Banpo Seorae Island & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Banpo Seorae Island 반포 서래섬

서울특별시 서초구 반포동 | Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Open all year round.

Banpo Seorae Island - Admission Fees

Free

How to go to Banpo Seorae Island

1) Sinbanpo Station (line 9, exit 1) [direct to Seorae Island]: Walk straight upon station's exit and turn right onto the road in front (Sinbanpo-ro 15-gil). Walk straight all the way passing through the underpass to Hangang Park. 15 mins. OR

2) Express Bus Terminal Station (line 3/6/9):

  • Exit 8-2 [via leafy neighbourhood & reaching directly at the bicycle rental kiosk - Recommended]: U-turn and walk toward the road (Sinbanpo-ro 23-gil) just behind the station's exit. Turn right and walk straight till end of the road, reaching a small park. Turn right and walk forward about 40m to enter the underpass on your left. The bicycle rental kiosk is just on the left upon exiting from the underpass. 12 mins walk from Station and 3 mins cycling to Seorae Island. 

  • Exit 8-1 [along the heavy traffic road to/fro Banpo Bridge, reaching directly below the bridge]: Go straight for 250m, turn right at the first main intersection to Banpo-daro, continue straight for about 400m, cross the road to the underpass ahead to arrive at the park. Turn left and walk straight towards Banpo Seorae Island on your right. 25-30 mins.

How to go to Banpo Seorae Island

Banpo Seorae Island (Seoraeseom) is a beautiful man-made island connected to Hangang Banpo Park by three pedestrian bridges.

 

This island provides good retreat from the busyness of the city, sitting on the benches under weeping willows (trees) or facing the beautiful Han River (Hangang) for a relaxing moment in life.

Canola Flower Field in Spring (May)
Canola Flower Field in Spring (May)
Buckwheat Flower Field in Autumn (October)
Buckwheat Flower Field in Autumn (October)

Spring Highlights - Canola Flower Field

Every spring in May, the Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival is held on this island when the canola flowers are in full bloom, spreading across the field in brilliant yellow.

Banpo Seorae Island - Canola Flowers Fie
Banpo Seorae Island - Canola Flowers Fie
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Autumn Highlights - Buckwheat Flower Field

In October, the island is transformed into a sea of white when the buckwheat flowers are in full bloom. During this time, the Han River Seorae Island Buckwheat Flower Festival with activities like Photo Zones, Experience Programs and Performances is held on Seorae Island.

Buckwheat Flowers in October
Buckwheat Flowers in October
Buckwheat Flowers in October
Buckwheat Flowers in October
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Other Highlights at Seorae Island

Bridge connecting to Island
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Banpo Seorae Island
Banpo Seorae Island
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Highlights of Banpo Hangang Park

Other attractions at Banpo Hangang Park include:

Some Sevit
Some Sevit

Some Sevit

Banpo Bridge Daytime Fountain Show
Banpo Bridge Daytime Fountain Show
Moonlight Rainbow Fountain Show
Moonlight Rainbow Fountain Show
First Double-deck Bridge in Korea
First Double-deck Bridge in Korea

Bicycle Rental at Banpo Hangang Park

It is highly recommended to rent a bicycle at Banpo Hangang Park to reach this island and any other nearby attractions easily and effortlessly. Cycling is also a great way to experience the beauty of Han River and its connection with locals.

Hangang Bicycle Rental Kiosk Operating Hours:

Mar-Apr / Sep-Oct: 9:00-18:00

May-Aug: 9:00-19:00

Nov-Feb: 9:00-17:00

3,000 won for the 1st hour and 500 won every 15 mins thereafter.

Tandem (/couple) and kid bicycles are also available.

Note: Photo ID required for bicycle rental and collect upon return to the same kiosk.

Location: upon exiting the underpass to the park from Express Bus Terminal Station Exit 8-2 Route OR turn right upon reaching the park from Exit 8-1 Route. (see map below)

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Banpo Seorae Island
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Underpass fr. Station Exit 8-2 Route
Underpass fr. Station Exit 8-2 Route
Reaching Park via Station Exit 8-1
Reaching Park via Station Exit 8-1
 

Map on Getting to Banpo Seorae Island & Nearby Attractions

Getting to Banpo Seorae Island & Location Map of Top Places around | Seoul, South Korea

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