Looking for Inspiration at Heyri Art Village in Gyeonggi

Museums, galleries, bookshops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants at Heyri Art Village. On the outskirts of Seoul, there is a wonderful place to spend a day wandering and snapping. It's easy to access and a very interesting and eclectic day out.

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Heyri Art Village is situated on the outskirts of Seoul in Gyeonggi. It is easy to access from central Seoul, simply head to Hapjeong station on the green line 2 or the orange line 6 and leave by exit 1 or 2. There is a bus stop very close to the exit where you can catch a number 200 bus for Heyri, there’s one every 20-30 minutes.

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When we arrived, we were greeted with a whole host of museums, art galleries, outdoor sculptures, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Entrance to the village was free but museums and galleries charged on an individual basis, or there was an option to buy a ticket for entry to multiple establishments. After a walk around the grounds, we headed into the Cine Palace Museum, which contained thousands of toys, posters, stills, and other movie memorabilia. The entry fee was 3,000won and well worth it for the trip down memory lane!

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After this we explored half a dozen other places including a musical instrument museum, a toy museum, several art galleries, and small boutiques. We finished it off with a grapefruit and shrimp pizza (yes grapefruit).

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Getting back was as easy as getting there, we simply jumped on the same bus back to Hapjeong station. It was a wonderful way to spend a sunny day with hundreds of sweet photo opportunities. If you want more information then visit their website.

written by roonandbeks on 2012-03-19 in #world #locations #art-village-seoul-city-guide-city-guide-gallery-restaurant-south-korea-boutique-day-trip-dalki #art-and-culture #select-type-of-location

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