한강 – Hangang is the main river of Seoul that flows through the city and divides it in two main parts Gangbuk (northern part of the river) and Gangnam (southern part).
On the river banks there are in total 12 parks that were built since 1982 and are maintained regularly until today. Thanks to that, the citizens as well as visitors can enjoy a beautiful green environment for more than 41km along the river in many different ways. It can simply be going for a walk, taking some nice pictures, or doing exercises, jogging, riding bicycle, playing basket ball, go fishing… or even camping and partying with family and friends.
By the way… “camping”… Korean people love to do outdoor activities. But some don’t really want to leave the city. But they’ve found solutions for that problem: to buy or rent a tent, go to the river banks and camp there. Even overnight! And how about food? You can prepare your own food in some dedicated areas, or just simply call some nearby restaurants for delivery. Very convenient, isn’t it?
During summer time, a lot of events also take place along the river such as concerts, open-air cinema, climbing championship, etc..