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Enjoy a Family Picnic at Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park near Seoul

WriterAdministratorDate12/10/2019

I enjoyed a family picnic at Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park near Seoul. I hadn't been there in a while, and the park seemed much better than on my last visit.
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I enjoyed a family picnic at Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park near Seoul.
I hadn't been there in a while, and the park seemed much better than on my last visit.
The well-decorated park with a tidal channel was as beautiful as an arboretum.

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Entry is free for Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park.
The park is popular especially among families because you can take a break in nature and children can enjoy a variety of activities.
I highly recommend Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park as a family picnic spot near Seoul.

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This area was a salt farm in the past.
You can participate in salt production and learn about the salt production process in the restored salt farm.
You can also swim in the Seawater Pool in summertime
and enjoy camping at the campground.
Salt Making in Salt Farm: KRW 4,000
Seawater Pool: KRW 4,000
The first place you will find after the parking lot is the Lawn Plaza. You can set up a sun shade canopy here.
Many people were enjoying a picnic with their kids under a sun shade canopy.
Kids were playing with balls and flying kites on the Lawn Plaza.

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We decided to look around the park while walking along the trail lined with beautiful flowers.
We passed through the gate decorated with beautiful flowers and headed for the eco park.

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I could see cutely framed photo spots in places.
I’m not sure what kind of trees they were. The cute trees looked like cotton balls.

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This is the way to the Tidal Channel Experience Zone.
Wooden houses formed an exotic atmosphere.
It felt nice to walk along the beautiful trail lined with flowers.

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Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park img

The old salt warehouses are preserved intact,
and the Salt Making Area is in front of the warehouses.
You can participate in Salt Making according to the schedule.

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You can see the tidal channel on one side
and the view of the Gaetgol Eco Learning Center where green grass grows.
It’s just beautiful.
Walking on the boardwalk trail, distracting thoughts will fade away and you will be fascinated by the beauty of nature.

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At the Bird Observatory,
you can observe the migrant birds of Siheung Gaetgol through the observation hole.

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I arrived at the Rocking Observatory. The observatory, stood out tall against the sky even at a distance.

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This is the way to the Rocking Observatory.
You have to follow the spiral slope pathway.
If you walk too fast, you may get dizzy.
Walk up the slope very slowly, enjoying the view.

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I could see a panoramic view at the top of the Rocking Observatory.
I could see across downtown Siheung in the distance and Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park.
Once you get to the top, you will understand why it is called the Rocking Observatory.
You can really feel it rocking back and forth.

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You can see interesting sculptures at the Dune Botanical Garden and the Rock Garden of Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park.
I took some picturesque photos with the background of the tidal channel.
Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park near Seoul is a great destination for a family picnic.


Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park
Address: (287, Dongseo-ro) 724-10, Janggok-dong, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
Entry: Free​