Seoul Grand Park, Gwacheon

4.3
#1 of 7 in Outdoors in Gyeonggi-do
A huge park complex with a broad array of natural and man-made attractions, Seoul Grand Park spans 915 hectares (2,261 acres) at the foot of Mt. Cheonggye. Centered around a large lake, the park includes Korea's oldest zoo, with 3,700 animals from 300 species and a children's petting zoo. You can also admire the 250 native plants in the vast botanical garden, including tropical vegetation, cacti, and orchids. Hike a 7.5 km (4.7 mi) long path through natural surroundings, or take the skylift. The abundance of facilities and diverse entertainments make this a highly family-friendly spot. Put Seoul Grand Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Gwacheon tour planning tool .
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  • Good for long walk and if you have time. Also a nice place for picnic. Each area has separate entrance fees. Sky lift is a must to see the scenery from above. We did see much, some animals are not the...  more »
  • When visiting Seoul free time left, we decided to visit the Zoo, in the outcome of the dedicated 2 days. The huge territory, the first day were from lunch until closing before closing the US etc. Visitors gathered bus and transported to the exit. Getting there and back on the subway, logistics is very simple and intuitive, the Zoo moved on foot, guided by a map drawn on the asphalt color lines-lines, everything is very clear. Entrance to the 500 rubles r. on the territory there is a cafe and a lot of vehicles with water and drink. Nature has pleased paints of autumn, the weather +15, the Sun. There is also the opportunity to relax on the grass. Everyone really enjoyed it.
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  • A lot of animals, very suitable for children to play one day. Although the time is 7 points, but the 5:30 after a lot of animals back to cage son. The Insects Museum is about 6. And there is no road light, very dark, the suggestion arrangements early to play, before 5:30 leave. There is a pay of $5000 for parking. In addition, the parking field is about 15 minutes ' walk from the zoo entrance, which is a bit far from being able to pay extra for a car or a cable car.
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  • A great place to walk around. I have been here on many picnics and it is great to sit near the lake. You can also go to the Zoo. One of my favorite art museums are here; the MMCA. It is great to come here with your family or go on a date here.
  • I used line 4 train from Hoehyeon to come here. Very cheap fare for 11 stations. From Seoul Grand Park station you have to walk about 300m to the ticket zone. Here you can buy the Elephant Train ticket for 1000 won to the zoo entrance. Or you have to walk 950m to reach it. Many people prefer to walk. Add-on tickets are sold here eg cable car. At the entrance you buy the zoo ticket for 5000 won. The zoo is spacious. However the avian part is closed. There are many parts that are closed either for renovation or there is no animal there. Most animals are placed in cages or glass rooms and as such you cannot see the animals' natural capability eg orang utan. For safety reasons there are many glass panel erected around here eg lion area. All the above makes photography difficult or futile. I think the best zoos are in Malaysia and Indonesia. The good aspect abt this zoo is that there are many food stalls, zoo bus and many toilets. There are significant shady seats too. In this zoo there is a Botanical Park.
  • Very big zoo with lots of great views of animals and nice botanical gardens. Take chair lift up to start from top or walk up from zoo entrance and take lift down. I suggest the latter.
  • Good, if you have free time half a day. You will enjoy nice view by riding cable car across the lake. Good place for picnic and enjoy korean life style.
  • I really enjoyed this place. We can see many animals here and cable car facility available .

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