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Seoul has different types of parks. These include ecological parks designed with the preservation of certain rare types of flora and fauna in mind, and its small and medium-sized parks that provide an environmentally-friendly setting with diverse fun faclilities for the whole family.
This picturesque combination of an open grassy field, ponds and trails serve as the perfect getaway from busy day-to-day pressures. Following the Korean War, a U.S. military command post and golf course were here, until it was converted to a public park in 1992. About two thirds of the park (originally 297,000m²) now belongs to the nearby National Museum of Korea, which moved here in 2005. The components of the golf course – its lawn field, forest and ponds – remain almost unchanged. The park also features a two kilometer long trail, nature experience grounds and Taegeukgi Park. The park is a natural habitat for such wild birds as pheasants, pigeons and helmeted Guineafowls.