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Seoul Grand Park, Gwacheon

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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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  • I didn’t go to the zoo nor Seoul Land at the Park - both of which looked depressingly lonely; however I did enjoy a nice walk around the park grounds. There were a lot of people having picnics... 
    I didn’t go to the zoo nor Seoul Land at the Park - both of which looked depressingly lonely; however I did enjoy a nice walk around the park grounds. There were a lot of people having picnics...  more »
  • The sky lift over the lake at this season - no flowers, no snow - alone was worth the visit. The lake was frozen at the edges. The calmness and reflections were peaceful. We bought a package ticket... 
    The sky lift over the lake at this season - no flowers, no snow - alone was worth the visit. The lake was frozen at the edges. The calmness and reflections were peaceful. We bought a package ticket...  more »
  • The Seoul Grand Park has a good zoo and rose garden. I did not see roses in past visits but this time (late Oct.) the rose garden was filled with roses. In autumn the autumn colours are fascinating.....  more
    The Seoul Grand Park has a good zoo and rose garden. I did not see roses in past visits but this time (late Oct.) the rose garden was filled with roses. In autumn the autumn colours are fascinating.....  more »
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  • We took the cable car ride into the zoo. The ride itself is great as it saves you the trouble of having to walk up to the zoo and you get to enjoy the scenery. The zoo itself is very huge and can be quite tiring to walk all day. The animals are great of course, and the sun bears were especially friendly to humans. There are interesting sections such as the nocturnal exhibit and the insectarium. There are many restaurants in the zoo itself, alongside the super cool lion cafe. Highly recommend to get a seat by the window to get a close view of the lions. To get back to the metro from the zoo you can take the elephant train, which is just a tram ride back. It costs money and you can buy the ticket from a kiosk near the boarding section.
  • 3 stars because it may be beautiful, the poor animals don't have any space !! I knew everything is small in Korea so I wasn't so surprised! However it's cheap and very clean. It was quite enjoyable.
  • The park and zoo is so wonderful. Amazing view can be seen while you are sitting in the skylift. In the zoo, you can find many kind of animals, you can travel inside the zoo by the provided bus. The park is clean and tidy, it is well maintained and well managed. If you want to have a good experience while in the Seoul, just drop by to this park. It is very easy to access by the train.
  • It has changed in the past 10 years, and that change is not in the right direction. First major change was the removal of the fountain. Maybe I am late to the game on this one, but I remember that fountain being a fairly nice sized landmark that made the park very special. The next issue, which is not really a change but a complaint - vendors are peddling a ton of Chinese made goods along the sidewalk coming from the subway station. A plus is that due to the pandemic the numbers at the park are tremendously low. This makes it great to walk around and take in the surrounding nature sans the crowds of people.
  • Really big zoo with big areas for the animals to roam. The skylift up to the top meant that we were always walking downhill. The kids also enjoyed the elephant train and got very annoyed when we didn't use it on the way back xD

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