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Exploring Seoullo 7017 with Running Man

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A recent episode of K-TV Show Running Man showcased the cast members running wild amidst the scenery of Seoullo 7017. Formerly an inner-city highway, Seoullo 7017 has been transformed to feature lush greenery, unique amenities and stunning views of Seoul’s urban landscape. Scattered throughout the newly-opened pedestrian-friendly park are 645 tree pots, 18 types of amenities, a variety of rest places and 17 different walking trails offering fresh hot spots for for both locals and tourists.

Course

Seoullo Terrace – Rose Square – Plant Pots and Curiosity Tree Pots – Travelers’ Café

Directions to Seoullo 7017

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There are several ways to get to Seoullo 7017. The eight entrances that were featured on Running Man are: the Malli-dong entrance, Jungnim-dong entrance, Cheongpa-dong entrance, Seoul Station Square entrance, Toegye-ro Traffic Island entrance, Hoehyeon Station entrance, Namdaemun Market entrance and entrance located amidst the neighboring buildings. All of these entrances can be easily reached by subway. To start at the Namdaemun Market entrance, get off at Hoehyeon Station (Line 4) and take exit 4. In order to browse through the park from the middle of it, get off at Seoul Station (Line 1 and 4) and take exit 2 or 8. Those who prefer to enter the park from the Jungnim-dong side can get off at Chungjeongno Station (Line 1) and get out of exit 5.
 
Seoullo 7017

Inquiry: +82-120

Hours: different per branch

Website: http://seoullo7017.seoul.go.kr

 

Seoullo Terrace Found at Running Man's Favorite Seoullo Entrance

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Of the eight entrances that appeared on the show, the Seoullo Terrace entrance was the most popular choice amongst the cast members while completing missions to win the race. Seoullo Terrace itself is a shopping mall located inside the Daewoo Foundation building. Featured throughout the basement, the first and the second floor of the building, the mall is filled with stylish restaurants and cafés. Of the many restaurants available, the most hyped venues at the moment are Emoi, one of the most popular Vietnamese Pho joints in Seoul; Sambaekjip, a 70-year-old eatery specialized in beansprout soup, a Jeonju specialty; and the Hamburg steak restaurant, Goosul Hamburg. Through the Seoullo 7017 pathway, Seoullo Terrace conveniently connects visitors to Hotel Manu Seoul as well.

Seoullo Terrace

Address: 18 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: 11:00-22:00

Website: http://seoullo7017.seoul.go.kr/ 

Course 2.

Flowers, Nightscape and Cultural Events at Rose Square

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After completing the first mission, the cast members of Running Man reunited for their second mission at Rose Square. The square can be easily accessed through the Malli-dong entrance, the Jungnim-dong entrance and the Cheongpa-dong entrance. Adorned with bedding plants and gorgeous roses in full bloom, Rose Square offers a tranquil and romantic vibe. Live performances take place at Rose Stage every day for couples, families and friends to enjoy together. The live music, the lovely red stage lights and all the lights beaming from the neighboring buildings come to create a unique urban sanctuary.

 
Course 3.

Nature, Technology and Innovation: Plant Pots and Curiosity Tree Pots


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Throughout the episode of Running Man, lush greenery was spotted on every corner of Seollo 7017. That is because the one kilometer-park is filled with 645 plant pots. Each of them has a an identification label in Korean and English. QR codes and NFC tags are featured on each sign so that visitors can easily search and learn about the plants using their mobile device. Also placed along Seoullo 7017 are Curiosity Tree Pots offering unique sensory experiences. The one located in Malli-dong Square contains sounds from around Seoul’s famous landmarks, and the one found at the center of Seoullo 7017 creates augmented reality experience of the historical Sungnyemun, one of the Eight Gates of Seoul which was severely damaged by arson in 2008 and reopened in 2013 after its restoration. The Curiosity Tree Pot located near Namdaemun Market presenting Seoul’s night skyline is also not to be missed. All these amusing elements can be observed through peeping holes featured on each of the innovative sculptures.

 
Course 4.

Ask them anything! Travelers’ Café

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The Travelers’ Café is not only a coffee shop but also a tourist information center. It connects local tour guides with international visitors to Seoullo 7017. Travelers’ Café’s resident tour guides provide information on the landmark in English, Chinese and Japanese. The café provides reservation services for various tour packages and carries a wide selection of travel necessities, as well. On the café menu are classic Korean floral teas and a variety of loose leaf teas.

Travelers’ Café

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00-21:00

Inquiry: +82-2-312-8340


※ Please note that this article was published in August, 2017 and the information is subject to change at any time.