Seoul is a very vibrant city with special mixed images combining historical assets and modern places. Today we will have a quick escape to two hidden gems in the city. First we will go on a historical trip to the Taerung Royal tomb, then we will discover the Gyeonchun Line Road Forest.
Taerung Royal Tomb
Taearung royal tomb known as the burial mound of the Queen Munjeong of the Joseon Dynasty and a Unesco world heritage. What makes this royal tomb special, is its location in the heart of a forest. Hence, while strolling around you can take a walk in the woods and feel the real nature. Even though this royal tomb is in the middle of the city, once inside you will feel totally disconnected and recharged.
The sceneries are break taking especially during the fall and the spring seasons. Even during the weekends, only few families visit Taerung which make it the perfect spot to relax, breath some fresh air, read a book or even go on a date. I highly recommend you to visit this spot at least once if you are in Seoul.
Gyeongchun Line Road Forest
Gyeongchun line road forest is a resting area, opened to the public to regenerate the district of Nowon. The place is an example of many reusable assets of Seoul. It is an industrial heritage that was converted to a new attractive, unique and pedestrian friendly spot in the city.
Once there, you can walk throughout the railroad line and take pictures or just have a break by sitting on the benches and sipping a beverage.
This line road forest is especially attractive during spring for its cherry blossom trees, but also, in autumn when you can see the foliage and make unforgettable memories of the korean fall season.
Location: subway Line 6 to Hwarangdae Station. Exit4