Transportation and Industry

In the olden days, Mapo Ferry, Seogang Ferry, Yanghwa Ferry, etc. in Seoul used to be destinations of boats from across the country. Goods unloaded at these places were traded at nearby markets, including those in Yeongdeungpo across the river.

Mapo-gu still serves as a gateway to Seoul as a place in a convenient location accessible from across the country. Modern buildings along Mapo-ro in the eastern section of the district have made the district into a business district. The district has become even more easily accessible from all directions thanks to Subway Lines 2, 5, and 6; roads like the Seoul Inner Ring Road, Jayu-ro, Gangbyeongbukno (the riverside road on the north side of the Han River),; and bridges over the Hangang River like Mapo, Seogang, Yanghwa, Seongsan, and Gayang.

Downtown business facilities in high-rise buildings along Mapo-ro and Yanghwa-do make Mapo-gu an optimal place for international business. The geographical proximity between Mapo-gu and Incheon International Airport makes Mapo-gu an even more convenient location for people engaging in international business. Other factors that make Mapo an ideal location for business activities are good lodging facilities offering reasonable rates in Dohwa-dong, Gongdeok-dong, Yonggang-dong, and Hapjeong-dong. Visitors can also enjoy charcoal galbi (cow ribs) and jumulleok (grilled short steak), which are the specialties of the district.

With the completion of construction of the New Millennium City expanding 660 acres in Sangam-dong where media digital businesses are operated in an ecological environment, Mapo-gu will be reborn as a future-oriented town where people and nature coexist. The overall status of transportation of the district will become even more convenient with the construction of new subway line linking to Incheon International Airport and the existing Seoul- Dorasan, Paju Railroad. The district will be an information town, where media businesses are gathered together.