Mangwon Hangang Park

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"Basketball is a simple game. Your goal is penetration, get the ball close to the basket, and there are three ways to do that. Pass, dribble, and offensive rebound."
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Mangwon Hangang Park
Basketball

Mangwon Hangang Park
Basketball

Information current as of September 28, 2016


Mangwon Hangang Park sits on the northern banks of the Han River close to the western end of Seoul. Its sports facilities are a bit dated and not in the best condition. However, it is a scenic park, and playing at Mangwon Hangang Park is always rewarding because of the views.

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The Scouting Report



There are 2 full-sized basketball courts in Mangwon Han River Park. Because of their location right next to the Han River, they offer a very scenic and unique place to play basketball. The surface isn't ideal, but who cares? (probably a lot of people)

Surface

The surface here is a bit different than typically found. The court's surface consists of several plastic tiles fitted together. It is almost like a mat. It has okay grip, but it does a rough number on the basketball. Don't bring a ball you're fond of. Any ball that goes through a basketball game here will look like it has been through a war zone.

The Pros

  • Very scenic location. You can swish 3s while looking out onto the Han River.
  • Very scenic location. You can reject someone and have the ball go flying in the Han River.
  • Very scenic location. You can take a charge and not worry about falling onto the floor. Instead, you have the Han River to fall into. It is quite refreshing. (This is a great location for flopping. #Lebron James)
  • Very scenic location. You can play a great game of 5-on-5 while enjoying the view of the Han River.
  • Very scenic location.

The Cons

  • Possibly because of the funkified flooring, these courts are not a popular spot for pick-up games.
  • The nets are slightly lower than 10 feet.

Sports and Recreation Nearby

  • Baseball (junior field)
  • Bicycle Paths
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Photo Gallery

To see more photos, check out the Mangwon Basketball photo album.

How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Mapo-gu, Mangwon-dong

From Line 6 - Mangwon Station (망원역):

  • Exit 2.
  • Walk towards Mangwon Post Office intersection (망원 우체국 사거리).
  • Turn left at the intersection, and walk straight until you reach Mangwon Hangang Park.
  • Walk left once you reach the park.

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