Seoul Forest 서울숲
Seoul Forest is open year-round, 24 hours a day except for the following attractions:
Eco Forest (Deer Corral & Footbridge): 7:00 - 20:00 (till 21:00 in Jun-Aug).
Insect Garden: 10:00 - 17:00. Closed on Mondays.
Butterfly Garden (May-Oct): 10:00-17:00. Closed on Mondays.
Splash Fountain: May, Jun, Sep -14:00, 15:00, 16:00 / Jul, Aug - 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 / 30 mins.
Visitor Center: 10:00 -18:00 (till 17:00 in Dec-Feb).
Seoul Forest Station (Bundang line, exit 4), 3 mins walk.
Seoul Forest is a very large park and immensely popular with the locals for its cherry blossoms in Spring and Ginkgo Tree Forest in Autumn.
Seoul Forest has gone through a number of transition from hunting grounds for the kings to the first water treatment facility in Seoul, horse racing tracks, golf course, sports park and to the present eco-friendly city park.
SPRING Highlights - Cherry Blossoms
Compared to the more well-known Yeouido Spring Flower Festival and Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival packed with visitors and tourists, cherry blossoms viewing at Seoul Forest is more relax and fun.
Cherry Blossoms at PARK 1 – CULTURE & ART PARK
Locals celebrate spring together with friends and families over picnic under the pretty cherry blossom trees in the park. Grab your picnic basket and mat in the coming spring to Seoul Forest!
Cherry Blossoms at PARK 2 – ECO FOREST
Head over to the overhead footbridge at Eco Forest and you will be mesmerised by the rows of cherry blossom trees below and view of yellow forsythia (flowers) blooming brilliantly at Eungbongsan Mountain ahead.
SPRING - Tulips & Other Flowers in Bloom
Besides the well-loved cherry blossoms, tulips are also in bloom beautifully at Seoul Forest in Spring.
Do not miss out feeding the deer at Deer Corral (Eco Forest) too! You can get the deer food from the vending machine!
Seoul Forest is coloured in vibrant shades of green in Summer. Yellow Irises, Peonies and Poppies are among the popular flowers in bloom.
AUTUMN Highlights - Ginkgo Tree Forest
Autumn foliage can be enjoyed around the park. Ginkgo Tree Forest is probably the favourite for many. Tall, thick and yellow ginkgo trees lined the path, creating a beautiful sight that you want to capture in photos!
Other Autumn Scenes at Seoul Forest
Bicycle Rental at Seoul Forest
If you would like to see most of the interesting attractions at this big park, you can consider renting a bicycle that allows you to cruise around easily and to capture more things.
The bicycle rental shop is just outside the park's Gate 5, charging from 4,000 won per hour to 10,000 won for full day rental. Photo ID required for bicycle rental in Seoul.
Popular Attractions Nearby Seoul Forest
🚲Hangang Waterside Park
☕️Seoul Forest Cafe Street
🎷Under Stand Avenue
1. Hangang Waterside Park 한강수변공원
You can walk or cycle on the overhead footbridge from Seoul Forest Eco Forest (Gate 11) to nearby Hangang Waterside Park to enjoy the scenic Han River.
2. Eungbongsan Mountain 응봉산
Travelling between Seoul Forest and Eungbongsan Mountain is extremely popular for the adventurous and especially during Spring when the yellow Forsythia (flowers) are in full bloom across the whole mountainside.
Walking Route to Eungbongsan Mountain
Exit from Gate 9 of Seoul Forest. Walk straight ahead on the right side of the road leading to Yongbigyo Bridge crossing. Upon reaching the other side of the bridge, continue walking until you see the wooden stairs up to Eungbongsan Mountain.
From Eungbongsan Mountain, you can walk down the path leading to the nearest subway station, Eungbong Station (Jungang line) for your next destination.
3. Seoul Forest Cafe Street 서울숲 카페거리
For those who wish to chill out at a cafe or have a meal, check out Seoul Forest Cafe Street located right next to Seoul Forest (Gate 4/5). This is an area of charming streets with speciality cafes, popular restaurants and beautiful fashion/accessories shops.
From Seoul Forest Cafe Street, depending on which subway line is more convenient for your onwards journey, you can go to either Ttukseom Station (line 2, exit 8) or back to Seoul Forest Station (Bundang line, exit 5).
4. Under Stand Avenue 언더스탠드에비뉴
Under Stand Avenue is a pedestrian-friendly street located at exit 4 of Seoul Forest Station, along the way to Seoul Forest (Gate 2). It is cultural space installed with 116 container boxes similar to Konkuk University's Common Ground (but smaller).
If you only have time for a drink, check out its fairly large Cafe Seoul Forest.
Map of Getting to Seoul Forest & Nearby Attractions
(i.e. Bicycle Rental, Eungbongsan Mountain, Hangang Riverside Park, Seoul Forest Cafe Street & Under Stand Avenue)
Official Map of Seoul Forest
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