Seoul Grand Park
National Museum of Contemporary Art
The best reason for making the trip out to Seoul Grand Park is to visit this large and striking museum spread out over three floors and...
One of the largest zoos in the world, this is home to a long list of exotic creatures including the popular African ones. It has a...
Gwacheon National Science Museum
There are over 20 different hands-on programs here – from painting with sound waves to a full-body skeleton that shows you how your...
Dolkemaeul Tofu House
The star here is the excellent sundubu (uncurdled tofu) cooked in a stone pot and served with hotpot rice, soup, fish and side dishes....
Seoul Grand Park information
This zoo park is so large and spread out that a visit here is also a hiking trip. Walk straight ahead from the subway Exit 2 for five minutes to a large glass building. Here either walk for 15 minutes, take a tram train or turn right to catch the sky chairlift to the zoo entrance. Seoul’s best zoo is set among forested hillsides, and families picnic along the shady banks of a stream that runs through the park. It’s easy to spend all day here. The zoo is home to a long list of exotic creatures, including the ever-popular African ones. A huge aviary contains cranes, swans, pelicans and other large birds, and an indoor botanic garden houses a forest of cacti, numerous orchids and carnivorous pitcher plants. Ants and swimming beetles are on display in the insectarium. A very entertaining dolphin-and-seal show is held at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm in summer but only at 1.30pm and 3pm in winter.