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About Seoullo 7017 Skygarden and Nearby Attractions

If your train arrives at Seoul Station and you’re ready to take off, hurry out the doors to Seoullo 7017 right away! A pedestrian strolling route was created out of what was formerly an overpass in the vicinity of Seoul Station in the 1970s, giving the location the romantic moniker of “sky garden.”

History of Seoullo 7017

Seoullo 7017 Bird View
[ Seoullo 7017 Seoul Skygarden]

Located in the heart of Seoul, Seoullo 7017 is an elevated sky garden that serves as a popular strolling destination and tourist attraction. Originally a highway bridge, it has subsequently been converted into a pedestrian crossing for the benefit of the general public. Seoullo is a play on words that refers to the city’s initial establishment in 1970 and its revival as a sky garden in 2017. Aside from that, 17 pedestrian walkways enable tourists to stroll through various local neighborhoods. Seoullo 7017, located one kilometer above street level, provides a variety of rest spaces, vegetation, and cultural opportunities.

How to go to Seoullo 7017 & Seoullo Map

Seoullo 7017 Map
[ Seoullo 7017 Map – Google Maps ]

The subway is the most convenient mode of transportation to Seoullo 7017 Sky Garden. You may get to Seoul Station (Seoul Metro Line 1/4) by using the subway from any place in Seoul. Take Exit 2 to the right. Take a right and walk about 130 meters to your destination.

Top things to do in Seoullo 7017

Walking paths, refreshment, and fun

Seoullo 7017 Skygarden
[ Seoullo 7017 Walking Path ]

The Seoullo 7017 walking route has five concept roads: Mallidong Square, Rose Square, Toegye-ro Square, Magnolia Square, and the Hanyangdoseong-gil. Mallidong Square is the largest of the five idea roads. Toegye-ro is home to a comprehensive tourist information center and café known as Seoullo Travelers’ Cafe and a Seoullo gift store near the beginning of Toegye-ro Road’s selection of restaurants and cafes where tourists may buy Korean food items. During your stay at Seoullo 7017, you will have no time to be bored!

Between Seoul Station Square through Namsan Pedestrian Bridge to Namdaemun Market, it has become feasible for travelers to explore the most popular tourist destinations in about 20 minutes.

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Heal with the plants and flowers

The sky garden has over 24,000 seasonal flowers and plants, some of which are 17 meters high. Some of the walkways are up to 17 meters in height. Seoullo 7017 has plants of different shapes and sizes in the Korean alphabetical order along the pathway. There are more than 50 different varieties of flowers and 228 different tree species, creating the illusion of an outdoor arboretum. You can also rest in a beautiful atmosphere by the bright roses in particular at the Rose Square.

Cafes & Restaurants

Seoullo Terrace
[ Seoul Terrace]

When you walk down Seoullo 7017, there are entrances to cafes and restaurants that are directly connected to the building. You can use the toilet through these bridges, and it is connected to many cafes and restaurants such as Egg Drop and Starbucks.

Take in the night scenes

[ Credit: Naver Map ]

During the nighttime hours after sunset, the sky garden transforms into a spectacular nightscape as the 4m high pillar lighting illuminates the walks vividly. Keep an eye out for the innovative signs and eye-catching lighting on the path.

Attraction around Seoullo 7017

Seoul Station

Seoul Station View from the Seoullo 7017
[ Seoul Station View from the Seoullo 7017 ]

The Seoul Station is one of the most convenient stations in Seoul as you can ride several trains to your destination. As you await your ride, shop at the stores within the station complex. There are restaurants, cafes, clothing stores, etc.

The Seoul 7017 project oversaw the work to turn the Seoul Station flyover into the Seoullo 7017 subway station. Apart from successfully converting a highway into a pedestrian walkway, the Seoul Station 7017 project will also continue to work on rejuvenating the region around Seoullo 7017 in the future.

Keeping historical records and preserving them is essential. The Seoul Station 7017 project emphasizes the importance of preserving history and revitalizing poor regions of the city, as shown by its inclusion on the World Heritage List. The project’s goal is to reinvigorate and make the city more people-friendly by incorporating comments from the community.

N Seoul tower

namsan n seoul tower

For the first time in Korea, a tourist observatory and a broadcasting tower were made into one structure. The Namsan Seoul Tower was the first multifunctional structure built in Korea. Since its construction more than 40 years ago, the Namsan Seoul Tower has also operated as an iconic symbol of Korea and a popular tourist destination. The tower’s observatory provides:

  • An uninterrupted view of the whole city.
  • One of the most popular tourist sites in Seoul.
  • Drawing in both locals and visitors from all over the world for years to come.

The Namsan Cable Car is another attraction at the top of the tower. Read more about N Seoul tower.

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Seoul Square Media Façade

Those arriving in Seoul by rail in the evening will be stunned for a brief period by the highly lighted Seoul Square skyscraper, which is just across the street from Seoul Station. It was made as a media façade on Seoul Square to display media art for artists and graphic designers opening up a world of possibilities for the artists.

Namdaemun Market

namdaemun market

Namdaemun Market is a vast traditional market in Seoul, Republic Of Korea, that has been there for hundreds of years. The market is next to Namdaemun, also known as the “Great South Gate,” which served as the significant southern entrance to the ancient city until the 1950s. In Korea, it is both the earliest and the most important market. Read more about the best markets in Seoul.

Myeongdong Shopping Street

myeongdong

Myeongdong represents Korea’s most well-known retail and fashion area, with over a million people. The pedestrian-friendly (and car-free) zone in Myeongdong allows shoppers to have one-stop shopping and eating experience. With various local and international brands and department shops, the streets and alleyways of Myeongdong offer everything from cosmetics and clothing to shoes and accessories.

Read more about Things to do in Myeongdong.

Myeongdong Cathedral

myeongdong cathedral

Myeong-dong Cathedral, located in the center of downtown Seoul, serves as a Church for the Archdiocese of Seoul and a symbol of the Catholic Church’s presence in Korea. A sign of the Catholic Church’s presence in Korea, Myeong-dong Cathedral is now engaged in missionary activity and prayer outreach to the international community. Myeong-dong Cathedral is the first brickwork Cathedral in Korea in the Gothic style, completed in 1898. The Myeong-dong Church, designated as historic place No. 258, has significant historical significance integrated into its architecture.

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