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A huge park complex with a broad array of natural and man-made attractions, Seoul Grand Park spans 915 hectares (2,261 acres) at the foot of Mt. Cheonggye. Centered around a large lake, the park includes Korea's oldest zoo, with 3,700 animals from 300 species and a children's petting zoo. You can also admire the 250 native plants in the vast botanical garden, including tropical vegetation, cacti, and orchids. Hike a 7.5 km (4.7 mi) long path through natural surroundings, or take the skylift. The abundance of facilities and diverse entertainments make this a highly family-friendly spot. Put Seoul Grand Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Gwacheon tour planning tool.
Seoul Grand Park reviews
A very disappointing visit. Only the sky lift was the best part. For the zoo itself, we walked from an empty enclosure to another empty enclosure. We even joked that there were more human beings...
A very disappointing visit. Only the sky lift was the best part. For the zoo itself, we walked from an empty enclosure to another empty enclosure. We even joked that there were more human beings... more »
I didn’t go to the zoo nor Seoul Land at the Park - both of which looked depressingly lonely; however I did enjoy a nice walk around the park grounds. There were a lot of people having picnics...
I didn’t go to the zoo nor Seoul Land at the Park - both of which looked depressingly lonely; however I did enjoy a nice walk around the park grounds. There were a lot of people having picnics... more »
The sky lift over the lake at this season - no flowers, no snow - alone was worth the visit. The lake was frozen at the edges. The calmness and reflections were peaceful. We bought a package ticket...
The sky lift over the lake at this season - no flowers, no snow - alone was worth the visit. The lake was frozen at the edges. The calmness and reflections were peaceful. We bought a package ticket... more »
We took the cable car ride into the zoo. The ride itself is great as it saves you the trouble of having to walk up to the zoo and you get to enjoy the scenery. The zoo itself is very huge and can be quite tiring to walk all day. The animals are great of course, and the sun bears were especially friendly to humans. There are interesting sections such as the nocturnal exhibit and the insectarium. There are many restaurants in the zoo itself, alongside the super cool lion cafe. Highly recommend to get a seat by the window to get a close view of the lions. To get back to the metro from the zoo you can take the elephant train, which is just a tram ride back. It costs money and you can buy the ticket from a kiosk near the boarding section.
Must do family outing location. Make sure you reach when it opens at 10 as there is a lot to do here. Also it will be easier to take the cable car to the farthest point and then walk back to the entrance as this is downhill and much more convenient. Weekends can get a bit crowded but since it's a huge place, the only time it matters is when you are in queue for cable car. But an absolute 10/10 for family outing.
One of the best and big zoo in south korea to my knowledge, with all facility for kids, newborns, adults and old peoples. we visited last summer. It was a wonderful experience. Very clean and well maintained. They have lots of restrooms, specials rooms for feeding. path for disables. it was very crowded when we visited during the summer. Almost it took a day to explore everything slowly. details -Animals are classified by their original habitat, ecosystem and breed type. From popular animals such as lions, giraffes and elephants brought in from Africa to herbivorous animals grazing on the open field, exotic birds flown in from each continent to smart and talented dolphins to endangered species, such as rare Western lowland gorillas, Seoul Land offers a special experiential content where animal lovers and animals can feel closer.
It’s overall good experience but expectations were higher. I cannot speak for all, but one of the roller coasters was definitely very old. Only the squeaky sounds made me not to use that particular one. The entry tickets for Seoul Land onsite was quite expensive, so it’d be wiser to purchase online in advance at much better price. It was hot on the day of this visit, so the water entertainment was quite popular on that day, especially for youngsters.
Seoul Grand Park is also known as Seoul zoo! Its a beautiful place but be sure not to reach after 5pm. Lots and lots of animals were close when I reached after 5pm. It states close at 7pm. But many enclosures like the bear, tiger, etc were all close after 5pm. Including snack bar. And it would be rushing. Cater alternative when it rains because it happen to me ! So be sure to plan properly. There is show time too. Rmb to check. The seoul grand park not only consists of seoul zoo but also, seoul land, seoul children park and theme land. The elephant train is at the seoul grand park and you can choose to take the train to seoul zoo. Seoul zoo is the second stop. Elephant train is KRW3000/PAX. SEOUL ZOO Ticket is KRW5000/PAX. There is sky lift. However its close at 7pm. Rmb to check all the details before you go. There is a few of snack bar if you go early. Including weenybeeny a shop that sells gummy and chocolates which you can choose and pay by gram. Its a lot of fun if you really got more time! But otherwise. I would say its doable to complete the seoul zoo in 3hrs if you dont take too long at each point.
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