Culture/Tourism

A Greater and Happier Mapo through Communication and Innovation.

Major annual statement

 

1866~1942

  • 1866

    Persecution of Catholic believers and the French Disturbance of 1866/ The General Sherman incident

  • 1871

    Erection of Cheokhwabi (Steles Rejecting Reconciliation) across the country by Regent Heungseon Daewongun / The American Disturbance of 1871

  • 1873

    Resignation of Regent Heungseon Daewongun and the beginning of the direct rule of King Gojong

  • 1890

    Donghak Peasant Revolution and the Sino-Japanese War (June 1894-Apr 1895)

  • 1894

    Donghak Peasant Revolution and the Sino-Japanese War (June 1894-Apr 1895)

  • 1895

    Assassination of Empress Myeongsong/
    confinement of Regent Heungseon Daewongun to Asojeong (located at the current site of Seoul Design High School)

  • 1898

    Commencement of the Seodaemun-Cheongnyangni tramline construction (Dec 1898)

  • 1899

    The establishment of the Mudong Yeonhuijang (indoor theater) in Ahyeon (for the performance of the Sandaenori play)/
    opening of the Yongsan tramline

  • 1902

    The Seobuk (Northwestern) Railway Bureau commenced the construction of the Gyeonui Railway/
    The Hanseong Telephone Office began telephone exchange service in Seoul (June 1902)

1945~1980

  • 1945

    Liberation (Aug 15, 1945)

  • 1948

    Establishment of the Korean government (Aug 15, 1948)

  • 1949

    Kim Gu established Changam Academy in Yeomni-dong, a three-kan (space surrounded by four pillars) wooden building school for 300 war victims in the neighborhood /
    assassination of Kim Gu

  • 1950

    Outbreak of the Korean War (June 25, 1950)

  • 1953

    Conclusion of the ceasefire agreement (Jul 27, 1953)

  • 1960

    The April 19 Revolution; resignation of President Syngman Rhee

  • 1961

    Construction of Korea's first apartment complex (Mapo Apartment) (Dec 1961) /
    commencement of the pavement of the roads in Ahyeon-dong and Nogosan-dong /
    the May 16 Military Coup /
    the entire country was placed under martial law

  • 1962

    Demolition of Asojeong /
    promulgation of the Resident Registration Act

  • 1963

    Partial demolition in the Ahyeon and Yeomni areas; demolition of the Ahyeon-dong Rotary/
    relocation of Mapo Prison (former Gyeongseong Prison) to Anyang/
    presidential election/
    the entire country was placed under martial law

  • 1964

    Pavement of the roads on the covered Ahyeoncheon Stream /
    protests against the government's submissive attitude in relations with Japan

  • 1965

    Gojong sent Missionary Homer Bezaleel Hulber to Washington as his envoy /
    signing of the Protectorate Treaty between Korea and Japan

  • 1966

    Burning of Hyeondae Theater in Ahyeon-dong

  • 1967

    Beginning of city-operated bus service /
    legalization of unlicensed shacks

  • 1968

    Explosion of Bamseom Island (Feb 10, 1968) /
    launching of the Hangang Construction Office /
    cessation of tram operation (Nov 30, 1968)

  • 1970

    Completion of the Seouldaegyo Bridge (current Mapodaegyo Bridge) /
    collapse of Wau Apartment Complex (Apr 1970)

  • 1972

    Launching of the Saemaeul Undong (New Community Movement) /
    the October Restoration

  • 1973

    The June 23 Declaration

  • 1974

    Opening of the Seoul Subway Line 1 /
    announcement of the emergency rule /
    the National Federation of Democratic Youth and Student incident

  • 1977

    Establishment of community service centers in each dong (neighborhood) /
    implementation of bus token system

  • 1978

    Beginning of landfilling on Nanjido Island (until 1993)

  • 1979

    Commencement of the Ahyeon Redevelopment Project /
    demolition of illegally built houses /
    construction of apartment housing /
    death of President Park Chung-hee

  • 1980

    The May 18 Democratic Uprising in Gwangju /
    the first TV color broadcasting (Dec 1980)

1982 ~ 2014

  • 1982

    Underground city gas explosion in Ahyeon-dong (Nov 6, 1982)

  • 1984

    Pope John Paul II's visit to the Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine /
    opening of the Seoul Subway Line 2

  • 1985

    Mother Teresa's visit to the Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine /
    opening of the Seoul Subway Line 3

  • 1986

    The 10th Asian Game in Seoul /
    covering and pavement of the Seontongmulcheon Stream (1986-1995)

  • 1987

    The June Struggle (June Democratic Uprising)

  • 1988

    The 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul

  • 1989

    Completion of the Olympic Bridge /
    restoration of Mangwonjeong Pavilion

  • 1990

    Designation of the Site of Mangwonjeong Pavilion as a monument (June 18, 1990)

  • 1992

    The number of owner-driven cars in Seoul exceeded 1 million

  • 1993

    Deportation of over 20 thousand illegal foreign workers

  • 1994

    Underground city gas tank explosion in Ahyeon-dong (Dec 7, 1994) /
    death of Kim Il-sung (July 8, 1994)

  • 1995

    Collapse of Sampoong Department Store (June 29, 1995) /
    restoration of Mangwonjeong Pavilion

  • 1996

    Completion of the Seogangdaegyo Bridge /
    retirement of Seo Taiji and Boys

  • 1997

    Gas explosion at the subway construction site in Gongdeok-dong /
    designation of the Yanghwanaru and Jamdubong Site as a historic site (Nov 11, 1997)

  • 1999

    Registration of Bamseom Island as a natural preservation district (August 10, 1999)

  • 2000

    Opening of the Seoul Subway Line 6

  • 2002

    The 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan

  • 2005

    Creation of the Seoul Foreign Missionary Cemetery (May 2001-May 2005) /
    designation of the Bamseom Bugundang Dodanggut rite as an intangible cultural asset (Jan 10, 2005)

  • 2006

    Designation of the Shrine to King Gongmin of the Goryeo Dynasty as a registered cultural asset (Mar 2, 2006)

  • 2008

    Designation of the House of Former President Choi Gyu-ha in Seogyo-dong as a registered cultural asset (Oct 10, 2008)

  • 2009

    Decision made on the creation of Yanghwajin Historical Park

  • 2012

    Registration of Bamseom Island as a Ramsar Wetland

  • 2014

    Demolition of Ahyeon Overpass