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Seoul Forest, Seoul

(4.4/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Seoul Forest represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seoul travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a large park in the center of the city, easy to complete. Events sometimes, and it's great to take a walk.
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  • The place sure is beautiful summer, in the winter, it was not as impression full. Who but a quiet place to the walking search is right here. The way and the forest are very neat. Also it can be well achieved and after you can still beautiful walk along the water.
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  • This is a large area of paths and trees in the middle of Seoul. Having visited in February there wasn't as much happening as there would be at other times of the year and the trees and fauna was dorma...  more »
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  • One of the best parks in Seoul. Sculpture area, floor fountain, skate park, butterfly house, insect house, deer feeding, and a wonderful playground. And that's just the start. The playground has a huge play structure, lots of sand, big slides, and lots of other little highlights. Oh, and lots and lots of water faucets, and wonderful bathrooms right next door. Lots of trails, a secluded water habitat in the NW corner...the list goes on. The elevated path going over the deer area and to the SW is a lovely walk, and you can see dozens of water birds. Not a lot of eating options: there are a couple CUs, and a place by the lake. There are several more options in the towers at the NE corner of the park. The list goes on: garden area, tennis courts, etc.
  • Reallly good to take kids on a saturday morning. You can hire bikes cheaply near gate 5. Parking is convenient if you get there before about 11. Tends to get packed on nice days. Insect and butterfly gardens are small but my kids like them.
  • I've been here a few times and everytime I go I'm surprised by finding something new and beautiful in the park. Absolutely one of my favorite ways to waste time. In the spring/summer they even have a indoor butterfly garden as well as a place to hand feed deer. The bathrooms are usually clean and the park is free. You really cant complain.
  • Gorgeous Park in Seoul. Nice place to relax and seeing some nature. Renting a bike is a good way to explore the park and nearby Han river
  • Great place to relax. There are lots of recreational areas like for exercising for yound and old alike. There are also places for peaceful relaxation and meditation. In additional they also have deers that you can feed after buying feeds in the vending machine and butterfly, insects, rabbit houses. There are also lots of flowers and gardens.