Town Tour

Formerly, Samseong-dong was the area of Bongeunsa, Mudongdo, and Dakgeom in Eonju-myeon, Gwangju-gun, Gyeonggi-do until the end of Joseon Period. On March 1, 1914, which was the time under the Japanese imperial rule, the three natural villages of Bongeunsa, Mudongdo, and Dakgeom were incorporated according to No. 111 of Joseon Governor General’s Order. Since it was named as ‘Samseong-ri’ at the demarcation of Gyeonggi area, the place has been called as Samseong. Also, Bongeunsa is a temple of Jogye Order established by the National Preceptor Yeonhoe during the reign of King Wonseong of Silla Dynasty. Initially, its name was Gyeonseong Temple but after rebuilding of the temple according to the order of Queen Jeonghyeon of Joseon Period, its name was changed to Bongeunsa. Including the signboard written by the great writer Chusa, Seonbul Hall, and printing woodblocks, there are many relics in the temple.


  • Seonjeong-neung
    Address : 1 Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
    Contact :+82-2-568-1291
    Registered date : 2010-10-16 20:15:24.0
    Recommendation: 1381, Hits: 10268
    Neung is a tomb of old kings, and it is called Seonjeong-neung as a combination of Seon-neung and Jeong-neung. The Neung of two kings is designated as the 199th historical site to act as a green park area where people can enjoy walks and relaxation.
    * Opening Hours
    - March~October : 06:00~21:00 (Ticketing 06:00~20:00)
    - November~January : 06:30~17:30 (Ticketing 06:30~16:30)
    - February : 06:00~18:00 (Ticketing 06:00 ~17:00)
    * Ticket Price : Child (7~18 years) 500 won, Adult (19~64 years)1,000 won for foreigners
    ※ Closed Mondays
    * Direction
    - Exit 10 of Seolleung station , Subway Bundang line and Line 2
    - Exit 3 of Seonjeongneung station,  subway line 9
  • Bongeunsa Temple
    Address : 531, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea (Samseong-dong)
    Contact :02-511-6070~4
    Registered date : 2010-10-16 20:28:48.0
    Recommendation: 1336, Hits: 11785
    The representing temple Bongeunsa of Gangnam has kept a long history in a serene Zen meditation within the city. Seonbuldang of Sunbangin (The 64th tangible cultural asset of Seoul) was reconstructed in 1941 and it is known for its unique structures. Sungbang is open for Zen meditation of the public and Buddhism exploring program such as Zen meditation, buddhist traditional meal with four bowls, tea ceremony, Buddhist service, and many others for the people.
  • COEX
    Address : 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea (Samseong-dong)
    Contact :-
    Registered date : 2010-10-16 20:40:33.0
    Recommendation: 1488, Hits: 10469
    COEX(COEX)opened in July of 1979 as the first synthetic exhibition in Korea. Exhibitions never stop for the whole year. The total size is 1,100 pyeong scale which is the largest scale of facility of exhibition. It is formed with 4 exhibitions including Taepyeongyang Hall, Indoyang Hall, Daeseoyang Hall, and Convention hall to hold 150 exhibitions per year with events.
  • Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
    Address : 406, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea (Samseong-dong)
    Contact :02-3011-2175
    Registered date : 2010-10-16 20:53:13.0
    Recommendation: 1292, Hits: 5822
    There are 12 Gongbang (demonstration room of making handicraft) within the receiving center. These Gongbang provide spreading knowledge of important intangible cultural assets and to train the upcoming generations. In the permanent exhibition on the 2nd floor of Gongyaedong, works of function holders are exhibited, and special planned exhibition is held in the plan gallery on the 3rd floor.
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