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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)
  • 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 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, outdoor stage, waterside lounge (restaurant), in-forest open space, in-forest play ground and 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 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, wild flower garden, themed flower garden, event ground and 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, ecological playground, outdoor nature classroom, bird observatory, wetlands flower garden and 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, marina and rest area.

    Opening date
    June 18, 2005

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

    Operating Hours
    [Ecological Forest] 05:30-21:30
    [Insect Garden] 11:00-16:00 (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
    [Butterfly Garden] 11:00-16:00 (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays; Operates at the Insect Garden 2F November-April)
    [Water Fountain] May, June, September 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 / July-August 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 (30 min show / No operation on Mondays)
    [Visitor Center] March-October 10:00-18:00 / November-February 10:00-17:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Available Facilities
    Ecology forest, deer park, insect garden, butterfly garden, water fountain, forest playground, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

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