Seoul Capital Area

Seoul Forest Park: Central Park in Seoul

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.

Seongdong-gu, Seoul


Seoul Forest
Seoul Forest

Description: 

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. 

If there is a Central Park in New York, there is Seoul Forest in Seoul. 

Ttukseom, where Seoul Forest is located, was originally a amusement park where citizens who could not go out for a summer vacation came to play, and ‘ttukdo Purification Plant’ , the first water source to be built in Seoul. 

Seoul Forest is a forest of citizens created by redevelopment of Ttukseom, decorating a huge 116 hectares of space into a forest and creating a park with multiple themes inside, which has resulted in a small increase in green space in downtown Seoul. 

As you face the Han River, you can access it in various ways, and you can take a walk or bike path along the Han River, and it also connects to Cheonggyecheon Stream. 

The most common method is to use Ttukseom Station, a public transportation line 2. 

Seoul Forest
Seoul Forest

Seoul Forest Plaza, Ttukseom Culture and Arts Park, Natural Experience Learning Center, Ttukseom Ecology Forest, etc. are divided into distinct regions. 

Elk and the Formosan deer are the most popular of all children. 

Seoul Forest deer
Seoul Forest deer

It runs various experience programs, and many people participate in the weekend family reunions, which will be held on Saturday morning, as the whole family can enjoy it together.

Ttukseom Nanum Market, Beautiful Flea Market

Ttukseom Nanum Market
Ttukseom Nanum Market

Every Saturday from spring to fall, a flea market is held at the Ttukseom Recreation Area, which is adjacent to Seoul Forest

Registering as a ‘jangdolbaenge’ via the Internet or on-site access to a market organized by a beautiful foundation allows anyone to bring and sell items that they do not use at home. 

One unused item replaces the admission fee. Some of the proceeds after sale are donated, each of which is used for a set sharing theme. 

It is a market that makes people think about the beauty of sharing and the value of the environment through recycling. In particular, children’s marketplaces where children bring their own products and sell them are popular.

Seoul Forest
Seoul Forest

Opening date 
June 18, 2005

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

Activity Information 
Feeding deer, natural experience site, butterfly experience hall
* Registration is available on the official website.

Operating Hours 
Ecological Forest
07:00-20:00 / June-August 07:00-21:00

Insect Garden
10:00-17:30 (Closed Mondays)

Butterfly Garden
10:00-17:00 (Closed Mondays & November-April)

Eco Learning Center
Open only during event & exhibition period

Visitor Center
Summer season: 10:00-18:00 / Winter season: 10:00-17:00 (Lunch break 12:00-13:00)
* Nursing room, wheelchair and baby stroller rental available

Parking Facilities 
Available
* Small vehicles 177 spaces, large vehicles 12 spaces (Tel: +82-2451-2916)

Parking Fees 
Small vehicles: 150 won for every 5 min
Large-sized vehicles: 300 won for every 5 min

Available Facilities 
[Theme Parks]
Culture and Arts Park, Eco Forest, Experiential Learning Center, Marsh Plants Garden, Hangang Riverside Park

[Main Facilities]
Outdoor Theater, Seoul Forest Plaza, Environmental Playground, Insect Garden, walking trails, bike paths, special events area, etc.

Admission Fees 
Free

Baby Stroller Rentals 
Available at the Visitor Center

Pets 
Not permitted


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