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Hangang Park (한강공원) is a representative people’s park located by Hangang River (한강). It was created through the “Hangang River Comprehensive Development Project” in the 1980s, covering a huge area that is dedicated to the citizens, providing areas for sports and relaxation. You can see many people strolling or jogging along the trail paths, in-line skaters, bicyclers, and soccer fields or basketball courts.
The Citizen’s Park is composed of Gwangnaru, Jamsil, Ttukseom, Jamwon, Banpo, Ichon, Yeouido, Yanghwa, Mangwon, Seonyudo, Nanji, and Gangseojigu – a total of 12 districts. Each park has its unique characteristics that fit the district, and especially Yeouido, Jamsil, and Ttukseom districts are very popular because of the ferry cruise services on Hangang River. The most popular are the ones in Yeouido and Ttukseom. Because the Yeouido area is where all the major TV Studios are located, countless dramas use this park for their shoots. Here you can also observe the birds of Bam Isle, a designated ecological preservation area. On the other hand, Ttukseom district is called the windsurfing and water-skiing mecca, and you can experience all sorts of leisure sports here. It is a sports haven.
Hangang Park is beautiful in the evenings as well, filled with the lights from Hangang River, the surrounding city buildings, streets, and the traffic. The sound of the river waves blends well with the city’s nightscape. It is especially good to use the ferry cruise in the evening as well, viewing the river area and scenery in the pleasant river breeze.