more than 310 miles (500 km) at about 0.62 miles (1 km) wide, the Han
River (Hangang) is one of the most important rivers in South Korea. A full-on
tourism destination, a warm or even brisk day affords you the chance
to explore the well-groomed pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths. Take
the kids around as visitors and locals alike enjoy the soothing ambiance
of the river beside while jogging, fishing or just hanging out in one of
its many cafes. If you are so inclined you can even jet ski.
The Hangang Park also has playgrounds if you just want to sit and relax
while the kids use up some energy. Unfortunately there are no real
restaurants, but it is still a great place
to picnic with the family or a loved one. One of the more popular things
to do here is to take a boat cruise for a relaxing
ride around, or for special occasions, boats can be booked a night soiree.
There are several subway lines that will cross the river depending on
where you are and where along the river you want to go. For a lovely
nighttime stroll, get out at the Yeouinaru Subway and go directly to the
Cascade shown on the directional map at the entrance of the park.
Otherwise, if you are looking for a little exercise, you can rent bikes
for the day for about $5 at a few easily accessible locations that also
offer drop-off points.