Fall Foliage Spots to Visit!
Want to see the Fall Foliage but don't know where to go! We've got you covered!
Fall 2022 has finally come. Sweater weather is back and people have started to crave hot drinks to warm up their bodies. The trees have started to change color meaning the whole country will be a palette of vibrant red, yellow, orange, and brown. This natural phenomenon is quite short-lived and time is limited until the trees become bare. Koreans like to go hiking during the Fall to catch a glimpse of the most beautiful Fall Foliage sceneries. However, tourists may not have the time to spend a whole day hiking. Don't worry, you don't have to go far! There are plenty of locations in Seoul where you can take in the Korean Autumn. The following is a list of the locations we recommend to see the changing leaves this Fall.
Fall Foliage Spots in Seoul
1. Ehwa Women's University (이화여자대학교)
Address: 서울 서대문구 이화여대길 52
52 Ehwayeodaegil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Line 2 Edae Station Exit 2, 3
Most of the major universities in Seoul are decorated with beautiful trees all over campus and Ehwa Women's University is definitely one of them. The unique architecture of the ECC building and the red, orange, and yellow trees is a sight you cannot miss.
2. Kyunghee University (경희대학교)
Address: 서울 동대문구 경희대로 26
26 Kyungheedaero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Line 2, Jungang Kyungui Line Hoehi Station Exit 1
KyungHee University is located on a mountain, which explains the abundance of trees and plants. The combination of the campus's unique European architecture and the Fall trees is a sight for sore eyes.
3. Seoul Forest (서울숲)
Address: 서울 성동구 뚝섬로 273
273 Ttukseomro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Suinbundang Line Seoul Forest Station Exit 5
Want to find some quiet from the bustle of the city? You won't have to go far because Seoul Forest is located in the middle of Seoul! As it is a forest, you'll definitely see some good views.
4. Olympic Park (올림픽공원)
Address: 서울 송파구 올림픽로 424
424 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Line 5, 9 Olympic Park Station Exit 3, 4
In addition to Seoul Forest, Olympic Park is also a grand park located in Seoul! This park is famous for the "Lonely Tree", a single tree in the middle of a grand field. Visit in the Fall to see it turn from bright green to fiery red.
5. Yeouido Han River Park（여의도 한강공원）
Address: 서울 영등포구 여의동로 330
330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Line 5 Yeouinaru Station Exit 2
Fall in Yeouido Park is also special. You can feel the cold breeze of the Han River and the trees that line the roads and walkways change color. Take a walk in the park as leaves fall like light rain above your heads.
6. Changdeokgung Palace Secret Garden（창덕궁 후원）
Address: 서울 종로구 율곡로 99
99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Line 3 Anguk Station Exit 3
Among the five palaces in Seoul, Changdeokgung Palace Secret Garden is the prettiest in the Fall. Changdeokgung Palace has more flora and greenery than other palaces, so it'd naturally be nicer in the Fall.
7. Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
Address: 서울 종로구 사직로 161
161 Sajikro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Line 3 Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 4
Gyeonbokgung Palace is a large area. Walk around and explore the palace while wearing a warm Hanbok in the Fall. The palace is open at night until early November, so check it out!
8. Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
Address: 서울 중구 세종대로 99
99 Sejongdae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Line 1, 2 City Hall Station Exit 12
Located next to City Hall, Deoksugung Palace is surrounded by tall modern buildings in the financial district. Among the modern architecture is a quiet palace that's decorated with red, orange, and yellow trees in the Fall. Go see the Deoksugung Palace and be in awe of the beautiful amalgam of traditional and modern times.
9. Namsam Park (남산공원)
Address: 서울 중구 삼일대로 231
231 Samildae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Subway Line 4 Myeongdong Station Exit 4
Namsan Park is located literally in the center of Seoul. It is most famous for the N Seoul Tower, which is placed on the top of Namsan Mountain. This short hike up to N Seoul Tower is filled with changing leaves, so make your hike up and look down at the stunning view of Seoul from the top!
In addition to the locations above, you can see proof of the changing weather all over the city. You don't necessarily have to go far to see the best of Korea's nature but it is short-lived so take in as much of it as you can before they all fall to the ground!
We hope that you can enjoy the changing leaves of the Fall in Korea! If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or send us an email at email@example.com! You can follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea!