(Urban space) The most expensive piece of land in Seoul
|Myeongdong in downtown Seoul has for a long time been leading Seoul (and the whole South Korea) in land prices. The precent record is held by a lot in Chungmuro 1-ga where Starbucks is situated: 38 million W/sq.m (25000€/sqm), or 125 million won/pyeong. (Chosun Ilbo)|
Myeong-dong just won't give up its position with the piece of most valuable land.
Below the most expensive spot in Korea in turquoise color right on top of the Myeong-dong subway station, in a map downloaded from the Seoul new address system site. (Click for a bigger picture in a new window.)
Picture taken from Seoul in Photographs 1 and Seoul in Photographs 2. Fine collection of historical photographs of Seoul.
Update. The pronunciation of 本町 was Hon-machi, says a Seoul government site on Seoul history.
The problem is that even in Korean-language scholarly depictions of colonial Korea, it's often given in Korean pronunciation of those characters, ponjông / bonjeong.
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