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Jamsil-dongSeoul

This area of Songpa-gu in Seoul is best known for the Lotte World Tower, one of Seoul’s most eye-catching and entertaining family malls.

In Jamsil-dong you can go indoor ice skating, visit a mind-boggling 3-D art space where you insert yourself in the paintings, watch a Disney-style show with the kids and take the monorail to an idyllic urban park in the Jamsil Special Tourist Zone.

Like most of Seoul, Jamsil-dong has changed dramatically over time. “Dong” means “district” and “Jamsil” means “place for sericulture,” which refers to the tradition of silkworm breeding in this once rural region.

Gaze up at the architecturally impressive Lotte World Tower on Olympic-ro. Head west, crossing over the Songpa highway to reach Lotte World, an entertainment precinct with the Lotte Department Store, restaurants, hotels, Lotte World Ice Rink and Lotte World Adventure, a giant theme park that includes the Lotte World Folk Museum,.

Try all the rides or spend a few hours in the swimming pools or on the ice rink with the kids. Regular parades, shows and narrated tram rides make the little ones forget all about their sore feet after a morning in the mall. There is also a haunted house for a spooky tour for the braver kids and adults. Still not scary enough? Then how about an indoor bungee jump?

The rest of Jamsil-dong is mostly a business district with offices and residential blocks. You can find most of the area’s restaurants and shops in the maze-like underground mall surrounding Jamsil Station.

If you don’t mind commuting to see all the central Seoul tourist sites, you could stay in one of the Lotte World hotels. This allows you to make the most of the cheaper room rates of the area and heavily discounted evening passes to the Lotte World Adventure theme park. If you’re a keen sports fan, you can watch a game at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in nearby Olympic Park.

A special side trip is Seokchon Lake Park, which used to be part of the Han River before the land was reclaimed. Seokchon-hosu’s Magic Island is connected by monorail to Lotte World Adventure, so it’s really easy to get there. The park looks like something out of a fairy tale in early spring, when the cherry blossoms are out.


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Pharos Hotel
Pharos Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5, Olympic-ro 10-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $63 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Seoul Olympic Stadium, Lotte World, and COEX Convention and Exhibition Center. Garden5 Shopping Mall is ...

4.2/5Excellent! (827 reviews)

"Overall great value for money"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2020

Pharos Hotel
Hotel Lavieen
Hotel Lavieen
2.5 out of 5
4-15, Olympic-ro 12-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
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Located in Songpa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jamsil Arena and Seoul Olympic Stadium. Lotte World Tower and Lotte World are also within 2 mi (3 ...

2.3/5 (4 reviews)

"방이 너무 좁아요"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Hotel Lavieen
The Sangju Hotel Seoul
The Sangju Hotel Seoul
3 out of 5
19, Olympic-ro 8-gil, Seoul
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Located in Songpa, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jamsil Arena and Seoul Olympic Stadium. Lotte World Tower and Lotte World are also within 2 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (95 reviews)

"The Sangju staff were courteous and very helpful during my 3 day stay. I was very pleased with the property, proximity to nightlife fanfare, and Lotte World Tower and Amusement Park."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2019

The Sangju Hotel Seoul
Forestar Hotel 2
Forestar Hotel 2
2.5 out of 5
23-5, Baekjegobun-ro 7-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Free cancellation
The price is CA $58 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

Located in Songpa, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Bongeunsa Temple. Namsan Park and Dongdaemun ...

3.7/5Good! (24 reviews)

"Clean, roomy, convenient location Great place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

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HOTEL BOM
HOTEL BOM
2.5 out of 5
176-1 Jamsilbon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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Located in Songpa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jamsil Arena and Seoul Olympic Stadium. Lotte World Tower and Lotte World are also within 2 mi (3 ...

3.8/5Good! (105 reviews)
Great location

"Beautiful, clean, nicely decorated rooms. Convenient location. The rooms can be a little noisy, but overall we are very satisfied."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2019

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HOTEL FORESTAR
HOTEL FORESTAR
2.5 out of 5
Baekjegobun-ro 7-gil, 23-6, Seoul, Seoul
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Located in Songpa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jamsil Arena and Seoul Olympic Stadium. Lotte World Tower and Lotte World are also within 2 mi (3 ...

3.6/5Good! (40 reviews)

"I loved the interior design of the hotel. It had a very trendy décor. The only thing that I did not really like was how open the bathroom was. There was not much privacy. The sink and bathtub were open to the entire room. However, the staff was very friendly, check-in/out was very easy, and it was ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2018

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