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[Korea] The Hangang River Outdoor Swimming Pools to Open

  • Date07/18/2007
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The Han River Outdoor Swimming Pool, Just a Hop, Skip and a Jump Away by Subway:
Easy Subway Access on a Hot Sweltering Day

In the city of Seoul, there are 6 places along the Hangang City Park that offer outdoor swimming pools. For less than 5,000won, you can enjoy a day of swimming at the Han River outdoor swimming pool and at the same time, each swimming pool can hold a capacity of up to 3,000 people. These outdoor pools also have illuminated towers installed to light up the pools at night for use of the facilities in the evening as well.

Ttukseom Swimming Pool: This place is equipped with a playground, a wall fountain, an artificial rock-climbing wall, and a variety of other accessible facilities, suitable area for a family outing.
Take Subway Line 7 to Ttukseom Resort Station and go out of either Exit 2 or 3. Takes only 2 mins. on foot.

Mangwon Swimming Pool: The thing that stands out the most is the neighboring scenery around this area. While you are enjoying a swim you can appreciate the blue waters of the Han River. In the vicinity is a campground called ‘Nanji Camp Ground’ where families can go camping.
The easiest way to get there is to take either Subway Line 2 or 6 and from Hapjeong Station take a taxi. (Costs around 3,000won).

Yeouido Swimming Pool: This is the largest swimming pool of all the Han River’s outdoor swimming pools. Beomseom Island and the Ecological Park are adjacent to each other, making it easy for visitors to take a course and visit both places.
Take Subway Line 5 to Yeouinaru Station and exit from no. 2.

Jamwon Swimming Pool: Compared to the other swimming pools, these facilities are quite well-maintained and the neighboring parks make it a nice place for couples to visit.
Take Subway Line 3 to Sinsa Station and exit from no. 5 and a 10-15 mis. walk (By taxi, it cost approximately 2,500-3,000won.) or you can go to Apgujeong Station and exit from no. 1 and take a taxi (It cost approximately 3,000won.)

Jamsil Outdoor Swimming Pool: Since this area’s been remodeled, the facilities have greatly improved and among the nearby apartment complexes, it is rather leisurely.
Take Subway Line 2 to Sincheon Station and go out of exit 7 and walk for about 10 minutes. (If you use a taxi, it will cost approximately 2,500 won).

Gwangnaru Swimming Pool: Nearby there is an ecosystem preservation district, which gives you the feeling that you are out in the middle of green rice-fields.
Take Subway Line 5 to Cheonho Station and exit from no. 1 or from Subway line 8 Amsa Station, go out of exit 8 and walk for 10 mins. (by taxi, it cost approximately 2,500won).

[Swimming Pool Information]
- Operation Dates: June 30, 2007 ~ the end of August
- Operating Hours: 9:00am ~ 8:00pm
- Admission Fees: Ages 4~12: 3,000 won / Ages 13~18: 4,000 won / Ages 19 and older: 5,000won
- Tourist Information Contact: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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