Here’s a place not listed in any tourist brochures – the Sangam MBC Ice Skating Rink and Digital Media City. If you want to be where the locals hang out, this is the place for you.
We took subway Line 6 to Digital Media City station Exit 2 before making a 10-minute walk (northwest) to the cluster of TV broadcasting studios that make up the Sangam complex. More directions here. It’s pretty artsy with a big egg in the middle:
The first thing we tried was to buy ice skating tickets but we arrived late in the afternoon and they were sold out for the timeslot that we wanted.
So we had a stroll around the various buildings taking pictures with cool statues and stuff.
It’s possible to watch the DJs doing their radio broadcast:
And also there’s a special experience tour where you get to appear on the “news” but we were told you need to buy ice skating tickets to get a free admission. First come first serve.
Finally there’s the Korean film archive which has a great collection of memorabilia from Korea’s best films including The Host and Joint Security Area. Admission is free.
Even though we didn’t get to skate, Sangam was really fun and we haven’t even tried the cafes and restaurants there. I’ll definitely be back.
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