in the beautiful landscape highlighted by cherry blossoms in the spring and colorful leaves in the fall. The park is divided into different areas such as a zoo, botanic garden, and amusement park.
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Common Ground: Konkuk Univ. Station, Exit 6, approx. 5-min walk
Built using 200 shipping containers, Common Ground is a pop-up container shopping mall housing trendy clothing brands, eateries and more. After shopping inside the container mall, you can step outside to the large square at the center to take in the sunlight. Thanks to the mall’s effort in introducing a vast selection of retail stores and food businesses, visitors here have no time to be bored. The food trucks in the outdoor terrace and the square offer plenty of gastronomic delights.
Ttukseom Hangang Park
7Ttukseom Resort Station
- 【 Photo: Ttukseom Hangang Park
Jabeolle Culture Complex (‘J-Bug’) 】
- 【 Photo: Panorama of Ttukseom Hangang Park 】
Ttukseom Hangang Park: Ttukseom Resort Station, Exit 2, approx. 10-min walk
A unique structure will capture the attention of travelers in the Ttukseom Resort area. It is the Ttukseom Observatory and Culture Complex, better known as the Jabeolle (meaning inchworm) or J-Bug, which has become the symbol of Ttukseom Hangang Park. This 240-meter long cylindrical-shaped facility creates an uncanny contrast against the adjacent train bridge and overpass. On days when the weather is nice, the park’s grass field is often crowded with people who bring their lunch and mats for a picnic by the Hangang River.
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K-STAR ROAD: Cheongdam Station, Exit 9, approx. 20-min walk
There are many large entertainment management agencies in the neighborhood of Cheongdam-dong, and the K-Star Road has become a must-visit site for hallyu fans. The road is lined with gourmet restaurants and cafés frequented by idol group members. Furthermore, a number of well-known fashion districts, namely Apgujeong Rodeo Street, Sinsadong Garosu-gil Road, and Cheongdam Fashion Street, are all located within close proximity, making it an ideal shopping destination. There are also shops here that served as filming locations for popular TV dramas like “Secret Garden (2010),” “Iris (2013)” and “My Love from the Star (2013).”
Following the marked path, travelers can spot teddy bear-like art statues called ‘GangnamDols’ located throughout the strip. With designs inspired by iconic characteristics of renowned K-pop stars like BTS, EXO, AOA and more, these GangnamDols draw a large number of tourists, making it the highlight of the area!
Goto Mall (Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center)
379Express Bus Terminal Station
Goto Mall (Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center): Express Bus Terminal Station, Exit 3, approx. 5-min walk
Goto Mall, a contraction of the Korean words “gosok teomineol,” referring to "express bus terminal" in English, is often called the shoppers heaven of Gangnam district. The 880-meter long underground alley consists of stores that sell the latest trends in clothing, accessories and cosmetics at reasonable prices, which is why the mall is frequented by young women. The mall also features interior design products, furniture and wholesale flowers. Connected to the mall are Central City and Famille Station, great places to try some of the city’s finest restaurants.
379Express Bus Terminal Station
Some Sevit: Express Bus Terminal Station, Exit 6, take a shuttle bus running in 15-min intervals
* Shuttle Bus Schedule
Express Bus Terminal Station → Some Sevit: 11:00-22:00
Some Sevit → Express Bus Terminal Station: 11:00-22:15
* Refer to website for details: www.somesevit.com (English)
Some Sevit means “Three Shining Islands” in Korean. It features a set of uniquely designed structures floating on the surface of Hangang River. Some Sevit consists of three artificial islands named Gavit, Chavit, and Solvit respectively, and Yevit, which is used for staging performances against the spectacular backdrop of the Hangang River. Gavit and Chavit contain restaurants, cafés, wedding halls, a character shop, and more. Meanwhile, Solvit holds a wide range of exhibitions and Yevit hosts cultural events such as concerts, classic performances, movie showings, and more. Visitors can bring their own foods and beverages and get on a boat in front of Gavit to enjoy the Hangang River view. At night, multi-colored lights illuminate the outer walls of the three structures, creating a truly romantic sight along with the night view of the nearby Banpodaegyo Bridge. Gavit appeared as Dr. Cho’s laboratory in the movie “Avengers: Age of Ulton (2015).”
Bangbae-dong Café Street
- 【 Photo: Water fountain at Bangbae-dong
Café Street 】
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Bangbae-dong Café Street 】
Bangbae-dong Café Street: Naebang Station, Exit 5 or 6, approx. 20-min walk
The Café Street in Bangbae-dong is a popular date spot due to the many sweet dessert shops and cafés. Despite the name, the street also features bars and restaurants selling international cuisine. The boulevard has now turned into an atmospheric part of town, where people come after dusk for a drink or two. With this street as the core, the surrounding neighborhoods extending from Seorae Village in Banpo-dong, to Bangbae Sai-gil Road, Hamjibak Intersection, and Isu Station are also popular hangouts for young people.
Gasan Rodeo Street
17Gasan Digital Complex Station
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- 【 Photo: Inside view of the shopping mall 】
Gasan Rodeo Street: Gasan Digital Complex Station, Exit 3 or 4, approx. 10-min walk
Formerly the site of distribution centers for clothing companies, the business district of Gasan Rodeo Street developed naturally as the companies sold quality goods at affordable prices. In recent years, a mega shopping mall, along with numerous brand shops have also sprung up in the areas surrounding the rodeo street. Equipped with coffee shops, restaurants, and a multiplex movie theater in addition to clothing stores, the shopping mall attracts crowds of people who come to spend their leisure time. Always bustling with trendsetters, Gasan Rodeo Street and the surrounding areas became the largest shopping district in the southwestern part of Seoul.
Gwangmyeong Cave: Cheolsan Station, Exit 2, approx. 25-min by taxi
Gwangmyeong Cave is more than just a sightseeing cave; it offers a wide variety of attractions and activities, including the Aqua World, Wine Cave, Light Space with artworks created using LED lighting, and a performance hall unique to this cave. The Wine Cave is a popular date spot, consisting of a wine cellar, wine restaurant, racks displaying plenty of vintage wines, and even wine tasting. Sampling wine with some light refreshments inside this cave will surely provide a special experience. The cave has gained more fame since appearing in the popular Korean variety show “Running Man.”
Gwangmyeong Traditional Market
Gwangmyeong Traditional Market: Gwangmyeongsageori Station, Exit 10, approx. 3-min walk
As the largest traditional market in the city of Gwangmyeong, shoppers can purchase a diverse assortment of items including clothing, furniture, and household goods, as well as dine at delicious eateries. Visitors will find no shortage of things to see in this market, which bustles with activity all day long. Many people also come in the evening hours to grab a drink with colleagues after work. Despite being a traditional market, it features modern amenities for a convenient shopping experience.
This page was last updated on August 1, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.