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Mugyewon

  • Representative
    Seongho, Lee
  • Business Inquiries
    Junggu, Shim
  • Address
    (110-818) 2, Changuimun-ro 5ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone
    82 2 6203 1162
  • Fax
    82 2 6499 0371
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Mugyewon is a cultural space operated by the Jongno Foundation for Arts & Culture. It is a converted yojeong (exclusive entertainment venue for high-ranking government officials), originally bearing the name Ojinam. As such, it is a place of great historical significance, having been host to many important national events. One notable example is its role as the meeting place for the landmark 1972 ‘July 4th North-South Joint Statement’, during which the two Koreas explored ways to improve their troubled relations. More recently, the building faced demolishment until Jongno-gu district officials stepped in, with Ojinam being moved to a new location in 2010 and rebranded ‘Mugyewon’. Today, it serves as a high-quality educational and cultural space, giving it a new lease of life in modern Seoul.

Transportation

  • From Incheon Int’l Airport: 50~60 min
  • Subway: Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3), Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5)

Nearby hotels & attractions

  • Within 3km:  AVENTLee Hotel,  Doulos Hotel,  Tower Cloud Hotel
  • Within 5km:  JWMarriott Hotel, PresidentialAssistantHotel, Royal Hotel
  • Streets : Insa-dong, Sejong Village, Bukchon
  • Shopping: Dongdaemun shopping mall, South Gate mall
  • Historical and cultural sites : National Museum of Art, Arko Art Center, Seoul Museum of History, The National Folk Museum, Museum baknosu, Yun Dong-ju’s Literature, exhibition archery hwanghakjeong

Facilities

Name of Hall

Location

Size (㎡)

Standing

Seated

Main building

1F

84.38

60

40

Sarangchae

1F

127.33

60

40

Haengrangchae

1F

87.73

50

30

Courtyard

1F

105

100

80

Backyard

1F

300

200

120

Major Events

  • Global consulting firm McKinsey held Senior executives conference.
  • Overseas Information Service organized a lecture of 'Foreigners, Meet the UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Korea’ for 40 diplomats.
  • Department of Urban Engineering in Hanyang University hosted ‘Ecology Change in the Asian Community’ seminar.
  • The world's largest Chinese broadcasting network NTD TV "Hallyu star Ku Hye-sun" shoot interview.
  • The reception area for ‘2014 World Conference on  Study of  North Korea’ A number of domestic experts as well as scholars from abroad visited the reception

Special Features

  • Great natural scenery
  • Hanok experience programs
  • Close to tourist attractions such as Bukchon, Gwanghwamun, Seochon, and Gyeongbokgung