Sejong: Embrace Korea’s Future in its Majestic Heart

Welcome to Sejong, a special autonomous city located in the heart of South Korea. Established on July 1, 2012, by merging parts of Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongwon-gun and Chungcheongnam-do Gongju-si with the abolishment of Yeongi-gun, Sejong became the 17th metropolitan city in Korea. Bordered by Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongju-si to the east, Chungcheongnam-do Gongju-si to the west, Daejeon Metropolitan City to the south, and Chungcheongnam-do Cheonan-si to the north, Sejong offers a blend of rich history, modernity, and natural beauty.

Discover the City

  1. Natural Treasures: Sejong’s landscape is a fusion of gentle hills and mountains, with majestic peaks such as Unjusan and Gwaneumbong offering breathtaking views. Explore the vast farmlands and fruit orchards, as well as the serene banks of the Geumgang River.
  2. Cultural Heritage: Sejong boasts an array of cultural sites and historical landmarks. Visit the treasured Buddhist temples, including the Yeoju Unjusa Temple, with its serene stone pagodas and magnificent Buddha statues.
  3. Hanok Village: Stroll through the traditional Hanok Village in Jongno-gu, where you can experience the charm of Korean culture, sample local delicacies, and learn about traditional crafts.
  4. Sejong Lake Park: Enjoy leisurely walks or bike rides in Sejong Lake Park, a beautifully landscaped area with charming bridges and lush gardens.
  5. Central Park: Relax in Central Park, a vibrant green space in the heart of the city, perfect for picnics, outdoor activities, and cultural events.
  6. Sejong Art Center: Immerse yourself in the city’s art and cultural scene at Sejong Art Center, where you can witness captivating performances, art exhibitions, and creative workshops.

Getting Around

  • Public Transportation: Sejong offers an efficient public transportation system with buses and taxis readily available to take you to various destinations within the city.
  • OSong KTX Station: Access Sejong conveniently via the high-speed KTX train station, located near the administrative complex, making it easy to travel to and from major cities.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

Sejong experiences a continental climate, characterized by distinct seasons. Summers are warm and humid, while winters can be cold with occasional snowfall. The best time to visit is during the spring and autumn months when the weather is pleasant, and the city comes alive with beautiful blossoms or colorful foliage.

Accommodations and Dining

Sejong offers a range of accommodations, from luxury hotels to cozy guesthouses, ensuring a comfortable stay for every traveler. Experience the local cuisine at traditional Korean restaurants or explore a variety of international dining options in the city’s bustling districts.

Exploring the Future City

Sejong is more than just a city; it is a symbol of Korea’s vision for the future. As the nation’s administrative hub, Sejong hosts various international conferences, cultural events, and exhibitions. Experience the fusion of history and progress as you explore the city’s modern architecture and futuristic facilities.

Plan your visit to Sejong and discover a city where tradition meets innovation, where nature thrives alongside cutting-edge technology, and where the past and the future harmoniously coexist. Come, embrace the heart of Korea’s bright future, and create unforgettable memories in Sejong!

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