Tired of wandering around Seoul to see temples and palaces? Don’t you feel the tiresome of the busyness of Seoul? Let’s take a break at the few places to get away from the regular buzz of life in Seoul while remaining within the walking distance of a familiar subway station. Yeouinaru is on of them. Within the eyesight of the famous 63 Building and earshot of multiple major highways lies a little oasis of carefully mown lawns where many people come to rest and play. Situated in Yeouido, the heart of politics, media, banking and finance, Yeouido Hangang Park is easily accessible via public transportation such as bus or trains. As one of the most popular parks along Hangang River, the park attracts many visitors, residents, and office workers especially in the weekends.
You can easily reach Yeouido Hangang Park with train, you just need to get into the purple line 5 via the subway network and get down at the Yeouinaru Station. The exit 2 or 3 will leads you to the beautiful view of the Hangang riverside.
What to do here?
Actually, there are a lot of activities that you can think of when you are here. But the best thing to do here is, to relax, enjoy foods and chit-chat with friends. This is the place where you can shut down your phone for a while and get out of your normal busy and tiresome days. Usually, the peak time for the people here to start stretching their mat for picnic is at about 5 pm. This is when the sun is no longer scorching hot, and the golden hour for the best view at the riverside.
Furthermore, there are several choices of foods that you can straight to get around Yeouinaru such as Lotteria. There are also a bunch of convenience stores that serves more snacks and fast foods that you can enjoy during your picnic. The best is to bring your own foods and enjoy it with your friends while chit-chatting and laughs. I bet you will have a great time with them!
Not only that, you can also rent a bike. Even if you are not a big fan of biking, it is always nice to do a little bit of exercise with a perfect view to chill. With the provided track for you to bike or to jog, it is very convenience to hanging out together enjoying the time while biking around Yeouinaru along the Hangang riverside. The bike easily can be rent where there is a spot to rent the bike. You can get the bike as cheap as 3,000 won for an hour or 5,000 won for 2 hours. If you are coming here with your partner, the couple bike for 2 is perfect for you. You can rent it at about 3,000 won per person for 1 hour and 5,000 per person for 2 hours. This can be the perfect time to enjoy romantic view with your partner.
More Festivals and Events!
More activity can be enjoyed while you are here. If you are coming around the spring or summer time, you can find a small stream under a bridge. At this stream, you can walk in the stream to feel the breeze during the hot weather. However, if you walk more you will find a fountain where this is place most of the kids enjoy playing water. Koreans usually bring their children here to play during the hot summer weather. There are also a lot of places to just sit and enjoy watching your kids playing with water.
In addition, Yeouido Hangang Park also have a lot of events and festivals. However, at these hard times of the pandemic, most of the events and festivals are cancelled. This to make sure the pandemic is well-contained and the safety of the people around. In my opinion, Yeouido Hangang Park is the must visited place if you are coming in the spring season (around April to May). During the spring season, usually there is Cherry Blossom Festival. It always breath-taking to enjoy the view during this season and I bet you should not miss this too!
If you are lucky enough, you also can spend time here to watch the fireworks festival. This festival is an international festival that sponsored by Hanhwa Corporation. The main event hall that located in front of the 63 Building is the best place for enjoying the festival. It takes place annually in early October with various theme that change every time. It is a showcase displaying the colourful series with an exciting music party will take place at the main stage in Yeouido Hangang Park.
With that, I hope you can find this post with much information you need. Thanks for reading and I hope you can have a wonderful time in Yeouido Hangang Park soon!
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