Kyung Hee University, if you didn’t know is one of the top universities in South Korea with two main campuses in Seoul and Suwon. Listed in the top ten universities in South Korea and best global university in South Korea. It has impressive academic achievements and well known alumni. Fun fact, the current president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in is also an alumni from Kyung Hee University.
Besides all the amazing characteristics of the university mentioned above, the amazing architecture is something that you can’t miss. This is what we will be talking about throughout this article. I will be introducing to you the photo zones of the university, that will be aesthetically pleasing for your photography needs. This university is famous amongst tourists, making it a destination for visit. You might just be inspired to further your studies in Korea too, who knows?
These campuses are open for public visit and are not restricted to students only.
Kyung Hee University, Seoul Campus
This campus is located at 회기 (Hwegi), Seoul or at the train station, it would be written as Hoegi in English. The correct pronunciation in Korean is actually Hwegi. So do keep that in mind if you have to ask for directions from Koreans. You can get off at the line one Hwegi/Hoegi Station, Exit 1. It would be a 15-20 minutes walk to get to the university from the station.
Photo zones – I will pointing out four main buildings for the perfect photo. Be it for your own travel scrapbook or your social media feed.
Building 1)The administration building.
This building is definitely a must not miss photo zone. The architecture gives off an inspired Europe feel to it. Any season of the year would be appropriate to visit this campus but in Spring particularly, the campus looks like a wonderland. Therefore in Spring, you would be able to spot tourists visiting enjoying the cherry blossoms and taking photos of the photogenic buildings.
Building 2) the Peace Hall.
The peace hall is also a well known building all over South Korea. From entrance ceremonies, graduation ceremonies to multiple grand events are held here. Grand events like ‘The Seoul Awards’ was held here in 2018. Every inch of this building is a breathtaking photo spot. Sometimes at night, they would on the lights and it would look so pretty like it’s out from a movie.
Building 3) College of science
This particular spot looks pretty during the day and night. An astonishing photo spot.
Building 4) the library
Kyung Hee University, Global Campus, Suwon
Now this Kyung Hee University, Global Campus is located in Suwon. Suwon is located about an hour to an hour and a half from Seoul. This campus in Suwon is actually bigger than the campus in Seoul. Therefore, there are more photo zones. Five photo zones in total.
You can get to this campus by taking the yellow Bundang line from Seoul to Yeongtong Station. It usually takes about one to one and a half hour to reach.
Building 1) The Entrance
Trust me, it looks so majestic in real life. You can’t help but to be in awe of the architecture and design of this entrance. At night when the lights are on, it looks magical.
Building 2) The library
I would consider this library to be the highlight building of this campus. See it for yourself how pretty it is!
If you ever get to visit this library, I really recommend you to take photo at the stairs! or wherever around the library is nice too.
Building 3) Peace Hall
A very Europe inspired building indeed.
Building 4) Peace Amphitheater
This is located at the very back of the university. It’s quite a walk up there, but it’s worth it. Fun fact, BlackPink‘s ‘As if it’s your last’ music video was filmed here. Annual festivals are also held here, so K-POP groups like Mamamoo, Highlight and many more have performed there.
Most importantly, this place with it’s architecture, design and view itself is breathtaking!
Building 5) Arts & Design building
Here is one of the buildings that you will see on the way to the Peace Amphitheater. Taking the photo from this angle, is so recommended!
If you would like to see the full detailed tour of the global campus in a video, check out this video tour I made on my youtube channel! I hope this post was helpful and hope you’ll get to visit Kyung Hee University one day!