Enjoy Subway Line Number 1!

Today, I’d like to introduce subway travel by using line number 1. It is the first subway line in South Korea. Also, it is the longest subway line in South Korea. It is composed of 98 stations in total. As it is long and has many stations, there are many places to visit.

First is Seoul Folk Flea Market (서울풍물시장). It is located near Sinseol-dong Station (신설동역) which is the station of line number 1 and 2. Seoul Folk Flea Market is near exit number 9 of Sinseol-dong Station. At Seoul folk flea market, you can find various antiques, modern and contemporary history items. You can purchase household goods, bags, salvage clothing, etc at Seoul folk flea market. Various attractions, dining and entertainment things are at Seoul Folk Flea Market. Also, there is experiencing center of traditional culture so you can experience traditional culture like making natural soap. Seoul Folk Flea Market has been selected as “the future heritage of Seoul” in 2015. It is hard to find new stuff but little bit old stuffs. You might be find stuffs that you haven’t seen before. Visiting Seoul folk flea market will be a fresh experience for foreigners. You can find some various antiques at Seoul Folk Flea Market.

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Second is Railroad Museum (철도박물관). Railroad Museum is located near Uiwang Station (의왕역), line number 1. You can find Railroad museum by getting out of Exit number 2 and go straight for 10 minutes. It is made in 1988. The history of South Korea’s railroad is approximately 100 years. Railroad Museum owns all kinds of materials and artifacts of railroad history. Exhibit hall can be divided into three, first floor hall, second floor hall, and outside hall. At first floor exhibit hall, there is history hall. There are many train artifacts. Also, there is railroad model parnorama room. You can find various train models from a steam locomotive to KTX. At second floor hall, there are many artifacts of electric, communication, infrastructure, etc. At outside hall, there are real size of various trains of South Korea. You can find some trains which can not see now like president exclusive use train, unification train, etc.(사진6)

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Third is Onyang Hot Springs (온양온천). It is at Onyang Hot Springs Station (온양온천역). It is little bit far from Seoul (서울). It is located near Asan. Onyang Hot Springs is the oldest hot springs in South Korea. Several kings at Joseon Dynasty (조선왕조) have a deep relationship with Onyang. Near Onyang Hot Springs Station, there are several hotels that have hot springs. Hot springs is good for health. It will be good for you to visit Onyang Hot Springs and take a rest.

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Fourth is Mulhyanggi Arboretum (물향기 수목원). It locates near Osan University Station (오산대역). It is far from Seoul and near to Suwon (수원). Mulhyanggi Arboretum is right next to Osan University Station. It is more close than Osan University. You can find Mulhyanggi Arboretum right after you come out of the exit number 2. It opens in 2006, and approximately 6 years have been spent to make Mulhyanggi Arboretum. It is very large arboretum. It has 420 thousand plants. Its theme is ‘meeting of human, tree and water’ and there are 19 places that correspond to the theme. Also, there is an exhibit hall and it exhibits according to several themes like forest and human, life force of forest ,etc. As it is arboretum, you can also find various flowers by seasons. The salient point of this arboretum is that there aren’t any convenience store and trash can inside of arboretum. You can use convenience store outside of the arboretum and you have to collect your trash and bring it back to your home. It is for clean nature of arboretum. The trail and rest places are well arranged so it is good for family and friends to visit Mulhyanggi Arboretum.

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Article by Yongshin from Korea, a Junior in Business Administration

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