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Bike the Han River in Seoul, Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

"When I see an adult on a bicycle I do not despair for the future of the human race." -H.G. Wells

I'm sorry, I cheated on a previous blog post. I recommended a bike ride along the Han River in Seoul as a fabulous Spring activity if you are living and teaching in Korea, yet my feet hadn't connected with pedals in almost a year. In an attempt to redeem myself, I along with two friends, ventured into Seoul this past Sunday and were successful in renting bikes and having a grand and glorious day. We saw kites, kid cars, bball players, swan boats, speed walkers, unicyclers, tandem bikers, gardeners, and dancing toddlers to name a few. Everyone was out on the river this weekend and you should have been too.

friends biking on the Han

I know there are many places along the river to rent bikes, but I recommend starting your day at the Ttukseom Resort Seoul Subway Station (Line 7). It is conveniently located right on the water and you can spot the rental shop as soon as you walk out of the station. I paid 3,000 won for the first hour (less than $3.00) and I left my ID with the rental shop. When I returned more than three hours later I paid a bit more for the extra time and collected my ID. The process was easy and foreigner friendly.


park stop to ride bikes


bike rental on the Han river


price to rent bikes on the Han river

 Biking along the Han River was one of the best things I have done this Spring. Please enjoy my pictures and video included below and if you've rented bikes at a different location I would love to hear about your experience.

 

 

kite flying on the Han river

family on the Han river

bike rental on the Han river

boats on the Han river

Han river sign

 

Han River and bridge

Han River in Seoul

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Devan Meserve, a New Hampshire native and St. Lawrence University alum, decided that after two successful post college years living and working in Boston she was primed for exploration beyond the East Coast. With encouragement from friends and family and Aclipse’s expert advice she landed an instructor position with Chungdahm April English. Devan is loving life in Uijeongbu: she is continuously impressed and entertained by her young students and spends her free time following Anthony Bourdain’s advice, “I’m a big believer in improvising and getting lost.”

Check out her blog!

Tags: a year in Korea, seoul, what to do in korea, Activities to do in Korea, Han river, Seoul subway, bike, Weekend activities in Korea

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