Olympic Park 올림픽공원
Olympic Park Station (line 5, exit 3)
Mongchontoseong Station (line 8, exit 1)
Olympic Park is the legacy of the 1988 Seoul Olympics and houses South Korea largest sports arena. It is now a place for locals to relax and unwind.
Olympic Park encompasses the land that was once Mongchontoseong Fortress and Mongchonhaeja (man-made lake) from the early Baekje period. The large park would take probably over 3 hours to explore and is divided into several zones, including a Leisure Sports Park, Cultural Art Park, Environmental Eco-Park and History Experience Park dedicated to the area’s rich historic heritage.
The Park includes top 9 beautiful photo-taking spots for visitors:
Wild Flower Garden - Red Poppies in Spring (May - Jun) / Yellow Cosmos in Autumn (Sep - Nov)
Rose Plaza - Summer (late May - Jul) / Autumn (late Sep - Oct)
Other Flower Fields in Autumn - Pink Muhly Grass (Sep - Oct) / Spiny Spiderflower (Aug - Oct)
2.7km Golden Ginkgo Tree Road in Autumn (Oct - mid Nov)
Rows of rich yellow Ginkgo Trees lined the park's perimeter (1.4km) from Mongchontoseong Station/Olympic Park South Gate 4 to Olympic Park South Gate 1 (also referred as Olympic Park East Gate 3). The Ginkgo path stretches another 1.3km onward on the straight road beyond Olympic Park.
Olympic Park Ginkgo path is extremely popular with the locals especially when the leaves fall and covered the ground in golden yellow in autumn. It provides an unique walking experience and a hot photo-taking spot right in Seoul.
Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink in Winter (End Dec - Early Feb)
The ice skating rink operates near World Peace Gate at Olympic Park every Winter with affordable admission fee (from 3,000 won) that includes skates and helmet rental.
This lone tree on the hillside is a favourite photo spot for many visitors to Olympic Park.
Other Photo Spots to Explore at Olympic Park
Bicycle Rental at Olympic Park
To get around the large park leisurely, you may like to rent a two wheeled or four-wheeled bicycle. The bicycle rental shop is located between SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium and Woori Art Hall.
Operating hours: 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Mondays.
Rental Charges: Two-wheeled bicycle - from 3,000 won / Four-wheeled bicycle - from 7,000 won / 30 mins.
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