When we hear the name, we feel warm. Maybe it is because we recall the image of Yeongdeungpo Market, which still has traditional features. We can feel an abundance of attachment with plentiful foods that have become a place to take a rest from desolate modern society. However, there are few young people that have walked Yeongdeungpo’s streets even though they always pass the subway stations of here. CAH wants to tell CAU students that Yeongdeungpo also has modern-featured places along with traditional-featured places. In particular, around Time Square, there are a lot of places for young people that have modern features. If you get the chance to pass by, CAH suggests that you stop by and check out a place with both a past and present atmosphere.
How to get to Yeongdeungpo
Line 9 Heukseok Station Yeouido Station Line 5 Yeongdeungpo Market
About 20 minutes
Everything Here is Traditional, Yeongdeungpo Market
Yeongdeungpo Market is a historic and extensive place that is considered as a landmark in Yeongdeungpo. In the past, it was the most famous market, where other regions’ people also visited, but as the traditional market took a downturn, mostly the inhabitants of Yeongdeungpo visit here now. However, the market still has a lot of special foods and a traditional mood and it is regarded as the most popular traditional market. In 614 stores, over 600 sellers sell high quality food resources, agriculture and marine products.. These are cheaper than in other markets, so CAH suggests that you buy some products from here. You can find the entrance of the market when you get off at Yeongdeungpo Market station.
Place: In front of Yeongdeungpo Market station (Line 2, 5)
Time: Any time
The Place for Young People, Time Square
Time Square in Yeongdeungpo is a new type of shopping mall that includes places for leisure, shopping and having a meal at the same time. Time Square has places for performance and film screenings and gardens for visitors to enjoy the nature in the center of the city. It is located around Yeongdeungpo station so that many people can access easily and this is also a trendy place for young people to shop or to have a meal. Time Square’s concept is fashion, shopping, culture, individuality, and landmark. If you have to go shopping, how about visiting Time Square where you can enjoy your leisure time with a meal and shopping?
Place: In front of Yeongdeungpo station (line 1)
Hot Place for Artists, Mullae Art Factory
Mullae Art Factory, which was changed from a soulless steel factory into a hot place that many artists seek, is a place that has a unique beauty and has been turned into a work of art itself. Pastel-toned frescos and flowerpots that have unique colors are placed in front of the doors of the steel factory. You can see the painting on the doors of the steel factory if you visit here at weekends, when the steel the factory workers are out of work. When you enter the art factory, you can see a map that is made of nuts and a big sculpture. Also, you can see artists working if you visit an open workroom. It would be good to see the art exhibitions around the art factories. If you love art and want to have a special experience, why don’t you visit here? Mullae Art Factory is famous as a date course too!
Time: Any time
Place: Around Mullae station (line 2)
Special Tteok-bokki, Villa de Spicy
Villa de Spicy is where you can eat a special kind of Tteok-bokki. You can design your own Tteok-bokki by choosing the toppings you want. You can eat various toppings like fish cake or sausages at the same time. Also, you can enjoy various types of western style fusion Tteok-bokkis that are made with pasta sauces. The mood of the interior is also unique, as it is usually sold in the street, so you can enjoy it in a luxury restaurant that has the mood of lounge bar. It will definitely become a special experience for you. Aside from the luxurious setting, the prices are not too expensive. CAH recommends that you visit here and try the special Tteok-bokki!
Price: Tteok-bokki on the spot for 2 people W14,000
Red shrimp Tteok-bokki W9,000
Place: Yeongdeungpo Shinsegae department store A, 9th floor
Exotic, Sweet Café Publique
Café Publique, is famous for its éclairs and is a place full of exotic desserts and homemade cakes. If you like to eat sweet things, CAH recommends you to visit. Eclairs that are made from traditional recipes are the specialties that you should eat when you visit Publique. Also, there are a lot of exotic teas for you to drink with the desserts. The combination of tea and dessert is fantastic here. The Café’s design is also exotic so that you can feel like you are in another country. You can relax with special but reasonable desserts and teas.
Price: Eclair W3,000, black tea W4,500
Place: Yeongdeungpo Time Square 2nd floor
If you want to have a unique experience to travel between the past and the present, CAH recommends for you to visit Yeongdeungpo near Seoul campus. How about taking a walk on a street which has a traditional mood with your friend or lover? It would be nice to buy some street food. The places written above are the famous places that we have chosen to represent Yeongdeungpo, so let’s go to Yeongdeungpo together soon!< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >