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Seoul Forest (서울숲)

  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  • Seoul Forest (서울숲)
Address
273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 성동구 뚝섬로 273 (성수동1가)
Type
Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-460-2905
Homepage
seoulforest.or.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Opened on June 18, 2005, Seoul Forest had previously undergone a series of changes on Ttukseom Island. In the past, the forest had been a royal hunting ground for kings and served as a military inspection facility. However, in more recent decades, the area has served a wide variety of functions. Ttukseom initially served as a water treatment facility, and later as a golf course, horse racing track, and eventually a sports park.

    Consisting of five parks spread over 180,000 pyeong (approximately 595,000 ㎡) of land, Seoul Forest is an eco-friendly zone appreciated not only by the people of the city but also those visiting Seoul. Seoul Forest is rapidly developing into the premium city-park of Korea like Hyde Park in London and Central Park in New York.

    * Culture & Art Park
    Situated in the heart of Seoul Forest, Culture & Art Park features Seoul Forest Plaza, decorative flower beds, Visitor Center, a skate park, an outdoor stage, a waterside lounge (restaurant), an in-forest open space, an in-forest play ground and a water play area.

    * Eco Forest
    The Eco Forest, once an area covered by the Hangang River, has been transformed into an eco-forest connecting the Hangang River and Jungnangcheon Stream. This natural habitat for wildlife animals is home to fallow deer, formosan deer, elk, chipmunks, mandarin ducks, mallards, spot-billed ducks and moorhens. There is also an observatory to help visitors get a better view of the local wildlife.

    * Experiential Learning Park
    Occupying the structure of the former Ttukseom Water Treatment Facility, this refurbished educational area was established to house an insect botanical garden, a wild flower garden, a themed flower garden, an event ground and a surrounding protective forest.

    * Marsh Plants Garden
    Making use of the local reservoir’s natural environment, the Wetlands Ecological Field contains a wetlands ecological management office, an ecological playground, an outdoor nature classroom, a bird observatory, a wetlands flower garden and a botanical garden fed with local, clear waters.

    * Hangang Riverside Park
    Located southwest of Seoul Forest, this riverside area at the junction of the Hangang River and Jungnangcheon Stream features a waterfront park, a marina and a rest area.

    Opening date
    June 18, 2005

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)
    * Some facilities are closed on Mondays

    Activity Information
    Feeding deer, natural experience site, butterfly experience hall
    * Registration is available on the official website.

    Operating Hours
    [Ecological Forest] 07:00-20:00 / June-August 07:00-21:00
    [Insect Garden] 10:00-17:00 (Closed Mondays)
    [Butterfly Garden] 10:00-17:00 (Closed Mondays & November-April)
    [Eco Learning Center] Open only during event & exhibition period
    [Visitor Center] Summer season 10:00-18:00 / Winter season 10:00-17:00 (Lunch break 12:00-13:00)
    * Nursing room, wheelchair and baby stroller rental available

    Parking Facilities
    Available
    * Small vehicles 177 spaces, large vehicles 12 spaces (Tel: +82-2451-2916)

    Parking Fees
    Small vehicles: 150 won for every 5 min
    Large-sized vehicles: 300 won for every 5 min

    Available Facilities
    [Theme Parks]
    Culture & Art Park, Eco Forest, Experiential Learning Center, Marsh Plants Garden, Hangang Riverside Park

    [Main Facilities]
    Outdoor Theater, Seoul Forest Plaza, Environmental Playground, Insect Garden, walking trails, bike paths, special events area, etc.

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

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