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Yeouido Park
Seoul and surrounding
Squares, Parks, Gardens
Squares, Parks, Gardens

To come to the heart of the political and economic life of Seoul in order to enjoy the fascinating beauty of nature and refreshing breeze of the Han River? Yes, it’s possible! Yeouido Park became a great site where you can admire glass skyscrapers of the capital and take a break from them at the same time, sitting in the shade of trees and listening to birds singing and water splashes.

The picturesque park is located in the center of the island of the same name in Yeongdeungpo District. Today, it is difficult to imagine that in the first half of the last century, the first Seoul airport stood on its green lawns with pedestrian and bike paths. But it is true: it was built in April 1924 and existed for more than forty years.

By the 70s, the airport turned into a city square. At the same time, the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea moved to the island and has not changed its location since then. Gradually, the headquarters of large financial corporations began to appear here and their employees flooded the streets of Yeouido.

For 30 years, the island has been intensively developing. Once, locals realized that the stone jungle lacks a green oasis to relax from the bustling pace of modern life. So, at the turn of the century, the site of the former May 16 Square was changed to magnificent Yoyido Park that became a favorite vacation spot for citizens and travelers.

Today, the territory of the park is divided into three zones. Each of them is intended to help visitors to distract from daily worries, rest and enjoy nature.

In the zone of traditional forest, there are trees and plants typical only for the local ecosystem. It is an ideal place for botanists who can study the representatives of the Korean flora. Convenient walking and cycling paths go through the trees and deep in the forest, there is a beautiful pond.

In the area of ​​the green square, you can go up to the lawn and have a romantic picnic overlooking the park, or you can go down to the neighboring lush garden and hide from the summer heat there.

A playground zone is a place for mass entertainment events and outdoor activities.

Address: 68 Yeouigongwon-ro

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