The Seoul Stop


Banpo Hangang





Banpo Hangang Park
반포 한강 공원


Banpo Hangang Park

Many people claim that Banpo Hangang Park is best visited after nightfall. While that may be true, it doesn't mean it should be avoided during the day. There are still plenty of ways to enjoy the park during the daytime. One such way is to make use of its basketball courts.

The Scouting Report

For those of you familiar with the basketball courts along the Han River, you probably know that you shouldn't expect to much. The courts are usually subpar and barely playable. Surprisingly, Banpo Hangang Park has courts that are very much worth playing on. Sure, they aren't the greatest courts in the world, but they are surely up to playing their role as a "playground" court.


Concrete. The courts have all the necessary markings for a legitimate 5-on-5 full-court game.


  • The surface is smooth and in good condition.
  • The markings on the court are all very visible.
  • The scenery is good. The courts are in a park next to the Han River.
  • Covered benches are nearby.


  • As good as the courts are, they don't always see good action. It can be difficult to find pick-up games here.
Basketball courts at Banpo Hangang Park

This lonely goal would like a friend...

Extra Info

Spend the day playing ball, then wait around for the night. Nearby Banpo Bridge puts on a great water and light show in the evening.

Sports and Recreation Nearby

Photo Gallery

Check out the Banpo Hangang Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.

How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Seocho-gu, Banpo-dong

From Lines 3 and 9 - Express Bus Terminal Station (고속터미널역):
-Walk out of exit 8-1. Turn right at the first major 4-way intersection you come to. Follow the road and stay low. Walk through the underpass.

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Posted October 20, 2015

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