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Han River is one of the longest rivers in Korea Peninsula that runs through three provinces (Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Gyeonggi-do) and through Seoul.

There are 11 Hangang Parks along Han River for Seoul's residents to chill out.

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Is it worth going to Han River for Tourists to Seoul?

Han River, on top of its beauty, surprisingly provides a calm peacefulnessawayfrom the city busyness. It is well-known as thefilming location for many Korean popular dramas and variety shows (e.g. Running Man).

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KoreaToDoHan River Guide for visitors includes:

  • 3 Best Han River Parks shortlisted for their easy accessibility and amazing things to do.

  • where to get the Best Views of Han River

  • How To Go to these recommended attractions

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Top 3 Hangang Parks along Han River & Things To Do

1.Yeouido Hangang Park

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A popular park along Han River, particularly during the cherry blossomfestival with direct subway station access.

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Things to Do:

  • Cycling (bicycle rental kiosks available at park)

  • Han River Cruise (on Eland Cruise)

  • Lunch/Dinner Buffet at Ashely Marine Restaurant @ Eland Cruise Terminal 1

  • Picnic

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Attractions:

  • The Floating Stage

  • Cascade

  • Piano Waterway

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Nearest Subway Station:

  • Yeouinaru Station (line 5, exit 2/3). Arrive at park.

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2.Ttukseom Hangang Park

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A popular riverside park with good number of facilities and attractions for a fun-filled daywith direct subway station access.

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Things to Do:

  • Cycling (bicycle rental kioskavailable at park)

  • Duck Boat, Yacht,Motor Boat & Row Boat Rental

  • Han River Cruises (by Eland Cruise)

  • Ttukseom Flea Market (every Sat & Sun)

  • Spring & Autumn - Cafe

  • Summer - Outdoor Swimming Pool, Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), Kayaking, Water ski

  • Winter - Snow Sledding

  • Children Playground, Rock Wall & X Game Field

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Attractions:

  • Jabeolle / J-Bug

  • Music Fountain

  • Rose Garden

  • Riverside Plaza

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Nearest Subway Station:

  • Ttukseom Resort Station (line 7, exit 2/3). Arrive at park.

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3.Banpo Hangang Park

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A longer walking distance from the nearest subway station. Nonetheless, there are many things to see and do at Banpo Hangang Park.

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Things to Do:

  • Tubester (round boat)

  • Cycling (bicycle rental kiosk available at park)

  • Crossing the double-deck Banpo Bridge

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Attractions:

  • Some Sevit (cafes, restaurants, marina, etc)

  • Banpo Bridge Daytime Fountain Show

  • Banpo Bridge Moonlight Fountain Show

  • Banpo Seorae Island (Seoraeseom)

Annual Events:

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Nearest Subway Station:

  • Express Bus Terminal Station (line 3/6/9). 12-15 mins walk.

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4.Jamsil Railway Bridge Walk

🏡view of Han River from bridge

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Connected end-to-end by 2 subway stations on line 2, Jamsil Railway Bridge isthe most easily accessible bridge walk crossing the Han River!A very pleasant and memorable walk withmagnificent view of Han River.

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Things to Do:

  • Get down from the bridge to Hangang Park at the beginning or end of walk.

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Attractions:

  • View of the tallest building in Korea, Lotte World Tower

  • 1 subway stop away to Lotte World Theme Park

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Nearest Subway Stations:

  • Gangbyeon Station (line 2, exit 3) OR

  • Jamsillaru Station (line 2, exit 4)

Direct access to bridge from both stations​

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5.Han River Cruise

🏡view of Han River on board Eland Cruise

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Enjoy the best of Han River and viewof both banks on Han River Cruise!Pick from its many themed cruises (story, music, moonlight and fireworks) with optional lunch or dinner buffet.

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Things to Do:

  • Feed the seagulls while cruising

  • Moonlight Rainbow Fountain Show or Fireworks show (based on cruise booked)

  • Lunch or dinner cruise (based oncruise booked)

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Attractions:

  • View of many Seoulattractions (e.g.Jeoldusan Park, 63 Square, Namsan Seoul Towel, Jamsil Stadium)

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Nearest Subway Station:

  • Yeouinaru (line 5, exit 3). 5 mins walk

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6. SeoulSky & Sky Bridge Tour

🏡 view of Han River from Korea's tallest building

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Panoramic view of Han River and the entire Seoul city through glass walls on all sides at Lotte World Tower's Seoul Sky, the world's third highest observation deck and the highest in Korea.

Check out the new outdoor Sky Bridge Tour above Seoul Sky too!

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Things to Do:

  • Experience the World’s highest glass-floored observatory

  • Experience the World's fastest and tallest double-deck elevator

  • Check out the sky cafes (@ 119F/122F) orSeoul's highest lounge (@ 123F)

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Attractions:

  • Shop & dine at Lotte World Tower

  • Have fun at Lotte World Theme Park nearby

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Nearest Subway Station:

  • Jamsil Station (line 2/8, exit 2). 5 mins walk

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7.Haneul Park

🏡 view of Han River from sky park

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Enjoy view of Han River on top thehighest park of World Cup Park, Haneul (Sky) Park.

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Things to Do:

  • 22 lookout points at the hilltop grasslandincluding an observation deck

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Annual Event:

  • October -Pampas Grass Festival

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Nearest Subway Station:

  • World Cup Stadium Station (line 6, exit 1). 10 mins walk

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8.Dongho Bridge Walk

🏡 view of Han River from bridge walk

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Start your walk from the subway station north of Han River and end your walk at the hippest shopping district of Apgujeong. Shop fromHyundai Department Store (main store)toSinsadong Garosu-gil or Apgujeong Rodeo Street.

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Things to Do:

  • Get down from the bridge to Hangang Park at the beginning or end of walk.

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Attractions:

  • View of Namsan Seoul Tower

  • Popular shopping districts at the southern end of the bridge

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Nearest Subway Stations:

  • Oksu Station (line 3, exit 5). Direct access to bridge

  • Apgujeong Station (line 3, exit 6). 5 mins walk

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9.Eungbongsan Mountain

🏡 view of Han River from the mountain

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Make an awesome trip to Eungbongsan Mountain (95.3m), particularly popular in spring when the forsythia flowers covered the entire mountain in beautiful yellow.

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Things to Do:

  • Picnic at the peak of the mountain

  • Relax at its octagonal pavilion

  • Catch view of passing train at the foot of the mountain

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Attractions:

  • View of Han River, Seoul Forest, Jamsil Sports Complex and eastern part of Seoul

  • Walk to Seoul Forest (park) across Han River

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Nearest Subway Station:

  • Eungbong Station (Jungang line, exit 1). 10 mins walk

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10.Achasan Mountain

🏡 view of Han River from the mountain

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Achasan Mountain is a relatively easy mountain to hike for beginners at a low altitude of 295.7m. Hikers can catch the farawayview of Han River from various parts of the trail and its observatories.

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Things to Do:

  • Picnic at the mountain

  • Hike toYongmasan Mountain, connected to Achasan Mountain

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Attractions:

  • Goguryeojeong Pavilion with panoramic view of Seoul

  • Artificial Waterfall atAchasan Management Office's entrance

  • NearbyAchasan Ecological Park

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Nearest Subway Stations:

  • Gwangnaru Station (line 5, exit 1). 15 mins walk

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