National Library of Korea | 국립중앙도서관
A ten-minute walk from the bustling Express Bus Terminal and Central City shopping mall will lead you here. It houses over 7 million volumes, manuscripts, and periodicals, including over 840,000 foreign books and a vast digital archive. It would be nice to visit the library and spend some time reading before going on a trip out of Seoul.
Central City is home to a myriad of fine restaurants, and there is a large food court on the basement floor of Shinsegae Department Store.
Central City is much like a city within a city, bringing together Shinsegae, Youngpoong Bookstore, Central Terminal, the Cinus theater complex, and the JW Marriott Hotel.
Seoripul Park, which flanks the library, is connected to Montmartre Park across the street through an overpass structure called the Silkworm Bridge. Southern Seoul used to be a hub for silk production in dynastic times.
www.nl.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese)
(San 60-1, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul | 서울시 서초구 반포동 산60-1)
Express Bus Terminal 고속터미널역 (Line 3, 7, 9)