Yeouido Full Gospel Church
Founded in 1958, this giant Pentecostal church, with some 830,000 members, has been based on Yeouido since 1973. A visit during the...
Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine
Jeoldusan means ‘Beheading Hill’ – this is where up to 2000 Korean Catholics were executed in 1866 following a decree, signed by Regent...
Based in an old shoe factory, a short walk towards the river from the heart of Hongdae, this is one of Seoul’s top independent coffee...
French baker and patisserie; a charming option for a light lunch or drinks and cakes while touring Yeouido.
National Assembly information
Home to South Korea’s parliament since 1975, the interior of this green domed building can be viewed only as part of a tour (in Korean, and lasting around one hour); you should apply three days in advance via the website. The central Rotunda Hall is impressive as is the Plenary Chamber where the MPs sit. On weekends, only the separate Memorial Hall section of the complex is open. The pleasant grounds with a fountain and an elaborate hanok (traditional wooden house; used for official functions) are worth a wander.