Here’s the new Panorama Seoul where you can take photos of the breathtaking landscapes of Seoul like Sebitseom and DDP.
If there’s one thing missing from my travel photos is that I can’t take selfies with the beautiful landscapes of Seoul especially in the Han River. It’s because these spots are actually hard to take selfies and dangerous unless you use a drone. But flying a drone in Seoul is not allowed unless it’s for commercial use. You need to sign up and register for that.
Luckily, recently Seoul set up something to make this dream come true and it is the new Panorama Seoul.
What is Panorama Seoul?
According to Visit Seoul, Panorama Seoul is a free photo service utilizing a 4K high-resolution camera that captures you during your visits to some of the famous tourist destinations in Seoul by scanning the QR code at the designated photo zone. It is not the usual type of selfie that you always take.
By using the service of Panorama Seoul, you can take your unforgettable memories of the breathtaking views of Seoul with you.
It started on October 26 at Sebitseom and November 12 in DDP.
Where is it located?
As of now, there is two available photo zone of Panorama Seoul. The first one is located at Sebtseom Island and the other one can be found at Dongdaemun Design Plaza or DDP.
At Sebitseom Island the photo zone is located over the bridge connecting Chaebitsome Island & Hangang Park. While the one on Dongdaemun Design Plaza is located facing Hanyangdoseong from within the grounds of the DDP.
How to use the Panorama Seoul?
- Visit the photo zone any from Sebitseom Island or DDP.
- Scan the QR code and tap link of the site.
- Tap the 파노라마 서울 이용하러 가기. It will direct you to Visit Seoul site where you need to log in. *I used my Naver account to log-in. There are other options too like Kakaotalk, Facebook and Twitter.
- After logging in, if you can’t read Korean, you can change the language into your prefered language.
- Then tap the work Snap.
- Look at the camera loacted at Pier No. 39 and pose about 8 seconds and wait about 30 seconds before you can download your photos and videos.
- That’s it! Enjoy!
TIP! Do not visit when it’s raining or windy because the quality of the photos will not be good.
How does it look like?
Panorama Seoul’s service is available in capturing videos or photos where there are two options for photos. You can download the far image which absolutely you can’t see yourself unless you enlarge the photo so you need to download the close-up one which is the photo on the right.
Honestly, I’ve been hoping that one day I can take an aerial photo of these places but looking at the location where I need to take the photo I think I need to think about it. The other side is actually the Banpo bridge where cars, trucks, and other vehicles are passing by. Buwis Buhay shot in short. While at DDP you need to go to the other building to take a panorama or aerial shot.
Sebitseom Island (세빛섬)
This place is a cultural complex and artificial island located at Han River near the Banpo Bridge built-in 2006.
There are three islands here known as Gavit, Chavit, and Solvit. There’s another place here which they call Yevit which is open for cultural events only. These three islands are brightly glowing especially at night.
I’ve been here during the evening last time and it looks so beautiful. It has highly recommended restaurants like Chavit cuisine (buffet), Isola (Italian Restaurant), and Cafe Dolce. Aside from that, Sebitseom is also the number one on-river wedding venue and banquet hall in Seoul.
This is actually one the best place if you want to enjoy the view of the Han River from morning until evening.
Address: 683, Olympic-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 올림픽대로 2085-14)
How to get here: Express Bus Terminal (Line 3, 7, and 9) exit 8-1
Go straight and walk about 250 meters, and turn right at Express Bus Terminal 4-way Intersection. Continue going straight, then take the walkway through the underpass to arrive at the park.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
To complete our last Global Seoul Mate mission for this year, I went to DDP today with my friend Paula to try the Panorama Seoul also. Here are the photos we’ve got from using the photo service by scanning the QR code.
DDP is known as one of the cultural hubs in Seoul because it holds various exhibitions, forums, domestic and international events, and even fashion shows including Seoul Fashion Week.
Address: 281 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 7(chil)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get here: Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (Line 4), Exit 1
Dongdaemun Station (Line 1), Exit 8
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What do you think about this new Panorama Seoul?