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Jeong-dong is a legal dong, or neighbourhood of the Jung-gu district in Seoul, South Korea and governed by its administrative dong, Sogong-dong.[1]

Jeong-dong
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul정동
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationJeong dong
 • McCune–ReischauerChŏng tong
CountrySouth Korea

It is an historical area with Deoksu Palace from the Joseon Dynasty and some of Korea’s first modern schools and churches. It also home to contemporary museums, galleries and theaters along tree-lined streets and cobblestone alleyways.[2]

FestivalEdit

  • Jeong-dong Culture Night - It is the place where modern Western culture first took root, including Deoksugung Palace where the king stayed during the Joseon Dynasty. Ewha School, Baejae School, Jeongdong jaeil Church etc. have been around for more than 100 years to tell the vivid history of Jeong-dong.[3] Jeong-dong Culture Night offers various cultural experiences for domestic and international visitors. Programs such as Eoga Parade, military music parade, concerts, story-telling, busking and film exhibitions will be held in connection with the Seoul Metropolitan Government.[4]

AttractionsEdit

EducationEdit

Schools located in Jeong-dong:

See alsoEdit

 
Chungdong First Methodist Church (ko)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "정동 (Jeong-dong 貞洞)" (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2005-01-18. Retrieved 2008-05-09.
  2. ^ Cho Jae-eun; Chang Hae-won; Junghee Lee (6 July 2011). "Past and present share space in Jeong-dong". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 2013-02-16. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. ^ "정동야행". 정동야행. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  4. ^ Herald, The Korea (2018-05-10). "[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea". Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  5. ^ Michael Gibb; Susan Yoon (4 February 2008). "Seoul's historic foreign quarter". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2012.

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