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An overpass at Seoul Station let pedestrians walk on it for the first time in 44 years since being built, for only 4 hours and for only 1 day! The event was to promote the overpass, which will be turned into an elevated park (similar to High Line Park in NYC) with trees and grass for the public to enjoy by the end of 2016. This will become another beautiful landmark in the middle of Seoul for everyone to enjoy! Come with my friend Chance, Marie and I for a walk around video to check out this special event!
Seoul Square is an area and building in front of Seoul Station. In Seoul Square there are a lot of restaurants, hotels and an ice skating rink in winter. The main attraction is the digital screen that covers Seoul Square office building. The screen is a huge LED display made up of 42,000 LED screens and was installed in 2009. The screen covers the whole width and height of the building which is 19 floors high. The height of the screen is 78 meters and the width is 99 meters. This makes it the largest LED display in the world. Originally the screen was built to promote artwork exhibitions, which over 80 have been displayed. In February of 2011 it was used for commercial use for the first time. This has opened up many opportunities for companies who wish to display an ad on the world’s largest LED screen. The LED display is lit up from sunset until 11:00 pm. In winter from 6:00 pm till 11:00 pm. In summer from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm and in Spring and Autumn from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. The shows are on the hour, every hour and run for 10 minutes.
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Some Sevit (meaning ‘Three Shining Islands’ in Korean), the man-made floating islands on the Hangang River, are drawing a lot of attention as they held their grand opening on October 15. Located near the southern tip of Banpo Bridge in Seocho-gu, Seoul, Some Sevit is made up of three separate islands: Some Gavit, Some Chavit and Some Solvit.
Seoul recently secured the winning bid to host the 33rd Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP) Congress, which in 2016 will bring to the city 800 of the world’s top photographers from 60 countries, and provide them with a golden opportunity to show the world both Seoul and Korea at its best. During the event, scheduled to take place from August 22-28, 2016, participants will be able to network, exchange industry information, and explore Seoul’s top sites with their cameras. FIAP, also known in English as the International Federation of Photographic Art, is the only photographic society to be officially recognized by UNESCO. Its membership includes over one million persons affiliated with FIAP-approved branches and associations. Congresses are held every two years in rotation. Event organizer and FIAP member the Photo Artists Society of Korea received assistance for its winning bid from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, which provided the services of its Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) bidding clinic, such as consultation on bid strategies, presentation workshops, and assistance with proposal development. Praising the SCB’s efforts, the society’s FIAP Liaison Officer Jun Shil Keun said, “The presentation that the Seoul Convention Bureau helped us create for our bid proposal was absolutely perfect and was received with thunderous applause by all the members of the judging panel, and we were complimented on its content.”
There are multiple guides outlining what street foods are available in Seoul, so that info does not need to be rehashed here. Instead, this is a guide to some of the more interesting and innovative food streets
During the Joseon Dynasty some 600 years ago, Bojewon a medical institution was set up in Jegi-dong. ‘Won’ means an inn that was located along a main thoroughfare. These inns provided food and lodging to travelers with government-related work or public missions. There were numerous inns around the city of Seoul including Itaewon, Hongjewon near Seodaemun and Jeon-gwanwon near Gwanghuimun. Bojewon was not only an inn though as it also housed an oriental medicine clinic that provided medical treatments and advice to the poor and those seeking help in the city. With this historical background it was no wonder that in the late 1960s when the Seoul Government was looking for a place to set up an herbal market, they chose this location. Now Yangnyeongsi (약령시) is the largest herbal medicine market in Korea with over 1,000 traditional medicine related businesses in the area. The streets are lined with shops that have bags, boxes and buckets of herbs, dried fruits and other plants that spill into the streets. The colorful goods beg the eye to stop and peruse everything high and low. Frog carcasses hang from the eaves next to dried persimmons and bark from trees known and unknown are stacked high. The shopkeepers are medicine men that will listen to your ailments and concoct a tea just for you. Popular gifts from the market include ginseng for energy and Youngji mushrooms that have been shown to prevent a range of adult diseases. Everything from honeycombs with live bees still buzzing around them in mesh sacks, cactus leaves and roots of all shapes and sizes can be found. Seeds, leaves, herbs, dried flowers and more excite the eyes as well as the nose and once they are ingested they are sure to aid whatever the problem may be.
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