Nodeul Island is a manmade island located in the heart of Seoul, in the middle of the Han river. Featured in many K-dramas, including Start-Up starring Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho, and Kang Han-na and it is a Seoul sunset destination!
What can be more peaceful than enjoying the tranquil beauty of a sunset? As the sun descends below the horizon, creating romantic shades of red and orange across the sky. The world has an opportunity to take a breath and revivify. Sunset literally marks the end of the day, but it also symbolizes peace, harmony, and rebirth. Even though there are sunsets every day, it does not depreciate their beauty and magnificence.
Today, I’d like to introduce a place that is less well-known than Yeouido River Han Park, yet offers a similar sunset vista. Nodeul Island is a man-made island in the River Han in Seoul and is directly overpassed by the Hangang Bridge.
After a four-year renovation project, the island was re-opened to the public in 2019. It was opened as a music-themed cultural complex while preserving most of its original form. There are various cultural entertainment spots on the island. They include a bookstore, a live house, music lounges, a garden, an outdoor concert venue, as well as a two-meter moon artwork called Moonlight Nodeul.
It is worth mentioning that it is less crowded than Yeouido River Han Park. As a result, you can extensively and sufficiently experience the elegance of sunset and the stunning sky as it transforms from bright orange to purple-tinted. You will see red-like fire, or orange-like maple leaves before fading into darkness.
Additionally, there are also coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants, and a pizzeria with a floor-to-ceiling view of the Han river on the island. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, take a stroll, and/or have a picnic by the riverfront.
Furthermore, you can walk across the Han River Bridge to the island in the evening. Herre, you can enjoy the charm of the night view of the Han River.
If you are a lover of Korean dramas, you will definitely feel thrilled and delighted to visit this island as it was one of the main filming locations of the drama named “Start-Up”, which starred Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho, and Kang Han-na.
In brief, it is perfectly an awesome place to relax and enjoy the sunset with your beloved, and the sunset views will definitely make your visit worthwhile.
[Outdoors] Open 24 hr
[Indoor facilities] 09:00-21:30
[Cultural facilities] 12:00-20:00