Hapjeong-dong is a vibrant neighbourhood set on the banks of the Han River, brimming with trendy cafes and authentic noodle houses. The neighbourhood is fringed by breezy riverside parks where you can stretch your legs and tour a trio of retired warships docked at Seoul Battleship Park.
Things to do in Hapjeong-dong
Hapjeong-dong Café Street is a favourite hangout for local artists and creatives. The street is dotted with cafes where you can sip artisan espresso and enjoy homemade cakes and pastries. Mangridan Road is another popular strip where you’ll find hip cafes and boutiques. If you prefer local food, there are dozens of authentic noodle houses and Korean BBQ restaurants dotted across Hapjeong-dong.
Wide-open spaces and beautiful views of the River Han make Mangwon Hangang Park one of the city’s most beautiful public spaces. Stroll along the riverside trails, admire historic Mangwonjeong Pavilion and make a splash with water sports like kayaking and windsurfing. The sunsets from Mangwon Hangang Park are beautiful.
Seoul Battleship Park is one of the city’s newest big-ticket attractions and gets you up close with retired vessels used by the Korean Navy. The largest warship is anchored by the riverfront and weighs a colossal 1,900 tons. You can also descend into the cabin of a submarine and step aboard a Chamsuri-class patrol boat.
Getting around Hapjeong-dong
Hapjeong-dong is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The neighbourhood is located in the Mapo-gu district, with access via Hapjeong Station on Lines 2 and 6 of the Seoul Subway and Sangsu Station on Line 6. Incheon International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.