This year, with the summer unusually long and hot, a total of 9.44 million people enjoyed the summer season in Hangang park by taking part in the Haengbok Mongttang (Happy Together) Project offered by Seoul Metropolitan Government.
In particular, the shady riverside spaces below bridges over the river were favorite destinations for Seoulites. More than 2 million people were estimated to have spent time there, with 550,000 people frequenting riverside swimming pools.
Said project was originally scheduled for July 20 through August 20, but the 50-day long rainy spell forced some programs to be canceled. At the people’s request, Seoul Metropolitan Government expanded some programs such as camping sites and stargazing experience until August 24.
Opened for the first time this year, camping sites in Yeouido and Ttukseom were so popular that slots were fully booked via reservations received through the homepage in only 15 minutes. Many people expressed satisfaction with the fact that barbecuing on the grass was allowed. A total of 43,000 people used the camping sites during the project period. Seoul Metropolitan Government will provide nicer programs for people next year.
Since hot summer days are still very much around, Seoul Metropolitan Government will continue the Hangang Film Festival until the end of September. Visitors can enjoy films for free at Floating Stage in Yeouido Hangang Park at 8:30 PM every Friday until September 13 and at 8 Riverview Avenue Gwangjingyo (Bridge) at 8:00 PM every Friday until November 29.
- How to go to Floating Stage at Yeouido Hangang Park: Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5) Exit 2 -> Walk in the direction of Mapodaegyo (Bridge) (http://www.floating-stage.com)
- How to go to 8 Riverview Avenue Gwangjingyo (Bridge): Gwangnaru Station (Subway Line 5) Exit 2 or Cheonho Station (Subway Line 5) Exit 2 -> Walk in the direction of Gwangjingyo (Bridge) (http://www.riverview8.co.kr or (☏+82-2-476-0722)
[List of Films Showing]
No Date/hour Genre Film title 1 Aug. 30, 8:30 PM ~ < Floating Stage at Yeouido Hangang Park > Notting Hill 2 Sept. 6, 8:30 PM ~ Bucket List 3 Sept. 13, 8:30 PM ~ Cinema Paradiso 4 Aug. 30, 8:00 PM~ < 8 Riverview Avenue Gwangjingyo Bridge > 1st; 3rd; 5th week: ordinary films 2nd; 4th week: independent art movie Music and Lyrics 5 Sept. 6, 7:30 PM ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 6 Sept. 13, 7:30 PM ~ [Independence] White Night 7 Sept. 20, 7:30 PM ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 8 Sept. 27, 7:30 PM ~ [Independence] Dancing Forest