Olympic Park

Parque Olímpico
Parque Olímpico

Olympic Park (424 Olympic-ro, Oryun-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul) — Seoul Olympic Park, shortened to Olpark, is an Olympic Park built to host the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is located in Songpa-gu, Bangi-dong. At 1.45 million square meters, the park is divided into several zones, including a leisure sports park, a cultural art park, an eco-park, and the History Experience Park.

Because Olympic Park is so large and takes over three hours to explore, visitors are advised to familiarize themselves with entrances and exits and travel routes before they start. To further save time, visitors can ride the Road Train (“Hodori Train”) located next to Peace Square. Free admission. Hours: 5:00 am – 10:00 pm daily. More info on their website: www.olympicpark.co.kr/jsp/english/index.jsp
Seongsan Ilchulbong (Jeju-do province) — Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’, is located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island. There is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown.

While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well. The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored canola flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *