Attractions

Top Choice Cultural Centre in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park

Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, this neofuturistic cultural complex was commissioned to replace the Dongdaemun Stadium, built during Japanese rule in the 1920s. Dubbed the 'largest three-dimensional atypical struct…
Top Choice Museum in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Seoul K-Medi Center

Learn about the history and practice of traditional Korean medicine at this impressive facility styled to resemble Bojewon, a clinic from the early Joseon dynasty strategically located here outside the City Walls to…
Gate in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Heunginjimun

The Great East Gate to Seoul’s City Wall has been rebuilt several times in its 700-year history and, after recent renovations, it's looking majestic. It's stranded in a traffic island, so it’s not possible to enter …
Museum in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Seoul City Wall Museum

With interactive displays and historical artefacts, this modern museum offers an engaging history of the 18.6km-long barrier that has girdled Seoul since the late 14th century. Overlooking Heunginjimun beside a stre…
Museum in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Cheong-gye-cheon Museum

To fully comprehend what a mammoth and expensive effort it was to resurrect Cheong-gye-cheon, Seoul’s long buried east–west stream, pay a visit to this excellent museum. It's also a good starting point for a walk al…
Park in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Seoul Forest

A hunting ground in Joseon times, this large park offers a number of family-friendly attractions, including a sika deer enclosure, adventure playgrounds, butterfly and insect gardens, wetlands and a skate park. Besi…
Gallery in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Sajin Changgo

Literally meaning 'photo warehouse', Sajin Changgo is a rough-and-tumble gallery space showcasing edgy film photography from Korean artists. The works are arranged around tables where the artists themselves often ha…
Viewpoint in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Eungbongsan Park

For panoramic vistas of the Han River and Eastern Seoul, take a short hike up the steps to the pavilion atop Eungbongsan, the verdant hill that makes up little-visited Eungbongsan Park. In spring masses of forsythia…
Museum in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Dongdaemun History Museum

Attached to the DDP, this museum makes up a part of the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and features archaeological remains from the Joseon dynasty that were uncovered during the site’s excavation. It includes o…
Museum in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Cheong-gye-cheon Cardboard House

This 'cardboard' slum house, typical of the wooden shacks that lined the Cheong-gye-cheon after the Korean War, has been preserved to give a sense of life for Seoul's urban poor in the 1960s and '70s before the wate…