Hangang Shimin Gong-won - Han River Citizens' Park, Seoul
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.
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 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
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.