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Seoul Forest, Seoul

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One of the city's biggest parks, Seoul Forest features evergreen scenery that creates a perfect backdrop for peaceful walks through an area sheltering 100 different kinds of animals, plus over 400,000 plant species, including 40 different types of roses. The former royal hunting grounds opened as a public recreational area in 2005, the park serves active locals who come here to exercise, cycle, and stroll with the family. Composed of five distinct areas, this green lung of the city boasts a bird observatory, a wetlands flower garden, a skate park, playgrounds, and many other indoor and outdoor venues. See Seoul Forest and all Seoul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seoul holiday planner .
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  • A night in South Korea is too beautiful. If you look at the river and orange lights in the Seoul Forest also feel to live in Seoul, Korea.
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  • A great place to visit. The location is not far from hangang River. If we bit into this, we can see a deer. Nicer visited when it snowed.
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  • If you go a little further north, Buck Street is quiet wangsimni and walk. Pictures come out two pretty nice pics as well. There is also a venison ascent until the deer, which I didn't see. The next time you go to see a deer, I hope.
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  • If you like parks, it's a great place to go. There are several sections, so it'll take a long time if you want to explore it all. One good point is they seem to have built a lot of new restaurants and shops close to the subway station.
  • A great park to spend an afternoon at. Good choice of restaurants to fit all budgets and very peaceful despite being in the middle of the city. Rented a tandem bike (near entrance 5 of the park) and fed the deer too. A good place for families with kids - there's an outdoor playground, basketball courts and an outdoor gym for adults too. The surrounding area of Seoul Forest Park is really lovely and there are a ton of quaint and cosy cafes and restaurants.
  • I loved this place so much! The foliage is beautiful in the fall. There are also convenience stores located inside making it a great place to have breakfast or a short picnic.
  • I could remember that the first day I arrived in Seoul, I visited this beautiful greenery landscape. It is extremely hug and consist of many sections. It has many interesting art installation scattered around, the temperate trees, gardens, lacks, education center, and small convenient shops for some refreshment.
  • Just a very relaxing place for walks a picnic. You can rent a singles bite or a couples bike. There are fantastic places even for feeding deer or looking at butterflies or even a Botanical Garden. Overall a nice place to be even with children.

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The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
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