The major financial district of Korea and the No. 1 shopping district in the heart of Seoul where tradition harmonizes with modernity for romance and pleasure.
The general marketplace located to the east of Namdaemun (Sungryemun).
There are about 10,000 stores that carry various commodities, wardrobes, food, souvenirs, medical items, tastes and so on.
Namsan N Seoul Tower
The symbol of Seoul and the scenic point where you can see the most beautiful view of Seoul at a glance. Built in 1969 as the first general broadcasting tower to transmit TV and radio signals to the Metropolitan Area.
Since it was opened to public in 1980, it has become a picnic area for the people of Seoul and a tourist attraction for foreigners in a natural setting.
Its name originated from In (仁) as in Gwaninbang (寬仁坊) and Sa (寺) as in Daesa-dong (大寺洞) of Hanseongbu in the Joseon Dynasty. The antique stores settled here during the Japanese colonization and flourished from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s.
Since the 1980s, galleries opened to exhibit various artworks all the time. Celebrating the Seoul Olympics in 1988, it was designated as the Street of Traditional Culture.
It was the center of the Korean Empire‘s dramatic history until 1907 when Gojong was the Emperor. The name, Deoksugung Palace, was given in 1907 when Gojong was dethroned by force to stay in Gyeongungung. It has many western-style buildings, including Seokjojeon.