|The First Ecological Park in Korea, Yeouido Setgang|
|Imagine that you could enjoy nature surroundings right in the heart of the city. What an exciting thing it would be! Why not try Yeouido Setgang Ecological Park?|
It contains a variety of plants, birds and fish, and visitors can study the ecosystem gathered within the park as if they were in an outdoor biology classroom.
The Sat River originates from the Han River and runs around Yeouido. The Ecological Park is the first of its kind in Korea. It was initially a swamp but works started in 1997 to make it the fantastic habitat it is today.
The park embraces a wealth of natural resources, i.e. many ponds, areas re-gorging of orchids and wild plants, etc. Wooden paths take you through areas inhabited by the most beautiful varieties of insects, birds, flowers and fish.
The ecological park houses around 106 vegetal species and 150 birds are estimated. Amphibians like leopard frogs inhabit the ponds and you will also find fish species like minnows, carps and catfish. Six different types of dragonflies have been recorded, five different types of grasshoppers and seven species of butterflies.
The visitor center located just beside the road is made out of logs. There, you can obtain guiding maps, which feature all the trails within the ecological park.
The visitor center also houses displays showing visitors samples of the ecosystem they will find within the park. Guides and equipment for ecological studying can be supplied also by the center for any groups visiting the park, i.e. kindergartens, elementary schools and junior high schools.
Stream and ecological pond
Underground streams help form a fundamental environment.
Willow trees and prairie
A forest of willows is home to herons and the prairie of many wild flowers houses a variety of insects including butterflies.
Swamps and waterways
Those are the ideal sites for creatures to multiply. Species inhabiting the watery areas very much depend on the water levels.
Observation deck and Bridge
Those are the paths crossing the ecological park. Visitors can observe and study the nature from there.
|Get out at exit no. 1 of subway line no. 5, Yeouido station. A seven minute-walk towards Gwangjang Apartments.|