Seongdong-gu Vacations

3 miles (5 kilometers) to the east of Seoul, is Seongdong-gu, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. Coming from Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, Seongdong-gu is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the east.

Many of Seoul’s most popular attractions can be found within easy reach of Seongdong-gu, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Gyeongdong Market and the much-loved Seoul Forest. Also, be sure to check out the Apgujeong Rodeo Street and the Children's Grand Park.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many unique cultural highlights in and around Seongdong-gu. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Seoul Museum of History, Kimchi Museum and the National Folk Museum. Go and see a few of the exciting live performances at Chongdong Theater, the National Theater of Korea and the Sejong Cultural Center. If you enjoy art, admire the exhibits at the Seoul Museum of Art.

If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to let off some steam at the child-friendly attractions nearby. Admire all kinds of fascinating creatures at COEX Aquarium.

When it’s time escape the city, plan a trip to the nearby green spaces. Escape the rat race for a while and enjoy the sunshine in public parks and gardens such as Namsan Park and Tapgol Park.

There are plenty of sites and attractions to enjoy within Seongdong-gu. Be sure to allow enough time to see as many as possible during your visit. Step back in time by exploring some historic sites, such as Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun Gate.

If you are ready to splash some cash, browse Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market and the Lotte Department Store.

Seongdong-gu is a place steeped in sporting history. Spend an afternoon at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, home to the LG Twins baseball team in winter and the Doosan Bears. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with friendly locals after the final whistle blows in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.

At the end of a busy day exploring the delights of Seongdong-gu, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. The Hotel Seven Street Seoul, the Sejong Hotel and the ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong are just three of the most popular accommodation options here.

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