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Seoul’s Sky Garden: Seoullo 7017

Seoullo 7017: The rebirth of Seoul Station Overpass

May 20, 2017 marked the grand opening of Seoullo 7017, and where cars once sped along, people will now be able to wander.The original overpass built in 1970 was ready for demolition due to structural integrity and not safe for vehicles, but instead was turned into a garden walkway. It is an elevated city park inspired from New York’s High Line, offering spectacular views of the Seoul central area.

Seoullo 7017’s name is a nod to the dates of its construction. The original overpass was constructed in 1970, and it was reborn in 2017.  It can be accessed by stairs at specific points.  There are also 17 different pathways to walk at Seoullo 7017. This pedestrian road will link Myeong-dong, Seoul City Wall, Namdaemun Market, and other most famous Seoul sights.

The lush garden park was planted with over 24,000 plants. It features 254 species of trees, shrubs and flowers. There are exhibitions, street food stalls, and flower shops too.

It makes Seoul look more greener!

There are walking tours available to enjoy the walkway:
Tour course 1: From Hanyang to Seoullo
Tour course 2: Seoullo Architecture Tour
Tour course 3: Seoullo Night Tour

For more detailed information on the tours and for reservations, check here > http://english.visitseoul.net/tours/All-about-Seoullo-7017_/

The sky garden, glows at night!


Tourist facilities and convenience facilities opened along the opening of Seoullo 7017. You can obtain useful information here and there are so many things to see and enjoy.

Seoullo Travelers’ Café: This is a specialized tourist information center and resting space.

Seoullo Information Center: The center introduces the history and significance of ‘Seoullo 7017′ and provides information on nearby attractions.

Seoullo Shop: The shop sells souvenirs centering on the theme of ‘Seoullo 7017′.

Check out Seoullo 7071’s website for more updated information, promos, and events.

Seoullo7017 Homepage: http://seoullo7017.seoul.go.kr/SSF/GLO/ENG/M000.do

Sources: Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Tourism Organization

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Seoul Welcome Week 2017

It’s the Seoul Welcome Week 2017!

In celebration of the peak of the tourist season, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will operate the foreign tourist welcome week between April 28 and May 7. A variety of discounts and events are taking place throughout Seoul city as well as giving out souvenirs for overseas visitors.

Temporary welcome booths will be installed at seven locations in Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, and Itaewon where staff wearing traditional Korean attire (hanbok) will provide tourist information and conduct interactive programs including ‘writing your name in Korean’ and ‘Taekwonmu dance.’ The Myeongdong Tourist Information Center will operate the I‧SEOUL‧U t-shirt making program every day from 11:00 to 17:00 for 30 tourists.

 Seoul Memories Contest.

  • Tourists from Japan and Southeast Asia are eligible to take part in the Seoul Memories Contest.
  • The contest will award 2 travelers with round trip airfare to Seoul each month until September 2017.

Discover Seoul Pass Discount. Visit 16 of Seoul’s best attractions with one pass! Eligible for use by foreign nationals, the Discover Seoul Pass is a great way to visit traditional and historical, Hallyu, cultural, and fun attractions in the city.

  • Get a 30% discount when purchasing a Discover Seoul Pass during Seoul Welcome Week.
  • The 48 hour Discover Seoul Pass is scheduled to launch in 2017.
  • Visit the official Discover Seoul Pass site here.

One More Trip Discount. Seoul’s online open marketplace for cool and interesting Korea and Seoul-related travel experiences and items.

  • Get a 30% discount on select tourist experiences, tours, and items during Seoul Welcome Week.
  • Visit the official One More Trip site here.

A variety of promotions and discounts for tourists!

Seoul City Tour Bus Discounts.  Get a 20% discount on tickets for the Seoul City Tour Bus during Seoul Welcome Week. See Seoul’s attractions in comfort on a Seoul City Tour Bus!

Get 20% off on hanbok rentals. Get a 20% discount at hanbok rental stores in the 4 Great Gates area. Visitors wearing hanbok are granted free admission to Seoul’s palaces.

Find out more details at Visit Seoul website.

Sources: Visit Seoul and Seoul Metropolitan Government

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