Introduction

Opened on June 18, 2005, Seoul Forest had previously undergone a series of changes on Ttukseom (Ttuk Island). In the past, the forest had been a royal hunting ground for kings and served as a military inspection facility. However, in more recent decades, the area has served a wide variety of functions. Ttukseom initially served as a water-treatment facility, and later as a golf course, horse racing track, and eventually a sports park.

Consisting of five parks spread over 180,000 pyeong (approximately 595,000 ㎡) of land, Seoul Forest is an eco-friendly zone appreciated not only by the people of the city but also those visiting Seoul. Seoul Forest is rapidly developing into the premium city-park of Korea like Hyde Park in London and Central Park in New York.

* Culture and Arts Park (220,000㎡)
Situated in the heart of Seoul Forest, the Cultural Art Park features Seoul Forest Square, Ttukseom Family Field, decorative flower beds, a visitor's center, a skate park, an outdoor stage, a waterside lounge (restaurant), an in-forest open space, an in-forest play ground and a water play area.

* Eco Forest (165,000㎡)
The Ecological Forest, once an area covered by the Hangang River, has been transformed into an eco-forest connecting the Han and Jungnang-cheon (Jungnang stream). This natural habitat for wildlife animals is home to fallow deer, formosan deer, elks, chipmunks, mandarin ducks, mallards, spot-billed ducks and moorhens. There is also an observatory to help visitors get a better view of the local wildlife.

* Experiential Learning Park (85,000㎡)
Occupying the structure of the former Ttukseom Water Treatment Facility, this refurbished educational area was established to house an insect botanical garden, a wild flower garden, a themed flower garden, an event ground and a surrounding protective forest.

* Marsh Plants Garden (70,000㎡)
Making use of the local reservoir’s natural environment, the Wetlands Ecological Field contains a wetlands ecological management office, an ecological playground, an outdoor nature classroom, a bird observatory, a wetlands flower garden and a botanical garden fed with local, clear waters.

* Hangang Riverside Park (33,000㎡)
Located southwest of Seoul Forest, this riverside area at the junction of the Hangang River and Jungnang-cheon features a waterfront park, a marina and a rest area.

 

Address: 

273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

N/A (Open all year round)
* Some facilities are closed on Mondays.

 

 

Homepage: 

seoulforest.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish)

 

 

How To Use

 

Parking Facilities: 

Available
* Small vehicles 177 spaces, large vehicles 12 spaces (Tel: +82-2451-2916)

 

 

Transportation

 

[Subway]
1) Seoul Forest Station (Subway Bundang Line), Exit 3. (5min-walk)
2) Ttukseom Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 8. (15min-walk)

[Bus]
Blue Bus: 141, 145, 148, 410
Green Bus: 2014, 2412, 2413, 2224

 

 

Additional Info

 

Parking Fees: 

Small vehicles: 150 won for every 5 min
Large-sized vehicles: 300 won for every 5 min

 

Available Facilities: 

[Theme Parks]
Culture and Arts Park, Eco Forest, Experiential Learning Center, Marsh Plants Garden, Hangang Riverside Park

[Main Facilities]
Outdoor Theater, Seoul Forest Plaza, Environmental Playground, Insect Garden, walking trails, bike paths, special events area, etc.

 

Admission Fees: 

Free

 

tel: +82-2-460-2905

zipcode: 04770

expguide: Feeding deer, natural experience site, butterfly experience hall
* Registration is available on the official website.

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-460-2905

opendate: June 18, 2005

usetime: Ecological Forest
07:00-20:00 / June-August 07:00-21:00

Insect Garden
10:00-17:30 (Closed Mondays)

Butterfly Garden
10:00-17:00 (Closed Mondays & November-April)

Eco Learning Center
Open only during event & exhibition period

Visitor Center
Summer season: 10:00-18:00 / Winter season: 10:00-17:00 (Lunch break 12:00-13:00)
* Nursing room, wheelchair and baby stroller rental available

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