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Olympic Park

Go to “Olpark” in Seoul to visit a sports museum, attend a pop concert, watch South Korea’s top athletes perform or enjoy a long walk in its Eco Park.

While designed to house the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, the spacious Seoul Olympic Park has always been much more than just a place for athletic competitions. In this expansive complex in the heart of the capital, Koreans come to excel and to relax. See concerts, attend festivals and enjoy other cultural performances, visit museums or partake in leisurely outdoor activities.

Olympic Park sits on the land that was once the Mongchontoseong Fortress and the Mongchonhaeja, a man-made lake that dates back to the early Baekje period (1st to 7th century B.C.). Browse the History Experience Park and Baekje Museum in the complex to learn about the area’s rich historic heritage. A Leisure Sports Park, a Cultural Art Park and an Eco Park make up the remainder of the park. 

If you are a sports fan, explore the gymnasium of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and gaze into the eternal flame of the Olympic torch. Watch swimming or fencing competitions, cheer on a badminton or basketball game or see Korean dancers, weightlifters and gymnasts outdo each other.

Also don’t miss the Olympic Museum in the Cultural Art Park of the complex, which also has a cafeteria and gift shop. While in the Cultural Art Park, admire the wide range of sculpture in the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (SOMA) or enjoy the show of the Musical Fountain. 

The park’s Leisure Sports Zone is home to the Peace Square and Sports Square. After inline skating, walking or jogging, enjoy the healing effects of the reflexology path.

In the Eco Park, look and listen for cuckoos, Korean squirrels, ducks, white herons, pheasants and frogs to momentarily forget that you are in the heart of bustling Seoul.

Allow up to 3 hours to explore the diverse attractions of the Seoul Olympic Park. While access is free, parking and transportation fees apply. There is a bike rental shop in Peace Square and the convenient Hodori Train runs from here during day-time hours (weather permitting). The Information Centers in Peace Square and at East Gate 1 provide maps and tourist information.

Beware that the Seoul Olympic Museum is closed on most Mondays, except during vacations, and selected public holidays.


Guide to Exploring Olympic Park


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SIGNIEL SEOUL NZ$593
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SIGNIEL SEOUL

Lotte World Tower 76F-101F, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Songpa, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lotte World Tower and Lotte World Mall. Lotte World and Olympic Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Jamsil Station is only a 5-minute walk and Jamsillaru Station is 14 minutes.

    SEOUL OLYMPIC PARKTEL NZ$64
    SEOUL OLYMPIC PARKTEL

    SEOUL OLYMPIC PARKTEL

    448, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Olympic Park Stadium, Olympic Park and Lotte World Tower. Lotte World and Charlotte Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km). Mongchontoseong Station is 8 minutes by foot and Gangdong-gu Office Station is 13 minutes.

      Lotte Hotel World NZ$265
      Lotte Hotel World

      Lotte Hotel World

      240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Songpa, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lotte World Tower and Charlotte Theater. Kidzania and Lotte World are also within 15 minutes. Jamsil Station is only a 5-minute walk and Sincheon Station is 14 minutes.

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        Hotel Aria

        Hotel Aria

        1041-7, Cheonho-daero, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Seoul
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Gangdong-Gu, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Olympic Park, Lotte World Tower and Lotte World. Charlotte Theater is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away. Gangdong-gu Office Station is only a 5-minute walk and Cheonho Station is 15 minutes.

          Film 37.2 Hotel
          Film 37.2 Hotel

          Film 37.2 Hotel

          46-6 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lotte World Mall, Lotte World Tower and Olympic Park. Lotte World and Charlotte Theater are also within 1 mile (2 km). Mongchontoseong Station is only a 4-minute walk and Jamsil Station is 14 minutes.

            Hotel the View
            Hotel the View

            Hotel the View

            5-16, Olympic-ro 34-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lotte World Mall, Lotte World Tower and Olympic Park. Lotte World and Charlotte Theater are also within 1 mile (2 km). Mongchontoseong Station is 6 minutes by foot and Jamsil Station is 13 minutes.

              Hotel 2.4 NZ$84
              Hotel 2.4

              Hotel 2.4

              55-16 Ogeum-ro 11-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympic Park and Lotte World. Hangang Park is 5.6 mi (8.9 km) away. Mongchontoseong Station is 6 minutes by foot and Jamsil Station is 14 minutes.

                Hotel Casa
                Hotel Casa

                Hotel Casa

                7, Olympic-ro 34-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lotte World Mall, Lotte World Tower and Olympic Park. Lotte World and Charlotte Theater are also within 1 mile (2 km). Mongchontoseong Station is 6 minutes by foot and Jamsil Station is 12 minutes.