Looking for some outdoor art or just a nice park to explore? Check out Olympic Park (올림픽공원) which is the legacy of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The place is very beautiful in the fall as the trees change colors. I saw quite a few photographers including wedding photographers which proves my point! The closest station is Mongchontoseong Station (몽촌토성역) on line 8 out of exit 1 or from Olympic Park (올림픽공원) on line 5, exit 3 if you want to enter from the East Gate.Address: 426, Ollimpik-ro, Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul-si 88 서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 426 (방이동)
Once you exit from Mongchontoseong Station, you will see the unmistakable Olympic structure. They have a flame at the center that burns continuously, and all sorts of restaurants and recreational areas. Beyond this structure is another monument with flags of the world surrounding it. There’s also a small lake behind that.
There’s an information booth and sign right out of the Mongchontoseong Station
On the right of the flag monument, you will begin to see an art gallery and other art exhibits outdoors. They also have a train tour, but I’m not exactly sure how to get tickets. Follow this road, and you will see some tall hills on the left which will lead you to the Mongchon Fortress (몽촌토성) Trail.
The trail is my favorite area of the park so far as there are tons of beautiful nature scenes including rolling hills, trees, and even small farms.
Olympic park is definitely a visit-worthy place and promises to offer something for everyone. This place is so immense that I only managed to cover the Mongchon Fortress Trail and I hope to explore the rest of it soon!