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Seoul Forest

Enjoy an escape from the city in one of Seoul’s largest urban green spaces, a sprawling riverside forest park with family attractions.

Once a hunting place for Korean kings, Seoul Forest is now a peaceful place for outdoor recreation. Do as the locals do and bring a picnic to relax in its riverside park on a sweltering summer’s day, or come in winter to spot the deer among the snow-laden trees.

Seoul Forest is part of former Ttuk Island, which used to be completely surrounded by the Han River and Jungnang Stream. Hundreds of thousands of oak, hornbeam, cherry and about a hundred other tree species were planted to re-establish the forest as a public park in 2005. Covering nearly 300 acres (some 120 hectares) today, it will take several visits to fully experience all five of the park’s themed areas.

The biggest area is the Ttukseom Culture and Arts Park’s central plaza. Check out its fun playground, walk around the duck pond and visit the art gallery.

Families will also love the Experiential Learning Park, with its hands-on flora and fauna exhibits. Browse the greenhouse and flower beds of the Gallery Garden and find the colorful butterflies.

Next, head to the Marsh Plants Garden, a wetlands ecological field with bird observatory, eco-friendly playground and the Jeongsu botanical garden.

In the Eco Forest, or TtukSeom Ecology Forest, look for squirrels, Formosan deer and Chinese water deer. Buy a cup of special feed from the on-site vending machine to give to the animals. 

The Eco Forest is connected to the Hangang Waterside Park via a long bridge over the Han River. In the Waterside Park, admire the boats in the small marina, have a go at rock climbing or use the waterfront sports and rest areas. At sunset, a fountain dances to the rhythms of uplifting music . From the Yeouido and Apgujeong rest areas along the river, take in the sparkling outlines of Seoul’s skyscrapers and N Seoul Tower on Namsan Mountain.

The Seoul Forest is located in central Seongdong-gu. Access to the forest is free if you take public transportation. The park is only a short walk from Seoul Forest Station. Alternatively, head for Ttukseom Resort Station, which has a rental booth for bicycles and tandems.


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Seoul Forest Guesthouse - Hostel ¥4,491
Seoul Forest Guesthouse - Hostel

Seoul Forest Guesthouse - Hostel

18-8, Seoulsup 4-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Seongdong-gu, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Seoul Forest and within 3 mi (5 km) of Garosu-gil and Namsan Park. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Apgujeong Rodeo Street are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ttukseom Station is 7 minutes by foot and Hanyang University Station is 14 minutes.

    SEOUL FOREST STAY - Hostel ¥4,237
    SEOUL FOREST STAY - Hostel

    SEOUL FOREST STAY - Hostel

    108-1, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Seoul
       
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Seongdong-gu, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Seoul Forest and within 3 mi (5 km) of Garosu-gil and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Namsan Park and Apgujeong Rodeo Street are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ttukseom Station is only a 4-minute walk and Hanyang University Station is 11 minutes.

      Seoul Forest Maru Residence
      Seoul Forest Maru Residence

      Seoul Forest Maru Residence

      51, Seoulsup-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Seongdong-gu, this guesthouse is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Seoul Forest and within 3 mi (5 km) of Garosu-gil and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Namsan Park and Apgujeong Rodeo Street are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ttukseom Station is only a 5-minute walk and Hanyang University Station is 11 minutes.

        Fiona Test PB in KR 2
        Fiona Test PB in KR 2

        Fiona Test PB in KR 2

        273 Ttukseom-ro Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Seoul
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This vacation home is located in Seoul (Seongdong-gu), close to Hangang Park, Garosu-gil, and Apgujeong Rodeo Street. Also nearby are Seoul Forest and Hyundai Department Store.

          HOTEL ATTI SEONGSU ¥5,689
          HOTEL ATTI SEONGSU

          HOTEL ATTI SEONGSU

          96, Seongsui-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seongsu station gate 3, Seoul, Seoul
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Seongdong-gu, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Seoul Forest and within 3 mi (5 km) of COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Bongeunsa Temple. COEX Aquarium and Starfield COEX Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km). Seongsu Station is only a 2-minute walk and Ttukseom Station is 12 minutes.

            Andaz Seoul Gangnam ¥22,652
            Andaz Seoul Gangnam

            Andaz Seoul Gangnam

            854, Nonhyun-ro, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Gangnam, this luxury hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Namsan Park. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and N Seoul Tower are also within 6 mi (10 km). Apgujeong Station is only a 3-minute walk and Hak-dong Station is 19 minutes.

              Oslo Motel
              Oslo Motel

              Oslo Motel

              39-1, Seongsuil-ro 8-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Seoul
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Seongdong-gu, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Seoul Forest and within 3 mi (5 km) of COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Bongeunsa Temple. Garosu-gil and Apgujeong Rodeo Street are also within 3 mi (5 km). Seongsu Station is only a 2-minute walk and Ttukseom Station is 10 minutes.

                Dormy Inn Premium Seoul Garosugil ¥11,434
                Dormy Inn Premium Seoul Garosugil

                Dormy Inn Premium Seoul Garosugil

                119, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Gangnam, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hyundai Department Store and Garosu-gil. Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs and Bongeunsa Temple are also within 3 mi (5 km). Sinsa Station is only a 2-minute walk and Nonhyeon Station is 10 minutes.