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;
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.
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.
Also Here is a map to help:
Secondly here are a few useful links and Videos for more information on Wolmido Island (Incheon);
Tim & Jeonghye