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 261 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Ihwa Mural Village

  • Awesome trip up to Ihwa Mural Village!
    Loving the trip up to this quaint little village. One of the highlights of our 9D8N trip. Interesting shops around for browsing around. Hubby even bought 2*shirts for KRW10,000! Highly recommended if...
    Rating:5 brainygal2019-06-10
  • Really nice
    I really liked walking around here. There is lots to see and it wasn't crowded at all, even though I was there on a Sunday afternoon. Be aware that some parts are very steep.
    Rating:5 jolav122019-05-26
  • Art village
    Good for photo. Lots of handicraft shops. Have some cafe for drink, snack and sit for a while. Morning or early afternoon time reccommend.
    Rating:4 Daoaksorn2019-05-07
  • a break from all the shopping and commercial city
    It is an area within a village that is full of art murals. Can take many photos and enjoy a cup of coffee there. There are also a few cafes/ restaurants you can choose from, though quite pricey...
    Rating:4 cghrearcrey2019-05-05
  • A break from the crowded city Centre
    Be prepared, a bit hectic to walk up the steep hill slope. If you like arts - this is a relax care free place to go. You can look around the murals scattered on the small houses along the hilly...
    Rating:4 nnhkaren2019-04-24
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