Must see attractions in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

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    Ahn Jung-geun Memorial Hall

    In a striking contemporary building on the west flank of Namsan, this well-presented museum is dedicated to Korean independence fighter Ahn Jung-guen. Ahn…

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    Bank of Korea Money Museum

    Built in 1912, and an outstanding example of Japanese colonial architecture, the old Bank of Korea now houses a reasonably interesting exhibition on the…

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    Near the summit of Namsan you can see the Bongsudae, a smoke-signal communications system used for 500 years to notify the central government of urgent…

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    Seoul Plaza

    Seoul Plaza, fronting City Hall, is the scene for events and free performances most nights during summer, as well as an outdoor ice-skating rink for a…

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    Daehan Empire History Museum

    The Daehan Empire History Museum, with its opulent lobby, dining rooms and bedrooms, is in the neoclassical-style Seokjojeon. Visiting is only possible by…

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    Agriculture Museum

    Much more interesting than it sounds, this museum has imaginative displays that relate to the history and practice of farming on the Korean peninsula…

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    Seoul Animation Center

    Up the hill on the way to the cable car you’ll find this museum and cinema devoted to cartoons and animation from Korea and beyond. It's part of a whole…

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    Gungisi Relics Exhibition Hall

    Head down to the basement of City Hall to this glassed-in archaeological site displaying items dating from the Joseon dynasty unearthed during excavation…

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    A part of Deoksugung, this building served as Emperor Gojong’s living quarters.