How do you spend your time in winter? Do you try to be indoors as much as possible? Or, on the contrary, do you often spend time outside, braving the cold? If you love the winter season and are also interested in winter activities, then I recommend going to Ttukseom Hangang Park in Seoul to experience snow tubing.
Ttukseom Hangang Park
Ttukseom Hangang Park is located relatively close to the center of Seoul, within walking distance from Ttukseom Resort Station. The nearest exit to all of the winter fun is exit 2. Once you leave the metro, you can see the slide, so finding the right place is very simple.
To enter the area with snow tubing, you need to buy a ticket. The cost is the same for everyone: for both children and adults. You only need to pay 6,000 Won, and then you can ride an unlimited number of times.
At the cashbox, they give a receipt, which will need to be given to staff at the entrance. It is absolutely not necessary to have your own snow tubes, because all visitors can get them in the park.
For small children, there is a very small slide from which they can safely slide down. But most visitors go to the higher one. From below, the slide seems high. However, after you climb to the top and sit down, it doesn’t seem so high anymore. After climbing to the highest point, everyone needs to sit in one row and take turns riding. Staff will control and regulate the movement of visitors and prevent dangerous and traumatic situations.
Sliding down the track takes less than half a minute. You can ride alone, or with friends. If you want to go down together, then you need to hold your snow tube with one hand and your neighbor’s snow tube with the other hand. It is fast, safe, and not at all scary. Therefore, for those who want to shoot videos or take photos, no need to worry about your phone dropping. I saw that many did this, not a single person’s phone fell out of their hands.
After you complete the drop, you need to stand up and get out of the way as quickly as possible so as not to slow down the line and let the next ones go down. The snow tube must be placed on the table for the next visitors to pick it up.
Probably, after you have plenty of rolling down the slide, you will want to eat. In this park, there is a small indoor food court where they sell Korean street food. There are also places where everyone can sit and eat. One of the unusual snacks you can buy there is Fried pond-smelt fish (빙어튀김). The cost for one set is 4,000 Won. Also, they give soy sauce.
This year, we can finally say that the pandemic is almost over, and in this regard, for the first time in three years, many activities and festivals are gradually resuming. One of these is snow tubing in Seoul. If you like winter and those activities that you can only do in winter, then I definitely recommend visiting this park before February 12, because, after this date, snow tube skiing will no longer be available.
Ttukseom Hangang Park (한강공원 뚝섬) Address: Seoul, Ttukseom Resort Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2. Korean address: 서울, 뚝섬유원지역, 2번 출구, 한강공원 뚝섬 Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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