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Dongjak (동작), Gwanak (관악) and Geumcheon (금천) are districts located to the south of the Han river in Seoul.

Get in[edit]

Noryangjin metro station will get you in on both Lines 1 and 9.


  • 1 Boramae Park, 395, Sindaebang2-dong, Dongjak-gu. Formerly the site of the Korean Air Force Academy, which in 1986 turned into a park - Boramae, or hawk in English, symbolizes the Air Force. The size of the park is about 360,000 square meters and its sports facilities, a small zoo, a pond, and walking paths are well designed. The huge pond, which is 9,000 square meters, is surrounded by willow trees and benches, and people love to come. The pond is full of cool shades during the summer, and is spectacular when snow falls in the winter.
  • 2 Nakseongdae Park. The park surrounding the Seoul National University, continuing on outside the city borders. Interesting points here include the Anguksa Shrine built in honor of the 10th century general Gang Gam-chan
  • 3 Seoul National University Museum of Art. Contemporary art gallery on the premises of the university. ₩3000.



  • 1 Noryangjin (Dongjak). Plenty of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, squid, clams, and other seafood straight from the farm/trawler. Not exactly tourist friendly, this market is definitely targeted towards a local audience, but if you're interested in seeing an off-the-beaten-track destination and really exploring the nitty-gritty of Korean daily life, definitely worth a look.


Noryangjin fish market in Dongjak
  • 1 Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진수산시장), 13-8 Noryangjin-dong, Dongjak-gu (Noryangjin Station, Line 1). Open 24 hours. The floors may be dank and wet, but this is undoubtedly the freshest seafood in Seoul, with live octopuses, spiky sea urchins, giant king crabs swimming about in water tanks, buckets and bags. Buy some fresh fish (try bargaining if you can), and head to the restaurants in the back row, where they'll prepare your food as requested. There's a wholesale auction at 2AM, where fishmongers bid for produce and it can get frantic.




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