Yeouido-dong is the beating heart of Seoul’s business and finance industry. The neighbourhood is studded with gleaming skyscrapers housing a mix of blue-chip companies, mega malls and cultural attractions. The neighbourhood has a multicultural feel and is brimming with food courts and restaurants where you can enjoy South Korean specialities, as well as cuisine from around the world.
Things to do in Yeouido-dong
The International Finance Centre (IFC) is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Yeouido-dong and houses a cavernous mega mall and a luxury hotel. Other highlights include an indoor sculpture garden, art gallery, cinema and bustling food court where you can enjoy Korean dishes like “bulgogi” marinated beef, “ddukbokki” spicy rice cakes and “sundubu-jjigae” tofu stew.
Next door is the ultra-modern 63 Building, which houses a wax museum, aquarium and art gallery. On the 59th floor, Walking on the Cloud Sky Bar commands sweeping views over the city. Settle in and enjoy a cocktail with a view. The observation deck on the 60th floor is also worth a visit, with views stretching across Seoul.
Yeouido Park occupies a former airport runway and is a green oasis. The space has been reimagined as a public park filled with lush native trees and scenic waterways. Renting a bike is one of the best ways to explore the park and enjoy the serenity. Pavilions dot the shores of the emerald-green pond and are perfect for enjoying a moment of quiet contemplation.
Getting around Yeouido-dong
Yeouido-dong is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The neighbourhood is serviced by Yeouido Station on Lines 5 and 9 of the Seoul Subway. Taxis are a fast and efficient way to get around Yeouido-dong while National Assembly Station is also convenient. Incheon International Airport is a one-hour drive away.