Heyri Art Village
Heyri Art Village
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Travelbug96825
Honolulu, HI97 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Most shops and other places open at 11:00, while the Internet says 10:00. Place was deserted when I got there at 10:15. Information Center located in the middle of the village also opens at 11:00.

The only place I found somewhat interesting was the Book Museum. Very little art works indoor or outdoor. Shops were so so. Not worth the trip from Seoul.
Written 31 January 2023
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Young Suk
Carol Stream, IL761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Heyri Art Valley

There are many cafes with different themes and many exhibition halls for various artists. There are so many things to see that it would be impossible to visit them all in one day. It is difficult to use public transportation due to its geographical characteristics, but it is definitely worth a visit.
Written 1 August 2022
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Aria Z
Singapore, Singapore60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
The Heyri Art Village hosts many number of museums and workshops - all with varying interesting architecture. It also houses Seoul Action School (Martial Arts Center) where actors practice or train the fighting moves for their movies.

I noticed that the area was quiet but there were quite a number of visitors. The museum that we were supposed to go for was closed because seems like everyone had their own opening hours in contrary to whatever is stated on the internet.

Time spent here was a bit too short, I hope to do a more thorough walk and visit more gallery / museum some day.
Written 26 June 2022
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Jalayn
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Our family are here to see our daughter attend a kpop bootcamp. We stayed at Motif No1 Guesthouse for 5 nights. Totally recommend this place. The owner An Soo is a lovely, genuine, informative man who spoke English very well.

Being here in mid Dec is rather cold. We wore thermal tops and bottoms, fleece, thick jackets, gloves and beanies.

Heyri is very quiet during weekdays, and busy with tourists on weekends. We experienced both. On weekdays it's lovely to stroll around the village, admire the unique architecture houses and structures, visit museums, galleries, and lots and lots of cafes. The Le Silence Cafe is exceptional with fine bakery and French interior.

We also took a lovely walk up to a peak (from gate 7) to see a glimpse of North Korea over the water, and of course the city of paju in the distance.

We visited both the Paju Premium Outlet and the Lotte Premium Outlet. Both Successful in buying shoes! In Paju Bookcity, we also visited some libraries / book stores which was lovely and unique.

In the evening around Heyri there are numerous lovely restaurants. Also there are lovely light displays to take photos.

Heyri is very different to nearby Seoul. Much calmer and quiet. We learnt Heyri have designed governance such as houses cannot have fences, paths are made of wood or stones... No cement. 😊

Also from the main road is bus number 2200 that takes you straight to Seoul in 45 minutes and cost 2,900krw. Also there is the "English Village" which originally was built as a theme park but is now rented out to such events as a kpop dance academy. But you can walk around and take lively photos there too.
Written 15 December 2019
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Jim MV
Kenya4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
It seems quite a few of the galleries are empty these days -- at least compared to a trip I took with friends 2 years ago. Restaurants are plentiful and good. Those galleries and museums that are open offer an very eclectic array of art in various forms. If you are family with the southern California city of Laguna Beach -- it has a very similar feel. Worth the time.
Written 1 June 2019
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Thaita_js
Bangkok, Thailand64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Good atmosphere, suitable for holidays. There are many coffee shops to choose from.you can come here also
Written 22 April 2019
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A Y
Hong Kong, China300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The art village is about 45 minutes on the bus (number 2200) in Paju, northwest of Seoul. I went on a Tuesday and it's quiet, with few visitors. It was an overcast day (turned rainy in the afternoon), so everything was a bit grey. I had a leisurely stroll around. A number of buildings have nice modern architecture and designs, like a showcase of modern Korean architecture. There are art galleries, museums, artist studios, bookshops, cafes, restaurants, coffee/dessert/cooking/chocolate workshops, etc. On this visit, I checked out the Hangil Book House, the White Block Art Centre, a jewellery gallery, a music studio, and had coffee and cake at a cake studio. There are cafes everywhere, so it's quite handy. It is an interesting place to visit, a nice day out, in particular if you like architecture and design, coffee, and when the weather is good.
Written 18 April 2019
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TravelBytez
Singapore, Singapore531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Heyri Art Valley is is less than an hour northwest and was the vision of a book publisher many years ago. The inhabitants of Heyri Art Valley are mostly Korean artists such as writers, painters, actors, architects and musicians. Due to the artistic nature of the community, there are residences, workrooms, art galleries and museums, all of which are owned and operated by the artists themselves. In addition, there are also cafes and food courts for the convenience of visitors.

We were there in the evening and most of the museums were about to close. So instead of taking the shuttle tour of the village, or visit a museum, we had wanted to just walk around and absorb the artsy vibes of the village.

Unfortunately for us, the weather was pretty cold (and it was pretty dark), so we changed our minds and hopped back to the car to drive around to look for some nice café to chill. We finally settled on this book café which had shelves upon shelves of books. It was called Foresta Book Café.

From the moment we entered, it was as if we were magically transported into a different world. The café has a bookstore and a museum within its premises. The café is on the first floor and has floor-to-ceiling shelves full of enormous collections of books, vast spaces with tables and chairs and aesthetics that book lovers would drool over.

Definitely worth the visit the next time we are in Seoul (for really nice photos and atmosphere), there are still so many places we did not get to explore. For more on the experience and photos, please check out my blog. ^^
Written 10 December 2018
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Glenis L
47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Had a lovely morning here . Had a late breakfast at a bakery/cafe. Then a leisurely stroll around the shops, musuems and art galleries.Webt to the Time and Blade musuem, extensive collection of clocks, watches swords and knives from all around the world and different time frames. Had lunch at a quirky Korean restaurant where you shake your food in a hot tin to mix it up and blood sausage. Tasty! Book cafe well set out.
Written 3 September 2018
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Nicoleng23
Singapore, Singapore201 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Initially thought it’s an art village though they have some 3D and some art outside. Most of it are cafes here, where they have some parts of it to allow people to appreciate art in their cafe. But it’s quiet on a Friday. Good to spend time away from crowds if you like coffee and art.
Written 13 July 2018
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