our district, Yongsan-ku retains and offers a unique cultural
heritage that lives on through times and history.
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.
Hyochang Park housing the honorary tombs of 7 martyrs
and patriots including Baekbum and Yongsan Family Park
with 90,000 pyung area located in Yongsandong 6-ka are
decorated with magnificent art works of world renown artists
and pedestrian walks made available for the citizens to
take advantage of some great natural life amenities in
the heart of Seoul.
Presently in the Yongsan Family Park, construction for
the National Central Museum is underway to be completed
by the year 2003. Through the War Memorial and Samgakji
Gallery Streets from Itaewon are located the Yongsan Electronic
Shopping Centers that are essentially the leader of the
future IT industry.
On their 30,000 some pyung area, over 6,000 businesses
focusing on not only high technology industrial products
and equipments such computers and telecommunications equipments,
but also home appliance, light equipments and machineries
are located. If you are looking for something else besides
Itaewon, Yongsan is the place where you could experience
the past and the present.
Visiting Yongsan will be perhaps be the greatest chance
to experience a great variety of culture you will ever