Seoullo 7017 & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Seoullo 7017

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24 hrs

Free

  • Seoul Station (line 1/4, exit 2). 3 mins walk. Follow the signs.

  • or starting from Hoehyeon Station (line 4, exit 5)

Seoullo 7017 was officially opened to the public on 20 May 2017.

 

Seoullo 7017 - Past & Present

It was originally 'Seoul Station Overpass', a road for cars and regarded as a symbol of Seoul during the period of industrialisation.

 

In 2006, the Seoul Station Overpass was closed to traffic due to safety concerns. It is now a transformed beautiful sky garden high above the busy streets. 

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Origins of '7017'

The name 'Seoullo 7017' originates from '70' for the year Seoul Station Overpass was first constructed in 1970 and '17' for the year the highway was re-constructed in 2017.

 

The number '17' also refers to the number of pedestrian paths connected.

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View of Railway Lines & Roads from Seoullo 7017

Seoullo 7017 Walking Path

Seoullo 7017 walking path offers 5 different concept roads, namely Mallidong Square, Rose Square, Toegye-ro Square, Magnolia Square and the Hanyangdoseong-gil.

 

It is now possible for visitors to see the main tourist attractions from Seoul Station Square to Namsan Pedestrian Overpass to Namdaemun Market in 20 mins.

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Plants & Flowers at Seoullo 7017

Some of the paths are up to 17m high and there are approximately 24,000 seasonal flowers and plants at the sky garden.

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Seoullo 7017 on Sunset

After sunset, the sky garden presents an impressive night scene when the 4m high pillar lamps light up the paths brilliantly.

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Attractions around Seoullo 7017

The walk from Seoul Station to Seoullo 7017 will bring you to a Korean Traditional Spa (jjimjilbang), Siloam. A recommended must-try for visitors to Korea, alongside with its Korean scrub. Another path leads to Namdaemun Market and Shinsegae Department Store.

 

Next to Seoul Station is the popular Lotte Mart to stock up all your favourite goodies to bring back home.

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Map of Seoullo 7017 Walking Path

Course Map of Seoullo 7017 | Seoul, South Korea
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