Naksan Park

Northern Seoul

The lofty slopes above Daehangno offer fantastic city views and contain an impressive section of the Seoul City Wall, which you can follow in either direction (and often on both sides) between Dongdaemun and Seongbuk-dong. The park gets its name from the Korean word 'nakta', meaning 'camel', for its hump-like appearance.

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