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Attractions Near SKKU

 

Sungkyunkwan University's Humanities and Social Sciences Campus is centrally located next to a student-centered district and the historic cultural hub of Seoul.

 

 

 


 

Old Sungkyunkwan
 

Old Sungkyunkwan, which was founded in the Joseon Dynasty, is the 617-year-old campus located at the front gate of present-day Sungkyunkwan University. Students studied and lived at the original campus for hundreds of years. It had all of the facilities of a modern university including a dormitory, cafeteria, lecture hall, and library, as well as a Confucian shrine.

Directions: Hyehwa Stn. exit 4 (Subway Line 4)

Cheong Wa Dae
 
Known as the Blue House or Cheong Wa Dae, this is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Korea. Tours are available if booked in advance.
Directions: Gyeongbokgung Stn. (Subway Line 3)
Daehang-no
 
Daehangno is a commercial and theater district in Seoul. On weekends it is a nightlife hotspot for university students.
Directions: Hyehwa Stn. (Subway Line 4)
 
Changdeok Palace
 
Built in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Changdeok Palace was constructed for King Taejong. The palace was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Directions: Anguk Stn. exit 3 (Subway Line 3)
 
Seoul City Walls
 
The Seoul City Walls were built in 1396 at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty and were meant to fortify the city, including its palaces, and non-royal residents. They are one of Korea's National Treasures.
Directions: Hyehwa Stn. (Subway Line 4)
Gyeongbok Palace
 
It was 1395; three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded by Yi Seong-gye, when the construction of this palace was required after Seoul became the new capital of ancient Korea.
Directions: Gyeongbokgung Stn. exit 5 (Subway Line 3)
Insadong Art District
 
Insadong is a trendy art district, so if you are an art lover or want to enjoy the ambiance of a traditional tea shop, this is the place to visit.
Directions: Anguk Stn. exit 6 (Subway Line 3)
 
Cheonggye Stream
 
This famed stream cutting through downtown Seoul is an ancient body of water that was recently restored after decades of neglect. It stretches from Gwanghwamun downtown through Dongdaemun Market and beyond.

Directions: Seoul City Hall Stn. exit 4 (Subway Lines 1, 2)