Things To Do at Hangang Park, a Place Beloved by Seoulites
See & Do Tours
On a summer night, after a sweltering afternoon, Hangang River is a place which always welcomes Seoul citizens who are exhausted from the heat with its cool river breeze. The Hangang River, offering different charms in each season, has become an indispensable place in Korea historically, economically, and culturally. Over time, Hangang River has served as an inner-city retreat comforting the weary minds of Seoulites. Let's take a look at the park’s various events open to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.
Delivery food (enjoying ‘chimaek’) – Seoul Bike ‘Ttareungyi’ – Hangang Swimming Pool - Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market – Moonlight Rainbow Fountain
Yeouido Hangang Park is an oasis in the midst of a skyscraper-filled Yeouido. Thanks to its easy access, this place is visited by many couples and families after work When you head out of Exit 2 of Yeouinaru Station, you may receive food delivery leaflets from chicken to tteokbokki and can opt to enjoy Korean delicacies by having them delivered to the riverside. Enjoying "chimaek," the combination of chicken and maekju (beer), while sitting on a mat amongst other people is a popular activity of Seoul citizens.
Address: Hangang Office Yeouido Information Center, 330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Operating hours: Every day 00:00 - 24:00
Transportation: 4-minute walk from Exit 2,3 of Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5)
The Ttareungi' is a bicycle rental system made for Seoul citizens. 'The Ttareungi' are installed in a convenient locations nearby facilities and easy-to-access places. Banpo Hangang Park, a park less crowded than Yeouido Hangang Park, has bicycle paths all around and is a perfect place for bike riders. The closest Ttareungi rental site from Sinbanpo Station is the "rental station in front of Exit 2 of Sinbanpo Station,"(Be sure to check availability in advance!)
Address: Banpo Hangang Park Tourist Information Center, 40, Sinbanpo-ro 11-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Operating hours: 00:00 - 24:00 open year-round
Transportation: 19-minute walk from Exit 1 of Sinbanpo Station (Subway Line 9); 20-minute walk from Exit 8-1 of Express Bus Terminal Station (Line 9)
1. Download and install "Seoul Bike Ttareungi" from the Google Play Store or App Store
2. Login, register, and set password (4 digits) for using Ttareungi rental
3. After selecting the desired ticket, you can choose a payment with one of the followings: Credit/debit card, PAYCO, mobile phone payment, Zero Pay.
(Non-member price: One day ticket - 1,000 won for 1 hour, 2,000 won for 2 hours)
4. Search for a rental station and select an available bicycle
5. Press the button of the machine attached to the selected bicycle for 2 seconds and input the password you set
Hangang swimming pools, located in the middle of the city, are perfect for those who want to enjoy a cool dip without the hassle of preparing for a far-away vacation. Outdoor pools charge 5,000 won for adults, 4,000 won for teenagers, and 3,000 won for children. Children under 6 years old are admitted for free. Water parks only charge 2,000 won regardless of age. Despite low prices, the facilities are equipped with convenient amenities, such as locker rooms, changing rooms, showers, sunbeds, portable toilets, and medical rooms.
Time: June 28, 2019 (Fri) – August 25 (Sun) / 09:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Place: Gwangnaru, Jamsil, Ttukseom, Jamwon, Yeouido Outdoor Swimming Pool, Yanghwa Water Park, Nanji
Admission: (Swimming pool) Children 3,000 won / Teenagers 4,000 won / Adults 5,000 won
(Water park) Children 1,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Adults 3,000 won
Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market” is named after "bamdokkaebi,", a goblin that appears at night and vanishes in the morning. True to its name, new markets pop up in new spaces during certain specific times. The markets are open in Yeouido and Banpo. The night market in Yeouido offers multi-cultural experiences where visitors can enjoy the beautiful night view of the Hangang River, exotic foods, and various handmade goods under the concept of "World Night Market".
Time: April 5, 2019 – October 27, 2019 / Every Fridays and Saturdays 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (check in advance since hours vary by season)
Address: 330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Place: Yeouido Hangang Park, Banpo Hangang Park, DDP, Cheonggyecheon stream, Oil Tank Culture Park
Website : http://www.bamdokkaebi.org
The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bridge fountain in the world with a total length of 1,140 meters. Water streams falling and dancing to songs create a unique night view of the Hangang River. The Hangang Rainbow Festival held at Banpo Hangang Park is also a good place to visit. During the festival, "Moonlight Square Cultural Weekend" is held every Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for six months from May to October. The stage features various cultural performances, including classical music with commentary, brass band performances, and orchestras playing cinema music.
Hours of operation
- Low season (Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct): (15 min) - 12:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., (20 min) - 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
- Peak season (Jul-Aug): (15 min) - 12:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., (20 min) - 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Location: Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Transportation: Exit 8-1, 8-2 of Express Bus Terminal Station (Subway Line 3, 7, 9); Exit 1 Sinbanpo Station (Line 9); Exit 1, 2 of Dongjak Station (Line 4)
Website : http://hangang.seoul.go.kr/archives/3711