Points of Interest
The 1988 Summer Olympics was held in Seoul and was generally considered a success. It was only the second time the Summer Games were held in Asia. To insure the lasting legacy of the politically significant 1988 Olympics (It was the last Games of The Soviet Union and East Germany, and it was boycotted by North Korea and its allies), a museum showcasing the Olympics was built in Olympic Park.
The museum is divided between two floors. The first floor largely focuses on the Olympics in general. Although there are sections that emphasize Korea's participation in the Olympics over the years, it is primarily a nonpartisan history lesson of the Olympic Games.
The second floor focuses on the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Memorabilia from the Games are on display along with detailed recaps of significant events during the XXIV Olympiad.
Tuesday - Sunday (10:00 - 18:00)
There is a cafe on the second floor of the museum. It is a convenient place to take shelter from the weather when visiting Olympic Park---it does get hot during the summer and cold during the winter.
The museum has an excellent website in English.
Check out the Olympic Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Songpa-gu, Bangi-dong
Line 8 - Mongchontoseong Station (몽촌토성역):
-Walk out of exit 1. You will be in the park looking at the peace gate. Walk past the peace gate and immediately make your way to the left. Walk down the road that leads between the buildings. This road will take you directly to the museum.
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Originally posted April 12, 2015
Updated February 5, 2016