One of the best things about living in Seoul is having access to the Han River parks located along along twelve districts in Seoul. It’s really easy to get there no matter where you live. There is an amazing bike trail and great scenery. There are many parks along the Han River but a few of them are very popular and get a lot of traffic. One of the most popular areas is Yeouido Han River Park.
The views here at Yeouido Han River Park are amazing; it’s no wonder it’s a favorite! There are many TV studios in this area, so you might recognize it if you watch Korean dramas. When I visited, there were even a few couples getting professional photo-shoots taken. There are a lot of shaded benches to relax on and there is even a little skate park. A ferry departs from this park as well if you want to take a boat ride along the Han.
I took my bike here for a ride, but if you don’t have a bike like me you can always rent one very cheaply with just your ID. It’s totally worth it to take a bike ride. I love feeling the clean air while riding. The bike paths vary a lot depending on the area you are in, so it’s always interesting. There are even convenience stores along the path, so if you need to hydrate you can buy anything easily.
If you get tired of relaxing in Yeouido Han River park, you can always walk a few steps over to The Bridge of Life, a bridge created by Samsung to prevent suicide. Although the results have been mixed as to the result of their effort, it’s interesting to see the LED side rails light up as you walk along with comforting messages. Still a nice idea, even if it didn’t work.
There is a lot to do here. I have picnics, chill with my feet in the water fountain, ride my bike, fly kites, and even do some walking. It’s a great place to hang out with friends. The beautiful river view never disappoints. 🙂