Main Attractions on Line 1
Hoegi Station, Exit 1, approx. 20-min walk
Located 1.45-km west of Hoegi Station is the nation’s first arboretum – Hongneung Arboretum. Built on the Hongneung burial site, the royal tomb of Queen Myeongseong, the garden boasts plants from both home and abroad, and is a representative forest located in the heart of Seoul. The arboretum serves as a research center during the weekdays, managed by the Korea Forest Research Institute, but it is open on the weekends to the public for free.
Sinseol-dong Station, Exit 10, approx. 5-min walk
Seoul Folk Flea Market first originated from the flea market in Hwanghak-dong, where many street shops and vendors gathered around Cheonggyecheon Stream. It was moved to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park (formerly Dongdaemun Station) while Cheonggyecheon Stream was undergoing renovations, and was later restored and modernized to its current state. The first floor mainly offers antique tools, electronics, and household items, while leisure sports items and regional specialties can be found on the second level.
Dongmyo Station, Exit 3, approx. 1-min walk
Known as the outdoor version of Seoul Folk Flea Market, Dongmyo Flea Market gained popularity among the younger generation thanks to singer G-Dragon, who visited here during filming of the popular Korean variety show “Infinite Challenge.” Tourists can also get a taste of a unique shopping experience at a relatively low cost. With just 10,000 won, you can buy interesting secondhand items including books, snacks and other vintage items.
Dongdaemun Station, Exit 6, approx. 2~3-min walk
Designated Treasure No. 1, Heunginjimun Gate is the easternmost gate of the eight gates in Seoul and was built in 1398 and rebuilt in 1869. The two-story building with an arched stone gate at its center displays architecture from the late Joseon Dynasty. One of the special features of this gate is the presence of ongseong (small walls that protect the gate), a characteristic not found in other gates of Seoul.