Get Close To The Sky At Haneul Park (하늘공원)

Aptly named Haneul Gongwon, which in Korean means ‘sky park’, Haneul Park is a grassland park that was transformed from what was once a landfill. Over here at Haneul Park, visitors are treated to a spectacular view of Seoul and the Han River from a vantage point. With the Bukhansan Mountain to the north, Namsan Mountain and Seoul’s once tallest building, 63 Building to the east as well as the Han River to the south, it definitely makes for one of the must-go places for visitors to Seoul.

Besides, the enormous Eulalia grass field in the middle of the park provides a dreamy and beautiful photoshoot location. With the grass swaying together with the wind and the clear blue skies as the background, it is no wonder many newlyweds can be spotted having their wedding photographs taken here! We recommend coming here during to sunset to catch the gorgeous dusk lights, giving your pictures that dreamy golden hue!

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The entrance to Haneul Park. Notice the flight of stairs at the back, that is how you get to the top of the park.
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Koreans love their treks, no matter the age.

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The gorgeous view atop Haneul Park makes the climb up worthwhile.

The park was in fact a landfill some 20 years ago, but the Seoul government decided to turn it into an ecological park, and look at the success it is now. It is now a popular picnic destination for Korean families and couples on weekends, as well as photoshoot location for many tourists.

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People resting and enjoying their picnics.
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Almost like a scene out of a phonebook.
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The observation deck in the middle of the eulalia grass field.
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Don’t you want to be here too?

Getting there is less straightforward than other places. First, take the subway to World Cup Stadium Station on Line 6. From Exit 2, you have to head westward for about 800m and you should see the hill in the distant. There is a overhead bridge linking to the hill, and once you reach the foot of the hill you can begin your ascend up the flight of stairs to the ‘sky park’.

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Definitely worth a visit!

 

  • Address: 95, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Subway: World Cup Stadium Station, Line 6, Exit 2
  • Opening Hours: NA
  • Website: http://worldcuppark.seoul.go.kr
  • Contact Number: +82 2-1330 (Korea Travel Phone)
  • Email: NA

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