near the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, Seoul
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
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
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.
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).
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
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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