Naksan Park gets its name from its camel hump-like appearance. In Korean ‘nakta’ means camel and ‘san’ means mountain.
Naksan Mountain is one of Naenamsan Mountain (Namsan Mountain, Inwangsan Mountain, Bukaksan Mountain, and Naksan Mountain), which is left side of Bukaksan Mountain, the main mountain of four mountain.
Naksan, which has such a precious natural environment and cultural heritage, was destroyed and disappeared in large part from the Japanese colonial period to the present.
Especially, reckless urban planning during the post-60s modernization process left apartments and houses unattended for a long time, eroding Naksan. It causes them to lose their function as historical relics.
As part of its five-year plan to expand the park’s green area, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has designated Naksan as a neighborhood park and promoted connection with the surrounding green area. At the same time, they promoted a project to restore the image of Naksan and its historical nature.
Naksan Park is a park that was built on the site and demolished Naksan Apartment, which was a civic apartment, to preserve the fortress of the Joseon Dynasty.
It constructed a walkway along the Seoul Fortress Wall that connects Dongdaemun and Hyehwa Gate. Seoul city prepared a bench for rest all over the place for relaxation and enjoying a quiet date.
At the entrance of the park, there is a fitness center for residents and Naksan exhibition hall where visitors can see the history of Naksan from the Joseon Dynasty to the modern era.
Naksan is a mountain that forms the boundary between Jongno-gu and Seongbuk-gu. During the Joseon Dynasty, Hanyang Fortress Wall was constructed along the Naksan line.
The view of Dongdaemun area unfolds at Naksan Observatory, and the night view of the night is the best.