Once you visit Seoul you will realize that one of the best features of the city is how nature and urban elements blend well in the city landscape and lifestyle: you will always see a lot of people in a hurry but also a lot of people taking relaxing walks nearby the river.
A Park in Seoul
Seoul has a lot of parks where you can go to rest and enjoy nature without thinking about the whole crazy rhythm of the city. One of the options where you can go is Yeouido Park! The closest station is the Yeouido Station, and the park goes all the down to the Han River. The park entrance is free for everyone.
About Yeouido Park
The park is not very big, so if you’re going just to take a walk, it’s around a 1:30 of a slow walk. During the spring, Yeouido Park offers visitors a road full of cherry blossom trees, and also a beautiful “secret” garden, where they have a small lagoon surrounded by trees. The view is just stunning, and this kind of garden is an awesome location for taking some pictures – either portraits or landscape pictures. The mysterious aura of the place will definitely enchant you. This part of the park has a wooden table that is great for a picnic or a light snack.
Talking about picnics, the park has a lot of areas where you can just seat on the grass and enjoy the landscape. It’s better to go on sunny weather, so the landscape will be even prettier – the shadows of the trees on the plain grass gives out a very warm atmosphere. The park rules allow visitors to eat while seating on the grass, so take your picnic mat – that you can buy on nearby convenience stores – and enjoy a light meal with your friends or on the company of a book you like. Since Seoul is a really safe city to be, you can also take your tablet and watch a movie.
What You Can Do
You can also see in this park an old warplane in real life-size. Depending on the day you can even go inside the plane. Right in front of the plane, there is a good space to ride a bike, skate, or skateboard. It’s a very familiar environment, so you will spot a lot of parents watching their kids having fun. The park also has a bike path that goes all the way from the main gate to the Han River. Is also easy to rent a bike through the app “Seoul bike”.
At last but not least, the park also has a small lagoon following the style of the Korean traditional palaces gardens, with carps and everything. It’s another great example of how Korea preserves its history through small details that you can spot all over the city. It gives you a really nice view of the skyscrapers at the back of the lagoon. There also some fun art installations where you can take nice pictures. These are spread all over the park.
Address: 68, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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