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 3), 5 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
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.
Do not miss out feeding the deer at Deer Corral (Eco Forest) too! You can get the deer food from the vending machine!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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