Administrative District


Province: Gyeonggi-do
Mayor: Wujung Kim
Area: 16.35 km2 (6.31 sq mi)
Population: 404,872
Neighborhoods: 17

Dongjak-gu is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Its name was derived from the Dongjaegi Naruteo Ferry, located on the Han River which borders the district to the north. It was the 17th gu created in Seoul, after being separated from Gwanak-gu on April 1, 1980.

Places of Interest[edit | edit source]

There are many notable sights in Dongjak-gu. The most famous is the National Cemetery, located in Dongjak-dong. Additionally, several temples are located throughout the ward. The Noryangjin Fish Market is also notable, as almost half of the fish brought to the city comes through here.

Boramae Park is a large park that was used as an airfield during the Korean War. It now has several decommissioned aircraft on display. The park also has a large jogging track, workout equipment, a rock climbing wall, skate park, basketball courts, badminton courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, and Boramae Buddhist Temple. A Buy-the-Way sits in the center of the park. Built in 2002, the Boramae Chereville is the 14th tallest building in Seoul and stands on the edge of Boramae park.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

Dongjak-gu is accesible through one rail line and four subway lines.

Railroad[edit | edit source]

KORAIL[edit | edit source]

  • Seoul Line 1
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← Daebang — Noryangjin → (Yongsan-gu)

Subway[edit | edit source]

  • Seoul Line 2
(Seocho-gu) ← Sadang → (Gwanak-gu) ← Sindaebang → (Guro-gu)

  • Seoul Line 4
(Yongsan-gu) ← Dongjak — Isu — Sadang Station → (Seocho-gu)

  • Seoul Line 7
(Seocho-gu) ← Isu — Namseong — Soongsil University — Sangdo — Jangseungbaegi — Sindaebangsamgeori — Boramae → (Yeongdeungpo-gu)

  • Seoul Line 9
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← Noryangjin — Nodeul — Heukseok — Dongjak → (Seocho-gu)
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