Yeonnam-dong is originally a calm village in Hongdae area. The neighborhood that was once simply a home to locals, has now emerged into a trendy location for many aspiring artists and designers. Not so long ago, artists began to come here and people came to look at their paintings. Now in this area there are a lot of unusual cafes and restaurants with interesting designs. I want to tell you about some of the most visited places in this area.
Gyeongui Line Forest Park
Gyeongui Line Forest Park is a long stretch of land where the Gyeongui Line train ran before being moved underground.The park is often visited by locals. They have picnics and walk around the park and enjoy the good weather. Many people enjoy free concerts by buskers.
Address: 190-1, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 마포구 동교동 190-1)
Directions: Walk for approx. 2 min from Hongik Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Gyeongui-Jungang Line, Airport Railroad), Exit 3
CAFE Yeonnam-dong 223-14
The name of this cafe is exactly the same as the address. There are a lot of reviews about this cafe on instagram and this place is very popular.
Check out: @greem_cafe
Coffee mugs are sold inside cafes. Beautiful and in the style of this coffee shop, but a little expensive.
The cafe inside looks like this. It feels like you are in some kind of cartoon. All paintings on the walls, table, mugs and chairs are painted.
Here you get beautiful photos. And I noticed that a lot of foreigners come here.
There are coffee, teas and various soft drinks and also sold different desserts. They are served in beautiful mugs. But, when we arrived, there were no desserts. Only macaroons remained.
Cafe Address: 223-14 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Mon-Sun: 11:00-21:00 (Last order 20:30)
It was lunch time and we decided to have lunch at a rather popular place, which is located at the crossroads. This is a small restaurant selling pasta, steaks and chicken in sauce. There are beer, wine and various types of alcohol.
Inside the restaurant is light and pretty cozy.
We ordered a wine drink with sprite and chicken in garlic sauce. In this restaurant portions are small and prices are expensive. But it was tasty and the location of the restaurant is convenient. If you will be in the area, I advise you to visit once.
Address: 230 Donggyo-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Vintage clothing stores
There are a lot of vintage clothing stores. You can find beautiful panama and unusual bags.
One of the most popular places is the mural lane. This street can serve as a great backdrop for photographs. Young residents and guests of the capital often come here for unusual photo shoots.
If you want to have a good day in one area, then come to Yongnam-dong. Now it is the most popular and especially beloved by youth place in Seoul!