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Seoul Activities and Attractions to Enjoy This Summer

Published Date : Jun 25, 2019 / Edited Date : Nov 13, 2021


The weather is slowly starting to heat up as June approaches! And for many of us who can’t travel far due to it not being vacation season, it’s great to know that there are many alternative activities in Seoul to try out to fight against the incoming heat. Located in places that are easily accessible to those living in the city, here are some great activities to try out this summer.

 

 

 

Gwangjin-gu, Ttukseom Hangang Park

 
Ttukseom Hangang Park

 

Hangang River has always been a great getaway for residents of Seoul. Sparkling with the sun’s reflection during the day and glittering with starlight at night, Hangang River is a magnificent sight to behold, even as you’re casually looking out the window of the subway cars crossing over a bridge. Although there are many places along the Hangang River offering water sports and activities, there’s none other like Ttukseom Hangang Park when it comes to having a wide variety of water sport and activities.

 

Get off Ttukseom Resort Station (Line 7) to access Ttukseom Hangang Park. To enjoy water sports, you must walk some distance along the river to reach the facilities offering such programs. As you get closer, you’ll see people windsurfing in the river. An activity which requires people to use the sail and wind to float across the waters, windsurfing is currently only offered at Ttukseom Hangang Park. For those new to windsurfing, they must take classes with instructors to learn how to do it freely. However, there are also 1-day programs available for those just looking to get their feet wet.  

 

 

Location Icon   Address   247-6 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 

Phone Icon   Inquiry   +82-2-3780-0521(Hangang Park Information Center)

Subway Icon   Transportation   Ttukseom Resort Station (subway line 7) exit 2, 3, Roughly 15 min. on foot

Fee   Fee   Wind Surfing 1-Day Program 100,000 won, Sunset Kayak 30,000 won 

 

Tip  How to Participate in Program

Search for “Hangang Windsurfing” and “Hangang Kayak” to find various agencies offering these programs. There are many different companies operating watersport activities near the Hangang River, leaving visitors with plenty of options.   

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jungnang-gu, Youth Experience Forest

 Youth Experience Forest 

 

Many people aren’t very familiar with Youth Experience Forest . However, many people are very familiar with Jungnang Camping Forest. Once an unused plot of land, Seoul Metropolitan Government redeveloped the site into Jungnang Camping Forest, a natural experience zone and park for locals. In order to preserve the park's natural habitat and ecology, the park was built in a non-invasive method using the minimum of man-made materials, thereby becoming a popular attraction for camping enthusiasts. 

 

Jungang Adventure Zone (formerly Youth Experience Zone) is the only place in Seoul where visitors can partake in outdoor activities like zipline or natural obstacle courses. Various wire structures and obstacle courses are also constructed between trees. Participants can enjoy this activity by moving across the treetops like Tarzan. At first, participants are taken through a beginner’s course to allow them to get used to the feeling of being several feet above ground. Or visitors can try out the zipline through the park. Jungnang Adventure Zone is open to elementary students, teenagers, and adults. 

 

Location Icon   Address   74 Mangu-dong, Jungnang-gu, Seoul (Jungnang Adventure Zone : Youth Experience Forest Facility)

Phone Icon   Inquiry   +82-2-432-2567

Subway Icon   Transportation   Yangwon Station (Gyeongui-Jungang Line) exit 2, Roughly 10 min. on foot

Fee   Fee   Adult 10,000 won, Youth 7,000 won, Child 5,000 won 

Clock Icon   Hours  1st Course 10:00 2nd Course 11:30 3rd Course 14:00 4 Course 15:30, Closed Monday

Computer Icon   Website   http://www.joongrangsoop.com

Tip  How to Participate in Program

Search for “Jungnang Camping Forest” to bring up its official website. On the website’s main page, click on the right side to access the page for Jungnang Adventure Zone : Youth Experience Forest where you can book and reserve spots in the program. Please note that children must be at least 140 cm tall to participate in the program.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


Songpa-gu, Kart Experience

 

Songpa-gu, Kart Experience

 

Jamsil Sports Complex usually bring to mind Seoul Olympic Stadium or baseball stadiums. Most people don’t even know that there’s also a kart track nearby the area. Starting from the western gate of Jamsil Sports Complex, head towards the direction where Tancheon Stream meets Hangang River to arrive at the kart track. As you arrive to the attraction, it’ll feel as if you found a special hideout.

 

In front of the tracks, select and put on a helmet from the helmet rack. Visitors are not allowed to ride without a helmet for safety precautions. After putting on a helmet, the staff will assist you by showing you how to drive the cart and explaining the course layout. Because the tracks aren’t that big, it’s hard to put too much speed behind your driving. However, there are various curves and straight courses throughout the track, making it a fun experience for visitors to drive their kart through.

 

 

Location Icon   Address   1168-4 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Phone Icon   Inquiry   +82-2-420-3886

Subway Icon   Transportation   Sports Complex Station (subway line 2, 9) exit 5, Roughly 10 min. on foot

Fee   Fee   1 rider: 10 min 17,000 won, 2 rider: 10 min 22,000 won

Clock Icon   Hours   10:00 - 18:00, Closed Monday

Tip  How to Participate in Program

There's no need for reservations. Simply head towards the kart tracks to participate in the program. However, it’s important to note that kart programs are not available on days with motor sport events. Check for event schedules on Korea Kart’s official website. Children must be at least 145 cm or taller to ride the carts. Kindergartners can ride together with parents or guardians in a 2 person kart.   

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dongjak-gu, Boramae Park Climbing Wall

 

Boramae Park Climbing Wall

 

There’s a rock-climbing wall located in Boramae Park. In the past, it was pretty hard to access this type of activity, but these days, with various rock-climbing centers popping up all around the city, it has become easier to try out this sport. Boramae Park Climbing Wall is a great place for beginners to try out rock climbing. While there are many methods to rock climb, beginners use a top roping method to climb the walls. Top rope climbing is climbing method in which the climber is securely attached to a rope which then passes up, through an anchor system at the top of the climb, and down to a belayer at the foot of the climb. It's a safe method for visitors wanting to try rock climbing for the first time.

 

It can be hard to place your feet on the wall for beginners. In fact, using your fingers to support your body weight to climb can be extremely hard. Although climbing is difficult, it can be a thrilling experience for novices to just hang on the wall.

 

Location Icon   Address   33 Yeouidaebang-ro 20-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul

Phone Icon   Inquiry   +82-2-2181-1192

Subway Icon   Transportation   Boramae Station (subway line 7) exit 2 or Sillim Station (subway line 2) exit 6, Roughly 20 min. on foot

Clock Icon   Hours   10:00 - 20:00 (Apr~Oct), 10:00 - 18:00 (Nov~Dec), Closed every first Monday of the month (Closed Jan - Mar)

 

How to Participate in Program  

No reservation required for rock climbing at Boramae Park Climbing Wall. However, children under ages of 6 are prohibited from participating in this program.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jongno-gu, Hwanghakjeong (Archery Field)

 

Hwanghakjeong

 

Hwanghakjeong was built in Gyeonghuigung Palace by Emperor Gojong back in 1899 to revive Korean archery. The field received its name Hwanghakjeong (literally meaning "Golden Crane") due to how the emperor in his imperial golden robe shooting an arrow looked like a crane. Damaged during Japanese imperialism, Hwanghakjeong was relocated in 1922 to an old archery practice field and continues to exist there in the present. Near Hwanghakjeong is Hwanghakjeong Korean Archery Gallery , where historical relics relating to archery are on display.  

 

Hwanghakjeong Korean Archery Gallery offers visitors many experience programs like bow-making and archery experience. Together with the bow they crafted, visitors are also given arrows made with pheasant feather to take home as a souvenir. Once visitors are finished with making their bow, they can test it out by shooting arrows at the target practice inside the exhibition hall. Aiming and pulling the string isn't an easy thing to do for novices. After taking a deep breath and practicing for some time, visitors are sure to be charmed by how much fun they're having with archery. 

 

Location Icon   Address   15-32 Sajik-ro 9-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Phone Icon   Inquiry   +82-2-722-1600

Subway Icon   Transportation   Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) exit 1, Roughly 15 min. on foot

Fee   Fee   Arrow Making Experience 25,000 won (Free admission to Hwanghakjeong Korean Archery Gallery for participants of Arrow Making Experience.)
Hwanghakjeong Korean Archery Gallery Admission Fee: Adult 2,000 won Youth 800 won Child 500 won    

Clock Icon   Hours  10:00 - 17:00, Closed Monday

Computer Icon   Website   https://www.jfac.or.kr  

Tip.  How to Participate in Program

Click on Jongno Foundation for Arts & Culture’s website to purchase and book the “Arrow Making Experience Program” and call the representative of the program to check the schedule.   

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#Attraction #Activities #Adventure #Hwanghakjeong #Seoul Activities and Attractions to Enjoy This Summer #Youth Experience Forest #Boramae Park #Rock Climbing #Ttukseom Hangang Park #Jungnang Camping Forest #Wind Surfing #Archery #Summer #Kart Experience

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      ※電動補助具(電動車椅子、電動スクーターなど)使用者の場合、補助人1当たり歩行弱者最大4人まで同伴可能
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  • 予約を確認するため、徒歩観光事務局(02-6925-0777)で確認のための連絡が行われます。
    (少なくとも5日~1ヶ月前)3回以上電話が通じない場合、予約が取り消されることがあります。
  • 解説を進行する時に発生する安全事故に対し、徒歩観光事務局とソウル文化観光解説士は
    責任を負いません。
  • PM 2.5(ピーエムにてんご)の非常低減措置発令及びその他の気象悪化(猛暑、台風、暴雨など)によって
      徒歩観光の運営が困難な場合、すべての予約は一括キャンセルされます。
     (観光日前日基準)
预约前说明事项
  • 观光日基准最少3日前方可进行预约。
  • 4人以上团体预约时, 请联系到我们 - walkingtours@sto.or.kr / 02-6925-0777)
  • 在已登记的预约团体中,只接待不超过预约人数的团体,可在前一天17时前追加预约。
  • 下个月的预约可从前一月15日开始。
  • 参加徒步观光解说活动时必须佩戴口罩。
  • 如有发热或呼吸道症状(发烧、咳嗽、痰液、肌肉痛、鼻塞、咽喉痛等),请避免参与解说活动。
  • 活动开始前将进行体温测试,超过37.5度者将被限制参与解说活动。
  • 无保护者随同的未满14岁儿童游客,会在现场取消解说活动。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等)无法运营徒步观光解说活动时,所有预约会批量取消。(观光前日基准)
  • 对于解说活动中发生的安全事故,首尔徒步解说旅游事务局和首尔文化观光解说社不予负责。
预约前说明事项
  • 观光日基准最少1日前方可进行预约。
  • 本线路是为了行动不便者(行动不便的高龄者、残疾人、婴儿车利用者等)的路线。
  • 无辅助人员(或同行人)伴随时,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的辅助人员陪同。
    ※ 电动辅助器具(电动轮椅、电动独轮车等)使用者时,每一位辅助人员最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 为了确认预约,徒步观光事务局(02-6925-0777)会致电进行确认。
    (最少5日~一个月前) 3次以上无法连接时,预约将被取消。
  • 进行解说时,对于有可能发生的安全事故,徒步观光事务局和首尔文化观光解说员概不负责。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等),无法运营 徒步观光时,所有预约会批量取消。
    (观光前日基准)
預約前說明事項
  • 最晚請於預約日期3天前完成預約。
  • 4人以上团体预约时, 请联系到我们 - walkingtours@sto.or.kr / 02-6925-0777)
  • 已完成預約的團體若人數超過限制,可於前一天下午5點前追加預約。
  • 每月15日將開放下個月的預約。
  • 參與解說觀光時請務必佩戴口罩。
  • 若有發燒或呼吸道症狀(發燒、咳嗽、咳痰、肌肉酸痛、鼻塞、喉嚨痛),請避免參與本活動。
  • 活動開始前將進行體溫測量。若體溫超過37.5度,將無法參與本活動。
  • 未有保護者同行的未滿14歲兒童遊客,會在現場取消參與資格。
  • 因發布微塵緊急降低措施及其他天氣惡化(暴熱、台風、豪雨等),無法進行徒步觀光時,所有預約將取消。(預約日期前日基準)
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,首爾徒步解說觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光解說員概不負責。
預約前說明事項
  • 觀光日基準最少1日前方可進行預約。
  • 本線路是為了行動不便者(行動不便的高齡者、殘疾人、嬰兒車利用者等)的路線。
  • 無輔助人員(或同行人)伴隨時,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的輔助人員陪同。
    ※ 電動輔助器具(電動輪椅、電動獨輪車等)使用者時,每壹位輔助人員最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望觀光的日期及線路上無解說員時,預約有可能被取消。
  • 為了確認預約,徒步觀光事務局(02-6925-0777)會致電進行確認。
    (最少5日~壹個月前) 3次以上無法連接時,預約將被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光 解說員概不負責。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。 (觀光前日基準)