For those who enjoy visiting scenic spots, enjoy nature and like a light workout, then making a stop at Haneul Park should be on your to do list. Haneul translates to sky. It truly fits this park, because one truly has to put the work to rise into the sky in order to get to this location. The park is located in the top of a small mountain. There are three ways to get to the top of the mountain - ride a golf cart, walk the hike or take the stairs. I opted for the hike. While I would of prefered the golf cart ride, I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to enjoy the nature on the way up. Also, there was a long line in order to wait for a golf cart to take me up. I choose the hike over the stairs, because while the stairs look very cool, they look challenging.
Anyway, once one is at the park, there are many different paths one can take to walk around. It is a lovely place to stroll around. There are signs that guide you to different garden spots around the park. Also, there are many paces to sit down and relax. Some people take a mat and some food to have a picnic where there is grass areas.
Most people go to take many, many photos! The whole place is aesthetic and ideal for a photoshoot. One might even find couples taking their wedding photos at this park.
I find this particular park especially captivating, because it is open year round. Each season offers a different feel to enjoy. The fall is arguably the best time to make a trip, because the silver grass fields and windmills make one forget they are in the middle of the city. It is so peaceful.
A fun fact about this park is that before is ways a great attraction. It was a landfill! It’s hard to imagine that such a beautiful place was once a smell, gross landfill. I’m certainly grateful for the 17th FIFA World Cup. Since Haneul Park was made to commemorate it. Now we all can enjoy a wonderful recreational area.
487-48 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Giselle Moreno is from California, USA where she attended the University of California, Riverside. While a student, she always worked with international students and she decided to teach English abroad upon graduating during her third year of university. It was through the experiences of being an English tutor for international students that she felt really fulfilled. She found it particularly easy to get along with Korean students which is why she decided to pursue a teaching opportunity in Korea. She even attended Yonsei University in Seoul for a semester as a study abroad student and fell in love with the city. She is currently working at ChungDahm Learning’s April Daechi branch located in Gangnam, Seoul.