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Yongsan Park

Spend some time appreciating impressive sculptures, wander among the trees and ponds or relax with a picnic on the grass in this pleasant urban green space near the heart of Seoul.

To escape the hustle and bustle of the South Korean capital, relax in Yongsan Park. This green space still remains of an impressive size, despite two-thirds of the original area now belonging to the adjacent National Museum of Korea. For a perfect afternoon out, bring a picnic and combine the two attractions.

As you head into the park it is interesting to reflect on its varied history. This vast space was used as a base by the Japanese army during the Imjin War at the end of the 16th century and later by the Chinese army during the Imo Incident in 1882. After the Korean War, the American army used it as a command post and a golf course. Retaining much of the golf course landscaping, Yongsan was converted to a public park in 1992.

Get a good overview of the park by strolling along the 1.25-mile (2-kilometer) pedestrian path that leads through the park. Keep watch for the wild pheasants and pigeons that call the park home.

Stop along the way to admire the inspiring creations in the Sculpture Park. These works were produced by various internationally acclaimed artists from around the world. One of the most famous is a giant hand, that seems to have dug itself out of the ground.

The Barefoot Park offers a bit of fun and a free reflexology session. Take off your shoes and walk over the exposed stones of all different shapes and sizes for a deep foot massage.

Relax with a picnic on the big grassy field beside the pond, a favorite with the locals. Or, read a book on a bench beneath the trees on colder days. There is also a children’s playground and kiosk for refreshing drinks and snacks.

Yongsan Park is free to access year-round. To visit the park, take a taxi, hop on a bus or use the subway. From Ichon Station, take exit 2 and head straight for 10 minutes. The Yongsan Family Park bus stop is right beside the park. If you come by car, parking fees apply.


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Grand Hyatt Seoul ¥19,528
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322, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Seoul
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Itaewon, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Namsan Botanical Garden, Itaewon Antique Furniture Street, and Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Itawon Street and Blue Square are also within 15 minutes. Itaewon Station is 11 minutes by foot and Hangangjin Station is 14 minutes.

    Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan - Seoul Dragon City ¥10,529
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    95, Cheongpa-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Yongsan-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yongsan Electronics Market and Shilla I’Park Mall. War Memorial of Korea is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. Yongsan Station is 10 minutes by foot and Sinyongsan Station is 12 minutes.

      Novotel Suites Ambassador Seoul Yongsan - Seoul Dragon City ¥14,579
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      95, Cheongpa-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Yongsan-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yongsan Electronics Market and Shilla I’Park Mall. War Memorial of Korea is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. Yongsan Station is 10 minutes by foot and Sinyongsan Station is 12 minutes.

        Grand Mercure Ambassador Hotel and Residences Seoul Yongsan ¥16,468
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        95, Cheongpa-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Yongsan-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yongsan Electronics Market and Shilla I’Park Mall. War Memorial of Korea is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. Yongsan Station is 10 minutes by foot and Sinyongsan Station is 12 minutes.

          Four Points By Sheraton Seoul, Namsan ¥6,659
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          Four Points By Sheraton Seoul, Namsan

          37-85 Dongja-dong, Youngsan Gu, Seoul, Seoul
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Yongsan-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lotte Outlets - Seoul Station Branch and Sungnyemun Gate. Namdaemun Market and Deoksugung Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Seoul Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sukdaeipgu Station is 9 minutes.

            Therapy House ¥4,804
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            Therapy House

            11, Seobinggo-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Yongsan-gu, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Shilla I’Park Mall and National Museum of Korea. Namdaemun Market and Chung-Ang University are also within 3 mi (5 km). Yongsan Station is 10 minutes by foot and Sinyongsan Station is 11 minutes.

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              Don Quixote Stay

              4th floor, 4, Seobinggo-ro 51-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Yongsan-gu, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Itawon Street and National Museum of Korea. Garosu-gil and N Seoul Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ichon Station is 20 minutes by foot and Noksapyeong Station is 22 minutes.

                ITAEWON CROWN HOTEL ¥4,756
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                140, Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Seoul
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Itaewon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Itawon Street and Namsan Park. N Seoul Tower and Garosu-gil are also within 3 mi (5 km). Noksapyeong Station is 7 minutes by foot and Itaewon Station is 9 minutes.