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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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Address
273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 성동구 뚝섬로 273 (성수동1가, 서울숲 관리사무소)
Type
Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-460-2901
Homepage
parks.seoul.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Opened on June 18, 2005, Seoul Forest had previously undergone a series of changes on Ttukseom (Ttuk Island). In the past the forest had been a royal hunting ground for kings and served as a military inspection facility. But, 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 350,000 pyeong (approximately 1.16 million ㎡) 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.

    * Cultural Art Park (220,000㎡)
    Situated in the heart of Seoul Forest, the Cultural Art Park features Seoul Forest Square, Ttukseom Family Field, decorative flower beds, a visitors’ 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.

    * Ecological Forest (165,000㎡)
    The Ecological Forest, once an area covered by the Hangang River, has been transformed into an eco-forest connecting the Han and Jungnang-cheon (Jungnang stream). This natural habitat for wildlife animals is home to fallow deer, formosan deer, elks, 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.

    * Nature Experiencing Study Field (85,000㎡)
    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.

    * Wetlands Ecological Field (70,000㎡)
    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 River Waterside Park (33,000㎡)
    Located southwest of Seoul Forest, this riverside area at the junction of the Hangang River and Jungnang-cheon features a waterfront park, a marina and a rest area.

    Telephone
    +82-2-460-2901

    Opening date
    June 18, 2005

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

    Operating Hours
    24/7 (Open all year round)

    Ecological Forest
    Summer season: 07:00-20:00 / Winter season: 08:00-19:00

    Insect Garden
    10:00-18:00 (Last admission: 16:30, Closed on Mondays)

    Eco Learning Center
    10:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays)

    Visitor Center
    Summer season: 10:00-18:00 / Winter season: 10:00-17:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Small cars: 300 won per 10min
    Large-sized vehicles: 600 won per 10min


    Available Facilities
    [Theme Parks]
    Arts & Culture Park, Nature Experience Center, Eco Forest, Marsh Eco Park, Hangang Riverside Park

    [Main Facilities]
    Outdoor theater, Seoul Forest Plaza, nature playground, walking trail, bike path, special events area, insect garden, etc.

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Facility Utilization Fees
    * Bike rental fees (per hour)
    Adults (Single Bikes): 3,000 won 
    Adults (Tandem Bikes): 6,000 won 
    Children: 3,000 won

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Wheelchair rental services (Visitor Center), reserved parking spaces

    Pets
    Try not to take a pet in order to preserve ecology and make visitors use conveniently.

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