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Trip to Seoul for hipsters

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Today, I will introduce you to Mapo-gu,

the hippest district in Seoul.

Mapo-gu, Seoul Course

Enjoy Seoul’s most popular spots, the streets of Hongdae, feel young vibes at Yeonnam-dong, and visit the traditional Mangwon Market. Don’t forget to enjoy chimaek at Hangang Park.

source: naver blog teuraebeullum

Near Mapo-gu, Mangwon Hangang Park is situated on the northern part of the river, between Wonhyodaegyo Bridge and Seongsandaegyo Bridge. It offers lush grass perfect for picnics and promenades. There is a wide array of excellent amenities: a bike trail, an outdoor swimming pool, sports facilities, and a dock for water sports such as yachting, waterskiing, and motor boating.

Address: 467, Maponaru-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

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Seoul Battleship Park is the city's first-ever battleship-themed park established through a sisterhood relationship with the city of Seoul and by using three retired vessels - Seoul-ham, Chamsuri, and a submarine - that had retired after serving the mission of protecting Korea's waters for 30 years.

Address: 407, Maponaru-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

source: naver blog geuruteogi

Mangwon Market is close to both Mangnidan Street and Hangang Park, making it a great place to do some shopping in preparation for a riverside picnic. The market isn’t very large, but one can find classics like the deep-fried and braised chicken, braised pigs' feet, and other snack fare there, along with stores offering food and lifestyle items for some browsing.

Address: 14, Poeun-ro 8-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

source: naver blog jimani

Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful ambience, with shops selling everything from clothing and cosmetics to living goods and books, as well as unique cafés and restaurants. The streets are also filled with buskers and dance performances, making a walk here quite entertaining.

Address: 20, Hongik-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

source: naver blog geuruteogi

Gyeongui Line Forest Park is a linear city park located in Mapo-gu and is also called Yeontral Park. It includes Daeheung-dong, Yeonnam-dong, Saechanggogae Pass, Changjeon-dong, Sinsu-dong, and Wonhyo-ro, which were opened in this order.

Address: 133, Donggyo-ro 51-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul



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