From luxury malls to Olympic-sized sporting complexes, Songpa-gu is a modern and energetic district in the heart of Seoul. Alongside shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, you’ll find more than 100 scenic parks dotted across Songpa-gu.
Things to do in Songpa-gu
With more than 140 parks to enjoy, Songpa-gu is one of the greenest neighbourhoods in the city. Most have a unique flower theme. For example, Geon-neomal Park is filled with roses while Baekto Park spotlights local wildflowers. Macheon Park boasts one of the most beautiful royal azalea displays in Seoul and Jamsil Hangang River Park features a scenic waterside setting, grassy lawns and excellent sports facilities.
Songpa-gu is one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods, packed with boutiques selling the latest trends. You’ll also find plenty of air-conditioned malls, including the impressive Lotte World Mall housed in 123-floor Lotte World Tower. The mall features boutiques by a constellation of international brands, including Chanel, Versace and Fendi.
Join baseball fans and cheer on local teams at the enormous Jamsil Sports Complex. In addition to sports games, the impressive Olympic stadium hosts concerts by international acts like Lady Gaga, as well as iconic K-Pop bands.
Songpa-gu is an exciting destination for foodies, with trendy cafes, bars and restaurants opening across the district. Find some of the best new additions in the Songnidan-gil neighbourhood, including third-wave coffee houses, artisan bakeries and rooftop bars with sweeping views over the city skyline.
Getting around Songpa-gu
Songpa-gu is located in Seoul on the southern bank of the Han River. The district is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot while taxis are a fast and efficient way to get from A to B. Songpa-gu is serviced by Lines 2 and 9 of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Free public rental bikes are a fun and eco-friendly way to get around Songpa-gu. Incheon International Airport is a one-hour drive away.