New York City has Central Park and Seoul has Forest Park. Both parks provide incredible green spaces for heavily populated cities. Seoul Forest Park is definitely one of the finer parks you'll find in Seoul. It is especially great if you are looking for an expansive plot of land to spread out in.
Seoul has a population density of 45,000 per square mile. However, it doesn't feel like that when you are standing in the middle of Seoul's Forest Park. You would not think for one second that you are actually in the middle of one of the world's largest cities.
Grass. Lots of grass. The grass is green in the summer and brown in the winter.
There are actually two open spaces, or fields, in Seoul Forest. The one described above is much larger and more popular. It is in the middle of the park. Near the butterfly garden (look for it on a map), there is smaller field. It is still big enough to support activities needing lots of space. There are even a few picnic tables under the trees on one side of the field.
Check out the Seoul Forest photo album to see more pictures of the area.
Where: Seoul-si, Seongdong-gu, Seongsu-dong
From Bundang Line - Seoul Forest Station (서울숲역):
-Leave through exit 3. Turn right at the first intersection. The park will appear on your right. Look for a park map and follow the signs to the fields. The large field is in the middle of the park. The small field is near the butterfly garden.
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Originally posted June 7, 2015
Updated October 30, 2015