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Why Hangang Park is special ?
Hangang Park (한강공원) is a representative people’s park located by Hangang River (한강). It was created through the “Hangang River Comprehensive Development Project” in the 1980s, covering a huge area that is dedicated to the citizens, providing areas for sports and relaxation. You can see many people strolling or jogging along the trail paths, in-line skaters, bicyclers, and soccer fields or basketball courts.
The Citizen’s Park is composed of Gwangnaru, Jamsil, Ttukseom, Jamwon, Banpo, Ichon, Yeouido, Yanghwa, Mangwon, Seonyudo, Nanji, and Gangseojigu – a total of 12 districts. Each park has its unique characteristics that fit the district, and especially Yeouido, Jamsil, and Ttukseom districts are very popular because of the ferry cruise services on Hangang River. The most popular are the ones in Yeouido and Ttukseom. Because the Yeouido area is where all the major TV Studios are located, countless dramas use this park for their shoots. Here you can also observe the birds of Bam Isle, a designated ecological preservation area. On the other hand, Ttukseom district is called the windsurfing and water-skiing mecca, and you can experience all sorts of leisure sports here. It is a sports heaven.
Hangang Park is beautiful in the evenings as well, filled with the lights from Hangang River, the surrounding city buildings, streets, and the traffic. The sound of the river waves blend well with the city’s nightscape. It is especially good to use the ferry cruise in the evening as well, viewing the river area and scenery in the pleasant river breeze.
What to explore at Hangang Park?
Hangang Park in Jamsil: Located between the Jamsil Rail Bridge and the Yeongdong Bridge and proximal to the Jamsil Olympic Stadium, Lotte World, and Olympic Park, the Park is endowed with numerous leisure and sports facilities. The nature education center is filled with flowers and trees and is a popular destination for picnics.
Hangang Park in Ttukseom: A swimming pool and shower facilities are also available on the premises, so it’s a great place for a date or an outing with the family. Water sports are also available, including windsurfing, waterskiing and motorboating. Feel the wind on the Hangang River as you enjoy its many options at this riverside park location.
Hangang Park in Yeouido: Natural wildlife is vibrant here, and greenery abounds in every nook and cranny. The Park includes a wharf, and folk game stage and culture stage, and plenty of venues for the public to enjoy culture and nature in a unique environ.
Hangang Park in Seonyudo :It is an environmental park as much as it is a wildlife and “water” park. Here visitors can enjoy rustic gardens, a plant center, an environmental playground, and a forest. Many fountains surround the Park, including the landmark World Cup Fountain.
Hangang Park in Nanji: When the weather gets warmer, there’s no better way than to cool off by spending it camping and enjoying outdoor sports by the Hangang River. Once you’re there take advantage of the rollerblading and biking paths, and if you don’t have a bicycle rest assured in the knowledge that they are available for rent in the area. Hourly rates go at 3,000 won for individuals. Camping comes at a bargain too. For a mere 15,000 won a family of four can stay overnight, use the showering and toilet facilities on the grounds, and rent a tent for free. Other items can be rented at a marginal cost.
How to get to Hangang Park?
Ttukseom district: Exit #2 or 3 of Ttukseom Resort station (Seoul Subway Line 7).
Gwangnaru district: From exit #1 of Cheonho station (Seoul Subway Line 5 & 8), walk 20 min.
Yeouido District: Exit #2 or 3 of Yeouinaru station (Seoul Subway Line 5).
Yanghwa district: From exit #4 of Dangsan station (Seoul Subway Line 2), walk 10 min.
- Sweet retreat from the city traffic
- Great day and night hangout
- Cherry blossom festival
- Cherry blossom festival
- Perfect for a stroll or bike ride
8 Yeoeuido-dong Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul South Korea
Tips for you
I was here for the Fireworks Festival and it was amazing! Although it got super chilly towards late evening, my friends and I got a superb view of the fireworks and met an incredible bunch of locals who were kind enough to share their mats, blankets and food with us. While waiting for the fireworks to officially commence, we had a splendid time chatting with the people around us. A day well spent at the park! On another occasion, we decided to have a fried chicken party at the park in the late evening. We ordered and waited for our fried chicken delivery off the road (literally) and devoured the yummy spread near the river. There's so much to do at the park! Find a nice and comfortable spot and you could easily spend a couple of hours behind a book or simply people watch.
Hangang park is huge! Great nature scenes with wide bicycle path, perfect spot for biking. Go around the park and you'll notice great architectures too, like this spiral bridge.