I discovered this location whilst looking for a place to escape the urban environment of the city in Seoul. I wanted to find an area where there was no noise pollution, high-rise buildings and busy day-to-day activity occurring. Dumulmeori turned out to be a paradise outside of the city that far exceeded my expectations.
The meaning of the word Dumulmeori is “Two water area” and it refers to the point where the Namhangang River and the Bukhangang River meet. The water is safe to swim in and many locals go to the area daily for a dip in the water and to relax in the warm summer weather. The currents are not too strong and the water is shallow in many parts.
An attraction for nature fans and photographers is the three Zelkova trees that are over 400 years old. The three trees have merged together forming one larger tree as seen in the photo below.
The train journey takes around 2 hours but it is definitely worth it. I recommend spending an entire afternoon here as you walk around the park and enjoy the water. There didn’t seem to be too many people here so it is safe to say you wont run into many other tourists.
How to get there:
Take the Jungang Subway Line to Yangsu Station and take exit 1. Walk for roughly 20-25 mins straight toward the water and you will reach your destination. If you get lost don’t be afraid to ask a local for directions, I had difficulty finding this location and the locals are happy to help you find where you are looking to go.
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