Seoul: secret underground bunker will open to public

A secret bunker in Seoul’s Yeouido district will soon be opened to visitors. The bunker was discovered during construction of a bus station in 2005, though its original use remains a mystery.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea. Image by Andrew Smith / CC BY-SA 2.0

The 1970s era bunker, which features sofas that will remain on display, may have been used as a security bunker by then-president of South Korea Park Chung-hee, who gave an Armed Forces Day speech nearby. The bunker will be opened to the public for a trial period from 10 October to 1 November this year, and visitors will be able to offer suggestions for how best to utilise it as a tourist attraction when it opens in 2016. Read more:

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