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Bohemian Ihwa Mural Village

Ihwa Mural Village (이화동벽화마을) perched at the top of Naksan Park, was once set for demolition as it... read more

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Soo K
Hong Kong, China
A steep climb but nice murals

The climb is steep and long but you Will be rewarded with nice murals and view OF The City. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Fernando, Philippines
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Reviewed today

Ihwa Mural Village (이화동벽화마을) perched at the top of Naksan Park, was once set for demolition as it was seen as a poor and down-trodden neighbourhood. In 2006 under the “Art in City Project” carried out by The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, murals...More

Thank Soo K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The climb is steep and long but you Will be rewarded with nice murals and view OF The City. The houses are unique and The murals are varied in theme. There are photos OF The place displayed hanging by some OF The walls. The locals...More

Thank GeneP788
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Who will not be captivated with Street Art? But this small community in Seoul is a priceless gem of all for me. I love walking on every alleys of this community because every steps I take is another art. Installation, mural, photography, wrought metal art...More

1  Thank Mark Emerson J
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The views alone are worth the walk up the hillside roads to Ihwa Mural Village. It was 48 degrees C with the humidex the day we walked up to the village in Seoul and we were pleased we made the trek. The little area is...More

2  Thank TraceyPTBO
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Looking from the past review, we thought there will be more mural paintings to see. But they are all either already faded away or badly painted over. Not worth going at all. Don’t waste your time.

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to the village as had seen some pictures. Sadly the famous stuff like the steps were covered over. It's a bit of a climb to the top and kdrama fans can see Strong Woman Do Bong Soon's house which is apparently a...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

It was my first time visiting this neighbourhood and I was shocked at all the messages doodled in red paint by the residents of the area saying “Please be quiet” and “I wan’t to live” etcetc. It can be seen that the residents hate to...More

1  Thank Goh J
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

In downtown Located nearby the former city fence wall ITVs a real pleasant place There is some shops and cafes and you should go up and down and follow your instinct in order to collect the beautiful pictures about street art It s so nice...More

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We made this a must-see on our second trip to Seoul. It is not an easy place to find - it took us an hour to get to it. The reason that we wanted to visit this Village was the artwork, especially the stairs with...More

2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Although some of the artworks are removed, it is still worth a trip there. Totally understand how frustrating it could be for the residents there with the noises from the tourists. Would be good to bear in mind to be considerate and dont talk too...More

Thank Wiilim
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Daehakno (literally "University Street") is home to a
number of famed universities, so the neighborhood is
always abuzz with university students, and a youthful,
optimistic energy permeates the air. The abundance of
restaurants, cafes, and shops cater to the younger
demographic in both taste and prices, making it a
popular meet-up area. Daehakno is also famed for its
creativity, showcased in the many amateur performances
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4 March 2018|
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Response from Googoose25 | Reviewed this property |
It totally depends on the day and your cold tolerance, but you should be fine that time of year. You could spend anywhere from >1-3 hours, depending on whether you just walk through taking photos or stop in at the cute cafes... More
Sadia A
1 October 2017|
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Response from TK_Hung | Reviewed this property |
Definitely you can take picture freely. Just that a few arts are no longer available.
Ann T
14 September 2015|
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Response from OrangeChoco7987 | Reviewed this property |
approx. around 2 hours. the exact location is like on the top of the hill, you will feel tired.