Close-Up Of Autumn Leaves On Tree Trunk In Forest

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Seoul Forest

Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

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. Beside the east gate you'll find Under Stand Avenue, a row of shipping containers repurposed into cafes, shops and social enterprises.

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Nearby Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul attractions

1. Eungbongsan Park

0.43 MILES

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…

2. Sajin Changgo

0.92 MILES

Literally meaning 'photo warehouse', Sajin Changgo is a rough-and-tumble gallery space showcasing edgy film photography from Korean artists. The works are…

3. K-Star Road

1.17 MILES

Gangnam's 'Hallyuwood Walk of Fame' pays homage to K-Pop stars in the form of cutesy bear sculptures dedicated to K-Wave singers and actors.

4. K-Wave Experience

1.28 MILES

Upstairs from the Gangnam Tourist Center, this is the place to live out all your K-Pop fantasies, with a full makeover to transform you into a K-Pop star…

5. SongEun ArtSpace

1.39 MILES

In the heart of Gangnam's fashionable Cheongdam district, this contemporary art gallery promotes works by emerging and established Korean artists with…

6. Horim Museum

1.43 MILES

Within the lustrous walls of the stylish Horim Art Center, this museum has three floors devoted to Korean ceramic masterpieces and temporary exhibits on…

7. 313 Art Project

1.47 MILES

In the middle of Apgujeong's chic art hub, this slick gallery shows contemporary works by emerging and established artists, both local and from abroad.

8. Opera Gallery

1.48 MILES

This high-end commercial gallery is worth popping into for a gawk at works (and price tags) by artists such as Damien Hirst, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí…