Parc de Paris
Parc do Paris: a small, thin, slice of Paris in southwest Seoul. It is a French-themed park that is in the middle of a typical Seoul neighborhood. In all actuality, the French theme is only somewhat evident, but the park is indeed worth a look, especially if you live in the area.
The Scouting Report
Parc de Paris is surrounded by apartment complexes and as a result, feels a bit dense and congested. However, there is just enough space that allows for visitors to enjoy a small reprieve from the urban neighborhoods encircling the park.
This park is unique in that it carries somewhat of a French theme. A few of the more iconic Parisian landmarks can be found in miniature versions in the park.
In the summer, a small man-made pond in the middle of the park offers a pleasant fountain show. It is a popular place to gather in the evening for the locals.
There are small walking trails that go around the edge of the park. Planners have done their best to make the trails as 'green' as possible. Considering that they run parallel with the street, said planners have expertly used landscaping to block views of the road.
If you're looking to pump some iron or get the blood flowing, there are weights and exercise machines scattered all over the park.
Benches - Gaming
There are benches all around the park. There are some indoor benches in the park office.
Have you always wanted to see the Arc de Triumph and the Eiffel Tower but never had the time? Well, here's your chance. Parc de Paris is your ticket to life in Paris.
Things to Do
- European Travel
- Exercise Machines
Parc de Paris is in Mokdong which has an underrated restaurant and nightlife scene. Head on over to Mokdong station and do a little exploring of the area.
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Yangcheon-gu, Mok-5-dong
From Line 5 - Omokgyo Station (오목교역):
-Come out exit 2 and walk straight for 20 meters until you reach a four-way intersection. Take a left.
-Walk about 40 meters until you see a street (Mokdongseo-ro) to your right. Cross the road and walk down this street.
-Walk down this street for 920 meters. Parc de Paris will appear on your right.
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Originally posted January 10, 2015
Updated December 20, 2015