Anyang Art Park
Sometimes, you may crave a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Luckily, Anyang Art Park provides a nice change of pace for those who want a quick breather. Situated an hour away from Seoul by public transport, it is the perfect place to unwind and lose track of time as you immerse in art and nature.
52 art installations
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Contemporary art installations are the highlight of this park. Many of the artworks are larger than life, making them a grand sight to take in – and perfect for the gram.
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These art installations are open to the public throughout the year, so you’ll be able to capture that special photo anytime. Best of all, it’s free.
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Popular art installations include a mirror maze and a dome made of crates. There are colourful installations as well, for those looking to add a splash of vibrancy to their Instagram feed.
Gorgeous hiking trails
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The park contains different walking trails that will take you past various sights. You can choose to hike up the mountain or take a casual stroll along Anyang Art Park depending on your preferred level of difficulty. The shortest trail takes roughly 30 minutes to complete, while the longest takes about 2 hours.
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If you head up the mountain, you can enjoy the fresh air amidst lush foliage, where splendid landscape views await you. If you’re visiting in the summer, you can even rest your feet in the cool stream while you take in your surroundings.
The art installations are kid-friendly, and many families can be spotted on the trails.
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Don’t worry about getting lost as the trails are easy to follow and there are route markers along the way for easy navigation. There is also a map at the entrance.
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At the end of the stream, you will see the man-made waterfall structure – another popular photo spot. Be sure to check it out as the cool mist provides a welcome relief from the heat. Great for hot sunny days!
Plenty of cafes in Anyang Art Park
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Packing a lunch box for this trip isn’t necessary, because there are plenty of cafes and restaurants located along the trails. 42soop serves up a great array of Western cuisines and desserts. Feel free to head down for a meal once you’re done with your walk. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with a cake or a cup of coffee afterwards as reward for a hike well done.
Getting to Anyang Art Park
Anyang Art Park is conveniently located an hour away from Seoul and it is a short distance away from the nearest train station.
How to get there:
- Take Subway Line 1 to Gwanak Station and leave by Exit 2.
- Take Bus 900 or Bus 51 for two stops.
- Walk along the river for 10 minutes and you’ll arrive at Anyang Art Park.
Address: 131, Yesulgongwon-ro, Manan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Also check out:
- Sumsei Terrarium: Immersive gallery experience
- Soup Neoul: Cafe in Gongju with a beautiful sunset view
- Moon Boat: Colourful boat ride experience
- Happy Bear Day: Cafe In Hapjeong with trendy lunchbox cakes
- Nakwon Station: Cafe in Ikseon-dong with a dessert conveyor belt
Cover image adapted from: xxe2, 무착, @jangthefreeman
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