A Day in Heyri Art Valley

Last Friday, I went to 헤이리 예술마을 to enjoy my afternoon. Here’s how I spent my day at the village!

(Heyri Art Valley (헤이리 예술마을) is the largest art village and cultural district for artists, including painters, architects, sculptors, musicians, writers, etc.)

I took the red bus 2200 near Hongik University Station at around 12pm. It took about an hour to arrive in 헤이리 예술마을. There are a total of 10 gates. I went into the gate number 4

I went to the Korean restaurant “오벧에돔 (Obed-edom)” to eat 칼국수 (noodle soup).

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 – 19:00

There was this one Korean restaurant I wanted to go but couldn’t go because it was closed. It sells soybean-related foods, such as soybean paste stew (된장찌개).

쉼골전통된장 (shim-gol-jeon-tong-dwen-jang)

Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 – 16:00, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 11:00 – 20:00 (15:00 – 16:00 Break time), Closed on Tuesday

It was a “pay-in-advance” restaurant, where you have to pay right after ordering the food.


  • Pork cutlet 10,000 KRW
  • Kimchi fried rice 10,000 KRW
  • Coke 2,000 KRW
  • Spicy blue crab noodle soup (only for +2 people) – 15,000 KRW per person
  • Refreshing noodle soup (only for +2 people) – 10,000 KRW per person

It was tasty 🙂 There are seafoods, such as shrimps, in the soup.

After eating 칼국수, I went to the book cafe called “나인 블럭 (Nine Block)” to read a book I brought.

  • Hours: Tuesday ~ Sunday 11:00 – 19:00
  • Closed on Monday

I had a hot americano with 6,000 KRW. (For me, 6,000 KRW for a cup of coffee feels quite expensive.)

There’s a 4-floor bookstore called “한길 북하우스 (Hangil Book house)” inside the cafe.

I finished my coffee and came out of the cafe after about an hour. I took a walk for a while, looking at unique buildings.

Then, I stopped by at 류재은 베이커리 (Ryu Jae-eun Bakery) to buy garlic breads. They were fresh out of oven! I was a bit hungry so I sat down on the table inside the bakery and ate a piece of garlic breads. There were many children eating breads and watching YouTube next to me.

(Hours: Monday ~ Sunday 10:00 – 21:00)

I, then, came out of the village through the gate number one. I was supposed to take a local bus to go to the next destination: 콩치노콘크리트 (Concino Concrete), a concert hall. It’s located not that far away from 헤이리 예술마을. 10-minute bus ride or 5-minute taxi ride.

Well, there was a problem: the interval between buses was too long, and I couldn’t get a taxi. So I decided to walk to the place. It took 40 minutes.

(콩치노콘크리트) Concino Concrete

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 14:00 – 19:00

Saturday, Sunday 12:00 – 19:00

Closed on Wednesday and Thursday

It’s a concert hall where anyone can visit, take a sit, and enjoy the music. It turns on different types of music, from classical to jazz. The entrance fee is 20,000 KRW and they give you a bottle of water.

You can’t bring any drinks or foods inside the place. The owner wanted to create an environment where people can only focus on music.

Through these enormous windows, people can enjoy the view of Imjingang (임진강) river while listening to music.

There was a man who continuously changed the LP records.

The front view of the hall. These speakers look expensive.

It was 6pm when I came out of the hall. This time, thankfully, I could get a taxi to go back to the Heyri Art Valley. Then, I took 2200 bus to go back to Seoul.

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