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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)

  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)

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Address
281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 을지로 281 (을지로7가)
Type
Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2153-0000
Homepage
ddp.or.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    At Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, traditional buildings, relics, ruins, and cutting edge modern cultural facilities come together harmoniously. Seoul Fortress, Igansumun Water Gate, Dongdaemun History Exhibition Hall, Dongdaemun Excavation Site Exhibition Hall, Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall, an event hall, and Design gallery can all be found at the park. Also, the remains of the old Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium can still be seen, including two stadium light towers used for night games and a giant torch.

    During the construction work of the park, remains and relics were unearthed, including Igansumun Water Gate and Chiseong (the first defense facility found) of Seoul Fortress, 44 buildings sites from as early as the Joseon Dynasty including Hadogamteo Site (military training ground), and 1,000 relics including Joseon Baekja (white porcelain of the Joseon Dynasty) and Buncheong Sagi (grayish blue powdered ceramics) from the early Joseon Dynasty through the Japanese colonial rule period. The excavated relics and remains will be restored and exhibited around the park.

    It has a role almost akin to that of a historical culture theme park where one can meet live history of Seoul, exhibition and event hall where contemporary design and culture are located. Besides, it also serves as a resting area for the people.

    Telephone
    +82-2-2153-0000

    Opening date
    October 27, 2009

    Closed
    [Park] Open all year round
    [Watching facility] Mondays

    Activity Information

    [Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Program for groups]
    - Time: total 1 hr (includes moving time)
    - 4 exhibition hall tour by each group (varies by the number of group)
    - Number of participants: 20-39 people (for 1 group) / 40-70 people (for 2 groups) / 71+ (for over 3 groups)
    - Classified by the number of groups
    1st Group: Event hall - memorial hall - history hall - design gallery
    2nd Group: Event hall - memorial hall - history hall - design gallery
    3rd Group: Design gallery - history hall - event hall - memorial hall
      
    [Dongdaemun Design Plaza Architectural Tour Program]
    - Time: total 1 hr (includes moving time)
    - Eligibility: Students related to architecture and interior architecture, students studying design, groups related to design, design-focused goverment offices
    - Contents: lecture of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) architecture and interior, visiting the construction site and exploring the park
    - Number of participants: 20 and more people
    - Venue: Promotion hall and construction site at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Dongdaemun History & Culture Park
    - Tour guide: DDP hands-on staff and outside lecturer
    - Language: Korean (for other foreign languages, guides will translate Korean into other languages.)
    ※ The schedule is subject to change.



    Operating Hours
    [Park]
    Open 24 hrs

    [Design Lab]
    Weekdays 10:00-21:00 / Weekends & National Holidays 10:00-22:00

    [Rose Garden]
    10:00-21:00

    [Art Hall]
    10:00-21:00

    [Museum]
    10:00-19:00 (Wednesday & Friday 10:00-21:00)

    [Dongdaemun History Hall 1398]
    10:00-18:00
    * Closed on New Year’s Day & Every Monday

    [Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall]
    09:00-19:00
    * Closed on New Year’s Day & Every Monday

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Available Facilities
    [Main Facility]
    - Seoul Fortress (Yigansumun Hall, including protruding section): 265m
    - Design Gallery
    - Event Hall
    - Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall
    - Dongdaemun History Hall: Ceramics and relics found in Dongdaemun Stadium
    - Two Lighting Towers: Two lighting towers remained when Seoul Stadium existed.

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Designated restroom

    Restrooms
    Available

    Reservation Info. for Natives
    Prior reservation required for 20 or more guests
    +82-2-2266-7330 (Exit 1)

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