Travel Destinations and Photo Spots
London has Hyde Park, New York has Central Park and Seoul now has its very own grand park named Seoul Forest. The park was opened to the public in 2005 after a large development was completed on the area. Residents of the city had a wish and desire for usable green space and somewhere to spend their leisure time away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city. Over 400,000 trees were planted and 100 different types of animals invested into the parkland.
During my visit to the park it seemed that many of the locals enjoy sports and many were running, playing football and playing basketball around the court areas. There are different cycling paths, running paths and footpaths spread out in different directions across the park.
It is simple to rent a bike near the information centre, for 3,000 KRW (Less than €3.00) per hour you can rent a bicycle and explore the park at a faster pace than walking.
The park is actually split into 5 different parks:
I wandered around the main centre area of the park and many different sculptures and structures are dotted throughout the park just like this horse racing sculpture below.
No noise pollution from the city can be heard inside the park and I definitely recommend coming here in the summer with a picnic or the intention to relax. Next time I visit I will avail of the bike hire and try to explore the further sections of the park I did not get a chance to see on my last trip. This is a pretty unique spot to see in Seoul so if you are in the area you should wander down and experience it for yourself.
How to get there:
Take the Subway to Ttukseom Station and use exit 8. The park is a short walk from the station exit.