The Natural Respite of Seoul

Main sights: Bukhansan National Park

Literally meaning “North of the River”, Gangbuk is a total opposite to its southern counterpart – Gangnam. Whereas Gangnam district is busy, loud and highly urbanized, Gangbuk is a residential area, famous for the gigantic 840m-tall Bukhansan Mountain, Bukhansan National Park, and Dream Forest Park. The mountain spreads 70km over other districts and the neighboring province of Gyeonggi-do, but its main hiking trails start in Gangbuk.

The hiking trails of Bukhansan National Park attract over 5 million visitors per year (a Guinness Book record) with their majestic views of Seoul, ragged peaks, historical temples and a Joseon fortress perched on the precipitous mountain ridge. Recently remodeled Dream Forest Park, on the other hand, offers a combination of nature and modernity: it boasts wide picnic areas, a high-tech observatory and various art spaces for a more relaxing pastime.     


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Lotte World Tower Firework Festival 2019

Lotte World Tower

  Lotte World Tower Firework Festival is going to be held on May 4, 2019, highlights by the firework show sparking over Lotte World Tower. This year, the show is titled as 'Go Together', with the message wishing for peace and shared prosperity in the Korean peninsula.    The Festival    A pre-event musical will mark the beginning of the festival at 8:00 pm performing along with the background music of Pinkfong and Twice three times at an interval of 10 minutes at a special stage around Seokchon Lake near the 123-story skyscraper.          The Firework shows    The 'dragon-effect' fireworks in mainly gold and white colors will spark along with the background music Arirang, La La Land, and the Greatest Showman OSTs for about 11 mins. This year the show will feature an image of a dragon climbing up the tower and showing ‘Dream’ and ‘Peace’ letters in the air at the beginning and end of the show.     Details   Date: May 4th (Saturday) Time: 8:00 pm (pre-music festival) ; 8:30 pm (firework show) Special notice: 1. Roads will be blocked within 80m near Lotte World Tower from 5:00 pm to midnight on that day. 2. Subway running in between Lotte Tower, Seokchon Lake & Jamsil will be restricted from 5:00 pm to midnight on that day)   Tips (Best places to view the firework) 1. Seokchon Lake Park (Jamsil Station / Seokchon Station) 2. Ttukseom Resort (Ttukseom Resort Station) 3. Olympic Park (Olympic Park Station) 4. Gwangjin Bridge 5. Jamsil Bridge 6. Han-River Cruise   Before the festival, why not check out some attractions near the Lotte World Tower, such as Lotte World, Lotte Aquarium or Seoul Sky Observatory?

May 4, 2019 ~ May 4, 2019