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Itaewon Special Tourist Zone (이태원관광특구)   
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Address
Hannam-dong and Itaewon-dong in Seoul
서울 용산구 이태원동 , 한남동 일대
Type
Tourist Resorts
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-797-7319
Homepage
www.itaewon.or.kr/
(Korean only)
munha.yongsan.go.kr
(Korean only)
VisitKorea does not guarantee the quality of products or services introduced on its site and is not responsible for any direct or indirect losses resulting from use of said products or services.
Introduction
Itaewon was the first special tourist zone designated in 1997 among the 5 special tourist zones in Seoul. It is a multicultural place where over 20,000 foreigners live and is widely recognized by international visitors.
The name Itaewon started to spread worldwide in the 1980s, when Korea hosted the 1986 Seoul Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, as well as international conferences. Since then, Itaewon has been a popular travel destination. Clothes and accessories with unique designs, as well as leather products are famous in particular. This is a go-to street for shopping and entertainment. The street is crowded with shopping malls selling clothes and bags, as well as accommodations including hotels, restaurants, entertainment facilities and travel agencies. With about 2,200 shops and stores lining every street, visitors can experience a multicultural atmosphere. Also famous is Antique Furniture Street where more than 100 shops stretch from Hamilton Hotel to Hangangjin Station.
At night, Itaewon is brilliantly illuminated by nightlife for those from abroad and home alike. Travelers can taste cuisines and cultures from around the globe on World Food Street where there are 40 restaurants owned by foreigners. Since the late 1990s, an increase in the number of tourists from Southeast Asia and the Middle East has transformed the streets from being US Army-oriented into streets of cultural diversity. In October, the “Itaewon Global Village Festival” takes place with a range of performances and events.
Visitors can use foreign currencies, including the US dollar and the Japanese Yen. Store staff can speak English, Japanese and Chinese.

* Current State of Itaewon Special Tourist Zone
1) Districts Covered: The 1.4 km-long street stretching from Itaewon-ro to Hannam 2 (i)-dong office.
2) Area: 383,292㎡

* Tourist Attractions
40 restaurants run by foreigners, Hamilton Hotel, Art Museum, nightclubs, Antique Furniture Street, etc.
Telephone
+82-2-797-7319
Current Status
Special Tourist Zone designation date: September 29, 1997 (First designated zone in Seoul)
Parking Facilities
6 parking lots around the hotels, shopping malls and restaurants are available.
Facilities for the Handicapped
2,000 low-floor buses for people in wheelchairs are available downtown. Escalators and elevators are available at subway stations.
Interpretation Services Offered
Tourist information centers offer travel maps in English, Japanese and Chinese. Travel information is posted on the website in English, Japanese and Chinese.
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not available
Pets
Pets are allowed in the streets and shopping malls. Some restaurants do not allow pets.
Directions

[Subway]
Itaewon Station / Noksapyeong Station / Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway Line 6)

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