Seoul has various parks, and each park offers different scenery and attractions. Among the well-known parks in Seoul, World Cup Park is one of the most visited parks. World Cup Park is composed of five parks; Pyeonghwa(Peace) Park, Haneul(Sky) Park, Noeul(Sunset) Park, Nanjicheon Park, and Nanji Hangang Park. Have you ever visited one of these parks? Don’t miss a chance to see these parks, especially the Haneul park.
About Haneul Park
Out of the five parks of World Cup Park, Haneul Park is the most popular. Haneul Park or Sky Park is the highest area and one of the five themed parks located in World Cup Park. Like its name Haneul, which means sky in Korean, the park is located at World Cup Park’s highest point. It was a landfill site in the past but they turned it into an ecological park that offers a breathtaking and spectacular view of Seoul and the Han river.
What to See in Haneul Park
It is a bridge that connects Pyeonghwa (Peace) Park and Haneul (Sky) Park. When you walk towards Haneul Park’s 291 stairs, you will come across this blue bridge.
The park has 291 stairs called Haneul stairs and has become a tourist attraction. One of the ways to the top of the park is to climb up these wooden 291 stairs. And, instead of waiting in a long line for the shuttle bus, you may consider taking these stairs as this is the shortest path by foot to the top of the park.
On the sloping sides of Haneul park, there are observation points. Since it is located at the highest point in the World Cup Park, they built some observation decks so that people can witness a great view of the park and the city from the decks.
Pampas Grass and Pink Muhly Grass
The park has a wide pampas grass field and also a pink muhly grass field. You can enjoy strolling in these fields and take a lot of instagrammable pictures as much as you want. Every autumn season, you will notice many visitors who are very eager and happy to see the Pampas grass in full bloom as well as the Muhly grass flowering in pink.
There are scattered photo zones in the park. You can stop and feel free to take time for tons of pretty solo pictures of you or with your family, friends, or loved ones.
Korean Dramas Filmed Here
To take advantage of its beautiful view, some Korean dramas featured the park as one of their shooting locations. Go Back Couple (2017), Manhole (2017), Introverted Boss (2017), Another Miss Oh (2016), and other dramas filmed here.
Furthermore, you can find convenience stores near the parking lot of the park, so if you are hungry, you can simply buy some snacks and beverages here. Lastly, if you still have enough time to roam around, you might as well visit the other parks and attractions near the Haneul Park.
Haneul Park Address: 95, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Daily 5:00 am – 10:00 pm. *Please be guided that Haneul Park is closed to visitors at night to protect local flora and fauna at the park. And the only exception is during the annual Silver Grass Festival. Also, take note that operating hours vary depending on months and sunrise/sunset times. You can double check the operating hours before visiting by calling Korea Travel Hotline +82-2-1330.
How to Get There
Take the Seoul Subway Line 6, get off at World Cup Stadium Station, and take Exit 1. You can reach the park either by riding the parks’ electric cart or by using the wooden stairs. You can take the golf-cart shuttle service departing from the park entrance that costs 2,000 won one-way /3,000 won round-trip.