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  • At the city’s 432 fountains Enjoy Summer in Seoul

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    Seoul’s 432 fountains fight the summer heat from May to September.

    Fountains in Seoul

    Are as varied as ornamental springs, splash fountains, and musical fountains.
    They are ideal playgrounds for children, and spaces where adults can get together and chat.
    Take a stroll to a nearby fountain with family or friends!

    but…..is fountain water clean?

    At a splash or stream fountain, it is possible to inadvertently drink the fountain water. So, the Seoul Metropolitan City government strictly controls the water quality. The water quality is inspected once a month, and twice a month during the peak season in July and August. The water in the tanks is changed one a week, and three times a week in July and August. The water is safe.

      Safety inspection Change of water in tank Water quality inspection(spot) Water quality inspection(periodic)
    Spring&Autumn
    (May,June.Sept.)
    1/month 1/week 1/week 1/month
    Summer
    (July,August)
    1/month 1/week 1/week 1/month

    Here are some of the fountains in Seoul you can visit on the weekends.

    1Gwanghwamun Square Fountain

    01
    • Operation period
    • April 4 to Oct 31 (no holidays)
    • Operation hours
    • (50-minute run, 10-minute pause)
    • June ~ August : 10:00 ~ 20:50
    • April, May, Sept, Oct : 10:00 ~ 19:50
    • Address: 172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • By subway, get off at Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5 and take Exit #3, 4, 7, or 9
    • *For questions, contact: Operation Office of Gwanghwamun Square at 02-2133-1296~7 (24 hours, including weekends).

    2Cascade Fountain (Yeouido)

    02
    • Operation Period:April thru October
    Operation Hours:

    Cascade Fountain (Yeouido) Operation Hours
    Off-season
    (Aprill,May,June,July,Sept,Oct)
    weekdays (30minutes) – 12:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
    hollidays (30minutes) – 12:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
    Peak season (July,Aug) weekdays (30minutes) – 12:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
    hollidays (30minutes) – 12:00~21:30 (begins at the start of each hour)
    • Address: 172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • By subway, get off at Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5 and take Exit #3, 4, 7, or 9
    • *For questions, contact: Operation Office of Gwanghwamun Square at 02-2133-1296~7 (24 hours, including weekends).

    3Boramae Park Fountain

    03
    Operation Period:May 1 to Sept 30
    Operation Hours

    보라매공원 음악분수와 바닥분수의 평일, 토/일/공휴일 운영 시간
    Hours weekdays sat, sun&hollidays
    Music fountain Splash fountain Music fountain Splash fountain
    12:00 ~ 50 min 30 min 50 min 30 min
    13:00 ~ - 30 min - 30 min
    14:00 ~ - 30 min - 30 min
    15:00 ~ - - - -
    16:00 ~ - - - 30 min
    17:00 ~ 20 min 30 min 20 min 30 min
    18:00 ~ - - - -
    19:00 ~ 20 min(lighting) - 20 min(lighting) -
    20:00 ~ 50 min(lighting) - 50 min(lighting) -
    • Address: 33, 20-gil, Yeouidaebang-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
    • By subway, get off at Boramae Station on Line 7 and take Exit #4, or Sindaebang Station on Line 2 and Exit #4.
    • On Mondays and Fridays, operation is suspended for water quality control and cleanup of fountain facilities

    4Dream Forest Fountain

    05
    Operation Period: April 4 to Oct 31 (no holidays)
    Operation hours:

    북서울 꿈의 숲 분수 가동시간
    Stream(brook) 09:00 ~ 17:00 (30minutes at the start of each hour)
    Wolyeongii,Mirror Pond, Wolgwang Falls,
    Jumping Fountain(splash fountain),Chilpokii Fountain
    12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
    30minutes for each session(on weekdays and weekends)
    Water Playground 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
    30minutes for each session(only on weekends)
    • Address: Wolgye-ro, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul
    • By subway, get off at Miasamgeori Station on Line 4 and take Exit #2 or 3 (Seomun direction)
    • *For fountains, contact the Park Office at 02-2289-4014.
    • *For others, contact the Operations Office at 02-2289-4001~5.

    5Seoul Forest Fountain

    06
    • Operation period
    • May 1 to Sept 30 (no holidays)
    • Operation hours:
    • 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
    • 6 sessions per day, 30 minutes per session
    • (on weekdays and weekends)
    • Address: 272, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
    • By subway, get off at Seoul Forest Station on the Bundang Line and take Exit #3, or Ttukseom Station on Line 2 and Exit #8.

    6World Cup Park Fountain

    07
    • Operation period:
    • until Sept 30 (Waterway Fall: April thru Oct)
    Operation hours

    월드컵 공원 분수 위치, 종류 주중/평일 가동 시간
    Location Type Weekdays Weekdays
    Nanji Pond Pond fountain 12:30~13:00, 13:30~14:00
    Waterway falls 12:00 ~ 13:00 / 16:00 ~ 18:00
    Constellation Square Splash fountain 12:30~13:00
    13:30~14:00
    12:30~13:00, 13:30~14:00,
    14:30~15:00, 15:30~16:00, 16:30 ~17:00
    Peace Garden Oxygen fountain 12:30~13:00, 13:30~14:00
    • Address: 243-60, Worldcup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
    • By subway, get off at World Cup Stadium Station on Line 6 and take Exit #1.
    • *On Mondays (May, June, Sept) or Thursdays (July, Aug), facilities are closed for inspection and reservoir cleanup.
    • *For questions, contact the Parks and Landscape Management Office at 02-300-5562

    Please Note!

    Operation of Fountains in Seoul

    The operation of fountains depends on the weather and local conditions. In case of rain or for energy conservation purposes, operation may be temporarily suspended.

    At Splash Fountains

    • If children wear wet clothing for extended periods of time, they may catch cold. Please bring dry clothes just in case.
    • Fountain facilities, with strong water pressure, can be very slippery, and there is always a risk that running children may bump into each other, causing injury. Close parental supervision is required.
    • To keep the facilities clean, ice cream, beverages, and fruit are prohibited.

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