- Oraegage Part 2 -
A Tour Through Seoul’s
Friendly Old Neighborhood and Markets
Our everyday lives can be commonly seen taking place at our local markets. Attracting many visitors with their unique and lively atmosphere, the local market is metaphorically a stage hidden away in the corner of an alleyway that clearly displays the everyday lives of its nearby local residents. The hammering sounds from the blacksmith's workshops converges together with the atmosphere of the market, creating a scene of a marketplace right out of a painting.
Seoul Innovation Park
Used as a site for the Korea National Institute of Health, Korea Food & Drug Administration, and Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention since 1960, Seoul Innovation Park is a renovated park which first opened up in 2015 as a space for innovators. Over 230 organizations including social enterprises and communities currently operate their businesses from here. The park offers a variety of program open to everyone in its outdoor park area.
Address 684 Tongil-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
Subway Bulgwang Station, Exit 2, Roughly 3 min. on foot
Bulgwang Blacksmith’s Workshop
A shop operated together by father and son, Bulgwang Blacksmith's Workshop sells well-crafted handmade tools that are on an entirely differnt level than the tools made from factories. Their most popular products are their camping tools and hand axe.
Address 15 Tongil-ro 69-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
Hours 8:00 - 19:00 (Closed Sunday)
Subway Bulgwang Station, Exit 7, Roughly 5 min. on foot
Situated between Galhyeon-dong and Daejo-dong with Yeonsinnae Station right in the center, Yeonsinnae Rodeo is a street with over 70 clothing stores offering great bargain sales. The opening of more and more coffee shops and restaurants in the area led to the creation of a Cafe Street and a Food Street in its vicinity.
Subway Yeonsinnae Station, Exit 6, Roughly 3 min. on foot
Eunpyeong Hanok Village
Eunpyeong Hanok Village was preserved and restored to its original state. Along with Bukchon Hanok Village and Jeonju Hanok Village, Eunpyeong Hanok Village also started its restoration project of its 2-3 story hanok houses in 2012 to preserve the beauty and culture of hanok houses in Korea. Eunpyeong History & Hanok Museum is also located nearby, allowing visitors to learn more about the history of this village.
Address 127-27 Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu Seoul
Subway Take bus from Yeonsinnae Rodeo
Jingwansa Temple is a temple located near the western foot of Samgaksan Mountain. One of the four major temples near Seoul, Jingwansa Temple is an old temple with near 1,000 years of history. Its temple stay programs are a good way to experience the spirit of Buddhism and enjoy the beauty of nature in Korea.