Visiting Seoul wouldn’t be complete without visiting the any of the Hangang Parks and marvel at the beauty of Han River. The Han River or Hangang is one of Korea’s major river that flows through the capital city of Seoul, starting from three smaller streams in the central areas of Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, and Gyeonggi-do. This river is a witness to over five thousand years of Korea’s history. The riverside parks surrounding Han River in Seoul offers a nice place for leisure to its visitors. All the twelve parks have their unique atmosphere and give stunning view of the river. So here is the list of Hangang Parks in Seoul that Kdrama fans should definitely visit.
First on the list is the Mangwon Hangang Park (망원한강공원) located in the chill neighborhood of Mangwon. It is located between Seongsandaegyo Bridge and Yanghwadaegyo Bridge. The park offers scenic walking and relaxing area with various recreational facilitaties like swimming pool, basketball court, volleyball and soccer field, etc. It also best for those who want to ride a bike with friends, families or during “me” time. Many Korean dramas were filmed in this park especially at Seongsandaegyo Bridge. Learn more about it here.
Take Seoul Metro Subway and get off at Mangwon station, Exit 1. From there, take the village bus No. 09 and drop off at Mangwon Suyuji Bus Stop.
Another must-visit park for Kdrama fans on this list is the Yeouido Hangang Park (여의도한강공원). It is one of the most popular parks along Hangang River that attracts both locals and tourists. Individuals, couples or groups usually go the this park to rest and have fun, especially during weekends. It has various attractions such as the Water Light Suare, Waterside Fountains, Festival Land, Piano Waterway, the Yacht Marina, and many more. The Eland Cruise and Wonhyo Bridge located in this park are famous Kdrama filming locations. Learn more about if here.
Take Seoul Subway Line 5 and get off at Yeouinaru Station [여의나루역], Exit 2 or 3.
We can’t talk about Hangang Parks without mentioning the Ttukseom Hangang Park. It offers various amenities that visitors from all walks of life could definitely enjoy. The park is open all year-round but a lot of locals go there to spend their weekend with family and loved ones. You can just chill here while cruising, riding a duck boat, eating by the riverside or seeing an exhibition. Moreover, you can also have fun activities there like biking, swimming, exercising, playing sports or buying affordable items at Ttukseom Flea Market. Some Kdramas were also filmed here. Know more about it here.
Take Seoul Subway Line 7 and get off at Ttukseom Resort Station, Exit 2 or 3.
And lastly, but definitely not the least on this list is the Banpo Hangang Park. This park is known for having the Banpo Rainbow Bridge which was recognized by The Guinness Book of Records in 2008 as the longest bridge fountain in the world. In addition to that, it also houses the Some Sevit or Sebitseom [세빛섬]. It is a cultural complex located on artificial islands in BanpoHan River and is the river’s landmark. It consists of three glowing islands that illuminate the Han River at night. Aside from the activities and events at Banpo Hangang Park, many Korean dramas were also filmed there. Read more about it here.
By Subway: Take Seoul subway and get off at Express Bus Terminal Station, Exit 8-1. Go straight for 250 meters, turn right at the first main intersection to Banpo-daro. Continue walking for about 400 meters, cross the road to the underpass ahead to arrive at the park. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes of walk.
By Bus: Ride Blue Bus no.740 and get off at Banpo Hangang Park Bus Stop.
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