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Parks and nature in Mapo-gu

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“one of hottest parks in Seoul! good for walking and running as well. close, clean and peaceful place during the day, but full of joyful things at night, especially for summer season!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“Besides clubs and late night parties, Hongdae is also popular among tourists and locals alike because of the wide variety of shops available. Head over to exit 8 for an entire day of shopping and loads of good restaurants. Street buskers will start their performance from 6pm onwards.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“An artificial park created in the city center. The reed fields are superb in autumn. Best for a walk or picnic. Can make the best photos in beautiful nature.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“'A New Hot Spot' There is a forest that passes straight through the city in Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul. This forest is called the Gyeongui Line Forest, also known as “Yeontral Park” for its similarity to New York’s Central Park. Although it was once an abandoned railroad track and considered a nuisance, it is now a new hot spot in Seoul and a rest area for residents with popular restaurants and various things to see nearby. Courses Gyeongui Line Book Street – Gyeongui Line Forest Park – Yeonnam Salon – Dongnam Bangatgan Where books’ imaginations come alive Gyeongui Line Book Street The Gyeongui Line Book Street that sits near Exit 6 of the Hongik Univ. Station (Seoul Gyeongui Line) is a cultural literary space that exhibits the past, present, and future of books. It opened in October 2016, receiving 110,000 visitors so far, and spotlighted as a rising hot spot in Hongdae. The Book Street connects Exit 6 of Hongik Univ. Station (Gyeongui Line) to Waugyo Bridge, and bookstores run by publishing companies are lined up like train compartments. The train booths welcome visitors under the concepts of a literature walk, humanities walk, culture walk, children’s walk, travel walk, and more. Book exhibitions, sales, and signings are often held along the Book Street. This is the perfect place to cool off and relax during a stroll in the city. An amazing reincarnation of abandoned urban railroad tracks Gyeongui Line Forest Park The rusty railroad tracks that made the neighborhood appear to be in ruins and the construction wall that blocked views of the park for a long time were removed and replaced with green grass and trees. The area near Hongik University then began to be called, “Yeontral Park” alluding to New York’s Central Park, and started to become a charming place of rest and hanging out for both residents and visitors. The area around the park is lined with artists’ shops. There are more small cafes and trendy shops in Yeonnam-dong than large franchises, which add to the fun of discovering tasty restaurants amid the deep alleyways. When the sun sets and night comes around, people sit around the Gyeongui Line Forest Park to enjoy beer and busking performances as another way of appreciating Yeonnam-dong. Meeting Seoul’s new-tro past through Yeonnam Salon Throughout the cozy space of this homely coffee shop in Yeonnam-dong are small props and bundles of comic books that remind customers of a comic book store. The desks and bookshelves in the shop make the dessert café look like a neighborhood library. It may be difficult for a large group to visit the café due to its small size. In the summer, milk ice is used to make the light and savory “Assam Milk Tea Bingsu(shaved ice)” and the strong matcha-flavored “Matcha Pudding.” These popular menu items are so popular that they tend to sell out by early evening. The café also offers toast, soup, baked rice cakes, and plenty of other desserts. The café sells cocktails and beer in addition to coffee, making it the perfect destination for a day drink on a date. A special enjoyment on the streets of the hot summer nights Dongnam Bangatgan Before Yeonnam-dong became the new hot spot, a small and run-down mill was recreated into a vintage and mysterious space. The old Korean sign of the cheese and wine bar is charming with well-matching vintage furniture and decorations. The wine bar has a “new-tro” vintage atmosphere similar to that of Eulji-ro, another place that has recently become popular in Seoul, while maintaining the classic touch of Yeonnam-dong. Their main menu items are introduced periodically with recommendations of cheese and wine pairings. There is a variety of cheese types with wine that complements the flavors, and customers should remember that wine is only sold here by the bottle. A second branch opened in Dosan Park in Apgujeong following its quick leap to popularity in the recent years.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful island, park, located in the middle of Yanghwa Bridge. If you like to take a walk, it's definitely worth visiting. The night view is beautiful and there are many places to take pictures. It's more than 40 minutes' walk and 10 minutes' bus ride from Hongdae. (There are lots of buses.)”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“very calm and peaceful. This park before was water purification plant, so it's kind of atmospheric. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“'Mangwon Hangang Park' Located between Seongsandaegyo Bridge and Yanghwadaegyo Bridge, Mangwon Hangang Park is a beautiful place with many historical sites. Offering wide, open views and scenic walking paths, the park comes equipped with various public recreational facilities like a swimming pool, soccer field, volleyball field, basketball court, tennis court, roller skating rink, baseball field, etc. It also features a 3.1 km bike path, where visitors can ride a bike with their friends, families, and lovers. Water activities like windsurfing and water skiing is also offered on its premises. Nearby, there are also several historical sites like Mangwonjeong Pavillion, a site frequented by King Sejong for its beautiful scenery, and Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine. Phone +82-2-3780-0601 Hours of Operation Open 24 hours Open 24 Hours Yes Important Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine well known for its history of Catholicism in Korea and a place famous for its scenic views of the Hangang River. In 1866, many Catholics died to a plague and were matyred, leading this place to become a pilgrimage site and shrine. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary the Persecution back in 1966, the church built what is known today as Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine to display the many holy artifacts and relics of Catholicism in Korea. Other Facilities Sports Facility, Fishing, Cycling, Bike Rental, Ferry, Dock, Water Sport, Korea Boy Scout Training Ground, Convenience Store, etc. Address 04005 467 Maponaru-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul Subway Mangwon Station (subway line 6) exit 1, Bus No. 9 Hapjeong Station (subway line 2) exit 1, Bus No. 16”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“There is a small park located in the Hongdae Club Street. Sometimes you can enjoy busking or club singing outdoors.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Besides clubs and late night parties, Hongdae is also popular among tourists and locals alike because of the wide variety of shops available. Head over to exit 8 for an entire day of shopping and loads of good restaurants. Street buskers will start their performance from 6pm onwards.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“There is a small park located in the Hongdae Club Street. Sometimes you can enjoy busking or club singing outdoors.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Playground

Trails

Trail
“홍대로 이어지는 경의선 숲길의 시작점 입니다. 많은 주민들이 이곳에서 아침저녁 조깅 및 산책을 즐깁니다. 나무와 풀이 많고, 길게 이어진 도로는 낮과 밤 모두 운치있는 시간과 공간을 제공합니다. 날씨가 시원하면, 홍대까지 걸어가보시는것도 좋습니다 :)”
  • 4 locals recommend
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