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Seokchon Lake Park

05608  136, Samhaksa-ro, Songpa-gu, Seou  

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About

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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Address
05608  136, Samhaksa-ro, Songpa-gu, Seou  
Subway
Jamsil Station (subway line 2) exits 2, 3, roughly 200m away

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler Rating4.5 (Based on 55 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Seokchon Lake

  • Beautiful, especially during spring time!
    This was the place that made me fall in love with Seoul all over again. We visited as the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. It was one for the books - sitting at the cafe drinking coffee, and...
    5 GettB2018-08-28
  • What a gem of a place
    I went to Seokchon twice in the past few weeks. I went at the end of May and then again at the beginning of June. I loved it and will surely be going again. What a gem of a place - so peaceful and...
    5 shate2018-06-10
  • Beautiful park with great views
    Great views of Lotte Tower, the 5th highest building in the world and very nice to stroll around. Come on a nice day and enjoy. Plenty of restaurants along the way.
    5 SabySG2018-05-02
  • Good place to exercise!
    It is a nice place which has many machines to train , and after training, there is a road around lake I can run for 40min. Also the place is nearby the lotto world, there is a beautiful view in the...
    5 a220486452018-05-01
  • Park walking season
    I recommend to be visited during both autumn and spring when the weather is nice. The night view of Lotte complex including Lotte tower from the park is really stunning. I recently visited during...
    5 Pelmus V2018-04-05
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