Gildong Ecological Park (길동 자연생태공원)


For park
conservation purposes, the number of visitors is limited to 300 per day.
Reservations must be made in advance.


San 3, Gil-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강동구 천호대로 1291 (길동)


Ecological Tourist Sites


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-472-2770

(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Gildong Ecological Park was
built by the Seoul Government by restoring the wetland on the roadside of Cheonho-daero. The
park maintains and preserves a wide range of flora and fauna in their natural habitats, allowing park
visitors to observe plants, animals and insects in a natural ecosystem, and to
learn about the importance of nature conservation.



Opening date

April 28, 1999


Every Monday


Activity Information

Ecology School - observation
and exploration activities with commentaries from park volunteers
※ Online
reservation required

Operating Hours

Admission time: 10:00-16:00 / Closing time 18:00 (17:00 in winter)
(10:00~17:00 for Gildong Ecology Culture Center/ closed on Mondays)

Maximum Occupancy

Park tours: maximum of 30-60 people (reservation required)
Program: maximum of 15-30 people
Maximum number of visitors per day: 200

Parking Facilities

The ecology
park does not have a parking lot. Instead, use the parking lot of the Ecology Culture Center (located
opposite the park)

※ Using public transportation is recommended due to the limited parking area

※ Only cars with electronic tags can use the parking lot.

Available Facilities

Tourist Information Center, observation deck (marsh zone), observation deck (woodland zone), reservoir, bird observatories, wondumak (lookout shed), chogajip (thatched cottages), stonewall and stonework, outdoor observatory, outdoor lecture space, pergola, etc.

* Gildong Ecology Culter Center (Opened on April 22, 2005)

Exhibition Hall 1: Ecology of Seoul

(12 taxidermy birds, ecology exhibition, wetlands and 4 aquariums for fish from the Han River, satellite map of Seoul, etc.)

Exhibition Hall 2: Ecology of Gildong Natural Ecological Park

(large spider and honeycomb models, taxidermy wild bore, park movie, bird sounds exhibition, insects and mushroom samples etc.)



Parking Fees


Reservation Info. for Natives

1) Program
(the 1st to the 15th of every month)
Program registration period is from the 25th of the previous month at 14:00

2) Program (the 16th to the last day of every month)
Program registraion period is from the 10th of the month at 14:00


Pets must be on a leash and clean up after at all times.