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Date & Time 08:00~17:30, June 19 (Wed), 2019
Itinerary The University of Seoul – Sudokwon Landfill Site – World Cup Park – Cheong Gye Cheon Museum – The University of Seoul
Conditions TBA
Ticket USD 50/person (Onsite purchasing is not possible.)
Application Available during the online registration process
Course Description

▪ Cheong Gye Cheon Museum

Cheonggyecheon is an important urban stream that flows through the heart of Seoul, and its history can be traced back past Seoul’s designation as the capital of the Joseon Dynasty. The stream has changed into diverse forms, just as the landscape of the city itself changed. Understanding the historic journey of Cheonggyecheon will help you to learn about the history of the city.

Cheonggyecheon Museum is a cultural complex that consists of Permanent Exhibition Gallery, Special Exhibition Gallery, an education room, and an auditorium. The venue presents the history, culture and future of Cheonggyecheon.

Photos from Cheong Gye Cheon Museum

▪ World Cup Park

The World Cup Park used to be Nanjido Island located near the Hangang River. Nanjido Island, rich in orchids and grass, is an ecological treasury trove where all kinds of flowers bloom and many migratory birds come.

However, Nanjido Island was transformed into the world’s first (98m above sea level) mountain of garbage, worth 13 million trucks of 8.5 ton trucks, serving as a landfill site for 10 million Seoul citizens for 15 years from 1978. It was called ‘samdado’ (three-many-island) of flies, dust, and odor, and became a barren land where methane gas and leachate flow, which are the main cause of environmental pollution.

As a result of the stabilization project that took place since 1996 on Nanjido Island, it has been restored to a land of life where various animals and plants can live, and was newly born as World Cup Park in May 2002. The World Cup Park is made up of four parks, ‘Pyeonghwa Park’ where people and nature meet peacefully, ‘Haneul Park’ where sky and grassland meet, ‘Noeul Park’ where Seoul’s sunset glow is most beautiful, ‘Nanjicheon Park’ where willow trees are blooming.

Even now, Nanjido Island is a painful reflection on the robust economic growth that tolerates environmental destruction. At the same time, it symbolizes the realization of the challenge and the will for ecological restoration and environmental regeneration.

The World Cup Park, restored from a landfill and into an ecological space, shows the world what environment regeneration is. However, Nanjido Island’s change and resurrection are now just beginning. We all must try to make Nanjido Island return to become a part of nature.

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▪ Sudokwon Landfill Site

The goal of Sudokwon Landfill is to minimize the effects of environmental pollution from the waste outputs (of 58 cities, counties and districts) of Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi-do through sanitary and safe waste treatment. The 1st Landfill Site started a landfill and completed its process from Feb. 10, 1992 to Oct. 30, 2000 so the 2nd Landfill Site started landfill reclamation from Oct. 13, 2000. Unlike the 1st Landfill Site, the 2nd Landfill Site operates under the Standard for Constructing Wastes Treatment Facilities in “Laws of Waste Management”, by constructing waste water treatment facilities and by implementing proactive sanitary landfill system.

Photos from Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corp.