Seoul Zoo Entrance

When looking for an affordable daytime activity for the whole family, Seoul Zoo is certainly a great option. It’s open year round and offer a wide range of different animals to see and other things to enjoy.
Tickets cost just 3000 ($3) for adults, 2000 ($2) for youths and an amazing 1000 ($1) for Children. So a family of 4 can visit for less than 10,000 ($10).
The range of animals is one of the big in Asia with everything from Elephants, Rhinos, Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Hippos, Orangutangs and Zebra. To the less popular Alligators, Tarantula and different Birds. They even the cute Red Panda and our favorite the Polar Bear.
There are plenty of well priced food vendors and drinks machines all around the park, as well as bathrooms and seating.
The only downside is that it’s built on a hill and therefore it can be tiring walking around all day.

Overall this is a slight hidden gem when visiting Korea, it’s interesting, fun and cheap. Definitely highly recommend as a day out when visiting or living in the Seoul / Gyeonggi-do areas. Personally we prefer visiting in the Spring or Fall as the weather isn’t too hot or too cold for both us and the animals.

Pictures from Seoul Zoo & Grand Park (Mainly the Animals)

Here are a few pictures from Seoul Zoo & Grand Park, they are a mixture of pictures from different trips over the past couple of years;

Seoul Zoo Ticket Office Seoul Zoo Elephants Seoul Zoo Giraffe Seoul Zoo Flamingo Seoul Zoo Rhino Seoul Zoo Wolf Seoul Zoo Tigers Seoul Zoo Tiger

Lion Feeding Time
Lion Feeding Time

Seoul Zoo Jumping Lion

Red Panda feeding time
Red Panda feeding time

Seoul Zoo Polar Bear Seoul Zoo Peacock Seoul Zoo tarantula spider

You can really get this close to the llamas on a quiet day.
You can really get this close to the llamas on a quiet day.

Seoul Zoo Ring Tailed Llama

Food and Drinks are available around the park / zoo.
Food and Drinks are available around the park / zoo.

Seoul Zoo BBQ Squid Seoul Zoo Gibbon  Monkey

Swimming Rat :)
Swimming Rat 🙂

Seoul Zoo Brown Bear Seoul Zoo Ski Lift

Links for and Directions to Seoul Zoo & Grand Park

If using Public Transport; it’s best to take the subway to Seoul Grand Park Station (Line 4 Light Blue). Leave via Exit 2 and the entrance is a short walk from there.

Seoul Zoo - Seoul Grand Park Subway Station

Although it’s possible to walk from the entrance of the park to the zoo it’s a good 15-20mins and when with Children it’s maybe best to take the Grand Park Bus / Land Train. It costs 1000 per adult.

Seoul Zoo Bus Ticket

Also Here is a map to help:

Secondly here are a few useful links and Videos for more information on Wolmido Island (Incheon);

Official Seoul Zoo Website (English)

Visit Korea Webpage on Seoul Zoo

Visit Korea Webpage on Seoul Zoo


As always if you have any questions about Seoul Zoo, Seoul Grand Park or anything else related please feel free to let us know. Either below, by Email or via Twitter or Facebook.

Tim & Jeonghye
Modern Seoul

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