Seoul: Yeouido Hangang Park – Biking along Han River

by Sanne
Han River, Seoul

Before jetting off in different directions, AC, Peter, Shinae and I had a couple of days together in Seoul, and one of the days, we decided to go biking along Han River. We took the metro to Yeouinaru station, and from there, we walked over to Yeouido Hangang Park down by the river. Picking a bike was an easy task, as they all looked the same: Quite old-fashioned, but comfortable to ride.

Before we started biking, we stocked up on beverages and snacks at a nearby shop and it turned out to be a good idea, as you get really thirsty after all that biking. It was a beautiful ride along the river, and I had to stop several times to take photos, so I quickly fell behind. Though later on, I built up some serious speed and ended up overtaking the other guys, as you can see in the video below:)

Yeouido is the financial district in Seoul, and this is where you find some of the city’s tallest skyscrapers. The area also has a lot of nice restaurants where all the businessmen and women working inside the skyscrapers go for lunch. We found a nice place which I just can’t remember the name of. I had a salad with raw salmon and a big glass of frozen lemonade, and both were really tasty and just what I wanted after the bicycle ride. If you recognize the restaurant, please let me know, as I would love to go back someday.  

We paid 3000KRW per hour for the bicycles, which seemed to be the going price at most of the rental places. You need to bring some kind of photo ID, which is kept as a deposit while you’re biking.  

At the entrance of the park, just by the stairs, you’ll see ladies handing out leaflets for food delivery. If you get hungry, you can order food for delivery at any place in the park, but it requires that you know someone who speaks Korean, so you can give exact directions.

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