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Seongdong-gu
Seoul

Seoul Forest which includes a city, a skyscraper and a garden

Blending the best of Seoul’s urban and rural traditions, Seongdong-gu is a district that fills the sky with its very tall white towers that skirt the edges of large leafy parks. Several museums and a university campus offer intriguing family destinations. When you visit Seongdong-gu, enjoy the views of the Han River and its tributaries as they meander between the skyscrapers.

The Seoul Forest is a tree-laden green opening in the heart of the city, its setting providing a serene escape from the hubbub of the metropolis. Wander along the paved trails that line the Jungnang Stream and spot deer, chipmunks, ducks and other wildlife. Relax in the Marsh Plants Garden and enjoy a meal in the waterside restaurant of the Culture and Art Park.

Wander beside the river in Hangang Park, where many locals and vacationers enjoy playing soccer and skateboarding. Play tennis with a friend or go cycling around the park.

Find out what it’s like to study in Seoul, with a campus tour of Hanyang University. Visit the Hanyang University Medical Center and the University History Museum, which traces the college’s rich history.

Look around the various exhibits of the Cheonggyecheon Museum, which teaches visitors about its namesake stream. Admire the glassy exterior and enter to learn about the ecology of the waterway and its vicinity. Another highlight is the Waterworks Museum, explaining the history of the city’s drinking water.

Seongdong-gu is on the eastern side of central Seoul, on the northern bank of the Han River as it meets a couple of streams. Get the metro to one of the many subway stations or travel by bus to a stop and make your way around on foot. While you’re in the city, visit surrounding zones such as Yeoui-dong, Songpa-gu and Incheon.


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Dragon Stay
Dragon Stay
2.5 out of 5
46, Achasan-ro 7-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
The price is $24 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
Located in Seongdong-gu, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Seoul Forest and within 3 mi (5 km) of COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Konkuk University. ...
3.7/5Good! (15 reviews)
"It's cheap and in a good location. Easy to get to from the subway."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

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Hotel POCO
Hotel POCO
3 out of 5
96, Seongsui-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $90 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Seongdong-gu, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Seoul Forest and within 3 mi (5 km) of Konkuk University and Starfield COEX Mall. Lotte World and N ...
3.6/5Good! (48 reviews)
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"역에서도 가깝고, 좀만 가면 식당도 많은데 근처는 조용해서 좋았어요. 청결하고, 서비스도 만족스러웠습니다"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

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SEOUL FOREST STAY - Hostel
SEOUL FOREST STAY - Hostel
2 out of 5
108-1, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $41 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in Seongdong-gu, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Seoul Forest and within 3 mi (5 km) of Garosu-gil and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. COEX ...
4.1/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
"Everything was excellent in respect of it being a hostel"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

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Stay Seoul
Stay Seoul
2 out of 5
8, Sageundong-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Free Cancellation
The price is $61 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Located in Seongdong-gu, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Hanyang University and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and ...
3.8/5Good! (20 reviews)
"Very comfortable, clean, pleasant hotel. Convenient location."

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019

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Sweet Motel
Sweet Motel
2.5 out of 5
17-1, Wangsimni-ro 20-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
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Located in Seongdong-gu, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hanyang University and Cheonggyecheon. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Dongdaemun Design ...
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Hotel Cullinan Wangsimni
Hotel Cullinan Wangsimni
3 out of 5
86 Doseon-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
The price is $48 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Seongdong-gu, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Seoul Forest and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Seoul City Hall and Namdaemun ...
2.8/5 (37 reviews)
"There were moths, bugs, hair from previous stays. Place smelled of cigarettes. Stains on the bed. The front desk was helpful but they ended up moving us a few times because the other places were so dirty."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

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