Attractions

Ihwa Mural Village

03098  35-1 Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul,  

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About

Ihwa Mural Village is a picturesque neighborhood that is famous for its colorful murals and an abundance of cool cafes and shops. It is located near Naksan Park and the neighborhood was revitalized through the 2006 "Art in the City" public art project. Dozens of artists came together to beautify the neighborhood with public artworks, drawings, and murals. Ihwa Mural Village has served as a filming location for many popular K-dramas and movies. 
 
Walking Tour Course – Ihwa-dong and a Walk through History 
Hyehwa Station (subway line 4) exit 3 → ①Seoul Hamchunwonji Garden → ②Daehan Medical Center (Seoul National University Museum of Medicine) → ③Main Building of the Old National Industrial Institute → ④Lock Museum → ⑤Ehwajang House → ⑥Ihwa Art Street → ⑦Hongdeogi Field → ⑧Naksan Park and Palgakjeong Pavilion → ⑨Marronnier Park → ⑩Old Administration Building of Seoul National University → Daehak-ro
 
※ Measures to Take When Visiting Ihwa Mural Village

Although Ihwa Mural Village is very popular with tourists, the area is a residential neighborhood where people actually live. Please keep that and the following measures in mind when you visit the village. We ask that you make your trip to Ihwa a quiet trip.

- Please keep noise levels to a minimum (e.g. no loud voices, horsing around, filming, etc.)
- Please do not litter
- Please keep group visits small, with a maximum of 10 visitors
- Please do not use microphones, megaphones, or loudspeakers
- Please do not take photos or film the interiors of houses, even if the doors are open

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Address
03098  35-1 Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul,  
Subway
Hyehwa Station (subway line 4) exit 2. Walk straight 300m then turn left at large intersection→Walk 100m then turn left at Ministop convenience store→walk 200m

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 270 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Ihwa Mural Village

  • Disappointing
    Some of the locals were fed up with the visitors so they painted over the more famous murals, Some of them are very childish and obviously painted by amateurs.
    Rating:1 star24502019-09-15
  • Nice and cute place
    It's nice to walk around! Be prepared to face some big stairs though. Also, it's not that big so you'll be finished in no time
    Rating:4 angristan2019-09-10
  • Beautiful art
    We stumbled across this village as we were walking to our next destination and saw some really beautiful wall art. A really lovely little stumble, even in the rain!
    Rating:5 sammyzr2019-07-31
  • Not great for toddlers and preschoolers
    There are a series of hills to get to the village from the information center and then a series of steep stairs throughout the mural route that would make it difficult for families with small...
    Rating:3 daynichka2019-07-20
  • Interesting murals
    While searching the web for places to explore in Seoul, I chanced upon this interesting village and decided to make a trip here. As expected, there are many murals of colourful designs spread over...
    Rating:4 LG_Kay2019-07-05
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