Yongsan-gu is a district of Seoul, South Korea. It sits to the North of the Han River under the shadow of Seoul Tower.It is home to roughly 250,000 people, and is divided into 20 "dongs" or districts. Notable locations in Yongsan-gu include Yongsan Station, the Yongsan Electronics Market, and the Itaewon commercial district.
Yongsan-gu is also the site of Yongsan Garrison, a large and controversial United States military base. Because of the scarcity of land in central Seoul, as well as the perceived unpopularity of the base, as of 2005, there were plans to move the base out of Seoul.
Since 1906, Sookmyung Women's University has been a major source of employment and activity in the district. It has a reputation for being one of Korea's better universities. Nearby, the legendary bar 'Doors' has been a hub of Sookmyung social life for years.
N Seoul Tower, a must go for tourists, is re-opened again. The tower is situated at the top of Namsan. The basic function of the tower is to broadcast the TV signal.
Yongsan is served by Seoul Subway Line 1, Seoul Subway Line 4, and Seoul Subway Line 6.