Mapo-gu Attractions

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  • eric821
    quezon city143 contributions
    The park offers 360° view of Seoul and the Han. Worth noting is how the park came about. From being a landfill to becoming an attraction tells us that nothing is impossible with political will and determination.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,240 contributions
    The atmosphere! All I can say is go! Food, fashion, buskers, shopping, music and more. Home to the fashionable University crowd. Loved it. Get lost, walk and enjoy it. Buzzing. Go on a Saturday afternoon, early evening as this is when it comes to life the most. Everything is good natured and safe. I was a solo female traveller. Post C-19, Korea has only just opened up again. Other areas are still recovering but this area appears way ahead and back to normal!
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Holyrood
    Sydney, Australia29 contributions
    This was so much fun and a great laugh! A must do along with the Trickeye Museum. It was fun to see such a crazy place in what is a pretty conservative city. Don’t be shy, go and have a laugh it’s well worth it for the hilarious photos you’ll get!
    Written 5 February 2020
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  • rememr
    Singapore, Singapore851 contributions
    Artsy place that has its own character and occasional buskers. Nice to walk, shop, eat and chill. I prefer this over the generic Myeongdong. Quite a number of restaurants, cafes and fashion stalls (personal favorites are Another Awesome, Fashionhong and Tomato Library)
    Written 10 August 2020
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  • Tuttle51
    Seoul, South Korea110 contributions
    I have been to dozens of games here, both the national team and FC Seoul, and there is not a bad seat in the place--and on game days, the north end crowd is rockin' it! I finally took the stadium tour and found it to be as advertised, and expected--it costs 1000W (about $1 US) so I don't think you should expect to meet the players! About a 1 hour tour (I was the only visitor) of the ground, the tunnel, the locker rooms, showers, massage rooms, managers meeting room, where I sat at the desk ... the gift shop was however a disappointment.
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • Lee Irwin
    106 contributions
    Interesting traditional Korean marketplace easily accessible by metro. This place has lots of delicious snacks and street food and you can see stalls selling hugh and tiny reddish, hugh cabbage and big red apples, etc.
    Worth a visit 😊
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • Jodie Warren
    Beijing, China65 contributions
    This museum talks exhibitions the lives of the comfort women for Japanese soldiers during World War 2.

    The staff approached us with such kindness and provided us with audio guides in English and helpfully explained in detail how to use them. The first part of the museum was immersive and took you through a small replica of the path the women had to travel. The guide takes you to a basement that displays a different comfort woman each week.

    The second part of the museum explains the history of the war and the comfort women from Korea, China and other countries across Asia. The exhibition continues by discussing how the Korean government have been campaigning against the Japanese government to have them admit their crimes.

    I found out that every Wednesday at 12pm people in Seoul protest outside of the Japanese embassy for the comfort women.

    This museum is incredibly moving and brought both me and my friend to tears.
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • Itravel0ne
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,844 contributions
    Entertaining show with well choreographed beat and rhythms on drums, chopping boards and kitchen utensils. They are preparing for a wedding banquet. A pair will be chosen and eventually be the wedding couple. The show is 90 minutes long and sometimes in the middle it becomes boring. But the show ended in a high with audience involvement and it also became upbeat and energetic. Still worth a visit while in Seoul.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Itravel0ne
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,844 contributions
    One of the famous universities in Korea. Well known for its architect and art & design. The area surround the university is vibrant and hip. Creativity rules. The university has some famous entertainment artist alumni.
    Written 5 September 2019
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  • AdrianAdy66
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia86 contributions
    an open air mall with a good selection of stores to entice you. located at
    Hapjeong Station (subway lines 2, 6) exits 9 or 10 makes it super convenient to access and enjoy this cool hangout place
    Written 28 January 2020
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,240 contributions
    Easily one of my favourite places in Seoul. The vibe and atmosphere! Loved it. Go on a weekend. The music, atmosphere. Walk, have a picnic, shop, relax or grab a bite to eat. Soak it up. This is a 'hip' area and home to the trendy University students. Loved the fashion.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • d h
    San Francisco, CA213 contributions
    Catholics were persecuted in Korea during the 1800's. The shrine is dedicated to those early missionaries and clergy who were persecuted for practicing and spreading the Catholic faith. I have to say that Koreans take the faith very seriously and I was surprised to see even young people there. There were quite a lot of people on a Monday afternoon. Even if you aren't Catholic, its a nice place to stroll, walk around, and look out to the Han river. The grounds are immaculate and you feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Seoul. Once you're done, the Mecenatpolis Mall is a short walk away and you can do a little shopping to boot.
    Written 24 October 2016
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  • JHL
    Seoul, South Korea8,025 contributions
    This area is the complex of broadcast centers. While walking on broad roads you can watch various art works frequently seen on TV news.
    With restaurants and cafés, it's not a bad place for a half day trip. Also, World Cup Park which is a huge park area including the famous Haneul Park is close.
    Written 29 May 2020
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  • Kat
    Seoul, South Korea2,117 contributions
    I went to check out this place on the weekend. At first I thought I had made a mistake coming in Children’s Day as when I entered there were crowds of people and children; however, they were there for the circus which was happening later on. Thus, the Oil Tank Culture Park wasn’t too busy. I found the whole place very interesting and learned that this is an Eco Park that practices a No Plastic policy - though I saw people with plastic bottles. Hmm.. Aside from that, this place used to be an oil depot but the government had transformed it into a public space to raise awareness and environmental sustainability. There are 6 reservoir tanks that had been transformed into interesting spaces such as stages, pavilion, yards, cultural complex, story hall and a community center. This place is not only educational but also provides many photo opportunities for photographers, and even models, as the backdrops of the tanks and the terrain provide an interesting environment to shoot in. Though, I am adding some photos here, I add more on Instagram this if you are curious to see more you can check them out @katfuz and scroll down to the 6th of May post.
    Written 8 May 2019
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  • JHL
    Seoul, South Korea8,025 contributions
    This is a truly dedicated market for locals. It's a huge building having agricultural products and seafoods.
    - The location is a bit away from the bus stop or the subway station. Recommended to bring a car.
    - Not proper for a food tour. You'll like it if you wish to buy things or watch them.
    Written 12 October 2019
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