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Top park recommendations from locals

Park
“Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno”
  • 71 locals recommend
Trail
“It is the largest and most pleasant and beautiful park in Seoul. Family and lovers can have a good time. 서울에서 가장 넓고 쾌적하고 아름다운 공원입니다. 가족과 연인이 좋은 시간을 보낼 수 있습니다.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“한강은 낮도 좋지만 밤에 가면 참 좋아요~ 야경이 멋있고 편의점에서 컵라면 & 맥주까지 먹으면 GOOD~ The Han River is good during the day, but it is good to go there at night. The night view is wonderful and if you eat cup noodles and beer at convenience store, GOOD~”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“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.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Biggest Park in Seoul:) You can walk around Park and enjoy the nature inside! There is Butterfly garden, Small animal house and Deer house. You can also walk to the Hangang(한강) from here. night view over Sungsu bridge is amazing. Small streets near this park have all the attractive restaurant, cafe and Beer house:) Enjoy!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Park
“This is where I have visited to walk since I was little. It has zoo, botanical garden, theme park and green grass. They usually have lots of activities indoor-outdoor for family. Recommend you for the morning walk to watch the local people starting a day with an exercising there. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“It's the small mountain and it takes 30 minutes to go up and get to Seoul N Tower”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Naksan Park, located in Jongo-gu, is a great place to see the Seoul City Wall and take in views of downtown Seoul. The park is famous for the beauty of its nighttime views and the city wall. Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty was smaller than it is today. At the time, there were four mountains that were contained within the city limits, Naksan Mountain being one of them. Of the four mountains, Naksan was the smallest at just over 100m tall. The city wall that is along Naksan Mountain is divided by Hyehwamun Gate, Dongdaemun Gate, and Daehak-ro. If you like to hike, take the Seoul City Wall trail from Hyehwamun to Dongdaemun or vice versa. If you prefer an easier route, begin your walk at Daehak-ro. Additionally, the park has been used as a filming location for many Hallyu dramas due to its beautiful scenary. Walk the old city wall and take in the beatiful twinkling lights of Seoul at Naksan Park.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Plaza
“Riding Bicycle in the park. There's also a market and food trucks every Fri and Sat. You also can try order chicken and beer and have them on the lawn grass. You can check out flea market and food trucks every Friday&Saturday night in this park. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“It's called "Sky park" with a huge field of reeds. Like it's name, it is located on top of a hill so you need to walk up a big stairs to get there but the view is totally worth it. I recommend you to visit there a little before dusk.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“In the 1970s, an elevated road was built to connect the eastern and western sides around Seoul Station. However, the road was closed to road traffic due to safety issues. After this, rather than tearing down the existing structure, the road was transformed into Seoullo 7017, a new pedestrian walking experience. Seoullo 7017 gets its name from its years of new life, from being a traffic road in the 70s to a sky garden in 2017. The "17" also has a deeper meaning, with Seoullo 7017 being divided into 17 unique sections, and the road being located 17 meters above the ground. There are a variety of facilities along Seoullo 7017, including an information center, cafes, gardens, and stages. Seoullo 7017 itself is open all day, every day for visitors to enjoy at their leisure. If you would like a guided tour, be sure to sign up for the guided walking tour through the official Visit Seoul website”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9 km stream long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul. After opening in 2005, has become popular among city residents and tourists.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“You can reach to Bukhansan trails and small parks in 5 minute walk. The shortest trail ends in 20 minutes. You can walk more or hike the mountains if you want to explore further.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“very calm and peaceful. This park before was water purification plant, so it's kind of atmospheric. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“The Hangang River is a park where you can rest comfortably and a fountain at night. I can see the beautiful night view at night.”
  • 17 locals recommend