Tours

Enjoy Seoul's Nighttime Scenery with Loved Ones

See & Do Tours

 


 

The Hangang River is one of Seoul's landmarks and a popular spot for leisure and rest. The
most attractive part about the river is the nighttime scenery. Above the river are 31
bridges, the Gangbyeon expressway, the Olympic Boulevard Expressway, and other neigh-
boring buildings. The lights that spring out at you in the night time sky start to look like jewels. The nighttime scenery is especially appealing while riding on the Hangang River Ferry Cruise.
For those who want a brief but sweet rest from walking around, the cruise is a perfect way to
enjoy Seoul.
 

The cruise ship service started back in 1986. Even foreigners love the ferry cruise ship for
special events such as live performances, firework shows, and a bread show. The viewpoints
that the ferry cruise offers are all very diverse as well; the Namsan Seoul Tower, 63 Square, the
National Assembly building can be clearly seen from the boat. Aside from these landmarks,
visitors can also see the Some Sevit islands and the rainbow light show from the Banpodaegyo Bridge.

 

Transportation

: [Yeouido] 5 min. walk from line 5, Yeouido
Station, Exit 3
: [Jamsil] 13 min. walk from line 2, Sincheon
Station, Exit 7

Website

http://www.elandcruise.com  (Korean)

Phone number

: +82-2-3271-6900 (09:00~22:00)


 

Tip:
Because the information desk and service center are not available for foreigners, it is recommended to contact the Dasan call center for any inquiries about this service. (Phone number : +82-2-120)
Prior reservations can be made online and foreigners can also sign up to become a member (the website is in Korean).
 



 

The City Tour Bus offers nighttime views of all parts of Seoul and the Hangang River. The bus
is equipped with Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese headsets that give an on-the-spot
detailed explanation of the origin of a certain name and more. With this tour, not only will you be able to observe the nighttime scenery, but you can also get a simple history lesson on
Seoul. For those who like historical dramas or history, try imagining these historical events
taking place while going from place to place. See where history and modern Seoul intersect.

 

Ticket Office

: Come out of Exit 6 of Gwanghwamun Station (line 5) and you will soon see the ticket booth on your left. 

Boarding Location

: Boarding will take place in front of the ticket booth.

Website

http://en.seoulcitybus.com/

Phone number

: +82-2-777-6090 (Gwangwamun ticket booth)


 

Tip:
Prices differ depending on whether the bus is 1 or 2 floors and depending on which course you decide to take. Make sure to check ahead of time what kind of experience you would like to have.
Rush hour in Seoul is typically from 6-8pm; be mindful of this when reserving the city tour bus!
 



 

Naksan Park gets its name because of the nearby mountains that resemble camel humps. In
Korean, the word "Nakta" means camel and "san" means mountain. The trail leading to the
park includes views of attractions such as Daehak-ro, Dongdaemun, and more.
Thus the park has become a popular way to see panoramic views of Seoul. The fortress wall
of Seoul was originally built in the Joseon Dynasty as a mechanism of defense. But, through
different eras, the kings of the time built their fortresses with different techniques and in
various styles. So as you go along the wall, you will be able to see the changes of time.

The path to the park has several benches for sitting and because it is convenient to walk
around during the night, you will often come across many families and couples. The area is 
also commonly used as a filming location and has gained exposure among tourists for this
reason. What's special about this place is that it allows you to walk along at a leisurely
pace without being rushed. You can take your time and soak in all that the night view of Seoul has to offer. Because of its importance as Heritage Site No. 10, it's also well-maintained and
well kept.


 

Directions

: Get off at Hyehwa station (line 4) and walk
towards Marronier Park / Take Bus #3 from
Jongno 5ga, Dongdaemun, or Dongmyo
Station and get off at the last stop.