Eunpyeong-gu is one of 25 gu, or wards, in Seoul. It is located in the northwest portion of the city and has a population of 472,582 . It is further divided into 20 dong, with the gu headquarters located in Nokbeon-dong.
Eunpyeong-gu is considered one of the poorer districts of Seoul. The Korean Association of Land Appraisal shows that apartment prices in Eunpyeong-gu were the lowest among all other gu in Seoul in 1998, and tied with Gwanak-gu at the bottom in 2002 . Eunpyeong is, however, the site of a redevelopment campaign that will provide some 15.000 new apartments between 2006 and 2009 . And in November, 2006, it was announced that Eunpyeong will be the site of a planned ubiquitous city, which will display the latest in information and communication technologies .
Eunpyeong-gu was carved out of Seodaemun-gu in 1979. The most notable tourist attraction is Bukhansan National Park, with its hiking trails and Bukhansanseong, a mountain fortress. Bulgwang Stream, running from Eunpyeong-gu south to the Han River, is lined with walking and biking paths, exercise areas, and bicycle rental stations. Also notable is Rodeo Street, a popular shopping area.
Places of interest
The gu office is accessible via Nokbeon Station on the orange line. Other Line 3 stations that serve Eunpyeong-gu are Bulgwang, Dokbawi and Yeonshinnae. It is also accessible via Susaek Station, Jeungsan Station, Saejeol Station, and Eungam Station on line no. 6.
Living in Eunpyeong-gu
It is important to note that residents of gu in northwestern Seoul, including Eunpyeong-gu, must use the immigration office near Anguk Station, rather than the office near Omokgyo. To get to the office in Anguk, use exit 6 of Anguk Station, turn 180 degrees, and visit the 2nd floor of the "KT Hub" building.
The Eunpyeong Public Library is accessible by a number of buses or via Yeonshinnae Station on subway lines 3 and 6.
Eunpyeong New Town