Seoul Forest & getting there | Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Forest서울숲

서울특별시 성동구 뚝섬로 273 (성수동1가) | 273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Seoul Forest - Opening Hours

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 - Admission Fees

Free

Seoul Forest - How To Go
  • Seoul Forest Station (Bundang line, exit 3), 5 mins walk.

Seoul Forest - Official Website

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, cherry blossoms viewing at Seoul Forest is more relax and fun.

Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms
Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms
Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms
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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!

Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms 11
Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms 7
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Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms 9
Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms 10
Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms 2
Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms
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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.

Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms
Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms
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Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms
Seoul Forest - Cherry Blossoms
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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 - Deer Corral
Seoul Forest - Deer Corral
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Seoul Forest - Deer Food Vending Machine
Seoul Forest - Deer Food
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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!

Seoul Forest - Ginkgo Tree Forest
Seoul Forest - Ginkgo Tree Forest
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Seoul Forest - Ginkgo Tree Forest
Seoul Forest - Ginkgo Tree Forest
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Other Autumn Scenes at Seoul Forest

Seoul Forest - Autumn
Seoul Forest - Horse Statues in Autumn
Seoul Forest - Autumn
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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 Entrance 5, charging from 4,000 won per hour to 10,000 won for full day rental. Photo ID required for bicycle rental in Seoul.

Entrance 5 to Bicycle Rental Shop
Seoul Forest - Bicycle Rental Shop
Seoul Forest - Bicycle Rental Charges
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Overhead Footbridge from Seoul Forest Eco Forest to Hangang Waterside Park

You can even cycle (of course, walking is possible too!) to nearby Hangang Waterside Park to enjoy the scenic Han River and view of yellow forsythia (flowers) in full bloom at Eungbongsan Mountain during spring.

Seoul Forest - Footbridge
Seoul Forest - View from Footbridge
Footbridge at Hangang Waterside Park
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How to get from Seoul Forest to Eungbongsan (mountain)?

Travelling between Seoul Forest and Eungbongsan is extremely popular for the adventurous and especially during Spring when the yellow Forsythia (flowers) are in full bloom across the whole mountainside.

Eungbongsan Mountain - Yellow Forsythia
Eungbongsan Mountain - Yellow Forsythia
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Walking Route to Eungbongsan

Exit from Entrance 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.

Map - Walking Routes to Seoul Forest
Map - Walking Routes to Seoul Forest
Signage
Signage
Exit from Entrance 9 of Seoul Forest
Exit from Entrance 9 of Seoul Forest
View from Yongbigyo Bridge
View from Yongbigyo Bridge
Walk on Yongbigyo Bridge
Walk on Yongbigyo Bridge
Walking Route to Eungbongsan
Walking Route to Eungbongsan
Eungbongsan Mountain - Yellow Forsythia
Eungbongsan Mountain - Yellow Forsythia
Eungbongsan Mountain - Pavilion
Eungbongsan Mountain - Pavilion

From Eungbongsan, you can walk down the path leading to the nearest subway station, Eungbong Station (Jungang line) for your next destination.

 
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