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Hangang Bike Path

The Hangang Bike Path not only covers Seoul, Korea’s most highlighted plagued cities, it extends down the South Han River, past interesting weirs, river islands, and marshy parks. 

While the below list picks out a few notable sights, many more landmarks and natural wonders populate the path.

Let’s take the Hangang Bike Path tour.

A picture of the National Assembly Building (국회의사당) and the Han River in Yeouido Hangang Park (여의도한강공원) in Seoul, South Korea.
South Korea’s National Assembly Building sits on Yeouido Island on the south banks of the Han River in Seoul.

Yeouido (여의도; map), or Yeoui Island (도 or /dō/ means “small island”) is an 8.4 square kilometer island (3.2 sq mi) sitting on the southern banks of the Han River in Seoul.

Seoulites often give the Yeouido New York analogies: the Manhattan of Seoul. Korea’s Wall Street. Why? First, some context.

A picture of Seoul Battleship Park (서울함 공원) in Mangwon Hangang Park (망원한강공원) in Seoul, South Korea.
Frigate Seoul, a 102-meter long, 1,900 ton Ulsan Class frigate held 76mm, 30mm, and 40mm cannons.

Tied to the banks Mangwon Hangang Park in Seoul bobs a 102-meter long Ulsan Class frigate with 76mm, 30mm, and 40mm cannons (road view).

This is not a drill. It’s a museum.

Seoul Battleship Park (서울함 공원; map), first opened in 2017, is a naval museum that includes a main museum building and three decommissioned vessels from the Korean Navy.

A picture of Namsan Seoul Tower (남산서울타워) on top of Nam Mountain (남산) in Seoul, South Korea.
Every day, thousands of travelers hike or ride the cable car up Nam Mountain to visit Namsan Tower.

What adorns almost every skyline postcard of Seoul? A spiky tower atop a mountain.

Namsan Seoul Tower (남산서울타워; map) (a.k.a. N Seoul Tower) crowns Nam Mountain (남산; map; Namsan) in Namsan Park (남산공원; map).

Let’s explore!

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