Hangang (Han River)

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Seoul can be overwhelming with the amount of people on the streets, in the subways, and the bombarding sales people are quite something. One place that has lots of space and a calming environment is Hangang. Hangang runs right through Seoul. It’s a popular destination for locals and tourists. Along the river you can find bike routes, parks, pools, and Korean people in tents.

The first park I went to is Yeoiudo Park. This park is near the 63 building, which used to be the tallest in the world. At Yeouido Park, my friends and I got pizza delivered to the park. Can people do that in America? Maybe? In Seoul, you can virtually get everything delivered anywhere. Around Hangang it’s very popular to get pizza or fried chicken delivery. After having our pizza dinner, we took a stroll around. The area had a lot of fountains and biking people.

 Another Hangang park is Banpo Park where the Rainbow Fountain resides. This attraction is popular amongst tourists. While I was there, I could hear lots of foreign languages: Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Russian, etc. Yeouido Park bikers are mostly couples and casual bikers. At Banpo, there are many sport bicyclists. Everyone needs to be careful when crossing the bike routes because bicyclists go fast and they don’t stop.

Hangang has many more parks but there’s just so much to do in Seoul. Hopefully I will be able to explore more of Hangang. Apparently you can go kayaking and windsurfing in the river. Haven’t see anybody do that yet.