Seocho-gu

Seoul
Seocho-gu showing a bridge, modern architecture and a river or creek

This riverside district of Seoul is packed with exciting places for discovering South Korean culture, including museums, galleries and theaters.

Lying directly south of the Han River in Seoul, Seocho-gu, or Seocho district, is a small area of Seoul that has much to offer. With key arts establishments, great waterside views and varied shopping, this is an easy place to relax for an afternoon. Come on a sunny day and allow time to enjoy the area’s lovely green spaces once you are finished sightseeing.

Seoul is divided into 25 “gu” (administrative districts). Walk down any street on Seocho-gu and see the sky-high, ultra-modern buildings that are characteristic of the South Korean capital. Some of the country’s most famous brands, such as Samsung and Skin Food, have offices here. Amid the office blocks and streets bustling with businesspeople, the cultural scene of Seocho is flourishing.

The jewel of Seocho is the vast Seoul Arts Center, which is divided into several areas devoted to different aspects of South Korean culture. Check the schedule at the Opera House, which seats 2,300 people. See everything from ballet to musicals to opera here. For a different musical experience visit the Music Hall, which has hosted the London Symphony Orchestra. In the Calligraphy and Hangaram Art Museums, discover South Korea’s rich traditions of handwriting and visual arts.

Another important cultural institution in Seocho is the National Gugak Center, also sometimes known as the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts. The center is devoted to preserving the rich traditional musical heritage of South Korea. See performances in its auditoriums or visit one of the exhibits hosted at various locations.

Visit the area before mid-afternoon on a Saturday to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Seocho Flea Market. This is a wonderful place to pick up unique souvenirs.

Come to Seocho-gu on a summer day to escape the city streets in green spaces such as Yangjae Citizens' Park. Seocho’s main station is on several lines and is easily accessible from most parts of the city.


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Ocloud Hotel Gangnam
Ocloud Hotel Gangnam
3.5 out of 5
12, Sapyeong-daero 58-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $71 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Located in Seocho-gu, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from LG Arts Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs and Bongeunsa Temple. COEX Convention ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (971 reviews)
"Many places to eat."

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2021

Ocloud Hotel Gangnam
Shilla Stay Seocho
Shilla Stay Seocho
3 out of 5
427, Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
The price is CA $97 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Seocho-gu, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Seoul Arts Center, Garosu-gil, and Seoul St. Mary's Hospital. Starfield COEX Mall and Hyundai Department ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (956 reviews)
"Quiet and clean, but the furniture are showing age and cracking."

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2021

Shilla Stay Seocho
Hotel Peyto Gangnam
Hotel Peyto Gangnam
3.5 out of 5
259, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
The price is CA $77 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Seocho-gu, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bongeunsa Temple, COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, and Seoul Olympic Stadium. National Museum ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Very nice rooms"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2021

Hotel Peyto Gangnam
Orakai Cheonggyesan Hotel
Orakai Cheonggyesan Hotel
4 out of 5
1-7, Cheonggyesan-ro 9-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
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The price is CA $97 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Located in Seocho-gu, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul Grand Park, and Garosu-gil. COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Apgujeong ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (608 reviews)
Very good
"Room and overall condition is very nice, but swimming pool is a little bit cold"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2020

Orakai Cheonggyesan Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam
4 out of 5
253, Gangnam Dae-ro Seocho-gu, Seoul
The price is CA $128 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Seocho-gu, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, and Garosu-gil. Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs is 2.3 mi ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (15 reviews)
"정말 만족스러운 투숙이었습니다. 위치도 워낙 좋고, 객실이 최근에 디자인되어서 구조적으로 매우 편리하고 세련됩니다. 꼭 기회가 되면 다시 묵고 싶습니다."

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
5 out of 5
176, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $249 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 28
Located in Seocho-gu, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central City Shopping Mall and Banpo Hangang Park. Garosu-gil and Seoul Arts Center are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (418 reviews)
"Convinience due to central location and connection to subway and department stores and restaurant. Hotel’s amenity is excellent. Service from staffs are superb."

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
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