Seonyudo Park: Industrial Remnants Covered in Ivy

Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, Korea

Seonyudo Park sits on an island on the Han River between Hapjeong and Dangsan only accessible by foot bridge, walking, or bus. The island used to house a water treatment plant but in the effort to bring green space back to Seoul, it was released back to nature.

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Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, Korea Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, Korea Walkways go this way and that. From above you can see the waterways that allowed water to come in and be treated before being taken out again and from below you walk amid ivy covered concrete walls, bridges and obstructions. A waterfall flows and a greenhouse along with floating gardens are not to be missed. Pillars with concrete peeking out yet somehow able to support natural growth jut into the air.Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, Korea Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, Korea There are play areas for children and beautiful backdrops for photogs. There’s a small cafe and a hut to get some sausage while on a stroll and all of it is stunning when all done up by the natural wonder of mother nature. Ivy climbs the numerous cement walls and pathways. This might just be my favorite place to have a picnic in the city of Seoul. Dare I say it?Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, Korea Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, KoreaSeonyudo Park is one of those perfect places to getaway to for a few hours, have a picnic and feel as though you’re not sitting smack dab in the middle of a massive city. Cars can’t be heard honking or screeching here and highrises don’t encase the view. There are plenty of enclaves to hide in and feel as though no one will find you, which also makes it the perfect location for a game of hide and seek or tag, too. From

Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, Korea Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, KoreaFamily outing, friends for a picnic or just locals hoping to get some away time, everyone can find something to enjoy about Seonyudo. It’s just difficult enough to get to that hoards of people are rarely found on the island, but easy enough to get to that no one should miss out on a visit to the island. There are adventures for children and adults alike to be had in the park that is an easy bus stop ride from the popular art and music district of Hongdae to the north.  Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, KoreaSeonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, KoreaVisit Seonyudo Park on an afternoon before heading to the foodie areas of Mangwon-dong or the chic cafes of Yeonnam-dong.

Getting to Seonyudo Park is easy, especially if you’re already in the vibrant Hongdae District. If you’ll be visiting Seoul and want to stay in this cool area near the fun and night out action, check out the Hongdae Designers Hotel or The Win Art House for a great stay near a ton of great places.Seonyudo Park, Hangang River, Seoul, Korea

Seonyudo Park


영등포구 양화동  95

95 Yanghwa-dong Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea

Phone: 02-2634-7250


Bus: 60, 60-3, 70, 70-2, 70-3, 88, 88-1, 602, 603, 604, 605, 642, 661, 670, 760, N26, N62, 5616, 5712, 5714, 6514, 6623, 6631, 6632, 6712, 6716, 7612


→ Take subway line 2 to Dangsan Station (exit #1), then take a bus (605, 6623, 6631, 6632, 6633) and get off at Hanshin Apts. Cross over the Rainbow Bridge.

→ Or, take subway line 9 to Seonyudo Station (exit #1) and walk until the large intersection. Take a right and walk towards the river. Eventually you’ll see the ramp spanning the freeway to Rainbow Bridge.

→ Or, take subway line 2 to Hapjeong Station (exit #8) and take a 20-minute walk across the Yangwha Bridge and enjoy nice views of the city while inhaling lots of vehicle exhaust. Or get a bus going south. There are a few that stop in the middle of the bridge and let you off to get to the park entrance. It’s free. Open 06:00-24:00.

Hours: Everyday: 6:00am – Midnight

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Seonyudo Park, Seoul, Korea: Industrial Remnants Covered in Ivy: Seonyudo Park sits on the Han River between Hapjeong and Dangsan. It's a beautifully recaptured industrial park that used to be a water treatment plant and now provides a beautiful backdrop for a picnic or photo-shoot. Industrial Park in Seoul, Korea

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  1. August 25, 2017

    […] during the day it can be noisy with children’s squeals, which may not be for everyone. For more pictures of the park during the day, check out this post. At night however, there weren’t any children that I could spot, just people enjoying a quiet […]

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