Han River & Hangang Park, Seoul
It was really not a weather to walked up here, the fountain was frozen at that time, but still people didn't mind the freezing temperature. The views down here is excellent, if you standing below the bridge, you'll have the views of skyscraper. Chongyecheon is a re-created river that runs through downtown Seoul. It had been covered over by roads several decades ago, and was recently redeveloped and reopened to add nature and display environmental consciousness in the city
The area is about 30 feet below street level, averages about 100 feet wide, and runs about 3 miles. There are walking paths and vegetation on both sides of the stream, many crossing areas, and man made rapids to create the sound of rushing water. These features combine to create an escape from the big city. The traffic above must still flow, so there are 22 unique bridges crossing Chongyecheon. It is difficult to hear the city traffic above the river walk.
The sprawling Gwanghwamun Plaza the statue of King Sejong is located. The statue is just behind of Yi Sun-Shin statue. Also one of the most visited spot in Seoul. This statue of the Great King is in bronze. King Sejong was the Joseon Dynasty’s fourth king and responsible for developing Hangeul (the Korean written language)
The history of this two men here is remained to see inside the museum. The plaza is home to two marvelous museums that are open and free to the public. Entry can be made from the Sejong Center. Both museums are roughly one level below ground and accessed via stairs or elevator from the surface. Once inside, you’re presented with a myriad of information and relics about these two amazing men from Korea’s past
I just love Hangang Park in Yueido. This will be lovelier at night perfect for a romantic stroll. When exiting Yeouinaru Subway, go directly to the Cascade indicated on the map at the entrance of the park. You can see a floating stage there. Plenty of office workers relaxing during a lunch break, park being close to many offices & buildings. 63 Building is also nearby in the background.
A symbol of Seoul, the Hangang River runs through Seoul east to west. Cruising the river at night is one of the most romantic ways to enjoy a night aout in Seoul. The Han River Cruise provides magnificent views as it winds through the heart of the nation and passes through Seoul, bisecting the capital. The water is clean and over 20 miles of the riverbank have been transformed to include paths, gardens, and recreational facilities along the river's landscape. It is a wonderful way to relax in Seoul and also it is a special experience to
watch the sunrise or sunset on the Han River.
The cleaned up river runs through many areas and within walking distance from subway stations. Along the river, there are various points of interest. My favourite is the mural showing a painting of a king's procession.
If you need a respite from the bustling city or tired out from shopping at Dongdaemun, head down to the river, find yourself a good seat and enjoy the piped music.
There are miles and miles of bike paths along the Han river and although the path is very closer (and usually under!) the freeway- it's surprisingly a nice change of pace. You can rent a bike for around $5 and drop it off at any of the locations for a fee. I rode from Oksu to Yioido island in about an hour. Watch out for the serious cyclists who come ripping through!
The Han River stretches from Geumdae Mountain in Gangwon Province, through Seoul, to the Yellow Sea. This park offers some great views of the city, and gorgeous hiking. If you have time, take a boat ride on the river. For a small price, one can see much of the city. This is also a favorite place for kite and model airplane flying.
The Han River divides Seoul into north and south and is an important lifeline for the city during its early development. There is an impressive park on the southern bank of the river where the locals do their recreational activities such as picnic, cycling, jogging, playing soccer etc. There are a total of 28 bridges across the Han River linking the north and south of Seoul. These photos of the river were taken during a morning in Oct 2005.
The Han River is over 500km long and flows through Seoul, emptying into the Yellow Sea. It's the longest river in Korea. In Seoul is the Hangang River Citizen's parks which runs along the Han river. There are several education grounds and sporting facilities. There is even a boat cruise which allows for a beautiful view of the city's river front. The cruises last about 60 minutes. I found the Han river as a place to relax and have a picnic. There are several benches throughout the park. You will also find several people walking, running, biking, and rollerblading along the cement paths that run parallel with the river.
*Cruise departure times: hourly from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
*Children's fares are half price.
This is the chance to see one of the most
popular festivals in Seoul among natives.
You can see great-qulity fireworks
above Han-River for an hour .
Warning : very crowded.
Dont forget to bring a cellphone in case of missing somebody together
Participants : China, Italy , Australia, South-Korea
DATE : 2004 October 9th and 16th
Time : 20:00 ~21:00
If there is one thing about Seoul that I really love, it's the Han River. Dividing Seoul into two parts and streching for more than 40 kilometers through the city, it's the perfect place for cycling, inline skating, having a walk, gathering with friends or simply hanging out.
There are many soccer, basketball and tennis courts along the path as well as a couple of parks with river-side benches and kiosks to replenish from an exhausting tour... splendid!
The Hangang, or Han River, divides old Seoul to the north from new Seoul to the south (Gangnam on the south side of the river literally translates to "south river"). Along the Han River rest a series of parks that have running paths, basketball courts, soccer fields, swimming pools, and other recreation areas. These parks are located with easy access to much of the city in the Banpo, Cheonho, Ichon, Jamsil, Jamwon, Mangwon, Ttukseom, Yangwha, and Yeouido areas. The park areas on either side of the river are connected by a paved trail, and many bridges have pedestrian paths so you can cross from one side of the Han to the other. If you are a runner or a cyclist, there is no better place in Seoul to run or ride for miles and miles on flat, paved trails.
historical place, a royal shrine age of chosun
SunReung - 9th King SungJong and his consort(JunghyunWangHu)
TaeReung - 11th King - Joongjong and his consort(MunJungWangHu)
HongReung - 21st King - YeongJo's consort(JungSungWangHu)
("Reung" mean a royal tomb / WangHu mean king's consort / Samreung mean three king's tomb)