Besides being known for its glittering world of entertainment, the land of ginseng is also one of the favorite destinations of many people. Especially if you are a lover of Korean dramas or Korean idols, you will be more excited to visit some romantic locations contained in one of the dramas or have been aired on Korean television shows.
For those of you who want to reminisce about your favorite drama scene, or want to spend your vacation time warmer, you can visit the following parks in Korea.
From nature tours to other historical tours, parks in Korea are the right choice for those of you who want to take a stroll and enjoy the scenery. Here are some recommendations for the best parks you can visit in Korea’s version of Wandering.
- Namsan Park
If you are on vacation in Seoul, you should wander to Namsan Park. This is the park that is said to be the most extensive in the city. Comes with a variety of beautiful plants, plus there are various species of animals that you can meet there, you can sit back and relax or take a walk enjoying the scenery.
For JJS, aka casual walks with loved ones, this destination is a suitable choice. However, we recommend that when you want to visit Namsan Park, you choose April. The reason is, in that month the cherry blossoms begin to bloom and there are often held festivals. So that the garden was decorated with various adorable colorful lights.
- Gyeongju National Park
No less interesting, for those of you who want to visit a park with historical value, Gyeongju National Park is a suitable choice. The park coincides in the center of Gyeongju, the capital city of Korea during the Silla Dynasty. never empty of visitors. That’s because this one park is included in a historic national park in Korea.
Various oldest architectures still stand strong and well-maintained to this day. You can also find a pond called Anapji, above the pond, there is a kind of post with an ancient Korean style. In addition, there is also an old temple called Bulguksa which is the center of attention when visiting Gyeongju National Park.
- Yeouido Hangang Park
If you are looking for a park that has easier vehicle access, Yeouido Hangang Park is the right choice. The reason is, that this park has a location that can be easily visited using the subway or bus. Moreover, the park has a different view from other parks, namely the Hangang River flowing through Seoul.
There, you will be pampered by a garden that is suitable for relaxing or cycling to fill your spare time. Not only that but in Yeouido Hangang Park there is also a large grass field decorated with cherry blossoms. So, it’s only natural that this destination never escapes from various events and festivals.
- Songpanaru Park
Ever heard of a park with a thousand cherry trees in Korea? Songpanaru Park is the answer. The park, which is located in the Lotte World area, is decorated with cherry blossoms that can form a flower tunnel in spring. Not only that, every spring festivals are often held in the park as well.
In addition to views of the sea of cherry blossoms, this beautiful park is also surrounded by Lake Seokchonhosu which can make us calm. The perfect mix for a vacation and spending time with loved ones, right? This place is also very Instagramable. So, don’t forget to take pictures, okay?
- Ilsan Park
Not much different from the previous park, Ilsan Park is also filled with cherry blossoms which are much more numerous, which is about 1,800 trees. Amazingly, this park is not only decorated with cherry blossoms, but also willow and forsythia trees.
In addition to being a beautiful destination, this park is increasingly recognized by many people when it was used as a shooting location for the very popular Korean drama “My Love From The Stars” in 2013.
This place also became the shooting location for another popular drama, “The Girl Who Sees Smells”, in 2015. Besides being called a flower garden and often used as a flower exhibition every year or known as International Holticulture Goyang Korea, Ilsan Park is also equipped with a lake. Korea’s largest artificial lake with the same name, Ilsan Lake.
- Jehwangsan Park
If you visit Korea in spring, one of the must-visit destinations is Jehwangsan Park. You see, there is often held the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival every year. The festival presents the beautiful cherry blossom garden which is also equipped with the ship Admiral Lee Sun Shin which is popular and loved by visitors.
There, your eyes will be spoiled too with Anmingogae Hill and Yeojwacheon Stream. FYI, this park is not located in Seoul, but in Jinhae City, South Gyeongsang Province.
- Taman Ssangyesa Temple Simni Cherry Blossom
Believe it or not, this park is not a park, but a road that stretches for six kilometers. This street connects Hwagae Market with Ssanggyesa Temple in Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do. However, along the path, there are rows of cherry blossoms, so it looks like a very pretty garden.
However, behind its beauty, this park has a story that many people believe. It is said that if a couple walks along the park in the spring, it is believed that they will fall in love with each other and get married. That’s why Taman Ssangyesa Temple Simni Cherry Blossom is also called the wedding road.
- Seomjin River Train Village Park
This Korean destination is unique compared to some of the previous parks. The reason is, that long ago before Seomjin River Train Village became a park, the area was just an ordinary train station. However, in the hands of creative people, this location has been transformed into a garden decorated with various flowers.
This park is located in Gokseong. There you will find a variety of attractions, one of which is a steam locomotive that can operate five times a day. The locomotive will run across the Seomjingang River.
- Olympic Park
The park which was once the location of the Asian Games in 1986 and became the venue for the Summer Olympics which was held 2 years later is called Olympic Park. Located in Songpa-gu, Seoul, this very popular park has a total area of about 1.4 million square meters. Because of the extent, it is said that it will take up to 3 hours for you to walk around the park.
Not surprisingly, with the size of this park, visitors are advised to use a park map or ride the Hodori train or bicycle. Besides being used to relax, this park is also often used by visitors to exercise. When visiting Olympic Park, you will find Single Tree Hill in the middle of a vast expanse like a painting.
- Pyeonghwa Nuri Park
If you are tired of gardens filled with flowers, this park with thousands of windmills in northern Gyeonggi-do can be an option. Pyeonghwa Nuri Park which is also included in the World Peace Festival which was founded in 2005 has successfully attracted the attention of many people.
The visitors come here just to relax or deliberately invite their children to play. The park, which has 3,000 colorful windmills, known as Bukit Angin, is also decorated with vast grass fields.
This place is also often used as a location for music concerts, so besides Bukit Angin, this place is also called Bukit Musik. There is also Peaceland which is a favorite location for small children with a variety of exciting rides. If you are hungry, there is also a restaurant available. Thus, this park is the most complete park with facilities for family tourism.
All parks in South Korea are very beautiful and of course clean. You can enjoy the cool and calming nature of the city. Are you planning to visit one of them?