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SQKrisflyer wrote a review Jul 2020
Singapore179 contributions148 helpful votes
Yeouido Hangang Park is located on the huge Yeouido Island, home to Seoul’s main financial district. This is a huge, popular park on the river featuring scenic views and my family and I were here on a sunny Friday late morning during autumn. While the park attracts scores of locals and tourists for the annual Yeouido Spring Flower Festival displaying the beautiful cherry blossoms, I found that Hangang Park also held its own wonderful stage during autumn. Getting there: We were at Hangang Park once we came out of Exit 3 or Exit 2 of the Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5). It is that accessible. As a public park, there is no entrance fee. And once out of Exit 2, walking on the huge open space toward the river brought us to the 3 words “I SEOUL U”. The Park (Attraction): Besides walking (as most people do), cycling is a faster and flexible way to experience the beauty of the Han River, the 3 bridges – Wonhyo, Mapo, and Seogang – that link Yeouido Hangang Park with the north of Han River, surrounding landmarks and the seasonal flora (for us it was the brilliant autumn hues of red, orange and yellow). We rented two bicycles at a bicycle rental kiosk that is about 4 minutes’ walk from Exit 2. It opened at 9 am and charged affordable rates of ₩ 3,000 for single bike per hour with ₩ 500 every 15 minutes thereafter and ₩ 6,000 per hour for tandem (couple) bicycle followed by ₩ 1,000 every 15 minutes thereafter. While the 16 km route round the Yeouido Island takes about 2 hours, we spent 2 hours on a ride-rest-take photographs route that took us west past Mapo Bridge and Seogang Bridge to the westernmost part of the Park or Island and then back again all the way to just before Wonhyo Bridge. At the westernmost part, you could look across and see the Dangsan Railroad Bridge, Yanghwa Bridge and the Jeoldusan (“hill of severed heads”) Matyrs’ Shrine at Jamdubong Peak. We enjoyed the wide cycling pathway or track along the promenade, and these tracks transforms into huge spaces when cyclists and pedestrians share the activities. One classic space contains the 3 words “I SEOUL U” after a short walk from Exit 2 of Yeouinaru Station. To me, what’s more enjoyable were taking in the contrasting yet fabulous views on either side of the Han River. Within the Park are some of the famous glassy skyscrapers in the financial district - we saw the LG Twin Towers, Conrad Hotel and the under construction maroon-lined Parc 1 Tower A and Tower B (when completed, Tower A at 333 metres will become South Korea’s 5th tallest building) and of course the 63 Building (the world’s largest gold-cladded building). The other side of Han River is more densely populated and there are countless buildings. What stood out from the clutter is the N Seoul Tower on top of the hill. And along the Han River, there’s the Floating Stage which hold concerts, outdoor performances and night movies. We then bought lunch from Lotteria (one of the several floating restaurants) and ate it at one of the unique “springy” benches in the Park – really relaxing! After that, we recced the Park for direction to the Eland Cruise terminal so we would not be lost when we came back later in the night. Nevertheless, it was the first time that my family and I did cycling on our Seoul vacation. We enjoyed the exercise and the sightseeing especially along the beautiful Han River without the weekend crowd. I recommend cycling for a unique experience, otherwise walking is just as enjoyable for those who cannot cycle.…
Date of experience: November 2019
KIHOON CHOI wrote a review Mar 2020
Seoul, South Korea416 contributions40 helpful votes
This park is the best place to enjoy the view of Seoul along the Han-River. There are less facilities than Banpo area. But you who use public transportation can arrive this park easier than that and many skyscrapers with lights also makes you feel good(of course, you can have fun with using food delivery service). 고층 건물들에 의한 야경이 이곳을 다른 한강공원에 비해 보다 매력적인 곳으로 만든다고 생각합니다. 다만 반포 한강공원에 비해 전반적인 구성은 알차지 않다는 느낌이 듭니다.…
Date of experience: January 2020
Mtch wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates54 contributions24 helpful votes
Hangang park is full attractions, the Water Light Square, Waterside Fountains, the Waterside Stage, Festival Land, the Piano Waterway, Waterfalls of Light, the Yacht Marina, and more. You can rent a bike and enjoy the view!
Date of experience: November 2019
Exceeding_Joy wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore139 contributions61 helpful votes
This park is huge! If you're tired of the crowds in Seoul city, spend some time here. Just take a walk and enjoy the city skyline, bridges or sit and chill with friends. You can easily buy a mat at the park. We came in the daytime. Hope to catch the fireworks festival next time,!
Date of experience: October 2019
jessicaloke wrote a review Nov 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands52 contributions31 helpful votes
If the weather is beautiful and you have a few hours to spare, this is the perfect place to be. It's nice to get away from the crowded Seoul streets and come out to some nice wide open spaces where people walk at a slower pace and people blast out K-pop in a friendly manner.
Date of experience: July 2019
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