Kwanak (Gwanak) High School
You may see it written "Kwan-ak". You may see it "Gwan-ak". Perhaps "Kwanak". Even "Gwanak". It doesn't matter how you see it written. The only thing that matters is what you see on the soccer field on the school's campus.
The Scouting Report
Kwan-Ak High School offers a great closed-off soccer field. Surrounded by school buildings and an apartment complex, it is an ideal place to spend a Saturday afternoon. (It also offers a 'football pitch' if you are more into that kind of thing.)
Artificial turf. Grass fields are rare in Korea. Artificial is the next best option. No complaints here, as the school keeps it well maintained.
- Easy to get to. Kwan-Ak High School is subway friendly.
- It is surrounded by buildings, so there is a sense of privacy. You can never be too careful knowing Bill Belichick and his video camera are out there.
- There is a light post on each corner of the field.
- Slightly small. About 20% smaller than a typical field.
- It is busy. Full 11-on-11 matches are often played here, and it is hard to find a schedule of games.
The school has toilets and water fountains. You can get water from the fountain and release water in the toilet. Try it.
To see more photos of Kwan-Ak High School's soccer facilities, check out The Seoul Stop's photo album.
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Yeongdeungpo-gu
From Line 5 - Yangpyeong Station (양평역):
- Use exit 2. Walk straight for 260 meters.
- Cross a street and take a right.
- Walk straight for 100 meters.
- Look for a sign that says "Kwan-Ak High School". Take a left and keep walking until you see the school on your right.