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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. Add Seoul Grand Park to your Gwacheon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gwacheon tour planner.
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  • We went together with 2 other families and there are a total of 6 children (aged 2 to 8) and 6 adults. We only manage to go to the zoo though we bought the package price. Generally, I am pleased to go...  more »
  • This is one of the best Asian zoos we have visited. Their newer sections (particularly leopard/bear/tiger) are first-class and provide excellent habitats and good enrichment for the animals. They are ...  more »
  • We 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. We were there prima...  more »
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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 .