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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  • My kid loves animals so it was her 1st time in Seoul so I thought lets go and visit the Zoo, The entrance to the zoo is very far so once you get off from the Metro you arrive at 1 entrance from there ...  more »
  • I went to see hippos. From Seoul in about 40 minutes closest train station arrived. Straight forward, down the tube at the entrance of a large park. Head to the right and Zoo. I think Bruno right straight out of the gate with the elephant bath. I took advantage on the way back, but probably from / to be the same. Riding the elephant bath 1000 w, so you are good. I think it takes about 20 minutes walk. Lift gate drive instead of riding on the bus, heading to the right. This is the fear. Height is in its own way, is a solid big lift is too large, hold on a bar, but not for the sudden the fear of heights. And 10 minutes to the entrance, and is long. Absolute bus is good. Winter indoor exhibition seems most important Zoo is seeing only the cover so I don't know. Hippos are insanely cute baby hippopotamus was born six months ago.
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  • Too many people on weekdays and on weekends. So the water in the top 3000 is playing with mostly children and letting the first time to enjoy the rides. I'm able to be a waste of time but puffy
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  • One of the memorable part was watching staff feeding a bunch of lions by throwing some chicken meat (this happens only a couple of times a day at certain times, so I recommend checking that first if you want to watch it) Took my Canadian husband here, he absolutely loved it having never been to such a big zoo with a variety of animals. It takes a good 2-3 hours to see the entire place. The entrance fee is very small.
  • You can feel that the park, especially the zoo animals, are really taken care of. Every animal seems to be healthy. Plus, the whole place is worth a day spent.
  • I visited this Park in the night after 7pm, having taken around 50-min subway ride from central Seoul. The subway station nearest to the Park is named after the Grand Park itself. I were there primarily to see the cherry blossoms. There were of course much fewer cherry blossom trees compared to Yeouido or Seokchon Lake, nevertheless, this Park is much more spacious and bigger and with fewer people as compared to the ever crowded Yeouido or Seokchon Lake. The cherry blossom trees are to the left of the entrance to the Park. It was still a nice sight to behold even in the night, due to the brightly lit night lights. For the cherry blossom season especially, there was some nice, romantic decorations and also a row of 5-6 pianos freely available for visitors to play a nice melody to accompany the romantic ambience of the place. Could see many couples and families with children being enthralled by the place, taking we-fies and photos. Overall, a nice place to visit in the evenings, after the main crowd visiting the zoo and other themed-attractions have left.
  • It is very difficult to tell about this huge park with a short post but let me try. A very wide park area where is a lake located in the center. It has a big Car parking lot as well but it might be difficult to find a parking lot in peak seasons and weekends. I recomend you to go by subway line 4 (blue). When you arrive there, there are tens of traditional Korean snack sellers in the 50 meter long enterance. Way around park makes a circle. First, there is a 3 floor sphere shaped very well equipped kids cafe in right side after you pass the small bridge/ dunkin donuts and cable car. This kids cafe can be a very good chose in very cold and hot days. It is open till 6 pm and offers lower price after 4 pm. After that, there is a huge zoo when you follow the same way after kids cafe. But, Zoo is a bit far from enterance. Aprx. 1 km but walking way is very lovely. If you don't want to walk, you can either choose cable car to enjoy lake scenery from the top or take elephant look wheel train from the big building right in the center of entrance. Train is a bit cheaper than cable car. Lastly, there is an amusement park after the zoo which is also rich in terms of equipment. I highly recommend you to visit here once while you are in seoul. A very nice place for dating and for the families with kids. Hope it helps.
  • One day with full entertainment .. zoo is here for kids.. .. blue sky with scatered clouds what a lovely landscap.. elephant bus ride is ready in every minute. If u want to enjoy from height lift chair is waiting for you.. over all love it.. i soul you.

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