1. Namsan Park
A top N Seoul Tower Hill, there are many attractions including scenic trails,
fragments of Seoul’s 14th-century city walls, an underground sea aquarium, a
cable car (near Hoehyeon-dong), and a small traditional village. I have a house
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During the reign of King Taejo, the first king of Joseon in the early 15th
century, Namsan Mountain was considered a sacred site for shamanism, and its
role in guarding Seoul extended to the five-chimney smoke signal Mongwangdae. A
view of the city from this hill.
Near the base of the tower on Beacon Hill is another inspiring view from
Nanshan Octagon Pavilion is a delicate octagonal pavilion.
2. Bukhansan National Park
Located in the Seoul metropolitan area, one of South Korea’s 22 national
parks are perfect for a hiking trip.
Covering more than 30 square miles, Bukhansan National Park features granite
peaks (three over 800 meters high), the 300-year-old Bukhansanseong Fortress,
over 100 temples, canyons, and dense forests.
Only 25 minutes by subway from Seoul Station.
Alighting at Gilem Station, at the southernmost tip of the park, you’ll find
yourself on the easy Defense Gate Trail, a 2.4-kilometer (1.5-mile) trail past oak
trees, waterfalls, crystal clear streams, and rivers. canyon.
The highest peak, Baekundae (836.5m), can be climbed on the Bukhansanseong
Fortress course, a tough trek to the top of bare granite, but the panorama is
spectacular on a clear day.
Built on the ridgeline of Baekundae, Bukhansanseong Fortress has 120 rooms
and is surrounded by 8 kilometers of ramparts that are 7 meters high, and was a
refuge for the kings of Joseon in times of need. The fortress is free to visit
and is spectacular in autumn when the leaves change color.
3. Hangang Park
The streets of Seoul can get busy, but when the city gets too busy, you can
escape to the banks of the Han River. It is flanked by a continuous series of
parks (12 total) with riverside walks, sports facilities, and boat docks. , and
an outdoor pool.
The square was developed for the Olympics and is best viewed from the park
on the south bank.
Of course, you can rent a bike, but Ttukseom Hangang Park, Yeouido Hangang
Park and Jam won Hangang Park offer boating, You can enjoy various water
activities such as kayaking, as well as water skiing, and windsurfing.
Hangang Park is scheduled to be regenerated in a project that will run from
2019 to 2030, transforming the park into a cultural and leisure hotspot in
harmony with the riverside area.
4. Seoul Grand Park
Heading south from Seoul on subway line 4, the highland environment around
Mt. Cheonggye offers a huge park complex with a variety of attractions.
Seoul Grand Park is home to South Korea’s largest zoo and botanical garden,
as well as the Seoul Land amusement park, which we’ll cover later in this list.
The Seoul Grand Park Zoo moved to this location in 1984 and is the 10th
the largest zoo in the world, home to about 3,000 animals of 350 species from
around the world, including black bears, Siberian tigers, rhinos, and lions.
There is a botanical garden at the foot of Mt. Cheonggye with greenhouses
planted with desert and tropical plants, carnivorous plants, and orchids.
For children, the Children’s Grand Park has its zoo, botanical garden,
amusement park, and rides, all set in soothing greenery.
5. Seoul Forest
Passed by Subway Line 2, the 300-hectare Seoul Forest opened in 2005 on land
that was once used as a hunting forest for the kings of the Joseon Dynasty.
Spanning five different parks and containing more than 400,000 trees, Seoul
Forest offers clean open spaces in the dense city.
At its heart is the Seoul Forest Plaza Culture and Arts Park, which includes
flowerbeds, playgrounds, a visitor center, a skate park, an outdoor stage, and
On the north bank of the Han River, there is a riverside park with 40
species of roses, a wetland botanical garden, and an eco-forest with beautiful
natural areas, home to various species of deer, elk, mandarin ducks and
spot-billed ducks, and an observatory. is installed. Get a better view of this
Finally, on the site of the former water treatment park is an adventure
learning park with an ecological playground, a botanical garden, a wetland
garden, and a birdwatching station.
6. Huwon Garden
If you have time, book the rear garden tour in advance when visiting
Covering 78 hectares, this guided tour is specially designed for royals and
court ladies. This lush space features manicured lawns, gazebos, lotus ponds,
and more than 26,000 of his trees of 100 species, some of which are over three
Hwon Garden is known as Buwon (secret garden) because even the government
officials were forbidden to enter it.
The real treat is his 17th-century U-shaped waterway, the Mikaryu River
(Gyokuryu River), with small waterfalls and rocks with poems written on them.
7. Seoul Color Park (Yeouido Hangang Park)
Not to be confused with Yeouido Park next door, Seoul Color Park is located
on the south bank of the Han River under Mapo Bridge in Yeouido.
The area is Seoul’s financial and political center, with qualified office
workers joining Seoul families and tourists to enjoy the city on these grassy
Here you’ll find much of his public art, including striking wave-shaped
sculptures and benches painted in his 10 different colors, each with a unique
meaning to the city of Seoul.
For example, green represents Nanshan, dark gray represents traditional Yiwa
tiles and red represent the Dancheong pattern found in traditional
Seoul Color Park has many water features, and new installations such as
Water Light Square and Waterfall of Light appear every year. It hosts the
Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring, and in the fall, with its
stunning views of the Han River, it’s the perfect place to watch the World
8. Olympic Park
The sprawling 1988 Olympic venues in Songpa-gu, southeast of the city,
contained many facilities, from cycling fields to tennis courts, a gymnasium,
swimming pools, and a fencing stadium (now used for handball). The facility
remains intact. ). These venues are located in locations with a much older
history, dating back to the Baekje kingdom (between 1,500 and 2,000 years).
The earthen walls of Mongchon Fortress were also the site of the modern
pentathlon competition, and relics unearthed during pre-Olympic excavations
were stored in the Baekje Museum.
The 1.45 million sq m site is full of things to do.
You can rent a bike or pedal car to get around and visit individual parks
such as The Leisure Sports Park offers a variety of facilities, while the
Culture and Arts Park hosts live performances and serve as the backdrop for
the Seoul Olympic Museum, famous for its music fountains and sculptures.
9. Gyeongui Line Forest Park
Hundreds of years old, the Gyeongui Railway was recently laid underground,
gradually transforming its track bed into a rectilinear park with lawns,
streams, ponds, and ginkgo tree-lined paths.
Beginning in trendy Hongdae, this section begins opposite Exit 3 of He at
Hongik Univ. Station and ends in a park that stretches over six kilometers from
Yeonnam-dong to Munbal-dong in Yongsan. belongs to
At the southeastern end, there are many restaurants and cafes nearby, and on
summer nights the lawn fills with groups of picnickers and street performers
with guitars that add color to the park.