Seoul creates a halal food culture street in Itaewon
'Halal Food Mecca' Itaewon is planning to have a unique cultural street. Seoul's Yongsan-gu (Yongsan District) Office decided to launch the Itaewon Halal Food Culture Street (Usadan-ro, Usadan-ro 10-gil) by October, 2020. This is to revitalize the local economy, which was depressed by COVID19. The construction section is 500 m from 196 Itaewon-ro (Itaewon 119 Safety Center) in Yongsan-gu, near the central Islamic Masjid (39 Usadan-ro 10-gil) to 732-19 Hannam-dong (Rose Apartment).
In 2017, Yongsan District made a map of the halal restaurants in Korean, English and Arabic. The map included store photos, addresses, and phone numbers so that the status of the halal restaurants can be checked at a glance. At the back of the map, famous places such as the National Museum of Korea were introduced and local tourism was linked.
The History of Yongsan-gu
Located in the central part of Seoul, Yongsan borders Namsan on the northeast and Hangang on the southwest. Yongsan is a region with a historic background, treasuring traditions handed down from ancient times. The oldest record of Yongsan as the name of a place could be found in a story where two dragons appeared over Hangang in the 21st year of Kichal of Baekje, and the name of Yongsan (dragon mountain) was taken as the surrounding mountains looked like a dragon. (source= Yongsan-gu Office Homepage)
The History of Itaewon
The word Itaewon derived from the name of a government-run inn in the Chosun dynasty. Nowadays the area is known as Itaewon because of its abundant pear trees, the Chinese character 梨 meaning "pear." According to ancient records, the area was also written using other hanja transcriptions, such as 李泰院, and 異胎院. (source= https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itaewon)
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