A Mural Along a Busy Road

There’s a mural along the street just near my house in front of what is now the old Mapo-gu Office. The office has since moved into a brand-spanking new building with all of the lights and glitter of new spaces, but the old building and its mural still beckons those passing by to take a notice. The mural shows off some of the traditional beauty of Korea from costumed people with instruments and Hanbok clad women to dragons. It’s really a beautiful piece of art that was painted there years ago and has managed to stay relatively bright and welcoming. I hardly ever see anyone stop as they walk along the busy six-lane street to take pictures of the mural or in front of the mural, but it’s worth a gander to be sure. It runs just above the Hongje Stream which heads out to the Han River so for people that are biking, jogging or running along there, you could easily head up to street level, enjoy the mural a bit and then head back down to the nice quiet path along the stream again.Mapo-gu, Seoul, Mural Mapo-gu, Seoul, Mural Mapo-gu, Seoul, Mural Mapo-gu, Seoul, Mural


Subway: Mapo-gu Office Station, exit 3 walk straight

Bus:  All of these buses stop just across the street or on the same side as the mural just between the mural and the subway station: 163, 601, 606, 672, 673, 710, 6714, 7013A, 7013BMapo-gu Office mural


UPDATE: This mural has been torn down and removed due to construction. -_-

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  1. I love Korean street art 😀

  2. So much charm to these murals. Absolutely beautiful!

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