Seonyudo Bridge is a pedestrian only footbridge that connects the Yanghwa district in the south to an island park located on the Hangang River. The name means “spending time idly in the scenic heaven.” It is also known as the footbridge of peace.
This beautifully arched bridge was designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti to commemorate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and France.
It was made using environmentally friendly materials such as high strength concrete and wood flooring and handrails. The idea was to make the structure as natural as possible so to fit perfectly and blend into the surrounding environment.
Start your walk across and stop at the highest point in the arch. Now take in the wonderful 360 degree views of Seoul. The views of the city and the river from up here are amazing. If you look in the distance you might even be able to see the N Seoul Tower and the 63 Building (63 City).
Thew viewing during the day is great but the best time to view it is at night. It is then when red, yellow, blue, and green lights illuminate the whole bridge in a magical and awe inspiring scene.
Seonyudo Park is a popular park and open space located on an island on the Hangang River that was formerly used as an industrial water treatment plant. The small island, located west of Yeouido, was opened in 2009 after city officials realized that the island could be better used as an urban park instead of an idle industrial plant.
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Directions To Seonyudo Bridge
Take Subway Line 2 to Dangsan Station (Exit 1).
From the station, take bus 605, 6623, 6631, 6632, or 6633 to Hanshin Apt.
Seonyudo Park, just across Seonyudo Bridge, is open from 6:00 - 24:00.