Tucked away in dense woodland on the outskirts of Seoul, Yongma Land amusement park stands abandoned and uninhabited. Officially opened in 1980, the small family friendly amusement park soon became popular amongst locals. When modern, larger amusement parks such as ‘Lotte World’ opened in 1989, numbers began to dwindle in Yongma Land.
The park closed its doors in 2011 and has stood vacant ever since. Even though the park is no longer a functioning amusement park it has gained popularity amongst urban explorers and the film industry.
For a small entry fee of KRW5,000 the park keeper will allow you to walk around and take photos for as long as you please. I visited the park during the summer when the weather was humid and I advise bringing a bottle of water for the walk to the park. There was a film crew filming for my first hour there and I had the entire park to myself for the rest of the afternoon.
I definitely recommend visiting Yongma Land if you have an interest in urban exploration, as you can see from the photos it is well preserved but also has tinges of decay.
How to get there:
Take the train to Mangu Station and I advise getting a taxi because this is the easiest way to get there.
If you decide to walk it will take roughly 10-15 minutes.
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