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When you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life in metropolitan Seoul, here's a look at some of the best spots - from mountains to parks - where you can enjoy nature, and a little peace and quiet.

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21 Places

8 City Tips

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21 Places

Hangang Park

Parks

Bukhansan National Park

National Parks

Namsan Park

Gardens, Parks

Changdeokgung Palace

Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Gardens

Olympic Park

Parks, Sports Complexes

Seonyudo Park

Parks

Bugaksan Seoul Fortress

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb

Historic Sites

World Cup Park

Other Outdoor Activities

Seoul Forest

Playgrounds, Parks

Inwangsan Mountain

Mountains

Jeongneung Royal Tomb

Historic Sites

Seoul National Cemetery

Cemeteries

Mt. Dobong

Other Outdoor Activities

Dream Forest

Forests

Yangjae Citizens' Park

Parks

Mt. Gwanak

Other Outdoor Activities

Boramae Park

Parks

Montmartre Park

Parks

Mt. Buram

Other Outdoor Activities

Achasan Mountain

Mountains

Stewart H's City Tips

  • It may be difficult to find trash bins in some public spaces - especially mountains. You are expected to take your own garbage away with you and dispose of it appropriately.
  • A T-Money transportation card can be purchased at subway stations and convenience stores - it offers discounts on rides and free transfers between subway stations and buses.
  • If you get caught in a sudden downpour, you can purchase umbrellas in most convenience stores.
  • Some public toilets (especially in the mountains) may not have toilet paper or tissue. Bring your own.
  • Korea itself is a hilly and mountainous terrain, so comfortable walking shoes will save you a lot of aches and pains later on!
  • Summers can be hot and humid, so carry around water, as well as insect repellent to ward off pesky mosquitoes, during the hot season.
  • Sudden downpours are not uncommon in summer, especially during the monsoon season. Always check the weather forecast and pack a small umbrella just in case.
  • Certain parks and outdoor facilities may be closed due to weather conditions in colder seasons.
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    Hangang Park
    Parks
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    Stewart H Says:

    Everyday, thousands of Seoul's residents and visitors alike come to one of the many city parks dotted along the Han River, or Hangang, which is the major river that bisects Seoul. The walking and biking paths stretch continuously along the river - allowing one to almost walk the entire length of Seoul, from one end to the other. Also available are basketball courts, outdoor exercise facilities, soccer fields, water sports, swimming pools and many other amenities, along with plenty of spots to sit, rest, and relax.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A number of parks operate public swimming pools along the river during summer. Check the Hangang Park homepage for information.
    • Delivery men will hand out flyers for chicken, pizza, burgers, and more - all of which can be delivered to your spot on the river without any delivery fee.
    • Korea has no open container law, so feel free to do as the locals do and buy a can of beer (from one of the many convenience stores) to enjoy along the river.
    • Bike rentals are available at certain spots in the park - such as Yeoido - for a very reasonable price.
    • In warmer seasons, wind surfers and water skiing aficionados can play to their hearts content at parks such as Ttukseom.
    • You can board a ferry and cruise down the Han River at Yeoido, Jamsil, and Ttukseom docks.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Chilly walk in winter but nice long pathway 13/12/2017
    • Nice place to have bicycle ride 05/12/2017
    • Hangang Park
    Phone:
    +82 2-3780-0561
    Other:
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    Bukhansan National Park
    National Parks
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    Stewart H Says:

    Bukhansan (or Mount Bukhan) is the highest peak in Seoul - 836.5 meters above sea level. It's a moderately challenging but rewarding climb for veterans and first-timers alike. On clear days, the city views from the peak are breathtaking, while the hike itself will give you a glimpse of the rugged mountainous terrain of the Korean peninsula.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Avoid weekends or national holidays if you want to avoid potential crowds.
    • Drop by one of the Buddhist temples scattered about the mountain for a glimpse at religious life in Korea.
    • The different paths to the top are clearly marked and well maintained.
    • There are a few restroom facilities along the way.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Park directly by the city 12/12/2017
    • AMAZING 10/12/2017
    • Bukhansan National Park
    Phone:
    +82 2-909-0497
    Other:
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    Namsan Park
    Gardens, Parks
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    Stewart H Says:

    Namsan Park is one of Seoul's most famous and popular parks, located right in the center of the city. Despite not having a very high peak, it's most famous for having the popular N Seoul Tower at its top. The trails are well maintained, allowing you to pass by ancient castle walls and important historic sites, with breathtaking views of Seoul along the way.

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    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Most visitors choose to take the cable car or bus up to Seoul Tower - another option if you don't fancy the hike.
    • In fall, the foliage makes for some wonderful sights, and the park's groundskeepers will often rake the leaves into colorful art displays.
    • The hike up the trail to the tower takes at most an hour.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Couldn’t be better! The most convenience exercise park in the heart of Seoul 15/12/2017
    • Short ride to top of cable car depot - shops and views 13/12/2017
    • Namsan Park
    Address:
    100-177 Hoehyeon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-3483-5900
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    Changdeokgung Palace
    Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Gardens
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    Stewart H Says:

    Although it is not as large as the main Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung (or Changdeok Palace) was the favored spot for many of the Joseon Dynasty royals. The buildings here were designed and built to blend in with the natural landscape and scenery, making it arguably the most beautiful of the palaces. A particular highlight is Huwon - the rear garden where the king would rest and relax. Considered to be one of the best examples of Korean garden design, its scenery and landscape also change dramatically with the seasons.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Huwon, the secret garden, should not be missed but is only accessible by guided tour. Reserve your place via the Changdeokgung homepage.
    • Weekends, especially in the spring and fall seasons, are popular and quite busy.
    • English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language tours of the palace grounds are available.
    • Final admission times differ depending on the season - check the homepage for accurate information.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful palace 14/12/2017
    • Reserve secret garden tour before! 13/12/2017
    • Changdeokgung Palace
    Address:
    99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu
    Seoul 03072
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-762-8261
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Olympic Park
    Parks, Sports Complexes
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    Stewart H Says:

    A remnant of the successful 1988 summer Olympics in Seoul, Olympic Park is one of the city's largest and most popular parks. Its vast fields, art sculpture installations, and numerous paths winding around two lakes, make it a great place for walks in particular. The park also contains remnants of Mongchontoseong, an ancient fortress from the Baekjae Dynasty, as well as various gymnasiums and buildings that are popular venues for performances, concerts, and other events.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Pick up a tour map at the information center, then bring it back after receiving stamps at the 9 designated spots around the park - you'll receive a free souvenir gift!
    • Two acupressure walks, designed for barefoot walkers, are located inside the park.
    • Check out the special wildflower garden in the spring and fall seasons.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not recommended 13/12/2017
    • Running man 07/12/2017
    • Olympic Park
    Address:
    424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu
    Seoul 05540
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-410-1114
    Other:
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    Seonyudo Park
    Parks
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    Stewart H Says:

    Seonyudo Park is a unique eco park located on Seonyudo (or Seonyu Island) along the Han River. Once the site of a water filtration plant, the park makes interesting use of the former building's infrastructure and the grounds surrounding it. It's a fascinating combination of nature and man-made elements, and a popular spot for photographers. Seonyu bridge, which connects Seonyudo Park with Han River Park, is the only pedestrian bridge located on the Han River and offers more great photo opportunities.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The Angae Fountain is the site of an impressive 10-minute fountain show: on the hour, every hour, from 8 - 11 pm. The fountain operates in every season except winter.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #142 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Great little island park! 17/05/2017
    • Intriguing place 27/01/2017
    • Seonyudo Park
    Address:
    343, Seonyu-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-2634-7250
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    Bugaksan Seoul Fortress
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Stewart H Says:

    Bugaksan (or Bugak Mountain) is an offshoot of the larger Bukhansan and is one of the highest peaks in Seoul. Located just behind the presidential residence, Cheongwadae, the mountain paths wind along the old Seoul city walls, surrounded by lush foliage and historic sites. They provide some of the best views of Seoul.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Because of its proximity to Cheongwadae, security is tighter here than in other places. Respect the guards and rules, and use your common sense.
    • The main mountain route is closed on Mondays.
    • Photo restrictions are common here due to security issues. Guards may ask you to delete photos if you take pictures where they're not allowed.
    • Visitors must present a valid ID, such as a passport, to be allowed admission.
    • Parking is not available here, and the site is only accessible by public transport.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #108 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Strenuous Climb from Changuimun Gate to Samcheong Park 28/08/2016
    • enjoyable hike with beautiful views 25/08/2016
    • Bugaksan Seoul Fortress
    Address:
    Jongno-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-730-9924
    Other:
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    Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb
    Historic Sites
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    Stewart H Says:

    Right in the heart of downtown Seoul, Seonjeongneung is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site comprised of two royal tombs: Seolleung Royal Tomb and Jeongneung Royal Tomb. On these grounds, you'll find the burial sites of King Seongjeong, Queen Jeonghyeon, and King Jungjong from the Joseon Dynasty. With their stone paths, sculptures, and tombs, the burial grounds make for both an interesting visit and a quick Korean history lesson. The surrounding grounds also have plenty of foliage, hills, and benches to explore, making this a wonderful place for a quiet escape.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The park offers free wheelchair rentals on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • The park and tombs are closed on Mondays.
    • Adult admission is great value, while children under 6 years can enter for free.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #97 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site in the middle of the cityscape 13/11/2017
    • Not so touristy and peaceful 08/11/2017
    • Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb
    Address:
    1, Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu
    Seoul 06153
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-568-1291
    Other:
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    World Cup Park
    Other Outdoor Activities
    Stewart H Says:

    Built to commemorate the 17th FIFA World Cup, co-hosted by Korea and Japan in 2002, this immense park was once a landfill filled with over 92 million tons of waste! The garbage was painstakingly removed over the course of six years, and the grounds were then stabilized and cleaned before the park was built. Today, the sprawling site is divided into five smaller parks which feature trails, playgrounds, ponds, a stream, forests and more! Created as an eco-park, World Cup Park exhibits an obvious emphasis on being nature-friendly, with plenty of environmentally friendly elements such as wind turbines and solar panels.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Haneul Park is the highest of the city's parks and offers breathtaking views over Seoul on cloudless days. Climb the 291 Haneul stairs to reach its peak.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 43 Outdoor Activities in Seoul
    • Chilling in a park at Mapogu 25/11/2017
    • Beautiful Haneul Park 12/10/2016
    Address:
    251, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu
    Seoul 121-832
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-300-5500
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    Seoul Forest
    Playgrounds, Parks
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    Stewart H Says:

    Seoul Forest opened in 2005 and consists of five differently themed parks, including forests, a wetland, and ponds. More than 420,000 trees of 104 different varieties were planted here, making it a welcome natural refuge from metropolitan city life. The park also serves as a habitat for local deer, elk, ducks, and other wildlife.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bikes can be rented by the hour. Both single and tandem bikes are available.
    • Certain facilities, such as the insect garden, are closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good good^^ 10/12/2017
    • Best for autumn visit 16/11/2017
    • Seoul Forest
    Address:
    273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu
    Seoul 04770
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-460-2905
    Other:
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    Inwangsan Mountain
    Mountains
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    Stewart H Says:

    At 338 meters high, Inwangsan (or Mount Inwang) is a historically significant rocky mountain that's very popular with local hikers. Winding along the remnants of the stone city walls, the mountain paths take you past historic fortresses and the historic Buddhist temple, Inwangsa, while the peak offers great views of Seoul city on clear days. The rocky mountain is also known for its many unique boulders and formations, which have been given names such as ´hat rock´, ´eagle rock´, ´crouching tiger rock´, and others.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The mountain paths are closed on Mondays.
    • Springtime is especially popular, when wild azaleas blanket the mountain.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #110 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Relatively easy hike with great views of Seoul 05/11/2017
    • For all hike levels! 06/10/2017
    • Inwangsan Mountain
    Address:
    Jongno-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-731-1454
    Other:
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    Jeongneung Royal Tomb
    Historic Sites
    Stewart H Says:

    This UNESCO World Heritage site is seldom explored by tourists but offers a tranquil scene that combines both history and nature. Jeongneung is the royal tomb of Queen Consort Sindeok, who was the second wife of King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. Due to political turmoil, the tomb was moved to its current location and then neglected for centuries before finally being restored. The site is simple, with just a few ancient stone figures to explore, but is still an important example of the tomb style favored during the early Joseon Dynasty period. The surrounding forest and greenery also provide a tranquil setting, making it popular with locals.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Jeongneung is closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #185 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • A must Visit 23/10/2017
    • An Oasis of Calm in An area of Glass and Steel 20/09/2017
    • Jeongneung Royal Tomb
    Address:
    San 87-16, Jeongneung 2-dong, Seongbuk-gu
    Seoul 136-876
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-914-5133
    Other:
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    Seoul National Cemetery
    Cemeteries
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    Stewart H Says:

    This enormous cemetery is one of Korea's two national cemeteries and is where the majority of the country's leaders, patriots, martyrs, and other significant figures have been interred. For this reason, it is also one of Korea's most revered and respected sites. Notable individuals buried at Korean National Cemetery include President Syngman Rhee, President Park Chung Hee and his wife, and President Kim Dae Jung. Various monuments, memorials, and other sites of respect are scattered around its enormous grounds, which cover some 343 acres of land. The cemetery is surrounded by mountain ridges, thick forests, and the Han River.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Free wheelchair rental service is available.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #148 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Immaculately maintained, gorgeous landscaped cemetery and park area 04/05/2017
    • Very calm and impressive 24/09/2016
    • Seoul National Cemetery
    Address:
    210 hyeonchung-ro, Dongjak-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-815-0625
    Other:
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    Mt. Dobong
    Other Outdoor Activities
    Stewart H Says:

    Mt. Dobong (or Dobongsan) is famed for both its dramatic look and for its grand rock formations. Its jagged formation and large peaks are extremely popular with mountain climbers and hikers, and it's considered by avid climbers to be one of the best and most rewarding climbs in Seoul - some say even all of Korea! Some 60 temples can also be found around the mountain top, including the famed Cheonchuksa, the oldest temple in the region.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the popular "soondubu alley" near the Dobongsan ticket office. Here restaurants offer fresh, silky smooth, and nutritious tofu and tofu-based dishes.
    • Wear appropriate shoes and clothing, and bring plenty of water and gloves for the steel cables.
    • There are some 37 hiking courses in total. The mountain is a rigorous climb that shouldn't be taken lightly by beginners - prepare accordingly.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 43 Outdoor Activities in Seoul
    • Great Mountain with Great views 26/08/2017
    • Easy access, but demanding short walk, fantastic views at top. 27/07/2017
    Address:
    Dobong-dong, Dobong-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-954-2566
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    Dream Forest
    Forests
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    Stewart H Says:

    The fourth largest park in Seoul, Dream Forest is surrounded by forested mountains and is very popular among local Gangbuk residents. The park features a large pond, botanical garden, gallery, deer garden, and the Changnyeongwigung Ancestral Shrine - built during the Joseon Dynasty for Princess Bokwon, the shrine makes for a memorable visit. The park's observatory, which stands at 139 meters, is also popular due to its scenic views.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The Cherry Blossom Path in spring and the Maple Tree Forest in fall are popular seasonal attractions.
    • Children can feed the deer in the deer garden.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #166 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Underrated and a great place to stroll 07/08/2017
    • Ordinary 01/12/2015
    • Dream Forest
    Address:
    173, Wolgye-ro, Gangbuk-gu
    Seoul 142-861
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-2289-4001
    Other:
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    Yangjae Citizens' Park
    Parks
    Stewart H Says:

    Located in southern Seoul, Yangjae Citizens' Park features more than 10,000 trees from over 70 different species. The park contains a number of trails, including an acupuncture path where visitors can walk barefoot on a special path designed to stimulate the different acupuncture points. Yangjaecheon (or Yangjae) stream nearby is home to fish, birds, and other wildlife, with plenty of walking and biking paths also available.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A Memorial Hall dedicated to Yun Bong Gil, a Korean activist from the colonial era, can be found within the park and is well worth a visit.
    • The park has a barbecue area where, from March through November, visitors can reserve a barbecue grill for 3 hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Book via the park's website.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #235 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • 조용하게 산책하기 좋습니다. 10/12/2017
    • 좋아요 27/11/2017
    Address:
    99, Maeheon-ro, Seocho-gu
    Seoul 06773
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-575-3895
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    Mt. Gwanak
    Other Outdoor Activities
    Stewart H Says:

    This mountain in southern Seoul gets its name from its resemblance in shape to the "gat" - the traditional Korean hat worn by men. It has an elevation of 632 meters (2,073 ft) and is a local favorite for both relaxation and exercise. The scenery is beautiful, while the views of Seoul from the summit (on clear days) are excellent.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The mountain is especially popular on weekends.
    • While a number of public toilets are found along the mountain trails, they are squat toilets and no tissue is provided. Bring your own.
    • The rocky mountain has some steep climbs and many stairs - prepare and dress accordingly.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 43 Outdoor Activities in Seoul
    • Trail 29/08/2017
    • hidden gem for hiking 03/08/2017
    • Mt. Gwanak
    Address:
    Gwanak-gu
    Seoul 151-019
    South Korea
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    Boramae Park
    Parks
    Stewart H Says:

    The former site of the Korean Air Force Academy, these park grounds took the name of the young hawk (Boramae) - the symbol of the Korean Air Force - when they were converted. In addition to walking and cycling paths, the park also has a pond, climbing wall, badminton courts, an X-game court, and more.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Eight genuine aircrafts from the former Air Force Academy can be found behind the main fountain.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #170 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Good Place to Spent Time with Family 14/02/2017
    • Peaceful park in the heart of a busy city 27/01/2017
    • Boramae Park
    Address:
    98 Yeouidaebang-ro, Dongjak-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-2181-1187
    Other:
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    Montmartre Park
    Parks
    Stewart H Says:

    Located by Seorae Village, the "Little France" of Seoul, Montmartre Park is a small but peaceful hilltop site in the Seocho area. The park is popular for strolls and picnics in the warmer seasons, and the silkworm bridge at its edge offers great views.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Pick up some baked goods and other snacks from one of the bakeries around Seoraemaeul and enjoy a picnic in the park.
    • The National Library of Korea is located just a stone's throw away from Montmartre Park and is also worth a visit.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #200 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • 조용하고 차분하고 산책하기 좋아요 / Good for walk with dogs 31/10/2017
    • Tiny park with cutest rabbits 27/06/2017
    • Montmartre Park
    Address:
    Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu
    Seoul 137-041
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-2155-6860
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    Mt. Buram
    Other Outdoor Activities
    Stewart H Says:

    This small mountain in northern Seoul has an elevation of 507 meters (1,663 ft). Made of sandstone, it has fewer trees compared to other mountains in Seoul, but it is still regarded highly for its beautiful natural curves. Mt. Buram is a popular place for hikers as well as rock climbers, and is home to a few royal tombs and even a heliport on its second peak.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A few railings and ropes are dotted along the mountain courses - bring gloves with you.
    • The abundance of royal azaleas and cherry blossoms make the mountain especially popular in spring time.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 43 Outdoor Activities in Seoul
    • สักการะ 29/06/2017
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    • Mt. Buram
    Address:
    Sanggye-dong, Nowon-gu
    Seoul 139-210
    South Korea
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    Achasan Mountain
    Mountains
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    Stewart H Says:

    Because of its accessibility, gentler slopes, and stunning views, this small mountain is extremely popular with locals. Achasan Mountain used to be a hill fortress during Korea's Three Kingdoms Era (AD 57-668), and as such it features a number of ancient fortifications and mounds.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Gwangnaru Station and Achasan Station are the two closest subway stations.
    • The climb to the top is easy, takes only about 30-40 minutes, and is great for even beginner climbers.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #171 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Good hike in Seoul 22/12/2016
    • An easy outdoor activity for beginners 19/10/2016
    • Achasan Mountain
    Address:
    Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu
    Seoul 143-815
    South Korea
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