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    Hangang River Historic Travel Program with Storytelling”

    From May 11 until November 30, 2018, Seoul City will operate 12 courses of History Travel Program, with fun and easy-to-understand commentary offered by commentators on many different parts of Hangang River. 「Hangang History Exploration Program」 will include △3 courses in Hangang River’s upper stream (Gangbuk) and △ 9 courses in Hangang River’s lower stream (Gangnam), and it is a walking travel program with detailed commentary provided by Hangang history commentators on the history, culture, and people surrounding the river.

    Among the popular courses are △ Yanghwanaru-gil, surveying Catholic martyrs’ sites and the Cemetery Park of foreign missionaries, △ Seonyudo-gil, visiting Seonyudo that was reborn as a natural ecology park by recycling a purifying facility for the first time in the country, and △Yeouinaru-gil with a good view of Hangang River, retaining the history of contemporary Seoul and filled with energy throughout the four seasons.

    In addition, visitors can receive certification for completing the walking course by receiving a stamp from the commentator upon completion, and when stamps are received for all 12 courses, they become eligible to receive the ‘Hangang River History Exploration Certification of Completion’ to be presented at the end of the year.

    Hangang River Historic Travel Program with Storytelling
    Songpa FerryKing Gongmin’s Shrine
    Songpa FerryKing Gongmin's Shrine
    Seonyudo ParkGongamnaru-gil
    Seonyudo ParkGongamnaru-gil
    The program is in operation six days of the week (with the exception of Tuesdays), and reservations can be made any time during the operation period starting from April 30.

    • ○ Foreigners, family of immigrants of marriage, disabled persons, etc., and anyone interested in Korean history and culture may participate in the program, and registration for one person is also possible (program run in English and Japanese).
    • ○ For visitors with disabilities, volunteers will accompany them to support their activities.
    • ○ Places of meeting for each course will be the nearby subway stations of major cultural artifacts, and the length of operation for the 12 walking courses is an average of 2 hours.

    Participating fee: Free of charge
    Reservation site: http://yeyak.seoul.go.kr (to be made at least 10 days before the desired date of participation)
    Inquiries: Hangang Project Headquarters (82-70-7791-2759)

    Hangang River Historic Travel Program with Storytelling
    Hangang ParkName of CoursePlace of MeetingCourse in Detail
    GangnamGwangnaruGwangnaru-gilCircular Plaza, Cheonho Station (subway lines 5 and 8)Circular Plaza, Cheonho Station (subway lines 5 and 8) – Hanam Wiryeseong – Story of Domi and His Wife – Gwangnaru Hangang Park
    – Gwangjingyo 8th Street – Gwangnaru Milestone
    JamsilSongpanaru-gilJamsillaru Station, exit 3 (subway line 2) –Jamsillaru Station, exit 3 (line 2) – Seongnaecheon Stream – Jamsil Railroad Bridge – Jamsil Hangang Park – Jamsil Sports Complex – Seokchon Lake (Samjeondo Monument) – Samhaksa-gil
    GangbukTtukseomTtukseomnaru-gilHanyang University Station, exit 4 (subway line 2)Hanyang University Station, exit 4 (line 2) – Jungnangcheon Stream – Jeojado – Ttukseom Salgojibeol – Majodan
    GangbukIchonNodeulnaru-gilHeukseok Station exit 1 (subway line 9) Heukseok Station exit 1 (subway line 9)  – Hyosajeong – Hangangdaegyo Bridge – Nodeulseom Island – Nodeul Naru – Sayuksin Park – Hangang Railroad Bridge
    Seogangnaru-gil Gwangheungchang Station exit 1 (subway line 6)Gwangheungchang Station exit 1 (line 6) – Gwangheungchang – Seogangnaru Park –  Bamseom Park – Hyeonseok Nadeulmok
    GangnamMangwonYanghwanarugilHapjeong Station exit 7 (subway lines 2 and 6)Hapjeong Station exit 7 (lines 2 and 6) – Yanghwajin Foreign Missionaries’ tombs –
    Yanghwajin Milestone – Seogangnaru Park
    GangnamYanghwaSeonyudo-gilSeonyudo Information CenterSeonyudo Information Center –Space for Environment –Garden of Time –Garden of Green Columns -Greenhouses
    GangseoGongamnaru-gilGayang Station exit 1 (subway line 9)Gayang Station exit 1 (subway line 9)  – Gwangjubawi Rock – Heogabawi Rock – Heojun Museum★
    Gyeomjae Jeongseon-gilYangcheonhyanggyo Station exit 1 (subway line 9)Yangcheonhyanggyo Station exit 1 (subway line 9) – Yangcheonyanggyo – Gyeomjae Jeongseon  Art Museum★
    BanpoDongjakjin-gilDongjak Station exit 3 (subway line 4) Dongjak Station exit 3 (subway line 4) – Seoul National Cemetery – Dongjakneung Tombs –
    Hogukjijangsa Temple – Dongjak Village – Dongjaknaru Milestone – Seoraeseom Island – Some Sevit
    YeouidoYeouinaru-gilNational Assembly Station exit 6 (subway line 9)National Assembly Station exit 6 (subway line 9) – National Assembly – Yeouido Hangang River Park (mermaids, monster sculptures, etc.)
    – Bamseom – Traditional Forest
    YanghwaSeonyubong-gilDangsan Station exit 4 (subway lines 2 and 9) Dangsan Station exit 4 (lines 2 and 9) – Hangang Observatory – Yanghwa Hangang Park – Seonyudo Monument – Seonyudo Park