Spring and autumn are the two best seasons (and good reasons) to visit Seoul. Although this is a long overdue post, I’d still like to bring your attention to this beautiful park, the Haneul Park (or Sky Park) 하늘공원, located in the World Cup Stadium Park. The park is a popular destination for locals and visitors especially during Autumn due to its enormous Eulalia grass field across the park.
Full bloom starts every October. These adaptable Eulalia grass creates a dreamy, shimmering, golden background for your pictures. It is certainly one of the best spots for a photo shoot (especially couple or wedding photo shoot) in South Korea.
The park was a landfill some 20 years back. It continues to accumulate mountains of garbages until the Seoul government eventually decided to turn this place into an ecological park. After a huge revamp, some 30,000 butterflies have been released to the park. More thorough explanations about the park are available at Visit Seoul and Discovering Korea, two blogs that I follow.
I rarely post my own pictures on the blog. But I really like the outcome of this late autumn series at Haneul Park. Well, it has been sometime since I last pose in front of cameras. It feels strange, at the same time, kinda familiar as well. It reminds me of the days when I was in university, working with my friends from the photography society.
The below pictures were taken at the entrance/exit of the Eulalia field somewhere nearby the public washroom when the night starts falling at 5pm. One of the trees is decorated with these bling bling ornaments made of glass, adding a little whimsy touch to the park.
Reminder: Once again I wish to gently remind any unauthorized use of portraits is prohibited. None of these pictures above may be reused in any form or by any means, without written permission from the owner of the portrait. I am committed to protect my intellectual property and will aggressively enforce my rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Haneul Park (Sky Park) 하늘공원
95, Haneul Gongwon-ro Mapo-Gu, Seoul.
Address in Korean: 서울시 마포구 하늘공원로 95
Nearest Subway Station: World Cup Stadium Station. 월드컵 경기장역
**I figured there is no public transport to reach the park from the nearest station. It is a 10-15 minutes by foot from the station. So get your Google/ Naver/ Daum map app ready, and perhaps enable your mobile data roaming and start exploring!