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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 혜화동
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Hyehwa dong
 • McCune–Reischauer Hyehwa tong
Ginkgos planted in Seonggyungwan
Ginkgos planted in Seonggyungwan
Country South Korea
 • Total 0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 12,012
 • Density 17,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)

Hyehwa-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea.[1][2]

Hyehwa-dong is a vibrant neighborhood, with colorful nightlife and walking streets that are closed off to traffic in the evenings. The area has coffee shops, restaurants, basketball courts with numerous food choices, and is a large theater district. It is adjacent to the Seoul National University Hospital, with many young people near this neighborhood.



Lycée International Xavier was located in this dong. It moved to Gugi-dong in May 2005.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "혜화동 (Hyehwa-dong 惠化洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Origin of Hyehwa-dong's name" (in Korean). Jongno-gu official site. Archived from the original on 2004-07-05. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Musicals: Polaroid" Korea Herald. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  4. ^ "School History" (Archive). Lycée International Xavier. Retrieved on May 22, 2014.

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Coordinates: 37°35′N 127°00′E / 37.583°N 127.000°E / 37.583; 127.000