Eco Forest is located in an area connected by two natural waterways, the Hang River and the Jungnangcheon, and hence provides a healthy and safe environment for many wild animals including Manchurian sika deer, squirrels and Mandarin ducks. Naturally, ordinary visitors will have only limited access to the area for the protection of the animals.※ While Seoul Forest is open 24 hours a day, Eco Forest is open only between 7:00AM and 8:00PM (or 8:00AM and 6:00PM in winter).
Hill of Wind
The name "Hill of Wind" refers to the fact that it forms the highest point in the entire Seoul Forest, where winds blow constantly from the Han River. There is also a large field of pampas grass whose delightfully endless waves of silvery flowers attract many visitors and young lovers in a romantic mood in particular during fall.
This walk bridge in the form of a suspension bridge links the Waterside Lounge with the Hangang Riverside Park via the Hall of Wind. The bridge offers exciting panoramic views of Ttukseom Eco Forest, where Korean water deer and Manchurian sika deer graze peacefully, and scenic landscapes of the Han River. The end of the bridge at Hangang Riverside Park is often occupied by young lovers who are eager to reenact the famous scene from the 1997 film Titanic in which Jack and Rose stand on the bow of the Titanic pretending to fly.
Feeding Manchurian sika deer
A special weekly event takes place at the Deer Corral in Eco Forest where visitors are offered the opportunity to feed Manchurian sika deer. The touch of the animal's tongue on your palm will give you a strong feeling of affinity with this gentle animal.