8. Seoul Grand Park

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the route

In this itinerary, the places included are

Seoul Grand Park

  • Seoul Land
  • Seoul Zoo
  • Theme Garden (Rose Garden and Children’s Zoo)
  • Seoul Grand Park Campsite

Nearby sites

  • Gwacheon National Science Museum
  • Camera Museum
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art
seoul grand park
Seoul Grand Park Elephant ride

 

seoul grand park route
Seoul Grand Park Skylift

Why Kimchiman recommends

Take your time and chill out.

 

Take the subway line no.4 or sky blue line and get off at Seoul Grand Park Station. Driving there is no big issue due to more than enough parking space.

seoul grand park, seoul land, seoul zoo, art museum
Seoul Grand Park – Seoul Land, Seoul Zoo, art museum

 

 

Access to these facilities

As you can see from the map, Seoul Land, Seoul Zoo, Theme Gardens, National Museum of Contemporary Art and the campsite are next to each other. You can simply get out of the exit 2 of Seoul Grand Park Station, line 4 or sky blue line and chose among 3 options to reach any destination you would like to visit: Walking, Elephant Train, Sky Lift

1. Walking

You can simply come out of the subway station and walk straight and go right around the lake. It should be 20-30 minute walking distance depending on which destination you walk to. On the verge of going around on the right, you will see the Sky Lift station where you can choose to take the lift or keep walking along the path. I recommend you walk if you like to take time in the serene and peaceful environment.

 

elephant car
elephant train

 

2. Elephant Train

Operating Hours of the Information Center

  • November to March: 09:00 – 18:00
  • April to October: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holiday: 09:00~22:00

Operating Hours to the 1st station (entrance of Seoul Zoo)

  • November to March: 09:00 – 18:00
  • April to October: 09:00 – 19:00
  • During Rose Garden Festival, When Seoul Zoo opens at night: 09:00 – 22:00

Section in service

Information Center → 1st station (In front of the entrance of Seoul Zoo, Theme Garden, MMCA, Campsite)→ 2nd station(Seoul Land) → Information Center

 

sky lift
Sky Lift

3. Sky Lift

Operation Details

Line 1

RouteParking Lot, Subway Station, Fountain ↔ Entrance of Seoul Zoo (North Gate), Theme Garden (Rose Garden), Entrance of National Museum of Contemporary Art (Campsite), Main Gate of Seoul Land

Operating Hours: 

  • Winter (November to March) – Weekdays 09:00 – 18:00
  • Weekend & Holidays 09:00 – 18:00
  • Summer (April to October) – Weekdays 09:00 – 19:00
  • Weekend & Holidays 09:00 – 20:00

Operating way: Round-trip

 

Line 2

Route: The inside of the entrance of Seoul Zoo (North Gate) ↔ The border of the zoo (Tiger House, Ocean Hall, Bear House, Wolf House)

Operating Hours: 

  • Winter (November to March) – Weekdays 09:00 – 17:00
  • Weekend & Holidays 09:00 – 18:00
  • Summer (April to October) – Weekdays 09:00 – 17:00
  • Weekend & Holidays 09:00 – 19:00

Operating way: Round-trip

 

Fares of the Sky Lift

Fares

There are two types of Sky Lift fares. – Single Ride Ticket and Double Ride Ticket
Single Ride Ticket is used on anyone ride out of the four sections (two up-lift, two down-lift sections).
Double Ride Ticket is used on any two rides out of the four sections. If you want to take Line 2, you should purchase an admission ticket for Seoul Zoo and transfer to the lift.

Age Single Ride Ticket Double Ride Ticket One Day Ticket
Adult (over 19 yrs.) 5,500 won 10,000 won 13,000 won
Youth (13 yrs. to 18 yrs.) 4,000 won 6,500 won 9,000 won
Children (over 36 month) 3,500 won 5,500 won 8,000 won

※ Purchase One Day Ticket for unlimited rides for the day.

 

Ticket Office

There are four ticket offices located on each platform.

  • Around Parking lot, Fountain, Subway Station
  • Around North Gate of Seoul Zoo (external), Art Museum, Campsite, an entrance of Theme Garden (Rose Garden), an entrance of Seoul Land
  • Around North Gate of Seoul Zoo (internal)
  • Around Tiger House, Wolf House

 

 Map of Seoul Grand Park

map of seoul grand park
map of seoul grand park

 

Operating hours of Seoul Grand Park

Zoo Summer season (Mar-Oct) : 09:00~19:00
Winter season (Nov-Feb) : 09:00~18:00
Opening Night (2017 August):
Sun- Thurs 09:00-21:00
Fri, Sat 09:00-21:00
Inquiries 02-500-7335
※ Operates year-round. Last admission is one hour prior to closing
Marathon and Mini Hiking Booking Jan – Dec 18 booking
Event Period Mar 20 to Dec 18
Inquiries 02-500-7021
※ A reservation is required for group visits. Except for large groups of visitors, visitors can buy tickets at ticket office.
Campsite Operating Period Apr. 28 to Nov. 30 (The schedule may be changed according to campsite conditions)
Operating Hours 09:00 – 19:00 (no tent)

13:00 – The next day 11:00 (using a tent)

Schedule for tent reservation Information during April
Inquiries 02-500-7870

Seoul Grand Park Entry Fee

Facilities Adult
(19 to 64 years)
Youth
(13 to 18 years)
Children
(6 to 12 years)
Inquiries
Zoo 5,000 won 3,000 won 2,000 won 02-500-7335
Theme Garden 2,000 won 1,500 won 1,000 won 02-500-7335
Campsite 2,000 won 1,500 won 1,000 won 02-500-7870
  • Children under the age of 5 are free / Seniors of age 65 or more are free
  • Seoul citizens holding Dadungi Happy Card receive a 30% discounted admission fee (Zoo and Theme Garden) and there will be an identification check.
  • Tickets are valid for the day purchased

 

Group rates

Facilities Adult
(19 to 64 years)
Youth
(13 to 18 years)
Children
(6 to 12 years)
Zoo 3,500 won 2,100 won 1,400 won
Theme Garden 1,400 won 1,100 won 700 won
  • Groups of 30 or more visitors get 30% discount on entrance tickets to Seoul Zoo and Theme Garden. Payment on the day of arrival is available.
  • Group discount is not applicable to the campsite.
  • One ticket is issued for a group, so please make sure that the group enters together.

 

Facility Fees

Facilities Adult
(19 to 64 years)
Youth
(13 to 18 years)
Children
(6 to 12 years)
Inquiries
Sky Lift 5,500 won
A round-trip ticket(10,000 won)
Day pass(13,000 won)
4,000 won
A round-trip ticket(6,500 won)
Day pass(9,000 won)
3,500 won
A round-trip ticket(5,500 won)
Day pass(8,000 won)
02-504-5657
Elephant-shaped Train 1,000 won 800 won 700 won 02-3418-0998
Parking lot Compact Car : 5,000 won / A luxury sized car : 10,000 won 02-502-7636

 

Admission Fee Discounts

Facility Subject for free admission Group discount People holding Dadungi Happy Card
Seoul Zoo,
Theme Garden
child under 5

Seniors of age 65 or more

The disabled in category 3 or higher (including one accompanied person)

The disabled in category 4 to 6

People of national merit

People holding war veteran cards

A group of 30 visitors or more (30%) Seoul citizens holding Dadungi Happy Card (including family members on the card)
There will be identification check
Campsite Children under 6 are free

Seniors of age 65 or more

No group discount No Discount
  • You can only use Credit cards issued in Korea.

 

 

1. Seoul Zoo

seoul zoo
Seoul Zoo

Seoul Zoo is home to many animals from around the world where they are protected and cared for according to their native habitats, ecology, and descent. Visitors can meet familiar animals such as lions, giraffes, and elephants from Africa, herbivorous animals, birds, dolphins, and endangered animals including lowland gorillas. Seoul Zoo provides a special experience where people and animals can live harmoniously

2. Theme Garden

theme garden
theme garden

Theme Garden bridges nature, people, and animals together through diverse events including a rose garden festival, an exotic plant exhibit, flower-rainbow garden, hands-on experiences with animals and plants, and a Border collie sheepdog show.

 

3. Seoul Land

Seoul Land
Seoul Land

With diverse attractions such as Samcheonri Hill, Tomorrow Land, and Fantasy Land, Seoul Land provides enjoyable times for citizens hosting Tulip Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Chrysanthemum Festival annually.

 

4. Gwacheon National Museum of Contemporary Art

Gwacheon Museum of Contemporary Art
Gwacheon Museum of Contemporary Art

World art and flows of Korean contemporary art that represent Korean art history and footprints. It plays the role of a comprehensive art center by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting excellent artworks from Korea and around the world. The art center also conducts research of art materials and exchanges of global information.

Opening hours

March – October

  • Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun 10:00 – 18: 00
  • Sat 10:00 – 21: 00 (Evening is free 18: 00 – 21:00)

November – February

  • Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun 10:00 – 17: 00
  • Sat 10:00 – 21: 00 (Evening is free 18: 00 – 21:00)

Last Wed of the month 10:00 – 21: 00

Admission

Depending on the display from free to 5,000 KRW

 

5. Gwacheon National Science Museum

Gwacheon National Science Museum
Gwacheon National Science Museum

The largest science museum in Korea features Basic Science Hall, Application Technology Hall, Traditional Science Hall, Natural History Hall, Astronomical Observation Hall, and Ecologic Park. It provides opportunities to learn how space and living things are created and how science and civilization have developed through a first-hand experience

Subway: exit 6 of Seoul Grand Park Station, line no.4 of or sky-blue line

Opening hours:

  • 9: 30 – 17: 30
  • Evening hours 18: 00 – 22: 00

Admission:

  • Children & Youth: 2, 000
  • Adults: 5,000 won
  • Children under age 8, Senior, disabled: Free of charge

 

6. Camera Museum

Korea Camera Museum
Korea Camera Museum

It is the largest camera-specialized museum in Korea. It displays cameras, lenses, glass films, slide projectors, photographic paintings, camera accessories and relics that contributed to the evolution of cameras.

Subway: exit 4 of Seoul Grand Park Station, line no.4 of or sky-blue line

Opening hours

  • March – October 10:00 – 18: 00
  • November – February 10: 00 – 17: 00

Admission

  • Children: 3, 000
  • Youth & Senior: 4,000
  • Adults: 5,000 won

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