Kyung Hee University features one of the most beautiful Campuses in Seoul, with neo-classical architecture and green areas for family walks. Enjoyable all year long, in full splendor during Cherry Blossom season
Alike many of its Korean equivalents, Kyung Hee University‘s architecture and its campus draw a lot of inspiration from its British-American counterparts. Built in 1953, the main buildings are in neo-classical style; the many constructions in this huge 99-hectare campus serve either educational or students-lodging purpose. Amazingly, the University is the home of more than 30,000 students in all disciplines you may think of, from graphical arts to medicine through horticulture, law or business administration.
The main attraction for week-end visitors is to take a gentle stroll in the many alleys, to admire the picturesque architecture, take a cafe latte at one of the available terraces – but over all, the highlight is the beautiful gardens and flowers!
At Cherry Blossom season, the University is often praised as one of the most scenic places in Seoul for its thousands Korean Cherry Trees. When we visited, Cherry flowers were in full bloom and hundreds of families were enjoying Mother Nature’s show taking pictures or just having a picnic on the lawns. If you want to get a 360-degree panoramic view over the campus, the best spot is certainly from the rooftop of the College of Fine Arts building (not always open to visitors).
While strolling around, you can find a beautiful pond (from the main entrance, straight to a small roundabout then turn on twice left), art and sculptures along the path leading to the Fine Arts section, a giant fountain in front of the Main University Administration Building, the impressive Cathedral-looking Grand Peace Hall as well as various outdoor sport facilities.
The nearby area and particularly the streets closest to the main entrance gate offer many small shops, restaurants, coffee-shops if you want to continue your walk.
How to get there:
- Hoegi Station (Subway Line 1), Exit 1., then Local Green Bus #1 for 3 stops or just walk ~10 min.
- Free for the first 10 min. After 10 min, KRW 500 for every 10 min.
For directions, go to Seoul Map for Kids & Families