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(Seoul Pilgrimage Routes) Hangang Pilgrimage Route

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Walking Tour Introduction
Completion of the pilgrimage filled with serenity and meditation
Hangang Pilgrimage RoutePass through the hustle and bustle of Mapo Food Street and get absorbed in meditation walking on the quiet river trail. Learn about the martyrs resting in Jeoldusan Martyrs’ Shrine and Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery and then take a moment for reflection.
Walking Tour Details
Route
Mapo Food Street - Specialized section of Hangang Pilgrimage Route - Jeoldusan Martyrs’ Shrine - Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery

Length of tour: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

Meeting Place : Exit 1 of Mapo Station (Subway Line 5)
※ Participants are advised to engage in experience programs, which are not included in the walking tour course, individually after the tour ends.

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Major Tourist Attractions
Mapo Food Street
Mapo Food StreetWalk for about five minutes out of Mapo Station, and you will find yourself in Mapo Food Street lined with famous restaurants and eateries. Visitors can enjoy a variety of great dishes ranging from Mapo Galbi, a leading local delicacy created based on the tradition of salting meat with coarse sun-dried salt before cooking, to Bossam (vegetable wraps with pork) and Kalguksu (noodle soup).
Specialized section of Hangang Pilgrimage Route
Specialized section of Hangang Pilgrimage RouteIt is the specialized section of the trail newly built in 2018, consisting of the dust path, stone path, forest path and flower path in that order. You can look back on your past while walking along the paths that symbolize the progress of pilgrimage from toleration of hardships to blooming of flowers in the end.
Jeoldusan Martyrs’ Shrine
Jeoldusan Martyrs’ ShrineIt is a key site of martyrdom for the Korean Catholic church where hundreds of Korean Catholics were executed during the Byeongin Persecution (1866-1873) known as the most severe persecution in the history of Korean Catholicism. The place became known by the name Jeoldusan after the persecution, because the Korean word jeoldu means decapitation and many Catholics were killed there by beheading. 
Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery
Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary CemeteryYanghwajin was a key location for transportation and defense on the riverside of Hangang River. A foreigners’ cemetery was formed there starting with the burial of John Heron, the second director of Gwanghyewon, the first Western-style hospital in Korea. 
Map of Walking Tour Route