Seodaemun Independence Park
Address: 251, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 서대문구 통일로 251 (현저동) 일대Seodaemun Independence Park was built on the former Seoul Guchiso (Detention Camp). It was used to imprison thousands of Korean independence activists until the liberation from the Japanese occupation on August 15, 1945, as well as the political prisoners during the political turmoil in 1960. When the prison was moved to Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do in November 1987, the area was turned into a memorial park to honor sacrifices of the martyrs. The park preserves seven prison buildings, execution ground, underground women’s prison, and the March 1st Movement Monument that has been moved from Tapgol Park in Jongno.
2. Some Sevit (Former, Hangang Floating Island) (세빛섬)
Address: 683, Olympic-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 서초구 올림픽대로 683 (반포동)
Some Sevit (also known as Sebitseom), is a floating Island located near the southernmost part of Banpo Bridge, the nation’s first-ever artificial island that floats on the surface of Hangang River. The Island is comprised of three flower-themed islet – solvit, chavit and gavit, each with different functions.
3. Lotte World (롯데월드)
Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 240 (잠실동)
Located in the heart of the city, Lotte World is the perfect spot for entertainment and sightseeing. It is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink and different kinds of parades, as well as a folk museum, a lake, and much more. Approximately 6,000,000 visitors are welcomed every year, and about 10% of the visitors are international tourists. The structure inside makes use of the natural sunlight, and it is open for visitors all year round, regardless of the weather.
Lotte World is divided into an indoor Adventure theme, and a Magic Island theme outdoors, next to Seokchonhosu Lake. Lotte World Adventure has districts representing different countries with various kinds of facilities and souvenir shops. You can enjoy watching parades, numerous films, laser shows, and tasting a variety of international cuisines even during the holidays. Magic Island, where the dazzling Magic Castle is located, is also the venue of exhilarating, high-altitude rides. Be sure to also check out the peaceful walking trail around the lake.