Administrative District


Area: 17.05 km2 (6.58 sq mi)
Population: 381,568

Gwangjin-gu is one of the 25 wards (gu) of Seoul, South Korea. It is located on the north side of the Han River. It was created from neighboring Seongdong-gu in 1995. Gwangjin-gu is home to Konkuk University and Sejong University. It is also home to Daewon Foreign Language High School.

The Konkuk University area is a popular nightlife destination featuring dozens of restaurants, bars, DVD rooms, and pool houses catering to a mostly younger crowd, much like the areas of Sincheon and Hongdae. The area is also a burgeoning shopping district with several boutiques cropping up within the newly designated Rodeo Street and the opening of the Star City mall, which features an E-Mart, a Lotte Cinema, a Burger King, a Krispy Kreme, a large video game arcade and numerous other restaurants and specialty shops.

Across from Sejong University is Children's Grand Park. The park features many fountians and walking trails, a zoo, and an amusement park. In the centre of Gwangjin-gu, There is Gangbyeon underground station. At the left of this station, There is East-Seoul Bus Terminal. In this Terminal, lots of buses running to many cities and counties - including Busan, Gwangju, Daegu, Daejeon, and more - depart. To the right of this station, there is a huge building selling all kinds of useful electronics called Techno Mart. Many kinds of computers, printers, mobile phones, cameras, MP3 players, and even refrigerators are sold in this building which is like Akihabara in Tokyo. Located in the northeastern section of Gwangjin-gu is the W Seoul Walkerhill, one of Seoul's premiere five-star hotels. The hotel features one of only three casinos in Seoul.

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Transportation[edit | edit source]

Gwangjin-gu is accesible through three subway lines.

Subway[edit | edit source]

  • Seoul Line 2, Circle Line
(Seongdong-gu) ← Konkuk University — Guui — Gangbyeon → (Songpa-gu)

  • Seoul Line 5
(Dongdaemun-gu) ← Gunja — Achasan — Gwangnaru → (Gangdong-gu)

  • Seoul Line 7
(Jungnang-gu) ← Junggok — Gunja — Children's Grand Park — Konkuk University — Ttukseom Resort → (Gangnam-gu)
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