Seokchon Lake is a popular place for Koreans to admire cherry blossom, and there are even more to see this year! From the gigantic inflated rubber swans floating on the lake to the neon lights of Korea’s highest building Lotte World Tower, Seokchon Lake is definitely the top of our recommendations this spring!
Seokchon Lake is a large lake right next to Jamsil Station. If you have ever been to the Lotte World theme park, their artificial island is in the center of Seokchon Lake!
Lotte World theme park island
Lotte World theme park behind cherry blossom
There are Cherry blossoms all along the lakeside! Taking a walk around the lake, you can see Lotte World theme park’s island and fairytale castle joining the lake view and cherry blossom, a great view you can find no other place.
Nighttime Cherry Blossom
Lotte World Tower skyscraper behind cherry blossoms
The tallest skyscraper in OECD and the 5th tallest building in the world, the 123-floor, 554.5-metre Lotte World Tower is right next to Seokchon Lake, Jamsil. It is just stunning to see it from so close with cherry blossom all around! Wait until the sun goes down because the night view is even better!
Lotte World Tower and Cherry Blossom at night
On the other side of the lake afloat huge rubber Swans you can only see in this season. Designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, who also created the famous Rubber Duck, the “Sweet Swans” will be on exhibition until May 8th, make sure you don’t miss the chance to see them!!
Sweet Swans at night
There is also a lovely gift shop where you can get limited Sweet Swans souvenirs!
Sweet Swans gift store
Designer of Sweet Swans, Florentijn Hofman
Sweet Swans snow globe
Sweet Swans post cards
How to get to Seokchon Lake Park:
148, Jamsil-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Subway Line 2 Jamsil Station Exit 3)[googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3164.9439379297523!2d127.09696561544708!3d37.50924037980862!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x357ca5a14c96b4c5%3A0x2486ecdc9acad531!2s148+Jamsil-ro%2C+Songpa-gu%2C+Seoul!5e0!3m2!1sen!2skr!4v1491735760574&w=800&h=600]
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