|Area:||29.57 km2 (11.42 sq mi)|
Gwanak District, or Gwanak-gu is an administrative subdivision (gu) of Seoul, South Korea. It lies on southern skirt of Seoul, bordering Seoul and Anyang of Gyeonggi Province. Craggy ridgeline of Mt. Gwanak (Gwanak-san), which dominates local geography, borders two.
Originally a part of Siheung, Gyeonggi, it was transferred to Seoul with rapid expansion of the National Capital Area and its population growth in 1960s. Partitioned from Yeongdeungpo and established as a district in 1973, it is now neighbouring Seocho, Dongjak, Guro and Geumcheon Districts, and exercises jurisdiction over 21 neighbourhoods (dong) and their population of 500,000.
Places of Interest[edit | edit source]
- Seoul National University
- Kyujanggak Archives
- Seoul National University Museum of Art
- Horim Museum
- Nokdu Street
- Anguk Shrine
- Mt. Gwanak
- Gwaneum-sa Buddhist Temple (in Mt. Gwanak Park)
Transportation[edit | edit source]
Gwanak-gu is accesible through two subway lines.
Subway[edit | edit source]
- Seoul Line 2, Circle Line
- Seoul Line 4