1.YEOUIDO HANGANG PARK
HOW TO GET THERE: Take National Assembly Station (Exit 6) or Yeouinaru Station (Exit 1)
Available (5 parking lots, 1,991 parking slots)
2,000 won for the first 30 minutes
300 won for each additional 10 minutes
15,000 won for all day parking
Monthly parking pass available at 100,000 won / 80,000 won (Saetgang area)
This is one of the first places that made a good impression to me about Seoul. Just as soon as I got out of the station’s exit, Cherry blossoms welcomed me to this park.
This is actually the first time that i saw cherry blossoms so i’m like a happy little kid when I stepped into this park. Not much trees though, but at the very least, it’s still cherry blossoms! LOL at the farthest side of it, you can see the “I SEOUL U” sign, overlooking the skyscrapers of Seoul and Han River.
2. YEOUIDO PARK
This is different from Yeouido Hangang Park, though it is just a few meters away from it.
HOW TO GET THERE:
1) Yeouinaru Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 1.
Walk 10 minutes towards SBS TV Station.
2) Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3.
Walk 5 minutes towards the National Assembly building.
From Yeouido Hangang Park, just use google maps/waze to Yeouido Park, it’s pretty much easy to find.
This is also like a workout park which i think is awesome like imagining yourself jogging in this place with this view:
HOW TO GET THERE: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or 8), Exit 2 or 3. The lake is located 200 m ahead.
Specially during Spring. They hold this Cherry Blossoms Festival annually, so in the future, if you’re planning on going to Korea for Spring, Seokchon Lake is a must-see place! There are lots of people here but I really don’t mind. I was really captured by the cherry blossoms tree here.
Check out these photos!
Nothing really much to say here, this is the perfect place for viewing the cherry blossoms, i wonder how they would look like in Autumn? hmmmm ❤
4. CHEONGGYECHEON STREAM
HOW TO GET THERE: Take subway to Gwanghwamun Station; Exit 5.
Walk straight until you will see a big street on your left.
Turn left (this street is already Cheonggyecheon-ro)
Walk straight until you see the stream at the middle of the street.
It’s quite peaceful in here. But i think this is more like a dating location i suppose lol
Lots of couples sitting, walking, roaming around the place, but i can say that this is a cool hang out place with your friends if you just wanted to chill, maybe bring something to eat, but don’t forget! Clean as you go. This is a really tidy place so always remember to take your garbage with you guys ❤
HOW TO GET THERE: Gangnam Station, Exit 5
This exit is actually a tribute to the most popular song in the world: Gangnam Style by PSY and it is one of the high-rise district of the south of the Han River.
I heard from my friend who lives in Korea that Gangnam residents are South Korea’s upper class and the cost of living here is relatively higher. First thing that I noticed here is that there are a lot of designer brands around the area.
Shopaholics…go on, and shop till you drop!
HOW TO GET THERE: Yongdap Station, Exit 2
Well this is also where the Goblin’s bridge is located. For more info about the Dokkaebi’s bridge, click here!
I felt though that i have to mention this place because in the first place, i just went there to see the Goblin’s bridge, but to my surprise, this is actually a great place to chill and hangout! There is also a workout park here where mostly elder people go on their daily routines. But once I looked around, i was amazed by how beautiful it is.
Gotta check it out during Spring! Plus points for the full bloom cherry blossoms ❤
7. DONGDAEMUN DESIGN PLAZA
HOW TO GET THERE: Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Exit 1
The architecture of this place is so futuristic and amazing. Seriously, i’ve been to a lot of places and this is the first time i saw a building that looks like a jelly bean. haha! which is cute, it’s unique.
There are a lot of malls here. There’s also a huge map the moment you got out of the station and an information counter just somewhere near the exit of the station just in case you want to roam around Dongdaemun.
8. MYEONGDONG CATHEDRAL
HOW TO GET THERE: Myeong-dong Station (Exit 6). Turn left onto Myeongdong 8-gil and continue for 350 meters. Turn right onto Myeongdong-gil and continue for 180 meters to reach the cathedral on your right.
This was my first stop when I arrived in Seoul. This is a Roman Catholic Church community in Korea.
Felt like going here first to ask for guidance, for me not to get lost since this is my first time in South Korea haha but seriously, it is worth it to have a detour here if ever you visit Myeongdong (i doubt you won’t)
HOW TO GET THERE: Myeongdong Station, Exit 6
First thing that comes to my mind when i think about Myeongdong? Shopping. Seriously, this is a shopping haven specially to those beauty enthusiasts out there, this place is highly recommended! AND, they give freebies! How? Easy, just walk down the streets and almost every cosmetic store will lure you with a facemask that they give out for free just for you to look inside their store and hopefully, buy something. They still give it to you though anyways even though you don’t buy anything lol
Etude House, the Faceshop, Nature Republic, Innisfree, name it! They have it here! AND, it’s cheap. I’ll be making a separate blog on what to do/see/eat in Myeongdong as i was here like almost everyday, i got to discover and do a lot of things in here!