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The Hangang Parks, also called the Han River Parks, are along the Han River and are a must-see for anyone visiting the capital city of Korea.

The fourth-longest river on the Korean peninsula is the Han River. If you go to Seoul, there’s no way you won’t see River Hangang. In 1982, the government decided to make a place for locals, tourists, and people from other countries that was good for the environment.

The Hangang Renaissance Project was then started to turn the area around Hangang into a place for culture, art, and recreation. So, the Hangang River Development Project and the Hangang Renaissance Project were made together.

There are twelve parks near the Hangang River: Gwangnaru Park, Seonyudo Park, Yanghwa Park, and. Ichon Park. The other pareks inlcude: Jamsil Park, Ttukseom Park, Jamwon Park, Banpo Park, Mangwon Park, Yeouido Park, Nanji Park, and Gangseo Park.

Ttukseom Han River Park


There are places in the Ttukseom Han River Park that are great for architecture fans and flower hunters. The park is close to Seongsu-dong, also known as the Brooklyn of Seoul, which has a lot of cool cafes, restaurants, and shops. This makes it easy to start your fun trip. If you head toward exit 3, you’ll find Ttukseom Resort Station. You’ll be led right to the J-Bug Culture Complex when you have to go down. The J-Bug Cultural complex is beautiful on the inside and on the outside, and it will be the highlight of your trip.

The last episode of Season 8 of Twogether, an episode of Liar and His Lover, and an episode of Rooftop Prince were all filmed. So, this place isn’t a secret, but it is pretty quiet most of the time. As the name suggests, most people will go to the park and go straight to the grass. Don’t miss J-Bug, the centipede, and the café also has desks for studying.

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At the westernmost part of the park, you will see pink penguins, hot pink flamingos, bright yellow snails, and other cute animals. You should keep an eye out for cute animals. If you ever go there, go to Hangang Bridge and go up to the observatory to get a great view from above. At the end of the park, there is a sandy park that is great for families who love to go for a walk or have a picnic.

Yeouido Hangang Park


Yeouido Hangang Park is the most well-known and talked about the park. Yeouido Hangang Park is like an oasis in the city of Yeouido, which is full of tall buildings. Due to how easy it is to get to, many couples and families come here after work. When you leave Exit 2 of Yeouinaru Station, you might get a flyer for food delivery.

This could be for anything from chicken to tteokbokki, and you could choose to have Korean treats brought to the riverside. People in Seoul like to sit on a mat with other people and eat and drink “chimaek.” This is a combination of chicken and maekju (beer).

The park at Mangwon Han River

This park is in the Mangwon district. It is between the Seongsan Bridge and the Wonhyo Bridge. It is worth going to because it has some great things about it. In the summer, the riverside swimming pools are very popular, as are windsurfing, motor boating, and water skiing. The huge ship and submarine that are always parked next to the river in Seoul Battleship Park are something that makes it stand out. Even though it’s not the biggest park on the Han River, it’s always been at the top of a lot of people’s lists. From that spot, you can see a beautiful sunset with the orange iron Seongsan Bridge blocking some of the light but still making a picture-perfect scene.

Nanij Han River Park (난지강강공원)


With access to the massive World Cup Par between Hongjecheon Bridge and Nanicheon Bridge, you can walk from forests and metasequoia trees to the river. This is the best place to visit if you need a quiet place away from the crowds.

There is a great, cheap, deep infinity pool where you can swim laps. If you want to play in shallow water, go to Nanji Water Playground. From there, you can also see a beautiful view. This park has a camping area right next to a wetland that is good for the environment. It has big, cool reeds and a path that goes around in a circle and looks pretty cool from above.

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Gangseo Han River Park


Between Gayang Bridge and the Seoul-Gimpo border, this park is mostly made up of wetlands. It is an eco-friendly park where people should only do natural things and respect nature. Aside from the path for biking, most of the path is left empty so that plants can grow on their own. Again, it’s the best place to go if you want to ride a bike around without stopping. There are benches and tall reeds to sit on near the platform. Gangseo Han River Park is right next to the huge Seoul Botanic Park, so you can visit both in the same day.

Yanghwa Han River Park


From Yanghwa Han Park, you can walk straight to Seonyudo Island by crossing a bridge. Between the Yeouuido Saetgang Tributary and the Gayang Bridge is a park. The old Korean boats you can take from the garden to Seonyudo Island are one of the best things about this park. These boats are free to use during the Hangang Summer Festival in July and August.

Banpo Park


According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the longest bridge fountain in the world. It is 1,140 meters long. The Hangang River looks different at night when water streams fall and dance to music. Banpo Hangang Park, where the Hangang Rainbow Festival is held, is also a great place to go. The Moonlight Square Cultural Weekend is held every Saturday from 6 to 7:30 pm from May to October.

There are many cultural performances on the stage, such as classical music with commentary, brass bands, and orchestras playing music from movies. Banpo Han River Park is a place you can’t miss. It has a huge green area where you can have a picnic or walk, as well as views of Namsan from all sides. The N Seoul Tower on the other side of the river makes the area even more enjoyable.

Between the Banpo Bridge and the Youngdong Bridge is Jamwon Han River Park (). You can get to this park from places like Gangnam’s Sina-dong and Apgujeong-dong, which are well-known in the city. In the fall, the huge grassy field in these Hangang Parks is filled with beautiful pink muhly. In the summer and spring, other flowers grow there. The greenery makes the place look so nice and draws people.

You can also go to the “Jamwon Nature Learning Center” to learn about wildflowers, silkworms, their use, etc. Many butterflies are drawn to the beautiful flowers and grassy fields, so if you’re lucky, you might see some.

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Jamsil Han River Park (잠실한강공원)


This park is popular with families because it is often full of them. It has big swimming pools and a lot of places to have fun. Plants come in about 279 species and 50,000 different gene types. The aquatic arena is also very good. It has pinwheel gardens, an island with aquatic plants, and a walking trail near the river that draws people when fish are breeding and the river is full of fish.

This park is close to the Lotte Amusement Park and the Seoul Sky Observatory. From Sky Tower, the tallest building in Korea, you can also see this Han River park and the rest of the city beautifully. If you want to stay at the tallest place in the country, go to the Signiel Hotel.

Gwangnaru Han River Park (광나루한강공원)


Gwangnaru Han River Park is in the most eastern part of Seoul. If you go there, you might feel like you’ve just left the city. Because you have to walk to get there, this is one of the Hangang Parks that is likely to be quieter, making it a great place to relax and spend time alone. Also, this park has a lot of facilities and unique features, like a strip for remote-controlled airplanes.

The park has a big, free runway that you can use to fly RC planes. If you like to fly RC planes, you should go to this park. It also has a place where kids can ride bikes, tricycles, and other types of bikes. There is also a bike with square wheels. It is also a good place to try out and talk about how things move.

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Jacque is a travel, food and lifestyle blogger. At the age of 20, she started exploring instagrammable places, discovering fascinating cultures, trying various cuisines, and taking amazing photos from local and international travel destinations. Alongside her adventures, she passionately creates Hallyu content.

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