A fun ride in Yeouido Hangang Park

Yeouido Hangang Park

A fun ride in Yeouido Hangang Park

A couple of weeks ago, I took some time after work to go and visit Yeouido Han River Park. Seoul actually has 12 different parks along the Han river, with this one being the most popular because it has different events year-round, including cherry blossoms in spring and fireworks in the fall.  This is a cool park with waterfalls right outside the subway exit, giving it an awesome feel when you arrive.

A couple of days before I had gone to the park, I made arrangements through a website called Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop. This is a really cool website that offers lots of activities for people in Korea. I rented a segway (don’t think it was actually a segway but that’s what I am going to call it) to cruise around the park and honestly it was really fun. I could have chosen some other vehicles from an electric scooter, skateboard, kickboard, hoverboard, or a segway. I had never ridden any of them before but opted for the more unique segway ride. It had some pretty sweet lights and a Bluetooth speaker that I could connect to my phone, so I was for sure rolling in style.

With my newly rented segway, I was able to basically check out this entire park in under an hour. IBOT (name of the rental place) has a few different options 60/90/120 mins or a full-day ride (12:00~23:00), and the online booking for the ride is provided for Weekdays only. For more information, click here.  

Not only does it have some neat waterfalls/fountains but food trucks and stalls are right along the path as you walk into the park, so if you were thinking of having a picnic, you do not have to worry about bringing any food with you. I was able to find the perfect people-dining and people-watching spot very quickly with my new ride. Honestly, if you don’t have a picnic when you get here, something is wrong with you. It also has a few different barges with more traditional restaurants along the river, and even a Han river cruise departs from this park. Since the weather is about perfect here in Seoul, I plan to visit this park a lot more often.

I plan to take the cruise listed on Trazy’s website when I have some more free time.

Rental link: Electric scooter, skateboard, kickboard ride in Yeouido Hangang Park

Cruise link: Han River Ferry Cruise

Rental place IBOT

The name of the rental shop is IBOT, and several other rental places around, so do not get confused. Most of the people who work at the shop spoke some English so do not be afraid to ask any questions that you may have. They provided everything I needed for an enjoyable experience, with a locker and safety gear if I wanted/needed it. They also gave me a brief tutorial on how to ride the segway, which was surprisingly much easier than I had previously thought. After signing all the paperwork and a brief tutorial, I was in and out rather quickly. I can’t talk enough about how friendly the staff was, and wanted to make sure I was going to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Directions to IBOT

I do need to give you some directions to find the rental place when you get to the park. While I had directions from the website, I still thought it was difficult to find, if I had not run into the owner, it might have taken me a while to find the place. Luckily I did run into the owner outside of the subway exit, and he was able to direct me toward his shop. Very friendly and nice guy.

1 – Come out of exit 1 of Yeouinaru subway station and take an immediate left and walk down that street. (the immediate left will be a wall/fence but basically, walk down the street that is going away from the park)

2 – You are not going to walk very far until you across banners that look like this.

3 – A building should be just ahead on your right after those banners. Taking the main entrance of the building, you will take a right through the main doors. The rental shop should be straight ahead. (before you come to the main building entrance, you will see another rental shop that is on the side of the building, but that one is not IBOT like I said earlier, this area has a few different rental places)

I got my rental from Trazy.com, which offered a discount as long as you booked at least two days in advance. They actually offer all kinds of activities for people visiting and living in Korea, and almost all of it is at a discount (not all of them have to be booked two days in advance like this activity). The website is all in English and relatively easy to navigate. In case you were wondering, the name Trazy is a play on words with “travel” and crazy”.

I think everyone needs to check out Trazy.com and see everything that they have listed; I am sure you will find something that you will want to do.

If anyone has any questions about this activity, Trazy, or anything else, please feel free to send me a message or leave a comment below.

Trazy website: https://www.trazy.com/
Trazy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gotrazy
Trazy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trazy_korea/



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