Seoul Forest (서울숲)


273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 성동구 뚝섬로 273 (성수동1가, 서울숲 관리사무소)




• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-460-2901

(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish)


Opened on June 18, 2005, Seoul Forest had previously undergone a series of changes on Ttukseom (Ttuk Island). In the past, the forest had been a royal hunting ground for kings and served as a military inspection facility. However, in more recent decades, the area has served a wide variety of functions. Ttukseom initially served as a water-treatment facility, and later as a golf course, horse racing track, and eventually a sports park.

Consisting of five parks spread over 180,000 pyeong (approximately 595,000 ㎡) of land, Seoul Forest is an eco-friendly zone appreciated not only by the people of the city but also those visiting Seoul. Seoul Forest is rapidly developing into the premium city-park of Korea like Hyde Park in London and Central Park in New York.

* Culture and Arts Park (220,000㎡)

Situated in the heart of Seoul Forest, the Cultural Art Park features Seoul Forest Square, Ttukseom Family Field, decorative flower beds, a visitor's center, a skate park, an outdoor stage, a waterside lounge (restaurant), an in-forest open space, an in-forest play ground and a water play area.

* Eco Forest (165,000㎡)

The Ecological Forest, once an area covered by the Hangang River, has been transformed into an eco-forest connecting the Han and Jungnang-cheon (Jungnang stream). This natural habitat for wildlife animals is home to fallow deer, formosan deer, elks, chipmunks, mandarin ducks, mallards, spot-billed ducks and moorhens. There is also an observatory to help visitors get a better view of the local wildlife.

* Experiential Learning Park (85,000㎡)

Occupying the structure of the former Ttukseom Water Treatment Facility, this refurbished educational area was established to house an insect botanical garden, a wild flower garden, a themed flower garden, an event ground and a surrounding protective forest.

* Marsh Plants Garden (70,000㎡)

Making use of the local reservoir’s natural environment, the Wetlands Ecological Field contains a wetlands ecological management office, an ecological playground, an outdoor nature classroom, a bird observatory, a wetlands flower garden and a botanical garden fed with local, clear waters.

* Hangang Riverside Park (33,000㎡)
Located southwest of Seoul Forest, this riverside area at the junction of the Hangang River and Jungnang-cheon features a waterfront park, a marina and a rest area.



Opening date

June 18, 2005

Activity Information

Feeding deer, natural experience site, butterfly experience hall

* Registration is available on the official website.

Operating Hours

N/A (Open all year round)

Ecological Forest
Summer season: 07:00-20:00 / Winter season: 08:00-19:00

Insect Garden
10:00-18:00 (Last admission: 16:30, Closed on Mondays)

Eco Learning Center
10:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays)

Visitor Center
Summer season: 10:00-18:00 / Winter season: 10:00-17:00

Parking Facilities


Parking Fees

Small cars:
300 won per 10 min
Large-sized vehicles: 600 won per 10 min

Available Facilities

[Theme Parks]

Culture and Arts Park, Eco Forest, Experiential Learning Center, Marsh Plants Garden, Hangang Riverside Park

[Main Facilities]

Outdoor Theater, Seoul Forest Plaza, Environmental Playground, Insect Garden, walking trails, bike paths, special events area, etc.

Admission Fees


Facilities for the Handicapped

Wheelchair rental services (Visitor's Center), reserved parking spaces


Pets are restricted for ecology protection and the covenience of other visitors.