Come to Itaewon.
This is the place where west meets east, where the different
cultures coexist, where there are a lot of foreigners and
the waves of the strange signs. "The international streets",
"small America in Seoul". These are the phase that represents
Itaewon is the most exotic place in Seoul representing fusion
culture with a distinctive atmosphere. Many people say, "You
may not know Seoul, but you should know Itaewon," showing
how renowned of a shopping district Itaewon is. The Itaewon
shopping area covers a 1.4 km long street, stretching from
Itaewon 1-dong eastwards to Hannam 2-dong. The area has a
vibrant ambience with shops, restaurants, bars and street
vendors. Most signboards are written in English, and often
seen are English speaking people on the street.
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Itaewon has been experiencing various changes since the beginning
of this century.
As a number of foreigners with diverse nationalities has increased,
and new global products have been developed including food,
antiques, traditional product, clubs, and bars.
Itaewon is known as an international district in which diverse
cultures are communicated or the district of colors which
never sleep. In addtion, there has been continuous effort
from government and civilians to create an image of tourist
Itaewon is now becoming 'a herb district for foreign tourists'
in which you can find one- stop-service including shopping,
tour, lodging, and information service, as well as to 'a fusion
cultural district' in which diversity from different places
over the world are accepted and communicated.
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Tourists can find vast variety of restaurants serving dishes
from China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Mexico, Italia,
France, Germany, Swiss, and many other countries in the world
as well as Korean traditional cuisine all over the area.
Harmony of diversity: that's the Itaewon's uniqueness.
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Embracing Itaewon is Mt. Namsan, where parks and natural vegetation
are well preserved. On its top is located Seoul Tower, from
which the entire City of Seoul that stands for 600 years of
tradition and history comes under a single view. Furthermore,
Hangang River that flows through the heart of Seoul and by
the side of Itaewon offers facilities for community and leisure
activities for the citizens of Seoul. At nighttimes, inner
city cruise liners add much to the romantic views of Seoul
from within the viewing range of Hangang River.
[ Transportation and Map ]
- Seoul Subway Line 6, Itaewon Station Exit 1,2,3 or 4