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Friday, 21 November 2014

Parks around Han River in Seoul, Part VIII: Yanghwa Hangang Park

Situated on the southern part of Hangang (Han River), Yanghwa Hangang Park (Hanja: 楊花漢江公園) which is located at 221 Nodeul Avenue/Nodeullo, Dangsan-dong 6-ga 98-1 beonji, Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu, stretches 11.7km along between the mouth of Yeouido Saetgang Tributary and the Gayang Bridge in Seoul Gangseo-gu. This spacious park is lush with vegetation and offers a spectacular view of the river.

The park is located nearby a number of other attraction including Seonyudo Park (an island in the river, which has been transformed into an ecological park), Seonyu Bridge, and the World Cup Fountains (with jets 202m in height).

There is a wide bike trail that runs through the park that connects this park with the other Hangang River Parks. Every May, the bike trail is flanked by lush green grass and beautiful roses, making it the ideal picture-taking spot for friends, couples, and families.

Like all the other Hangang Parks there are plenty of sports facilities including a soccer field, volleyball and basketball courts. If you are interested in water activities you can find plenty to do here as water skiing and wind surfing are quite popular. There is also a long bike course, the world’s biggest world cup fountain and a common reed forest trail.

Same as Banpo and Yeouido Hangang Parks, Seoul Metro 9 runs around the Yanghwa Hangang Park, there are two stations to choose by stopping at the park; Stations 913 and 912: Dangsan=Interchange to Seoul Metro Line 2: Station 237 - Seonyudo.