Love culture, festivals, and live music? Get away to Ilsandong!

Check out the local area in Ilsandong—home to attractions like Ilsan Lake Park and Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center.

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Culture, Festivals and Lakes

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Other neighborhoods in Seoul

Myeongdong
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Myeongdong

Shopping, Rivers, Urban

This central Seoul shopping district is the place to buy quality brand products and stop for a bite to eat. 

Gangnam
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Gangnam

Shopping, Dining, Cafes

Gangnam is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs and COEX Convention and Exhibition Center. See more of Yangjae 2-dong by jumping on the metro at Guryong Station or Gaepo-dong Station.

Dongdaemun
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Dongdaemun

Shopping, Universities, Forests

You might enjoy the shopping while in Dongdaemun. Cheonggyecheon is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Hoegi Station or Cheongnyangni Station to see more of the city.

Mapo
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Mapo

Dining, Shopping, Cafes

Travelers choose Mapo for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Mangwon Station or Hapjeong Station and check out top sights like Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Jung-gu
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Jung-gu

Shopping, Castles, Dining

Historic meets modern in this central district of Seoul, where good food, unique architecture and mountainous green spaces come together. 

Jongno
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Jongno

Castles, Shopping, Museums

Travelers love Jongno for its popular shops, and you can see more of Jongno-1.2.3.4 ga-dong by jumping on the metro at Anguk Station or Gyeongbokgung Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Gyeongbok Palace and Jogyesa Temple.

Top Hotels in Ilsandong

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The MVL Goyang
4.5 out of 5
20, Taegeuk-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi
¥10,195/night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.3/5Excellent! (324 reviews)

Located in Ilsandong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Onemount and KINTEX. Hanwha Aqua Planet Ilsan and Ilsan Lake Park are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (324 reviews)

"Non brand hotel but facilities and service was very nice. It was much more than expected."…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

The MVL Goyang
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ON-Residence
3 out of 5
672, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi
¥7,402/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.6/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)

Located in Ilsandong, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ilsan Lake Park and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from KINTEX. Lafesta and Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)

"일산 지역 출장이 잦아서 이 숙소 포함 여러 군데의 레지던스를 다녀본 결과 얻은 온레지던스의 장단점입니다. - 장점 : 위치가 좋고, 시설도 깨끗하며 무엇보다 방이 넓고 조리 도구 등도 잘 구비되어 있습니다. 세탁기에 건조 기능은 없지만 그래도 세제가 구비되어 있고 또 빨래를 널 수 있는 건조대가 있어 불편함은 없었습니다. - 단점 : 무엇보다 창이 매우 큰데 커튼이 없이, 얇은 블라인드만 있어서 방이 너무너무 밝았습니다. 숙면을 취하기 힘들 정도로 방이 밝아서 좀 두터운 커튼이 있었으면 합니다. 그외 소소한 사항으로는 룸청소가 ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

ON-Residence
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Residence Well
3 out of 5
1233, Jungang-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi
¥6,604/night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.3/5Excellent! (24 reviews)

Located in Ilsandong, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from KINTEX. Ilsan Lake Park and Lafesta ...

4.3/5Excellent! (24 reviews)

"clean and comfort, especially well funitured"…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Residence Well

Popular things to do in Ilsandong

Dongdaemun Market
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Dongdaemun Market

This sizable commercial district is home to a staggering number of shopping malls, specialty stores and traditional Korean marketplaces. 

Gyeongbok Palace
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Gyeongbok Palace

This royal palace has been destroyed on more than one occasion, but today it stands as one of Seoul’s finest examples of classic Korean architecture.

COEX Convention and Exhibition Center
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COEX Convention and Exhibition Center

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, a popular shopping spot in Seoul. Stroll along the riverfront in this culturally-rich area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

National Museum of Korea
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National Museum of Korea

Marvel as natural light illuminates the galleries of this contemporary museum building, which houses thousands of ancient and valuable Korean objects. 

N Seoul Tower
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N Seoul Tower

This Seoul landmark can be seen from miles around and offers the finest panoramas of the city.

Namsan Park
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Namsan Park

Walk amid this peaceful natural environment, ride a cable car and marvel at Seoul’s majestic skyline at this sprawling mountain park.

Top activities in Ilsandong

Demilitarized Zone & with Third Infiltration Tunnel
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Demilitarized Zone & with Third Infiltration Tunnel

¥4,120

Venture to the border of South and North Korea, where the unsettling Demilitarized Zone separates the 2 countries in a 2.5-mile-wide (4-km) swath of land lined by tanks, landmines, and electric fences.

Winter Sonata & Nami Island Tour
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Winter Sonata & Nami Island Tour

¥9,852

Enter the world of Winter Sonata on this full-day tour to Nami Island. At the scenic area where Winter Sonata was filmed, get a glimpse of roaming deer, ostriches, and lanes lined with soaring pine trees and then savor a delicious Korean lunch.

Full Day Cheorwon DMZ Tour with Lunch from Seoul
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Full Day Cheorwon DMZ Tour with Lunch from Seoul

¥7,112

Meet our friendly staff at the meeting point in the center of Seoul , after that you will have a day with full of knowledge about the Korea history. It will take about 2 hours to get to Cheorwon and the first stop is Memorial Tower of Baengmagoji Battlefield and Memorial Museum, which you can know more about the Baengma Battlefield.

Palaces, Temple & Folk Museum Morning Tour
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Palaces, Temple & Folk Museum Morning Tour

¥3,493

Explore the cultural heritage of Seoul on this morning tour. See the charming presidential residence, the majestic 13th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace, the vast historical collection at the National Folk Museum, and an ornate Buddhist temple.

Nami Island with Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm
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Nami Island with Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm

¥6,591

Visit the most popular tourist attractions in Korea, Nami Island, Petite France, and Garden of Morning Calm. Nami Island is the most popular tourist attraction in Korea for beautiful sites and picture taking places as well as for the famous TV drama(Winter Sonata) filming site.

Trip to Nami Island with Petite France & Gangchon Rail Bike
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Trip to Nami Island with Petite France & Gangchon Rail Bike

¥7,347

Nami Island, known for its attractive landscapes and the beautiful filming location for the famous Korean drama “Winter Sonata”. Petite France is a cute little French village with 16 interesting French-style buildings.