With the upcoming scorching heat, Seoul City will open the Seoul Battleship Park until nighttime and hold various programs from June 23 to August 26, 2018.
The two main events will be ① “Marvelous Summer Night,” during which the weekend visiting hours will be extended by two hours for special entertainment events, and ② “Combat Ration and Hardtack Experience,” that will offer visitors the opportunity to indirectly experience the life of marines in the ship’s cafeteria.
First, with the nighttime opening, the visiting hours will be extended until 10 p.m. so that visitors can cool off from the summer heat and enjoy special exhibitions and events in the park.
Special programs will be held until August 26, 2018 and more of the usually guided visits and outdoor shows will be organized during that period. Visitors will be lead around the park’s main exhibitions during a one-hour guided visit starting at 8 p.m., featuring many easy explanations and interesting stories.
The outdoors shows will be held from 7:30 p.m. on the battleship’s deck for people to also enjoy Seongsandaegyo Bridge’s lighting landscape, the beautiful evening glow, and a refreshing breeze coming from the river. Visitors can certainly enjoy a restful time at the park while winding down from the heat with delightful music at the battleship park.
In addition, visitors will have the unique opportunity to indirectly live the life of a marine in the ship’s cafeteria as they try out the combat ration, the food that soldiers would eat in case of emergency or during training.
The Combat Ration Experience will be held once per weekday (midday), and twice per weekend day and on public holidays (midday, 6 p.m.). Hardtack (KRW 1,000) and two rice dishes prepared with hot water, Jjambongbap and Bibimbap (KRW 4,000), will be offered. For special reasons, 28 persons will be allowed in the cafeteria at a time on a first come, first served basis.
Directions: Take the Bus No. 16 from Hapjeong Station (Subway line 2 or 6), get off at “Mangwon Hangang Park – Seoul Battleship Park” and walk toward Hangang park.