Seoul Forest Park
On an area of around 500,000 square meters, Seoul Forest serves as a citizen's park and ecological park in the area of Seongsu-dong, Seoul. There were reportedly fewer parks in the northeast section of Seoul compared to other places; this one was built to remedy that and give residents a taste of the great outdoors in the heart of the city. The Seongsu area has recently experienced a surge in popularity, drawing a large number of young people to the neighborhood.
The parking area at Seoul Forest is rather spacious but will likely fill up on weekends. The parking lot is always nearly full, even during the week.
At the front gate is a map of Seoul Forest. Looking at a map, it appears to be very large. Culture and Art Park, Ecological Forest, Wetland Ecological Park, Learning Experience Park, and Han River Waterside Park are the purported five key themes that makeup Seoul Forest.
Our first stop was at the Cultural Arts Park. A large group of individuals can be seen jogging and playing in the open field. People are having a picnic under the shade of a tree on one side. The nearby Metasequoia Road doesn't go on for very far.
Over at the Culture and Arts Park, there is a concrete water pipe shelter and an outdoor stage.
In Seoul Forest, you may find numerous wooden benches. Most of them are situated in cool, shady areas, making them ideal picnic spots during the hot summer months. But on the weekends, they are always full of people.
You can frequently see couples taking wedding pictures in Seoul Forest.
The butterfly garden at Seoul Forest Nature Experience Center is a fantastic spot to take the kids. In Seoul, the sight of fluttering butterflies transports me back to my childhood.
The Insect Garden, which is adjacent to the Butterfly Garden, is not very big, but everything is so clean and well-kept that it's a pleasure to stroll through.
Get out of the botanical garden and head to the Ecological Park. The trees on either side provide for a cool, pleasant stroll. It was a relief not to be facing the sun head-on.
In this ecological park, you can see deer and bunnies. The concept of "nature in the middle of the city" has greater resonance with me after learning that deer are grown there.
A bridge will appear after you've walked for some time through the Ecological Park. This is one of my favorite sights in Seoul Forest. When I first came here, I couldn't believe that such a beautiful spot existed in the heart of Seoul.
You can get to Hangang Park by going across this bridge. As I made my way through the Seoul forest and toward the Han River, I got a brief sense of calm.
I've been to Seoul Forest at least four or five times already, and each time I discover something new that makes it even better as a picnic spot or walking trail. It's too hot to be outside in July and August, but a trip to Seoul Forest on a clear, sunny day is well worth it.
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