Haneul Park @ World Cup Park 하늘공원
9:00–(19:30-22:00, vary month to month based on sunset time)
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.
TIP: If you do not wish to attempt 291 stairs or long hilly walk up to the top of the park, you can take the golf-cart shuttle service departing from the park entrance at a small charge (1 way 2,000 won / return 3,000 won). The return trip will be on a different route, cruising past another beautiful park, Nanjicheon Park to return at the Hanuel Park's entrance.
Haneul (Sky) Park is the most popular of the five parks of World Cup Park, near Seoul World Cup Stadium.
The other four parks include Pyeonghwa (Peace) Park, Noeul (Sunset) Park, Nanjicheon Park and Nanji Hangang Park.
Interesting 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 of Today
Haneul (Sky) Park is now a green hill of vast grassland, situated on the highest part of World Cup Park.
Lookout Points & Observation Deck
It 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).
View of Han River
Pampas Grass Festival in Autumn
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.
Other Highlights in Autumn
Late Spring Flowers
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.
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