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Attractions near SKKU

Sungkyunkwan University's Humanities and Social Sciences Campus is in an excellent location right next to a student-centered district in the historic cultural hub of Seoul.

 

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Old Sungkyunkwan

Old Sungkyunkwan, which was founded in 1398 at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) as the highest educational institution in the nation, is the original campus of SKKU. Countless influential scholars and political leaders graduated from the institution throughout its long history, shaping Korea.  It has all the facilities of a modern university including dormitories, a cafeteria, a lecture hall, and a library, as well as a Confucian shrine where rites and rituals are still held on a regular basis.

(Subway Line #4, Hyehwa Station Exit 4)

The Blue House (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.
(Subway Line #3, Gyeongbokgung Station)

University Street (Daehangno)

University Street or Daehangno is a commercial and theater district in Seoul.  On weekends it is a nightlife hotspot for university students.
(Subway Line #4, Hyehwa Station)

Changdeok Palace

Built in the Joseon Dynasty, Changdeok Palace was constructed for King Taejong.  The palace was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.  It has unique beauty that compliments the natural landscape.
(Subway Line #3, Anguk Station Exit 3)

Seoul City Wall (Seoul Castle)

The Seoul City Wall was built in 1396 and was meant to fortify the city, including its palaces and residents.  Parts of it still remain throughout the city, which are Korean national treasures.
(Subway Line #4, Hyehwa Station)

Gyeongbok Palace

Gyeongbok Palace was built for King Teajo, the first ruler of the Joseon Dynasty when Seoul was established as the new capital of the nation.  It is the grandest of Korea’s five grand palaces and a perfect example of the architecture and aesthetic of the era.
(Subway Line #3, Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 5)

Insadong Art District

Insadong is an art district that was once home to many wealthy government officials.  In the second half of the last century it blossomed into one of Seoul's most colorful art districts with everything from antiques to modern pieces.   This is the place to visit if you are a lover of art and cafés.
(Subway Line #3, Anguk Station Exit 6)

Cheonggye Stream

Cheonggye Stream is an ancient body of water that flows through central Seoul from Sejong Plaza in front of Gyeongbok Palace  directly eastward through Dongdaemun Market and beyond.  Walking along its banks is a relaxing way to see the most developed part of the city.

(Subway Lines #1 & #2, Seoul City Hall Station Exit 4)