Haneul Park @ World Cup Park - In Autumn & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Haneul Park @ World Cup Park 하늘공원

서울특별시 마포구 (성산동) | Mapo-gu, Seoul

Haneul Park @ World Cup Park - Opening Hours

9:00–(19:30-22:00, vary month to month based on sunset time)

Haneul Park @ World Cup Park - Admisson Fees

Free

World Cup Stadium Station - Exterior
  • World Cup Stadium Station (line 6, exit 1). Turn right, go around the stadium and walk towards the big road, World Cup-ro when in sight. Follow the road on your right. At the first main intersection, cross the roads to reach the park diagonally-right to you. Walk past the carpark to reach the park entrance ahead. 10 mins walk.

How to go to Haneul Park @ World Cup Park

​TIPS on Shuttle Bus: 

If you do not wish to attempt 291 steps up Haneul Park Stair or long hilly walk up to the top of the park, you can take the golf-cart shuttle service departing from the park's entrance. The return trip will be on a different route, cruising past another beautiful park, Nanjicheon Park to return at Hanuel Park's entrance.

very 20-30 mins

  • 1 way 2,000 won / return 3,000 won

  • Mar-Nov (10:00-19:00) / Dec-Feb (10:00-18:00)

  • Every 20-30 mins

Haneul Park - Shuttle Bus to Haneul Park (Top)
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Haneul Park - Shuttle Bus coming down from Haneul Park (top)
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Haneul Park - Shuttle Bus to pick up point (base)
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Haneul Park @ World Cup Park - Official Website

Haneul (Sky) Park is the most popular of the five parks of World Cup Park, near Seoul World Cup Stadium.

 

The other four parks of World Cup Park include Pyeonghwa (Peace) Park, Noeul (Sunset) Park, Nanjicheon Park and Nanji Hangang Park.

Haneul Park @ World Cup Park & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea
Haneul Park @ World Cup Park & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Background of Haneul Park & other parks at World Cup Park

These parks were once a 15 years old (1978 to 1993) landfill that held over 92 million tons of garbage until Seoul Metropolitan Government decided to turn the area into a large-scale environment and ecological park.

World Cup Park is built and opened in May 2002 to commemorate the 2002 Korea Japan World Cup and the new millennium.

Haneul Park - View from Observatory Deck
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Haneul Park - View from Observatory Deck
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Haneul Park of Today

Haneul (Sky) Park is now a green hill of vast grassland, situated on the highest part of World Cup Park.

Haneul Park - Grassland in Summer
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Haneul Park - KTD - Pampas Grass 17
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Bridge from Peace Park & Metasequoia Path

When walking towards Haneul Park Stair, you will come across the Tourist Information Counter and a bridge connecting from Peace Park. Further down the road is the Metasequoia-lined Path, a great photo spot and rest stop.

Haneul Park - Bridge from Peace Park
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Haneul Park - Metasequoia-lined Path
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Haneul Park Stairs

During the peak autumn season, instead of waiting in the long queue for the shuttle bus to take you to the top of Haneul Park, you may consider getting on Haneul Park Stair with a total of 291 steps. The stair is very popular with the locals and the shortest route by foot to the top. Alternatively, visitors can also walk up on the same hilly road as the shuttle bus. 

Note: The other zigzag stair on the opposite side, facing Noeul Park is a 425 steps up to Haneul Park.

Haneul Park - 291 Stairs of Haneul Park
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Haneul Park - 291 Stairs of Haneul Park
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Lookout Points & Observation Deck

The top of Haneul Park has 22 lookout points including an artistic-looking observation deck that offers visitors stunning views of  Seoul and its key attractions of Namsan Seoul Tower, Bukhansan Mountain and Han River (Hangang).

Haneul Park - Observation Deck
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Haneul Park - Observation Deck
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Haneul Park - Observation Deck
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Haneul Park - Observation Deck
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Haneul Park - Observation Deck
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Haneul Park - Locks at Observation Deck
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View of Han River

Haneul Park - Han River View
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Haneul Park - Han River View
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Autumn Highlights: Pampas Grass Festival

Every October in Autumn, Haneul Park held its popular Pampas Grass Festival when the Pampas grass is in full bloom. Visitors can enjoy strolling in the pampas grass field till late, pampas grass crafts and other activities.

Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Haneul Park - Pampas Grass
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Autumn Highlights #2: Pink Muhly Grass

Pink Muhly Grass has gained huge popularity over the years and Haneul Park is definitely one of the most instagrammable places for your Pink Muhly Grass photo collection. October to November are the best months to catch the romantic Muhly Grass flowering in PINK.

Haneul Park - Pink Muhly Grass
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Haneul Park - Pink Muhly Grass
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Haneul Park - Pink Muhly Grass
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Haneul Park - Pink Muhly Grass
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Autumn Highlights #3: Kochia Scoparia (Kochia Broom Cypress)

Before Season
Before Season
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Peak of Season (mid-late October)
Peak of Season (mid-late October)
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Past the Season (November)
Past the Season (November)
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Kochia Scoparia
Kochia Scoparia
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Pumpkins & Gourds Tunnel (August - September)

Pumpkins & Gourds Tunnel
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Pumpkins & Gourds Tunnel
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Pumpkins & Gourds Tunnel
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Pumpkins & Gourds Tunnel
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Photo Zones

Haneul Park - Photo Zone
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Haneul Park - Photo Zone
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Late Spring Flowers

Haneul Park - Flowers in Late Spring
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Haneul Park - Flowers in Late Spring
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Haneul Park - Flowers in Late Spring
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Haneul Park - Flowers in Late Spring
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What else to do at Haneul Park?

Tall trees lined the park edges to provide shades, cosy resting spots, a convenience store for drinks/ice-cream and nearby restrooms altogether make this park an ideal place to relax whilst overlooking the beautiful vast grassland or Han River.

Rest Pavilions
Rest Pavilions
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Convenience Store 10:00 to 22:00 (& Toilet)
Convenience Store 10:00 to 22:00 (& Toilet)
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Sky Garden
Sky Garden
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Signs
Signs
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Nearby Attraction: Oil Tank Culture Park

A short 5 mins walk from Haneul Park is the Oil Tank Culture Park with rich cultural heritage. It was once a secret place unknown to the public, holding petroleum reserve to power the entire Seoul for a month if needed.

 

Visitors can experience the 6 huge oil tanks at the park, including its artistically decorated cafe with teddy bears and a 1.35km nature walk around Maebongsan Mountain.

Oil Tank Culture Park - T5
Oil Tank Culture Park - T5
Oil Tank Culture Park - T6 - Cafe Tank 6
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Map to Haneul Park from nearest Subway Station

Getting to Haneul Park @ World Cup Park & Location Map | Seoul, South Korea

Map of World Cup Park

World Cup Park - Map & Information | KoreaToDo

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