Welcome to Sejong


There's little to hold the attention of travellers in Sejong except to witness the continuing growth of a city built from scratch. Construction of complexes and infrastructure is on-going and likely won't stop for years to come. The objective is to have a city population of 500,000 by 2030.

Until then, a short walk from the BRT bus stop to Sejong Lake Park is the city's only real point of interest for travellers. It's eerily desolate on weekends. There's little commercial or street activity and the tall, grey office buildings are foreboding.


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$98 Day Trips & Excursions

Pocheon Private Day Tour from Seoul Including Lunch

Firstly, you are picked up from your hotel at 9:00am. After a 2-hours’ drive, you arrive at Korea National Arboretum. This place is located in Gwangneung Forest, Pocheon-si of Gyeonggi-do. Gwangneung was a royal forest, which surrounded the mausoleum of King Sejo of Chosun dynasty. The Gwangneung arboretum was established in 1987. It became the Korea National Arboretum in 1999 and was designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in June 2010. Korea National Arboretum covers an area of 1,157㏊ and contains 15 specialized plant gardens, a forest museum, a wildlife conservatory, a forest zoo, an herbarium and seed bank. It is also home to the white- bellied Woodpecker and 900 plant species, etc. Visit here to breathe the fresh air of the deep forests. NOTE: A change could be made to visit Sejong Lake on Sunday, Monday and if Korea National Arboretum is temporary closed due to maintenance. Sanjeong Lake is one of the main attractions in Pocheon. It was built as a reservoir to supply water to farmlands in 1925. Sanjeonghosu Lake as clear as a mountain well. After visit the Arboretum or Sejong lake, you may feel hungry. A Korean Table d’hote will be prepared for your enjoyment. Korean Table d’hote also known as Hanjeongsik or Korean full course meal. It is based on rice, vegetables, and meats, usually starts with a cold appetizer and gruel, and the main dishes include dishes mixed with seasoning either grilled, boiled, steamed, fried, or salted.  Also includes many various side dishes such as kimchi, seasoned Acorn Jelly Salad, Korean pancake, stir-fried Pumpkin, etc. After lunch, the next stop is  to Pocheon Art Valley. Pocheon Art Valley is established in what used to be a granite quarry. The quarry was operated from the later part of the 1960s up until the mid-1990s. There are exhibition halls, café, outdoor performance stage, walking paths, and a monorail. The Cheonjuho Lake was formed in a pool dug to excavate granite that was filled with rain and spring water. This attraction is the shooting places of ”Running Man” and ”The Legend of Blue Sea”. The last stop is Herb Island. It focuses on growing Mediterranean herbs. The indoor botanical garden offers over 180 different herbs while the outdoor botanical garden showcases a dazzling array of herbs surrounded by nature. You will arrive back in Seoul at around 7pm.

$78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Experience Korean Culture

Meet your English Guide at Sejong Hotel and move to Taekwondo studio where you will learn the basics of taekwondo movements. Taekwondo which is a Korean specific traditional martial arts it will be memorable to learn it in the originated land. Wear taekwondo uniform and learn basic movements, train the body and mind. It combines combat techniques, self defense, sport, exercise, meditation and philosophy. After the Taekwondo experience you will head to Changdeokgung dressed in Hanbok. Changdeokgung is one of the Palace listed as UNESCO heritage site. Have lunch freely at Insadong and see traditional art shops. Next walk in Bukchon Hanok Village where old styled houses are  and move to Samcheongdong Street. Last you will visit an artisan brew master and distiller, Kim Taek Sang’s workshop. There you will see how the Korea traditional alcohols are made and have tastings. It is a rare experience. Your tour ends with a drop-off at Myeongdong.

Sejong in detail