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.
|Songpa Ferry||King Gongmin’s Shrine|
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 Park||Name of Course||Place of Meeting||Course in Detail|
|Gangnam||Gwangnaru||Gwangnaru-gil||Circular 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
|Jamsil||Songpanaru-gil||Jamsillaru 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|
|Gangbuk||Ttukseom||Ttukseomnaru-gil||Hanyang University Station, exit 4 (subway line 2)||Hanyang University Station, exit 4 (line 2) – Jungnangcheon Stream – Jeojado – Ttukseom Salgojibeol – Majodan|
|Gangbuk||Ichon||Nodeulnaru-gil||Heukseok 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|
|Gangnam||Mangwon||Yanghwanarugil||Hapjeong Station exit 7 (subway lines 2 and 6)||Hapjeong Station exit 7 (lines 2 and 6) – Yanghwajin Foreign Missionaries’ tombs – |
Yanghwajin Milestone – Seogangnaru Park
|Gangnam||Yanghwa||Seonyudo-gil||Seonyudo Information Center||Seonyudo Information Center –Space for Environment –Garden of Time –Garden of Green Columns -Greenhouses|
|Gangseo||Gongamnaru-gil||Gayang Station exit 1 (subway line 9)||Gayang Station exit 1 (subway line 9) – Gwangjubawi Rock – Heogabawi Rock – Heojun Museum★|
|Gyeomjae Jeongseon-gil||Yangcheonhyanggyo Station exit 1 (subway line 9)||Yangcheonhyanggyo Station exit 1 (subway line 9) – Yangcheonyanggyo – Gyeomjae Jeongseon Art Museum★|
|Banpo||Dongjakjin-gil||Dongjak 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
|Yeouido||Yeouinaru-gil||National 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
|Yanghwa||Seonyubong-gil||Dangsan 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|