Always wanted to shoot around here. I remember coming here 4 years ago during my first time abroad, but never getting a good chance to take good photos. While filled with many beautiful, archaic looking buildings, the main gem of Ewha in my opinion, is their relatively new Campus Complex building (more info). I remember going through the “valley” of the complex with a few friends trying to find our way back to Yonsei. It didn’t look that large from the front, but it got larger and larger the deeper you went! It was like an optical illusion and by the time we reached the stairs at the other end, we begin to realize just how large this place was.
The complex has tons of facilities, including a restaurant, theater, convenience store, fitness center, and much more for its students. Making the most out of its space, there are also garden walkways on both sides of the hills. Visitors are allowed here, but keep in mind Ehwa closes to foreigners at 10 pm.
This place is so well lit and beautiful at night. It makes you feel like Moses splitting the Red Sea, except the Sea is made of illuminated glass! Projects like this remind me how much effort Seoul puts into beautifying their city and I really appreciate examples like these.
Please note, this place has been increasingly popular among tourists, including the indecent kind. There have been numerous reports of outsiders going in and taking pictures of students without consent, as well as going into the complex and making disruptive noises, which is totally unacceptable. Please don’t be disruptive towards the students, throw garbage around the area, or do anything that would make the campus consider closing the area to foreigners. The area is still a school and its environment should be maintained as much as possible.
You can find it by getting out of Line 2 Ewha University Station exit 3 and walking straight! If you type in Ewha University on Google maps, it should lead you pretty close as well!
Any architectural marvels you think have to be visited in Seoul? Let me know in the comments below!