If you are looking for a place to take a peaceful stroll during day-time, then these three spots of Seoul might be for you!
In Seoul, there is in fact a lot of things to do as a tourist or expat. However, sometimes you just want to take a break, and get away from the fast paced enviroment from the streets. Because of this, we will introduce you three spots in where you can just relax and get rid of your worries!
Songpa Trail Course (송파둘레길 한강길 코스)
Among all the places you could possibly go to de-stress, Songpa Trail is one of the best. That is because there is a lot to see along the 21km-long trail. Due to its length, when you go to the tourism office of Songpa, they hand you out a map that has marked all the touristic spots, so as the path that you need to follow to complete the trail course.
In addition, they give another map that contains a list of the gourmet restaurants that await for you to come. With this in mind, the street of gourmet food is definitely a place that you must go once you finish the trail course!
As shown in the map below, there are many things to do:
While you are walking around, you will come across with various places where you can eat, or take out food. What caught my attention is that there are even handcrafted beer bars. So you can drink a refreshing can of beer in your way to the course’s ending.
Needless to say, you can make a picnic while enjoying the beautiful view of the river. In case you do not want to walk that much and just want to find a place to chill.
As you have read, this place is simply the best to enjoy a peaceful stroll during day-time in Seoul!
Address: 326, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (29-5, Shincheon-dong (Songpa-gu Office)
Olympic Park (올림픽공원)
This park actually is also in Songpa. Therefore, if you follow the map you eventually will find it!
This place is not just a pretty park, but also a place with history. That is why when you first arrive, the first thing you will see is the eye-catching main gate, that contains a lot of elements belonging to the korean culture in its design.
The main gate was inspired after the pigeon, a bird that symbolizes peace by spreading its wings. And as expected, it has the olympic emblem infront.
a bit of history
The Seoul Metropolitan Government completed and opened the project in 1986, at a cost of 182.3 billion won to host the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
As the Seoul Metropolitan Government was confirmed to host the 1988 Summer Olympics, they began its construction in 1984 to wish for the success of the Olympics. In the same year, the construction was delayed after the discovery of Mongchon Saturn, an early earthen fortress during the Baekje period. Construction resumed and officially opened in 1986.
The area is 144.71 hectares of land, and currently, it is owned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation.
a stunning park to spend your whole day
As mentioned before, this park is pretty big. Therefore, it is impossible to become crowded, making it a great place to escape from the crowds and take a deep breath. While you are walking around, you will find a lot of modern sculptures worth taking pictures of.
It is worth to mention that there are a lot of vending machines in the way, plus some food vendors. This makes it convenient for sure.
Address: 424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Naksan Park (낙산공원)
If you want to stroll along a stunning night city, then this place is for you!
Walking along the fortress, you will be able to enjoy some of the best views of Seoul. No matter at what time you stroll in this place, because at any hour, it has the most beautiful scenary.
This is a perfect place for those who like hiking, since its mountain is a little over 100 meters high. Due to this, it requires a bit of effort to arrive to the perfect spot to see the view. However, you can take the path coming from Daehangno if you do not feel like hiking.
It is woth to mention that it is near Ihwa Mural Village. Because of this, you can add both in your itinerary for sure!
Address: 41 Naksan-gil, Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Seoul is a city that indeed has everything. No wonder it has places for each occasion!
Even if we know there are some other spots in Seoul where you can go and relax, these are some of the best to take a peaceful stroll during day-time.
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