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Seoul City Hall, Seoul

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Government Building Landmark
Seoul City Hall actually comprises two buildings: the first, a modernist feat of architecure displaying glistening, glass curves resembling a large wave and the second, a Renaissance-style stone building dating to 1926. Out front, an oval lawn hosts events and festivals. Forty-eight lights encircle the lawn, which also contains a round outer-wall clock and a water fountain with 35 underwater lights. Head inside the older building--which now serves as a library--to check out its collection of 200,000 books. Plan your Seoul City Hall visit and explore what else you can see and do in Seoul using our Seoul holiday planner.
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The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
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  • Big area constructed with modern art and also you can find items from Histrorical Seoul and history of Korea  more »
  • I love this building. Stunning architecture. Its location is great with the green spots nearby. A good "I love Korea" spot in front for photos.  more »
  • Great building. The combination of old and modern is perfectly balanced and goes well together. Very creative architecture.  more »
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  • This is a really cool city hall! It's actually more of an art gallery. There is even a small excavation site inside. It seems like there are constantly events going on inside and outside. When I went, there was a concert in the field next to the city hall which was a lot of fun. This is probably the most interesting city hall that I've been to.
  • Central spot that I can start my city tour. There is always event at front of this building. The architecture looks amazing.
  • Very beautiful city hall, free entrance to it, you can climb to the top floor of the elevator and walk along it, many green plants, very eco-friendly, unusual and beautiful
  • I personally don't have to use the city hall for it's intended purposes, but damn it's a pretty building to look at.
  • Great park in front of the City Hall itself which looks a giant wave cresting. Should definitely be part of your walking itinerary around the centre of the city.