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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
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 Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Apgujeong Rodeo Street and Cheonggyecheon 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 ¥3,490
    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. Apgujeong Rodeo Street and Cheonggyecheon are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ttukseom Station is only a 4-minute walk and Hanyang University Station is 11 minutes.

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      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

        Located in Seongdong-gu, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hangang Park and Apgujeong Rodeo Street. Garosu-gil and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ttukseom Station is 15 minutes by foot and Hanyang University Station is 23 minutes.

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        Fiona test PB self-serve Korea

        Fiona test PB self-serve Korea

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

          Located in Seongdong-gu, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hangang Park and Apgujeong Rodeo Street. Garosu-gil and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ttukseom Station is 15 minutes by foot and Hanyang University Station is 23 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. Apgujeong Rodeo Street and Cheonggyecheon are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ttukseom Station is only a 5-minute walk and Hanyang University Station is 11 minutes.

            Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Dongdaemun ¥6,581
            Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Dongdaemun

            Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Dongdaemun

            226, Jangchungdan-ro Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is steps from Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park. Heunginjimun is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongdaemun Station is 10 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 Garosu-gil and Apgujeong Rodeo Street. Cheonggyecheon and COEX Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km). Seongsu Station is only a 2-minute walk and Ttukseom Station is 10 minutes.

                Hotel POCO ¥7,148
                Hotel POCO

                Hotel POCO

                96, Seongsui-ro, Seoul, Seoul
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Seongdong-gu, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Seoul Forest and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Konkuk University. N Seoul Tower and Gyeongbok Palace are also within 6 mi (10 km). Wangsimni Station is only a 3-minute walk and Sangwangsimni Station is 12 minutes.