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.

Samseoung-dong

  • Seonjeong-neung
    Address : Samseong 2-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
    Contact :02-568-1291
    Registered date : 2010-10-16 20:15:24.0
    Recommendation: 896, Hits: 6802
    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.
  • 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: 836, Hits: 7458
    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: 954, Hits: 6854
    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.
  • Pulmuone Kimchi Museum(August 2013 ~ Closed)
    Address : 159 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
    Contact :02-6002-6456
    Registered date : 2010-10-16 20:49:07.0
    Recommendation: 781, Hits: 3877
    Pulmuone Kimchi Museum: Kimchi museum is located in the Hyundai Arcade of Korea World Trade Center. There are literature and ancient artifacts of Kimchi history as well as paintings and pottery showing the ingredients of Kimchi. Also, there are cooking utensils and tools for Kimchi storage.
  • 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: 827, Hits: 3882
    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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