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Seoul Grand Park 서울대공원

  • +82-2-500-7335, +82-2-500-7870
  • grandpark.seoul.go.kr
102, Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Covering an area of about 9,157,000 ㎡ (2,770,000 pyeong), Seoul Grand Park consists of themed areas for education, nature, and amusement. The park is known for its various amusement facilities and scenic beauty. Seoul Grand Park’s major attractions include Seoul Grand Park Zoo, Children's Zoo, a rose garden, Seoul Land amusement park, and the Seoul Museum of Modern Art.

Seoul Zoo is home to over 2,975 animals belonging to about 348 species from all over the world. The zoo is the 10th largest in the world and a recognized member of the International Species Information System (ISIS) and the World Zoo Organization (IUDZG-WZO).

* Size
Site area 9,157,066m² (2,770,000 pyeong)
Zoo and botanical garden 2,423,151m² (733,000 peyong)
Amusement park 820m² (248,000 pyeong)
Lake 274,381m² (83,000 pyeong)
Youth training center 76,033m² (23,000 pyeong)
Rose garden 178,513m² (54,000 pyeong)
Exercise facility 36,364m² (11,000 pyeong)
Management office 327,274m² (99,000 pyeong)
National Museum of Contemporary Art 66,116m² (20,000 pyeong)
Natural green belt 2,323,977m² (703,000 pyeong)

[Children’s Grand Park]
Children’s Grand Park covers 530,000 square meters and is an ultimate leisure facility for families, offering a zoo, botanical garden, amusement facilities, and diverse performance events. Children can learn about animals at the children’s zoo or through the classes where they can get up close and personal with the animals by feeding them.

[Rose Garden]
The Rose Garden, which is located near the lake, has about 30,000 roses belonging to over 200 species. The roses are in full bloom in June, attracting many visitors to the park.

[Botanical Garden]
The Botanical Garden in Seoul Grand Park is located near the foot of Cheonggyesan Mountain. Opened on May 1, 1985, the garden has an area of 2,825㎡ and exhibits tropical and subtropical plants, succulent plants such as cactus, orchids and ferns.

[Forest Bathing Park]
The Seoul Grand Park Forest Park is located inside the natural forest of Cheonggyesan Mountain, which surrounds the Seoul Grand Park. The park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including 470 tree species and 35 bird species. It also has a 6.3㎞-long hiking trail that is divided into four sections, as well as rest areas with different themes like the Forest of Meditation featuring a 450m barefoot walking path. It is an ideal place for a forest bath, which involves exploring through a forest all the while enjoying the positive energy, beautiful sights and soothing atmosphere that the forest has to offer. Visitors will enjoy 11 different themes such as ‘forest with nature,’ ‘forest for meditation,’ and ‘forest for rest.’ Walking through the forest bathing area takes as little as 50 minutes or as long as 2.5 hours.

* What is Forest Bathing (Sallimnyok)?
Forest bathing is the act of taking a leisurely walk in the woods while breathing in the aromatic scent of trees and nature. Wearing moisture-wicking clothes is recommended to keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer months.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info:
Zoo & Theme garden: +82-2-500-7335
Seoul Grand Park Campsite: +82-2-500-7870

・Parking Facilities : Space for 6,750 cars
※ Inquiry: +82-2-502-7632

・Closed : Open all year round

・Operating Hours : [Zoo]
Summer (Mar-Oct) 09:00-19:00
Winter (Nov-Feb) 09:00-18:00

[Evening Hours]
Mon-Thu & national holidays (e.g. Liberation Day on August 15), Sun 09:00-20:00
Fri-Sat, the day before a national holiday (e.g. August 14) 09:00-21:30
※ Last admission is one hour before closing.

Admission Fees

[Zoo]
Individuals: Adults 3,000 won / Teens 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
Groups (30+): Adults 2,100 won / Teens 1,400 won / Children 700 won

[Theme Gardens (Children’s zoo & rose garden)]
Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Teens 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
Groups (30+): Adults 1,400 won / Teens 1,100 won / Children 700 won

[Seoul Grand Park Campsite]
Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Teens 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won

* Children (ages 6-12) / Teens (ages 13-18)
* Free: Children (ages 5 and under), seniors (ages 65 and older), etc.
* Admission to the zoo and theme gardens: 30% discount (identification required)
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Parking Fees

Small-sized car 4,000 won / Large-sized car 9,000 won

Facility Utilization Fees

[Lift]
Adults: 5,500 won / Teens 4,000 won / Children 3,500 won
※ Inquiries: +82-2-504-5657

[Elephant Train]
Adults: 1,000 won / Teens 800 won / Children 700 won
※ Inquiries: +82-2-3418-0996

Reservation Info. for Natives

Available for groups of 30 people or more only.
* Individual visitors can make a reservation for Seoul Grand Park Campsite.

Korean Info. Service

Portable audio guide rental (on the inside right of the main gate of zoo)
Fee: 2,000 won (10,000 won deposit)

Access

  • Get off at Seoul Grand Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 2.

102, Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do


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