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Guest Review Awards 2020

(Posted on Jan 31, 2020)

All thanks to our guests for the great review score on Booking.com!

The average review score is the same as last year and we will do our best to make it better.

We really appreciate it and wish you all the best in 2020 and have a wonderful 2020!!

Greetings from Jinny & Paul

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Guest Review Awards 2019

(Posted on Jan 11, 2019)

All thanks to our guests for the great review score on Booking.com!

It is slightly higher than last year. 🙂

We really appreciate it and are going to try our best to make our guests very happy as always.

We wish you all the best in the New Year and have a great 2019!!

Greetings from Jinny & Paul

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Guest Review Award 2017

(Posted on Jan 10, 2018)

Thanks to all our guests for the great reviews!

We feel proud of our average review score of 9.7 on Booking.com.

We are going to try hard to make our guests happy and comfortable as always.

Thank you so much once again for being our valuable guests.

We wish you all the best in the New Year 2018!!

May your 2018 be filled with good things only and joy.

Greetings from Jinny & Paul

European Christmas Market 2017

(Posted on Dec 01, 2017)

  • Period : Dec. 2 ~ Dec. 3, 2017 (12:00 – 20:00)
  • Venue :  Seongbuk-cheon Fountain Square in neighborhood
  • Slogan : Celebrating the Christmas season with food, beverages, and treats from various European countries.

Embassies of 14 European countries are participating to present traditional foods and drinks. This annual event gives visitors a chance to experience the way Europeans enjoy Christmas.

Stage performances and other activities will also take place.

Seoul Lantern Festival 2017

(Posted on Nov 01, 2017)

  • Festival Period : Nov. 3 ~ Nov. 19, 2017
  • Venue : Cheonggyecheon Stream 
  • Slogan : A glimpse into PyeongChang 2018 Olympic through the lanterns in Seoul

The lanterns will present the stories of toil and passion at the Olympics and at the same time shed light on the inspirations found in sports and the beauty of lights.

Jeongdong Culture Night (Oct. 13 - 14)

(Posted on Oct 03, 2017)

  • Venue : Around Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

Jeong-dong, a place central to modern history and home to Korea’s early modern cultural heritage! When the night falls down around every corner of Jeong-dong’s respected heritage sites, the “Jeong-dong Culture Night” festival then begins.

The New Subway Line in the neighborhood

(Posted on Sep 10, 2017)

  • The new subway line (Ui-Sinseol Line) opened in September, 2017.
  • A nearby subway station (Bukhansan Bogungmun) is a 5-minute walk from PuzzleStay House.
  • It is connected to Line 4 at Sungshin Women’s University, Line 6 at Bomun and Line 1 & 2 at Sinseol-dong.

Seongbuk Latin American Festival 2017

(Posted on June 01, 2017)

The Latin American Festival 2017 will be take place in our neighborhood on June 10. Through this event, you can interact with many foreigners residing in Korea and experience traditional foods, special products and traditional folk performances of each country.

This festival takes place around June every year and 12 countries will participate in the festival this year. (Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru)

Seongbuk Global Food Festival 2017

(Posted on May 12, 2017)

The 9th Seongbuk Global Food Festival 2017 will be take place in our neighborhood on May 21. The Festival is held to enhance the opportunities for interaction through various foods between foreign community members in Seongbuk-dong, the location of 36 international embassies in Korea.

This festival takes place around May every year and 15 embassies will participate in the festival this year. (Slovakia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Poland, Pakistan, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ecuador, Paraguay, Guatemala, the Philippines)

Royal Culture Festival (Apr. 30 - May. 7)

(Posted on Apr 12, 2017)

The opening ceremony of ‘The 3rd ROYAL CULTURE FESTIVAL 2017’ will be take place in the frontyard of Heungnyemun Gate in Gyeongbokgung Palace on April 28. The Festival that will infuse new life to the palace which has contained the time of the past and the present and a historical and cultural presence.

Feel the atmosphere of Korea's Royal Palaces at night!

(Posted on Apr 12, 2017)

Gyeongbokgung and Changgyeonggung, royal palaces from Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), will open at night starting April, 2017.

The palaces will be open for a night tour from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between Apr. 16 and Apr. 27 and close on Tuesdays and Mondays, respectively.
The National Palace Museum of Korea in the Gyeongbokgung will also be run until 9:30 p.m. No entry is allowed after 9 p.m. The entrance fee is KRW 3,000 and KRW 1,000 for Gyeongbokgung and Changgyeonggung, respectively.

If you miss them this time, the night-openings will continue in the summer.
The second round is set to run from July 16 to July 29, the third from Aug.20 to Sep.2 and the final late-opening of the year from Sep. 17 to Sep. 30.

Foreign visitors are advised to make purchases on the spot.

Spring Flowers and Greenery in Seoul

(Posted on Mar 30, 2017)

Seoul’s spring flower festivals are one of many reasons to look forward to springtime in Seoul. April in the city means fragrant flowers are blossoming everywhere, and bright greenery abounds after a cold winter. Enjoy the city’s greenery and visit Seoul’s colorful flower festivals in April.

The Yeouido Spring Flower Festival will take place in the Yeouiseo-ro area from April 1st to April 9th, 2017. Visitors will see tens of thousands of fragrant flowers in bloom. There are 13 varieties of flowers and roughly 87,859 blooms in the Yeouiseo-ro area.    (Repost @visitseoul.net)

[Limited Offer] DISCOVER SEOUL PASS

(Posted on Feb 1, 2017)

Seoul Tourism Organization is exclusively offering a fantastic deal on the “Discover Seoul Pass” during the Korea Grand Sale (1.17~2.28)!

With this pass, you can have 24 hours of unlimited access to 16 of Seoul’s best attractions (some of which far exceed the price of the pass). Also, you can use it as a T-Money card (used for transportation on mass transit). (Repost @iloveseoulstay)

2017 Korea Grand Sale

(Posted on Jan 18, 2017)

▪ Period: Jan 20th to Feb 28th 2017
▪ Place: Seoul, metropolitan areas and major municipalities around Korea
▪ Target: Foreign tourists visiting Korea
▪ Festival information: Discounts on products and services, free gifts, culture                 experience and more
▪ Hosting organization: Visit Korea Committee, Ministry of Culture, Sports and             Tourism

Seoul's 10 Best Hallyu Hot Spots Stamp Tour

(Posted on Dec 17, 2016)

Tour the “10 Best Hallyu Spots in Seoul,” as chosen by 13,000 Hallyu fans all over the world, and collect stamps to claim an exclusive souvenir!
Visit at least three of Seoul’s most famous Hallyu destinations, and win a special Seoul-themed gift.
Hurry and complete the mission before supplies run out! Souvenirs distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. (Repost @iloveseoulstay)

Visit the 10 best Hallyu hot spots of Seoul, as picked by domestic and international tourists, and collect stamps to claim a prize!

"The City in Art, Art in the City"

(Posted on Nov 16, 2016)

1st class domestic and foreign cultural assets are being exhibited in special exhibition room of National Museum of Korea until November 23rd (Wed).
Art works from various countries are available within the theme of “changes of Arts through modernism”. (Repost @iloveseoulstay)

Korean institutions such as the Kansong Art and Culture Foundation, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, and the Seoul Museum of History loaned works. Internationally, the Liaoning Museum of China, the National Museum of Japanese History, and the Hamburg Museum of Ethnology also loaned works to complete this fascinating exhibition of life in a growing urban space.

VISIT SEOUL - Seoul Lantern Festival 2016

(Posted on Nov 3, 2016)

Nov. 4th through Nov. 20th, 2016.

Visit the colorful Seoul Lantern Festival, taking place along Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul.

There are activities open for public participation, such as putting up a wish lantern, hanging a wish note, and more. There will also be food stalls and food trucks operating throughout the festival! Enjoy the lanterns, make a wish, and treat yourself to tasty street food at the Seoul Lantern Festival.

2016 Itaewon Global Village Festival

(Posted on Oct 10, 2016)

Global culture festival is being held in Itaewon from October 15 (Sat) to 16 (Sun). Opportunity to enjoy the parade from various cultural area, concert, food, and many more.

All of the different cultural communities living harmoniously together in Korea will gather to celebrate Itaewon’s Global Village Festival.

A whole new excitement in Korea!

(Posted on Sep 28, 2016)

The largest shopping tourism festival is about to begin.

This is the first global shopping tourism festival in Korea (2016.09.29 ~ 2016.10.31), which combine events for foreign tourists, special shopping offers and Hanllyu culture festival together.

It’s a festival further developed from 2015 “KOREA BLACK FRIDAY” by the government, distribution, manufacturing, tourism and culture industries.

Create your own unforgettable day in Seoul with the Discover Seoul Pass

(Posted on Sep 21, 2016)

The Discover Seoul Pass is a tour pass which allows you to visit up to 16 tourist attractions in Seoul.

Save up to 70% on popular tourist attractions including Gyeonbokgung and Changdeokgung Palace, the N Seoul Tower, Wax Museum, and more, with a one-off purchase of the Discover Seoul Pass.

The Pass also acts as a T-Money card(transportation card), and allows users up to 20% off City Tour Bus tickets!

Get in the Groove at the 19th Seoul International Dance Festival

(Posted on Sep 21, 2016)

Choreography festival is being held from Sept 24th to Oct 15th at Seoul Arts Center. Beyond shows, various workshops and previews, and conversation with artists are available.