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Seongsu & Konkuk University Activity Guide | Locals' Recommendations

Our guide to the activities that will let you enjoy the Seongsu & Kondae areas to the fullest!

Jaeeun Jo
a year ago

seoul forest picnic, amore seongsu lip picker

The Seongsu and Konkuk University areas are popular with young Koreans and are full of things to enjoy. So, I will introduce you to activities that will let you enjoy this area 200% like them! 

For more information about what to eat, drink, do, and more in the Seongsu and Konkuk University Station areas, click this link.


Seoul Forest
서울숲

korea seoul forest picnic set

Around Seoul Forest, there are many cafes and rental shops from which you can rent a picnic set. Order items from the cafe to-go and bring the picnic set to have a special picnic at Seoul Forest!

korea seoul forest, riding bike

The Seoul Forest Management Office has a rental station for Ddareungi, or Seoul City Bikes. Since you can ride a bike in Seoul Forest, it'll be a good way to explore many areas of the forest.

seoul forest deer

Another interesting thing about Seoul Forest is that you can find deer there too! It's an interesting experience to see the deer grazing leisurely in the middle of a crowded city like Seoul.

Address: 서울 성동구 성수동1가 678-1
678-1 Seongsu-dong 1-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Hours: Open everyday, 24 hours

Price: Free admission


Amore Seongsu
아모레 성수

seoul korea, amore seongsu

Amore Seongsu is a flagship store for the cosmetics company Amorepacific. They sell their cosmetics products inside, and they also have programs where you can create your own foundation and lip products!

The building has this cool, concrete aesthetic and looks like it's tucked away in a little garden.

seoul korea, amore seongsu lip picker

You use the tablet to look through different color options and choose a few you want to test out. You can select the finish, color, and choose if you want a scent as well. The staff member kindly assists you by explaining the different colors and will even mix some for you to help you find what matches you the best and create a cool or warm tone.

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, I couldn't take off my mask to see how the colors would look on, but the worker swatched some colors on my hand for me. 

seoul korea, amore seongsu lip picker

Once you're done, you can even get the lip product engraved and watch it being made in this machine! 

The process took about 30 minutes. Because of COVID, only one person is allowed at a time, but once restrictions lift, it would be a fun activity to do with a friend.

Address: 서울 성동구 아차산로11길 7
7 Achasan-ro 11-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Hours: Wed-Mon 10:30-20:30

Price: Free admission
Lip Picker experience 20,000 won


Konkuk University Campus
건대 캠퍼스

seoul korea, konkuk university campus

On Konkuk University campus, there is a very large lake called Ilgamho Lake (일감호). Currently, because of COVID-19, outsiders are restricted from entering, but it will be a nice experience to visit the campus and take a walk along the lake after restrictions are lifted.

seoul korea, konkuk university campus museum

Built of red bricks, this old-fashioned building is the Konkuk University Museum. Free viewings are held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday, so you can come here and see various artifacts.

seoul korea, konkuk university campus, korean drama goblinSource: tvN Goblin

Konkuk University Museum was also used as a filming location for the drama Goblin.  Konkuk University  often appears as a filming location for Korean dramas because of its beautiful campus. It would be fun to take a walk around Konkuk University and find places that appeared in different dramas.

Address: 서울 광진구 능동로 120
120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul


Children's Grand Park
어린이대공원

seoul korea, children's grand park

Children's Grand Park is very close to Konkuk University and is just one subway stop away from Konkuk University. If you visit this place in spring, you can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms blooming everywhere.

seoul korea, children's grand park, carousel

It's not just a spot to have a picnic, but there are many rides for children to enjoy. I also have memories of visiting and having fun at Children's Grand Park as a child.

seoul korea, children's grand park

Children's Grand Park is smaller than Lotte World and Everland, but it has amusement park rides and a zoo, so there is enough for children to enjoy. In addition, it is less crowded than major amusement parks such as Lotte World and Everland, so you can enjoy it a little more comfortably.

Address: 서울 광진구 능동로 216
216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu Seoul

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:30
Sat-Sun 10:00-19:30

Ticket price: Ages 19 and up 27,000 won
Ages 3-12 23,000 won

Transportation: 4 minute walk from Line 7 Children's Grand Park Station Exit 1


KiLab Board Game Cafe
키랩 보드게임 룸카페

seoul korea, konkuk university board game cafe

Many Korean university students enjoy going to board game cafes to hang out with friends. Board game cafes are cafes where you can enjoy playing games and eating desserts or drinking coffee at the same time.

seoul korea, konkuk university board game cafe

There are so many different board games available, so you won't have time to feel bored! Once you order a drink at the counter, you can play any game you want.

seoul korea, konkuk university board game cafe rummikub

We played the popular Rummikub, and had so much fun, we didn't even realize time was passing! Inside the cafe, there are rooms that can accommodate different amounts of people, from groups of two to eight, so you can enjoy board games privately without being disturbed.

Address: 서울 광진구 아차산로33길 49
49 Achasan-ro 33-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Hours: Mon-Fri 13:00-22:00
Sat-Sun 12:00-22:00 

Price: Weekdays 1 hr 2,400 won
Weekends 1 hr 3,000 won
Beverages cost extra (3,800 won-5,500 won)


Life 4 Cut Photobooth
인생네컷

seoul korea photobooth studio

There are little photobooth studios all around the Seongsu and Konkuk University areas. This remains a popular activity among young Korean people.

seoul korea photobooth studio

The booths take your photo automatically and you get a little strip with four pictures. There are many props you can use, like funny hats, cute headbands, and sunglasses.

seoul korea photobooth studio

Normally, the prices at these studios are around 4,000 won for two strips and the whole process is super quick. Just make sure to strike a pose when the timer counts down and create some great memories!

Price: 4,000 won


Ttukseom Han River Park
뚝섬 한강공원
seoul korea ttukseom han river park

There are many parks by the Han River, which flows through Seoul. The one closest to Seongsu and Konkuk University is the Ttukseom Han River Park.

seoul korea ttukseom han river park

The park is close to subway Line 7 Ttukseom Resort Station. Don't get it confused with Ttukseom Station on Line 2!

seoul korea ttukseom han river park, girl skateboarding

There is a skateboard park at Ttukseom Han River Park where anyone can practice skateboarding. You can also see expert skateboarders practicing tricks. There's also a free climbing wall and bike paths, so I really recommend it to those who like to exercise.

Addess: 서울 광진구 자양동 427-6
427-6 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Hours: Open 24 hours everyday

Price: Free admission


Konkuk University Juno Hair
건대 준오헤어
seoul korea konkuk university juno hair salon

If you came to Kondae, which is frequented by college students, why don't you try the latest popular hairstyles in Korea? 

seoul korea konkuk university juno hair salon

Juno Hair is a famous hair salon franchise in Korea and they can give you a stylish haircut.

seoul korea konkuk university juno hair salon

Click the links to reserve an appointment at Juno Hair Konkuk Univ. Branch 1 and Juno Hair Konkuk Univ. Branch 2!

Address: Branch 1: 서울 광진구 능동로 110 스타시티영존 3층 305호
#305 Star City Young Zone 3F, 110 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Branch 2: 서울 광진구 능동로 109 2층
2F, 109 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Hours: 09:30-22:00

Price: Color 117,000 won
Perm 151,200 won
Prices when reserving through Creatrip. Prices can vary depending on hair condition and style. 


We've covered the different activities that will help you enjoy Seongsu and Konkuk University to the fullest. We hope this will help you make your time in these areas more special and fun!

For more information about what to eat, drink, do, and more in the Seongsu and Konkuk University Station areas, click this link.


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