While Naksan Park is not the biggest park in Seoul, it offers views of Seoul's skyline that are unmatched by most other parks in Seoul. The fortress wall that runs through the park only adds to the unique ambience of the the place. All in all, it is a very enjoyable park to visit, especially if you are looking for a romantic, outdoor date spot.
The Scouting Report
Naksan Park sits at the top of Naksan, a key mountain for the defense of Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty. People during the Joseon Dynasty used to visit Naksan for relaxation, and that practice continues today.
Photographers love Naksan Park. There is no shortage of photo-worthy vistas.
Not only are there nice views of the Seoul's skyline and surrounding mountains but Ihwa Mural Village is also on the mountain. It is a popular place for aspiring urban photographers.
Naksan Park is not an athletic park. Aside from a few badminton courts and the ubiquitous outdoor workout equipment, it does not have much to offer in the form of sport.
However, it is still a great place in which to get exercise. The Seoul Fortress Wall runs the length of the mountain and is accompanied by a pleasant walking path. The path is popular for joggers, walkers, runners, and everyone in between.
The park's surrounding neighborhoods play a huge role in the personality of the park. Daehangno and Ihwa Mural Village are two areas that share at least parts of Naksan (mountain) with the park. These two areas are known for their display of the arts. Art lovers love Naksan.
Things to Do
- Exercise Machines
- Walking Trails
Extra Info / Cool Down
Visit Daehangno, a popular neighborhood to the west of Naksan Park. It is an extremely lively area that offers a nice variety of food and drinks at almost all hours of the day and night.
Check out the Naksan photo album to see more pictures of the area.
Also, see Seoul Scout: Naksan
Elsewhere On The Web
- Off the Beaten path: Naksan Park and Mural Village in Seoul - by Dream! Go! Live!
- Naksan Park Fortress Walk - by Leafy Green Things
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Jongno-gu, Dongsung-dong
From Line 4 - Hyehwa Station (혜화역):
-Walk straight out of exit 2. Turn left at the first road you come to (immediately after Marronnier Park). When you reach the end of the university that is on your right, turn left.
-Make your first right. Walk up, up, and up. You'll soon see the park.
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Originally posted May 26, 2015
Updated December 19, 2015