Arko Art Centre
Interesting avant-garde art is assembled in three large galleries, run by the Arts Council Korea. The big red-brick complex (designed by...
Named after a Korean hero, the coach of Korea’s 2002 World Cup soccer team, this is an expensive but very pleasant pool parlour, up on...
Hanguk Performing Arts Centre
In this large red-brick complex, designed by Kim Swoo-geun, are the main and small halls of both the Arko Art Theatre and Daehangno Arts...
Eat inside or outside at this large establishment specialising in samgyeopsal, often eaten with naengmyeon. Dwaeji galbi (barbecued...
Marronnier Park information
This free performance area in Daehangno usually has something happening on warm weekend afternoons. Student artists draw portraits in one corner while rappers rap, B-boys break-dance and high-school rock bands crank it up on the outdoor stage. A samullori troupe bangs their drums and gongs while dancing around under the chestnut trees. ‘Mr Guitar’, a musician and comedian, regularly performs in front of a large and appreciative audience. Couples play badminton, people in wheelchairs play basketball, and yo-yo geeks spin their toys.