Yeouido is a large island in the Han River in Seoul, South...

Yeouido is a large island in the Han River in Seoul, South Korea, which contains five parks. Visit in April to see the Cherry Blossom Festival held in the streets of Yeouido. 

Otherwise, my favorite park would probably be Yeouido Park (여의도공원) because it’s so large and I love seeing the contrast of the public park in Seoul’s main finance and investment banking district. The area is home to some of Seoul and South Korea’s tallest skyscrapers, including the International Finance Center Seoul, the Federation of Korea Industries building, and the iconic 63 Building.

I also highly recommend going to the restaurant, Hadongkwan (하동관), which is nearby at 영등포구 은행로 3 (여의도점) – but it’s a chain restaurant and you can find it in other parts of the city too. They serve a really beef bone soup called Gomtang (곰탕).

Address: 120, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 여의공원로 120 (여의도동)

Directions: Walk from Yeouido or Yeouinaru subway station. Just follow the signs!


Hi, I'm Stacy. I'm from Portland, Oregon, USA, and am currently living in Busan, South Korea. Check me out on: Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Lastfm, and Flickr.