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Love culture, festivals, and live music? Get away to Ilsandong!

Check out the local area in Ilsandong—home to attractions like Ilsan Lake Park and Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center.

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Myeongdong
Myeongdong showing shopping, street scenes and a city

Myeongdong

Known for Shopping, Rivers, Urban

5/5(2 reviews)

This central Seoul shopping district is the place to buy quality brand products and stop for a bite to eat. 

Gangnam
Gangnam featuring outdoor art

Gangnam

Known for Shopping, Dining, Cafes

4.5/5(543 reviews)

Made world-famous by a catchy 2012 K-pop song with quirky dance moves, this is still Seoul’s most talked about neighborhood today.

Dongdaemun
Chegiil-tong which includes flowers

Dongdaemun

Known for Shopping, Universities, Forests

4/5(37 reviews)

You might enjoy the shopping while in Dongdaemun. Cheonggyecheon is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Hoegi Station or Cheongnyangni Station to see more of the city.

Shinchon
Shinchon showing signage

Shinchon

Known for Universities, Shopping, Dining

5/5(2 reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Shinchon. If sightseeing is on the list, Seodaemun Prison History Museum is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Sinchon Station or Ewha Woman's University Station to see more of the area.

Mapo
Hongdae which includes a city, night scenes and street scenes

Mapo

Known for Dining, Shopping, Cafes

4.5/5(208 reviews)

Travelers choose Mapo for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Mangwon Station or Hapjeong Station and check out top sights like Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Yongsan-gu
N Seoul Tower featuring night scenes, modern architecture and signage

Yongsan-gu

Known for Museums, Monuments, Dining

4/5(212 reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Yongsan-gu. Spend some time visiting top spots like War Memorial of Korea, and catch the metro at Samgakji Station or Noksapyeong Station to see more of the area.

Top Hotels in Ilsandong

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The MVL Goyang
The MVL Goyang
4.5 out of 5
20, Taegeuk-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi
$104
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11

Located in Ilsandong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Onemount and KINTEX. Hanwha Aqua Planet Ilsan and Ilsan Lake Park are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (344 reviews)

"Non brand hotel but facilities and service was very nice. It was much more than expected."…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

The MVL Goyang
ON-Residence
ON-Residence
3 out of 5
672, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi
$69
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

Located in Ilsandong, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ilsan Lake Park and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from KINTEX. Lafesta and Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center ...

4.4/5Excellent! (22 reviews)

"일산 지역 출장이 잦아서 이 숙소 포함 여러 군데의 레지던스를 다녀본 결과 얻은 온레지던스의 장단점입니다. - 장점 : 위치가 좋고, 시설도 깨끗하며 무엇보다 방이 넓고 조리 도구 등도 잘 구비되어 있습니다. 세탁기에 건조 기능은 없지만 그래도 세제가 구비되어 있고 또 빨래를 널 수 있는 건조대가 있어 불편함은 없었습니다. - 단점 : 무엇보다 창이 매우 큰데 커튼이 없이, 얇은 블라인드만 있어서 방이 너무너무 밝았습니다. 숙면을 취하기 힘들 정도로 방이 밝아서 좀 두터운 커튼이 있었으면 합니다. 그외 소소한 사항으로는 룸청소가 ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

ON-Residence
APLEX Residence
APLEX Residence
2.5 out of 5
662, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi
$63
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

Located in Ilsandong, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ilsan Lake Park and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from KINTEX. Paju Book City and Hyundai Premium Outlet are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (217 reviews)
Thank yo

"Loved the APLEX, and the service. Even though the communication was hard, I don’t speak Korean, and this location they spoke very little English. They still found a way to make sure we got into the room after closing hours.. Both beds were extremely hard. The bigger bed was like sleeping on the ground ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

APLEX Residence

Popular things to do in Ilsandong

Dongdaemun History and Culture Park
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Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

4.5/5(607 reviews)

This sizable commercial district is home to a staggering number of shopping malls, specialty stores and traditional Korean marketplaces. 

Gyeongbok Palace
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Gyeongbok Palace

4.5/5(677 reviews)

This royal palace has been destroyed on more than one occasion, but today it stands as one of Seoul’s finest examples of classic Korean architecture.

COEX Convention and Exhibition Center
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COEX Convention and Exhibition Center

4.5/5(275 reviews)

You don’t have to be in Seoul for a conference or fair to appreciate the facilities of COEX, South Korea’s outstanding events center and mall in Gangnam.

National Museum of Korea
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National Museum of Korea

4.5/5(216 reviews)

Marvel as natural light illuminates the galleries of this contemporary museum building, which houses thousands of ancient and valuable Korean objects. 

N Seoul Tower
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N Seoul Tower

4.5/5(494 reviews)

This Seoul landmark can be seen from miles around and offers the finest panoramas of the city.

Namsan Park
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Namsan Park

4.5/5(237 reviews)

Walk amid this peaceful natural environment, ride a cable car and marvel at Seoul’s majestic skyline at this sprawling mountain park.

Top activities in Ilsandong

Zoolung Zoolung - Ilsan
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Zoolung Zoolung - Ilsan

$12

Introducing the Indoor Animal Theme Park in the City, Zoolung Zoolung!! If you want to relax and have fun with the animals without going far from Seoul, why don't you visit Zoolung Zoolung, the animal theme park in the city.

Onemount Snow Park
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Onemount Snow Park

$20

Known for its variety of activities and shows, Onemount Snow Park is the first and largest indoor winter theme park in South Korea. It is a spacious entertainment ground for all ages.

Hanwha Aqua Planet Ilsan
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Hanwha Aqua Planet Ilsan

$20

Aqua Planet in Gyeonggi-do boasts the largest complex in the capital area that provides hands-on underwater observation facilities.

Onemount Water Park
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Onemount Water Park

$28

As one of the most visited amusement parks in town, it is no surprised that popular South Korean variety show, “Running Man” was filmed at Onemount Water Park. From thrill waterslides to dry docks and spas, it offers a variety of facilities for everyone.

Gyeonggi-do Aquarium Ticket with Seawalker Experience
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Gyeonggi-do Aquarium Ticket with Seawalker Experience

$52

If you see people walking underwater at the Woongjin Aquarium with astronaut-like head gear, don’t worry, they’re probably just taking on the seawalker experience to meet the adorable sea creatures inside the aquarium - and you can, too!.

Demilitarized Zone & with Third Infiltration Tunnel
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Demilitarized Zone & with Third Infiltration Tunnel

$39

Venture to the border of South and North Korea, where the unsettling Demilitarized Zone separates the 2 countries in a 2.5-mile-wide (4-km) swath of land lined by tanks, landmines, and electric fences.