General Information of the city
Seongnam,with an area of 142 square kilometers and a population of about 930,000,is located in the southeast of Seoul,bordering Songpa,Gangnam,and Seocho districts of Seoul,and is one of the major cities in South Korea with a population close to one million.Seongnam City and Shenyang City formed a sister city relationship in August 1998,which is the first sister city of Shenyang in South Korea.
With the core objective of building "Asia's Silicon Valley",Seongnam City focuses on the development of knowledge-based economy.It is a center of scientific and technological innovation,as well as a humanistic city that is pleasant to live and work in.The city's Pangyo Techno Valley is the core cluster of Korea's cutting-edge technology research and development and technology innovation industries.It consists of three main sectors:IT/BT/CT/NT and other advanced technology R&D sectors,ICT industry and business incubation sectors,and a collection of financial,cultural,and residential facilities.In addition,Wirye Business Valley,Buntang Venture Valley,Hi-Tech Valley,and Seongnam Baekhyeon MICE Industrial Park are leading the cluster development of commerce,innovation and entrepreneurship,biomedical,and cultural exhibition industries in Seongnam City.Seongnam City is also the core city of South Korea's gaming industry,where a world-class e-sports arena will be built soon.
Seongnam City is home to the former site of Wirye Seong,the capital of Baekje Kingdom during the three kingdoms period.The beautiful natural scenery and the long history and culture complement each other.The famous scenic spots include Peony Five-day Folk Fair ,Namhansan Seong,Bongguk Temple,Central Park,Tancheon Park and so on.Seongnam City is a city full of culture and art,with a variety of cultural and artistic performances,painting exhibitions and photography exhibitions held every year.
▲The panoramic view of Seongnam City from Geomdansan Mountain
▲Night view of Seongnam City from Geomdansan Mountain
▲Seongnam City Hall
The administrative center,civic square,musical fountain and park are fully open to the public all year round.
Situated in the center of the city,it is an ideal place for leisure and entertainment for the public,surrounded by mountains,rivers and green shade.
▲Seongnam Art Center
A comprehensive cultural venue that combines the functions of an opera house,art gallery and exhibition hall.
▲Pangyo Techno Valley
One of the largest cutting-edge industrial bases in South Korea.
▲Concert in the Park
Seongnam City holds a concert in the park every year,where citizens can enjoy various forms of classical,rock and hip-hop music for free.
It was built in 1028 and is the No.101 tangible cultural property of Gyeonggi-do.
▲Oriwon Farm Music Performance
A traditional form of farm music art performance in the Jumei-dong area of Seongnam.
▲Seongnam Medical Center
The first public medical institution in Korea to be established at the initiative of citizens
▲Aerial photo of Seongnam City
▲Sin Hae-cheol Road
The road where the late singer Sin Hae-cheol's studio was located.He was loved by Koreans and his works were widely sung.
▲Cheonlim Mountain Beacon Tower
It is the last beacon on the beacon route between Gyeonggi-do and Hanyang,the capital,and is the No.179 monument of Gyeonggi-do.
Exhibition hall of excavated artifacts from the site of the 11th phase of Koguryo and Baekje stone tombs of the three kingdoms period on the Korean Peninsula.
▲Jungja-dong Coffee Street
The exotic coffee street.
The largest career experience hall in Korea.
▲Peony Folklore 5-Day Bazaar
The largest 5-day market in Korea.There is a wide variety of goods such as food,daily necessities,flowers,and herbs.
▲Peony Folklore 5-Day Bazaar
▲Namhan Mountain City Jihwamun Gate
Namhansanseong is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Jihwamun is the southern gate of the mountain city.
▲Sunae-dong Traditional House
It is the mansion of the Hansan Lee clan.It is the No.78 cultural property in Gyeonggi-do.
▲Namhan Mountain City Chicken Congee
This is the representative of Seongnam City.It has been passed down since the 1970s.A must-eat delicacy for visitors to Namhan Mountain City.
▲Seongnam Buntang Makgeolli
Traditional makgeolli from the Buntang area,brewed with traditional techniques.The production is limited to 600 bottles per day.
▲The spring of Tancheon River
In the center of Seongnam City,the Tancheon River flows slowly and cherry blossoms bloom on both sides of the river.
▲The summer of Tancheon River
Among the skyscrapers,the water of Tancheon River is flowing,and the people are laughing and cheering.
The Maitreya Buddha enshrined here is 17 meters long and weighs 200 tons.
▲Buntang John's Church
One of the largest churches in the east.
▲Shingu Botanic Garden
It was initially used as a practice base for the landscape architecture program of Shingu University,and was opened to the public in 2001 as a recreational area for the public.
Seongnam City representative football team
City slogan composed of 500 drones-Seongnam City where citizens unite as one
▲ECO VALLEY Air Curtain
The aerial curtain is 600 meters long,displaying 240 pieces of artwork,an art project jointly planned and produced by the citizens of Seongnam City.