Seoul Photo Zones : I SEOUL U

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In 2015, ‘I SEOUL U’ was selected to represent the city’s motto of connecting people together. Soon enough, these sites of these iconic sculptures have transformed into popular photo spots.
Come capture the different charm and beauty of each location which hold these ‘I SEOUL U’ sculptures with your camera and create an archive of wonderful memories of your Seoul trip.


Seoul Plaza

June Newsletter - Seoul Plaza

Situated in central Seoul, Seoul Plaza is a popular venue for many different festivals and events and continues to attract a large number of visitors. The 'I SEOUL U' sculpture installed in front of the grassy lawn of the plaza is huge and can’t be missed. Depending on the season, the scenery around the sculpture changes throughout the year. During the summer, fountains are turned on in front of the sculpture to cool down visitors. During the winter, lights are installed behind the sculpture, giving the area a romantic, festive atmosphere. Even when there aren't any events or seasonal festivities, the grassy lawn and tall skyscrapers lend a special feel to this place.

Seoul Plaza (Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul)
Subway: City Hall Station (subway line 1, 2) exit 5, 6


Yeouido Hangang Park · Ttukseom Hangang Park

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As the weather gets warmer, more and more people are heading to Hangang River with a picnic mat in hand. Among all the parks surrounding the river, Yeouido Hangang Park and Ttsukseom Hangang Park have become the most popular hangout spots. Both places are easily accesible by public transportation. Hangang River is a lot bigger than we think; taking up about 1/15 of Seoul and a major landmark of the city. The 'I SEOUL U' sculpture near Hangang River is a structure that greets and welcomes visitors.

Yeouido Hangang Park (330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul)
Subway: Yeouinaru Station (subway line 5) exit 2

Ttukseom Hangang Park, next to Riverside Stage (427-6 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul)
Subway: Ttukseom Park (subway line 7) exit 2


Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

June Newsletter - DDP

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a cultural space built under the theme of dream, design and play where various events like fashion shows, product launch, conferences, etc are held. Inside DDP, the LED Rose Garden drew many visitors looking for great photo spots. Unfortunately, the 25,550 LED roses that lit up DDP with their beautiful light were taken down on April 2019 for renovation. However, all is not lost. For those looking for another great photo spot in DDP, we highly recommend visiting the 'I SEOUL U' photo zone.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) (281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul)
Subway: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (subway line 2, 4, 5) exit 1


Seoul Forest

 June Newsletter - Seoul Forest

Recently becoming Seoul's most hottest place, Seoul Forest offers visitors plenty to see and do within its premise. Featuring great cafes and restaurants near lush forestry and a pond, this picteresque park attracts many to do their wedding photoshoot here. Originally a golf course and a racetrack area, this area has been transformed into a recreational park divided into four different spaces: clutural park, learning center, ecological forest, and marsh eco-park. Due to Seoul having a small percentage of greenery compared to other cities, this park was built as a recreational and leisure spot for the city's residents. The 'I SEOUL U' structure is located in front of the park's fountain. Seoul Forest is full of other great photo spots but none of them measures up to the shot taken against the sculpture with the fountain sprouting water.

Seoul Forest, front of Fountain (273 Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul)
Subway: Seoul Forest Station (Bundang Line) exit 3


Yongsan Park

June Newsletter - Yongsan Park

When you get tired of the crowds, head toward Yongsan Park. Although not as big as Seoul Forest or Children's Grand Park, Yongsan Park still comes equipped with everything including a lawn, pond, sports facility, and ecological marsh. It's just like a mini arboretum. A family park, Yongsan Park features walking trails, playgrounds, and a wide, grassy field where children can run and play or have a picnic with their family. The 'I SEOUL U' sculpture is located in the center of the park right in front of the pond. At a glance, the sculpture can be seen as out of place in such a natural scenery, but upon closer look, the man-made structure bring out a pop of color as it coexist harmonioulsy with its natural environment.

Yongsan Park, next to Pond (137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul)
Subway: Ichon Station (subway line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang Line) exit 2

I SEOUL U Location (Updated May 2019)

Sewoon Shopping Center (159 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul)

Donuimun Museum (14-3 Songwol-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul) 

Dongdaemun Design Plaza  (281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul)

Ttukseom Hangang Park (427-6 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul)
Oil Tank Culture Park (87 Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul) 

Dream Forest (173 Wolgye-ro, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul)

Seoul Plaza (Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul)

Seoul Grand Park (102 Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do)

Seoul Upcycling Plaza (49 Jadongchasijang-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul)

Seoul Forest (273 Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul)

Seoul Science Center (160 Hangeulbiseok-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul)

Children's Grand Park (216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul)

Seoul Startup Hub (21 Baekbeom-ro 31-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

Songpa Tourist Information Center (180 Jamsil-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul) 

Seoul Citizens Hall (110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul)

Yeouido Hangang Park (330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul)

Yongsan Park (137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul)

Haneul Park (95 Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul)