Sinchon or Sinchon-dong is a neighbourhood and a judicial (as opposed to administrative) dong (Hangul: 법정동; Hanja: 法定洞; RR: beopjeongdong) in Seodaemun-gu in Seoul, South Korea.
Sinchon is a very busy area of the city and holds several department stores, cinemas and shopping areas that cater mainly to a young crowd. Also in the vicinity are several universities such as Yonsei University, Ewha Woman's University, Hongik University, Sogang University and Myongji University. Sinchon is also one of the major entertainment districts with hundreds of bars, karaoke rooms, PC-rooms and restaurants lining up the streets covered in neon lights at night. Seoul's second largest hospital, Severance Hospital, is linked with Yonsei University in Sinchon.
A street in the Sinchon area
Sinchon Station is located on Seoul Subway Line 2 between Ewha Womans University Station and Hongik University Station.
Sinchon Station is also the name of a station on the Gyeongui Line which connects Seoul and Dorasan. Sinchon is the line's second station, located between Seoul Station and Gajwa Station.
Sinchon's main attraction is its nightlife, with numerous bars of both western style and traditional Korean hofs, restaurantsand other activities aimed at the area's student population. Hyundai Department Store is located here as well as the recently opened Uplex, which is connected to the Hyundai Department Store via an above ground walkway.
- ↑ Hyundai Department Stores-Shinchon location