Gwangnaru Hangang Park is the most easterly park in Seoul along the Hangang River. Gwangnaru park is 12 kilometers in length making it the biggest of all the 12 Hangang Parks. The park is known for it’s clean water, Seoul’s only water preservation region. All boats and water sports are banned in the area. There is however an outdoor swimming pool located near the river banks.
This park is sometimes called Gwangnaru Bike Park as it has much to offer to cycling enthusiasts. There is a special bike racing track. The track includes special courses, ramps / jumps where more advanced bmx or mtb bikers can practice their moves. Like all Hangang Parks there is a bike trail which is over 5 kilometers long. There is a bike centre at Gwangnaru park. At this centre you can sit on and try out 80 unique bikes of all kinds. Some of the bikes have crazy designs like a square wheel bike or bike that rides sideways.
An in-line skate park is also available where you can learn how to skate from some of the experts or just have some fun. The in-line skate park is free to use but you must bring along your own protection. Gwangnaru Park has a lot more to offer and can be a great place to visit at the weekends and get away from the hustle and bustle of central Seoul. If you have any children, I’m sure they will enjoy the playgrounds that Gwangnaru park has to offer.
The park is open 24 hours a day.
How to get to Hangang Gwangaru Park:
Take line 5 0r 8 to Cheonho station and leave exit 1 and head straight until you reach the park.
Alternatively, take line 8 to Amsa station and leave exit 4. Follow the map below.
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