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WORLD CUP PARK
Address
near the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, Seoul

Description
The World Cup Park was built to commemorate the 17th FIFA World Cup. Opened in May 1st, 2002, the park was once a 15-year old landfill that held over 92 million tons of garbage. It took 6 years to stabilize the waste (measures were taken to prevent the garbage runoff from contaminating the environment) and an additional year to build the actual park itself. The park is located near the Seoul World Cup stadium, and is made up of 5 smaller parks including the Pyeonghwa (peace) Park, Haneul (sky) Park, and Noeul (sunset) Park. The park takes up a 1.05 million-pyeong area and is usually crowded with in-line skaters.  



Pyeonghwa Park: : Closest to the Seoul World Cup Stadium, it holds a pond, garden, children's playground, and forest. It is often used as a picnic area and place for nature-study.

Nanjicheon Park: The Nanjicheon Park was developed from the Nanji Stream, which flowed under the Haneul Park. It was once overflowing with sewage runoff from the nearby landfill, but it has since been restored into a beautiful park with clear water. It contains an outdoor stage and various sports facilities.

Nanji Hangang Park :The Nanji Hangang Park was developed on the banks of the Han River. It contains a campground, soccer field, basketball court, grass field, cruise ship port, and an area for nature-studies.

Haneul Park : Of the 5 World Cup Parks, the Haneul Park is at the highest elevation. Once a mountain of garbage, it is now a green hill with 22 lookout points offering breathtaking views of Soul City, Mt. Namsan, Mt. Bukhansan, and Mt. Gwanaksan. 5 wind-powered generators provide power to the park and the park's maintenance office.

Noeul Park : The Noeul Park contains a 9-hole golf course and takes up a vast area of land that was once a landfill. The park was constructed as a grassland because too much development may have caused damage to the environment, due to the buried waste. It offers a scenic view of the Han River and its beautiful sunset.


Local Transportation
From World Cup Stadium Station (Seoul Subway Line No.6), go out exit No.1 and walk toward Mapo Agriculture-Fisheries Market. At the shuttle bus stop nearby Mapo Agriculture-Fisheries Market, take the free shuttle bus (buses come every 20 min).
* The shuttle bus stop is not visible from World Cup Stadium Station. It takes 7 min on foot from World Cup Stadium Station to shuttle bus stop.

Detailed Info
1.Address: near the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, Seoul
2.Hours: 24 hours, open year round *Haneul (sky) Park: Mar.- Oct 9:00 a.m.~ 6:00 p.m. / Nov.-Feb. 9:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
3.Fee: Free
4.Inquiries: Tourist Information +82-2-1330 (Kor,Eng,Chi,Jpn) World Cup Stadium Office +82-2-300-5500(Kor)

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