Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Amid the celebrity-owned apartments on the leafy southern slope of Namsan is Korea's premier art gallery. Beautifully designed and laid-out, it balances modern and contemporary art with traditional Korean art across…
Top Choice Museum in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

National Museum of Korea

This vast and imposing concrete slab of a museum takes visitors on a fascinating journey through Korea's past from prehistory all the way to the Korean Empire period (1897–1910). If you're short on time, prioritise …
Top Choice Museum in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

War Memorial of Korea

This huge museum documents the history of the Korean War (1950–53) using multimedia exhibits and black-and-white documentary footage, along with artefacts like weapons, uniforms, and maps. Outside, a sombre memorial…
Market in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

Stairway Flea Market

Held on the last Saturday of each month, this market attracts hundreds of shoppers to Usadan-ro on top of Itaewon Hill, where local artists sell their works on the stairs, and set up stalls along the street, which i…
Museum in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

National Hangeul Museum

Give your Korean-language skills a brush up with this museum dedicated to hangeul, the much-lauded Korean alphabet and writing system created in the 15th century. There's a weekly guided tour in English on Wednesday…
Mosque in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

Seoul Central Mosque

Its twin minarets rising tall and resplendent over 'Halal Hill', Seoul's impressive mosque, which opened in 1976, caters primarily to the Arabic, Asian and African immigrant worshippers who are settled in the Itaewo…
Park in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

Itaewon Bugundang History Park

Even longtime residents of Itaewon might be surprised if you tell them that it is indeed possible to find historical relics in the heart of the neighbourhood. Located atop a hill directly facing N Seoul Tower is the…