Around hyehwa station, there are many places to look around and good place to take a walk. Marronnier park, Naksan park, Ihwa mural village, and Daehak-ro where there are a number of play theaters, cafe, art center, restaurants, pub and bars. You can see awesome view of seoul at naksan park along seoul fortress wall and also find calm, cozy, seems like fairy-tale, little village compared to noisy, popular daehak-ro. You can compare and feel simultaneously this 2 different place. There are good place to take a photo, actually, movie or some TV program was made in this spot. At the village, you should keep calm, bacause local resident lives in there, keeping calm, you can walk around and do anything. We need to walk and hike because there are steep hill and stairs, so keep it in mind. (Comfy shoes needed and we will take a walk about 30min totally during conversation) After that, we walk down to go eat!! Maybe feel hungry. We're going to gwangjang market. tour route 1. We will meet and start at marronnier park(Hyehwa station Exit 2) 2. naksan park ~ Ihwa mural village 3. come to hyehwa station 4. gwangjang market to eat(In market, there you can see how korean vendor's daily life goes on and local scenary, of course with delicious korean food)
I lived in Hyehwa for over 10 years as local. Also love travelling, local place, meeting new people, culture and experiences. I'm interested in speak with foreigners about some issue and mingle with travelers. As local resident and traveler, I can show you around daehak-ro, naksan park, Ihwa village and also traditional market. Since 2010, I've traveled some countries and cities(london, paris, venice, firenze, rome, bangalore, new delhi in India, Nepal, Taiwan, chiangmai in Thailand, tokyo and akita in Japan, etc) and it gave me a fresh perspective of life. You can be with me and see nice seoul night view, street art. And also I can give some information about the place you should visit or to go. I'm about to launch my own small business which are location independent.
gwangjang market food (delicious and you can choose. If you are vegan talk to me)
beverage(alcohol and non-alcohol)
Naksan park - you can see nice view of seoul and old seoul fortress wall Ihwa mural village - there are many mural paintings which are in small village on hill Gwangjang market - one of old traditional market in seoul. you can feel vivid and dynamic people's life. Food is so good! (different from modern restaurant, it is local street food)
We'll walk up the incline and take a walk about 30min so you need to wear comfy shoes. And you'll see unforgettable nice view of Seoul so I recommend taking a camera. (A bottle of water if you need) And also when we at the market, you can try anything you want so take extra money if you want.