The Olympic Park in Seoul was built to commemorate the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Olympic Games that were held in Seoul. The park is full of sculptures and a museum dedicated to the Olympics. The museum is broken up into 3 sections about the history of the Olympics, the journey of the Olympic flame from Athens to Seoul and the history of the Olympics and countries involved. There is also a sports hall in the museum where you can try out some of the Olympic sports and even an art museum.
One of the most famous icons from the Olympic Park is the Peace Gate. A 24 metre high gate that holds the flame of the Seoul Olympics at the top. Many people visit the park to enjoy sports and exercise all year round. Being an Olympic Park you can find plenty of sporting facilities including an Olympic Swimming pool, tennis courts, 3 gymnasiums, jogging areas, inline skating and much more. In winter the area around the Peace Gate is turned into a skating rink.
The Mongchontoseong Earthen Fortification dating back to the 3rd century is right beside and connected to the Olympic Park which gives visitors to this area a chance to experience the new modern Korea and the ancient kingdoms of old Korea.
Open early in the morning from 05:30 am – 22:00 pm with some areas open until midnight.
Free to all
How to get to the Olympic Park in Seoul:
Take line 8 to Mongchontoseong station and leave exit 1. The park is right in front of you.
Alternatively, take line 5 to Olympic Park station and leave exit 3. The park is right in front of you.
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