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. Add Seoul Grand Park to your Gwacheon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gwacheon tour planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I went to the zoo and it was great all kind of animals were there. My advise to the people who wanna participate in activities like feeding the animals or playing with the dolphins to come after midda...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Came to Park two years later, with the last visit. Honestly say-disappointed. Any feeling of desolation. Third valerov are closed. Maybe it's a coincidence (repair, quarantine). Dolphins no-hanging announcement that they are released into the wild and speeches will not ever. But I recommend to visit for those who haven't been here.
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  • August 7, 2017
    ATTENTION! Adequate Zoo ticket worth 10500 Won per person, which includes admission to the Zoo-5000 Won, train to the Zoo-5500 won. I took the full package + funicular, which takes you to the top-rate is unfortunately not memorized. Now more about adequacy: to walk to the Zoo is not recommend because it's not close. And save time and effort. At the entrance to the Zoo there is a map in English-very comfortable by the way. Map of the Zoo reminds map Metro, all paths are marked with a particular color is only 4. To the left of the entrance is a LIFT or funicular. If you took a full package (about which I wrote above), then LIFT you can discover almost on the up, where you can build your route on a given path. AND NOW THE FUN! If you plan to fully visit the Zoo, you'll need to climb the most up and down at least twice. And the easiest way to do this using the bus! Yes the bus! In the entire Zoo bus. He has 7 stops and he rides in a circle. Also marked on the map of the Zoo. The fare on the bus inside the Zoo for free. Riding it with periodicity in 20 minutes. I.e. for ...
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  • April 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • May 21, 2017
    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.
  • April 10, 2017
    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.
  • May 8, 2017
    I really enjoyed this place. We can see many animals here and cable car facility available .

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