The Zoo is in Namtaeryeong, the Station of the subway is called Seoul Grand Park and is on the Line 1.
The Seoul Grand Park consists of three different areas, one of Education, Natural Culture and Amusement. In the Amusement district you find the Zoo. It’s the first Zoo in South Korea and was built 1909 and is one of the ten largest Zoos in the world. The Zoo keeps over 3,400 individual animals belonging to about 360 species from all over the world, including rare species, such as lowland gorilla.
There is also a Greenhouse plant garden to give the visitors a feeling of a forest and the walkway of the zoo is 7.4 km long. The zoo itself is surrounded by mountains and you don’t feel like to be in Seoul. When you don’t want to walk anymore back to the main entrance you can take a cable car for 9000 Won. The entrance for the Zoo is 3000 won and when you arrive at the right time you can enjoy a seal and dolphin show. The Zoo is also a good spot for the Cherry Blossoms and offer in the different season different things.
The Zoo is a good way to enjoy a relaxing time, take a blanket and a pick nick basket with you and relax next to the river between all the animals.