Main Attractions on Line 8
Amsa Station, Exit 4, approx. 15-min walk
Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement Site features houses and relics from the Neolithic Age. The site offers an exhibition hall, where visitors can see and learn about primitive lifestyles, as well as outdoor dugout huts and an experience village. The walk from the entrance to the exhibition hall is particularly beautiful, passing through a forest of dense pine trees and elegant zelkovas. In warmer weather, many people choose to spread out mats and have picnics or take photos on the lawn. The exhibition hall includes comb-pattern pottery and large dugout huts.
Mongchontoseong Station, Exit 1, approx. 2-min walk
Olympic Park is considered one of the top five sculpture parks in the world, featuring various themed gardens, including Rose Garden, 88 Green Pasture and Sculpture Forest. You will be pleasantly surprised when stumbling upon art sculptures by international artists throughout the park. The park also offers many opportunities to enjoy culture and history through Soma Museum of Art, Seoul Baekje Museum, Mongchon Museum of History and the many hallyu concerts held at Olympic Park Stadium. The park is large, so be sure to stop by the information desk to pick up a map. You can add fun to your trip and visit all nine of the park’s main attractions by participating in the stamp tour. If you don’t have the time to look around all nine attractions, at least stop by the popular One Tree Hill for an Insta-worthy photo opportunity!
Jamsil Station, Exits 3 & 4, approx. 5-min walk
Lotte World is an entertainment complex with an amusement park, shopping mall, various dining options, a folk museum and more. Lotte World Magic Island features European-styled buildings and is even more beautiful at night, when the lights reflect off the waters of Seokchonhosu Lake. The indoor ice skating rink is a popular attraction, open all year round. Located next to Lotte World is Lotte World Tower & Mall, attracting many international tourists with its magnificent towering height. This large-scale shopping mall includes an aquarium, movie theater, diverse restaurants, and many other shops. It’s so vast that even a whole day might not be enough to explore the area completely.
Seokchon Station, Exit 1 or 8, approx. 10-min walk
People flock to Songpa Naru Park in spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom for the annual Seokchonhosu Cherry Blossom Festival. Outside the cherry blossom period, many citizens enjoy taking leisure walks or jogging around the lake. The beautiful night view is popular as part of a date course. The park is divided into the eastern lake and the western lake with Jasilhosugyo Bridge in between.
As the Songpa Tourism Information Center is located near the eastern lake, we recommend dropping by here before touring the park as the center offers information in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and has a café, restaurant, and rooftop observatory for visitors to enjoy. The western lake features Lotte World Magic Island and Seoul Nori Madang. In addition, the restaurants and cafés nearby often serve as filming locations for Korean dramas including “A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012),” “Secret Garden (2011),” and “The Time We Were Not in Love (2015).”