Seokchon Lake Park
05608 136, Samhaksa-ro, Songpa-gu, Seou
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Seokchon Lake was originally part of the Han River, but following a land reclamation project in 1971, the lake formed. As part of the Han River riverbed development project in 1971, an artificial island was formed by the gradual accumulation of silt brought from upstream. This formed a separate lake away from the Han River. The new lake now has two parts, the East Lake and West Lake, since Songpadaero (a 6 km, 10-lane freeway) was built. Within Seokchon Lake Park is the West Lake and Magic Island. Magic Island is a man-made island that is connected by monorail to Lotte Adventure. Another exciting attraction of the West Lake is Seoul Norimadang, an outdoor venue for traditional Korean performances, which stages various open-air performances and events at weekends. The East Lake, with picturesque scenery created by the combination of the beautiful lake and the lush park, is famous for its jogging circuits and footpaths. The lakeside area also has a number of amenities including small parks, restaurants and café. Seokchon Lake Park is one of many very popular cultural areas in Seoul.
Suitable for jogging and strolling, the West Lake Area is always busy with city-dwellers and office workers who come here for sports and leisure activities. A number of facilities are provided for this purpose, including an acupressure therapy track. Joggers and walkers can start on the urethane jogging track and finish on the bare foot acupressure track to maximize benefits. All year round visitors come to appreciate the changing seasons by the lakeside. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the lakeside is colored light pink. Without a doubt it is an unmissable spot while visiting Seoul.
Situated beside the West Lake, Seoul Norimadang is a 1,500-seat outdoor theater presenting traditional Korean cultural performances. It was established in 1984 and since then, shows are performed regularly on Sundays, and various seasonal performances, as well as other events are held for children and young people.
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