Yonsei University 연세대학교
Sinchon Station (line 2, exit 2/3). 18 mins walk to the 3 most popular Gothic-style buildings (side-by-side) in the university ground.
Founded in 1885, Yonsei University was Korea's first medical school and one of the most prestigious universities in Korea.
When you walk in the campus ground, you will understand why this is known as one of the most beautiful campuses in Seoul. It is indeed amazingly beautiful across all seasons in Korea.
Yonsei University is also a popular film location for many Korean films and dramas including IRIS, Reply 1994 and the movie 'My Sassy Girl'.
Ginkgo Trees Path & Art Sculptures
On entering Yonsei University, the long straight rows of tall ginkgo trees will take your breath away. These ginkgo trees are particular spectacular in Autumn when the leaves turn golden yellow.
There are many unique and interesting art sculptures for your exploration along the ginkgo path too.
One of the main highlights for visitors to this campus is the three Gothic-style buildings, namely Stimson Hall, Underwood Hall and Appenzeller Hall. Standing side-by-side, the buildings, adorned with ivy vines that turn into gorgeous shades of red in autumn.
With a beautiful garden in front of these buildings, this area has become the most popular place for taking pictures by visitors.
Autumn at Yonsei University
Autumn is probably one of the best season to catch the ginkgo trees and the ivy vines at the Gothic-style buildings at their most colourful moments.
Winter at Yonsei University
Spring at Yonsei University
Summer at Yonsei University
Other Attractions near Yonsei University
For the nature lovers, why not get on the easy 7km wooden deck trail that encircles Mt. Ansan? For the challengers, you can get to the summit of Ansan Mountain (relatively easy) for panoramic view of Seoul. From Mountain Ansan Jarak-gil Trail, you can follow the signs to exit to Yonsei University conveniently.
Within walking distance from Yonsei University is the popular Sinchon University Shopping District and Ewha Womans University. The whole Sinchon area is a great place to hang out for trendy fashion finds, chic cafes and affordable restaurants.
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