Seoul Forest

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Forest

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Seoul Forest (Korean: 서울숲; RR: Seoul Sup) is a large park in Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is open year-round, and admission is free. Seoul Forest opened in June 2005. The city government spent 235.2 billion won in development. It is the third largest park in Seoul city. Seoul Forest is a massive park dotted with over 400,000 trees and 100 different animals. This nature park is located in Seongsu-dong and covers an area of 1,200 ha (3,000 acres)The area that was once a royal hunting forest, became Seoul's first water purification plant in 1908, and later used for both racecourse and golf facilities. Now, it has been transformed into a park with a dense canopy of trees and a lake, where citizen can breathe the invigorating fresh air offered by nature.

The park is served by Seoul Subway Line 2, Ttukseom station, exit 8 or Bundang Line, Seoul-forest station, exit 3. Proceed straight until you get to the large street and turn left. About a block down, across the street, is the park. It is available to ride bicycles, skate board and so on. It was established to satisfy people's desire to have green space and recreational places in city. It changed from the grounds of Ttukseom. It opened in 2002 stretching over 1,160 ha (2,900 acres) of land. It consists of five parks : a Cultural Art Park, an Ecological Forest, a Nature Experience Study Field, Wetlands Ecological Field, and Han River Waterside Park.

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