Seoul Botanic Park, an underrated charm located in Magok, Gangseo-gu. This place is the first attraction in Seoul to have a park and a beautiful garden all in one place. Whatever there is to nature, lakes, enchanting gardens, a forest, you name it, you can find it there all in one place.
Seoul Botanic Park was initially created to advance the urban ecology of Seoul and to display plants from 12 cities around the world.
This is done as part of an effort to expand green spaces around the city, this facility offers educational programs on top of hosting cultural events, serving as a space where city residents can get back in touch with nature.
Seoul Botanic Park consists of 4 spaces.
- Lake Garden
- Themed garden/ Botanic Garden
- Swamp Garden
- Open forest.
The three outdoor sections, lake garden, swamp garden and open forest are open 24 hours for the whole year.
Indoor Botanic Garden
The Botanic Indoor garden, the highlight of the park. Here is home to over 3100 types of plants. In addition to that, it is to increase to up to 8000 types of plants!
The Botanical Park is divided into two areas, the Mediterranean arid area, and the tropical humid area.
I personally love the design of the tall glass interior, with the transparent rooftop. It really brings out the ambiance of the garden.
One of the highlights of the park is also the Skywalk. A large bridge at the top of the building where you can enjoy the whole view of the indoor park. You will be able to see all the variety of plants and just take a moment to admire nature.
Such an amazing view of the park! I love the hot air balloon touch.
How to get there
61, Magokdong-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. Take the train to Magongnaru Station that is line 9. Exit at exits 3 or 4. Exit 4 is slightly closer to the park.
Address: 161, Magokdong-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Seoul Botanical Park is actually a 10 minute distance from the Gimpo Airport and 40 minutes from the Incheon airport.
For your information, Magokdong a part of Seoul is more of a suburb area so it’s not so crowded compared to other parts of Seoul. Around that area too is filled with so many western restaurants. So if you’re looking for an area to dine some western food, try heading down there.
Admission fees: 5000won for adults, 3000won for teens and 2000won for children.
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours, however the theme gardens are from 9am – 6pm(Closed every Mondays)
I definitely recommend this place for a quick escape to nature yet at the same time, still be in Seoul. A place you should add to your ‘to-go’ list.
I hope this post gave you some insights on the place.
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