Marronnier Park stands where there once was the University’s College of Liberal Arts & Science and School of Law, and is now filled by beautiful “marronnier”, chestnut trees hence its name.
Jangchungdan Park is located at the north-eastern foot of Namsan Mountain. On August 20th, 1895, Empress Myeongseong was killed by Japanese soldiers in Gyeongbok Palace and many Korean soldiers such as Gyeongjik (I) and Hong Gyehun died while trying to hold back the intruders. In memory of these soldiers, Emperor Read more [...]
Mt. Namsan is a symbolic mountain located at the center of Seoul. Although not as high as other surrounding mountains, Mt. Namsan is a very popular nonetheless as a quiet site. At the top, there are various facilities such as Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), Seoul Tower, Maritime Aquarium, fountains, and Namsan Read more [...]
Located on the outskirts of Bugaksan Mountain, Samcheong Park was officially designated as Korea’s first park in year 1940. The name Samcheong (literally “three blue”) refers to the three highest ideals in Taoism that people can attain. Surrounded by cherry blossoms planted long ago, the park becomes crowded with tourists Read more [...]
Baeksasil Valley in Seoul is a historic site (Baekseokdongcheon, Famous Site No. 36) that rests amid untouched natural surroundings. The valley is a habitat to a diverse amount of animals, including salamanders, frogs, minnows, and crayfish. There are also wild boar stings from time to time so be careful. The Read more [...]
Situated in Myeongryun-dong (Seoul) and established in 1984, Waryong Park is located near Malbawi, one of the best overlooks from which to see the city of Seoul. The park is close to natural attractions such as Samcheong Park, Changgyeong Park, and Bukaksan (Mt. Bukak). Although it was difficult to grow Read more [...]
The hill is called “Poet’s Hill” because the famed poet Yun Dong-Ju would frequently walk on this hill in order to get ideas for his poetry. At the bottom of the hill is the Yun Dong-Ju Literature Museum, established to commemorate Yun. In episode 11 of “She Was Pretty” the Read more [...]