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Nanjicheon Park


World Cup Park



Nanjicheon Park
난지천 월드 컵 공원


Nanjicheon World Cup Park

Nanjicheon World Cup Park is perhaps the least known of the World Cup Parks. It often gets overshadowed by its neighbors. This is literally true in the case of its relationship to World Cup Haneul (Sky) Park. Nanjicheon sits at the base of Haneul (Sky) Park's northface and has a shadow cast upon it for many portions of the day.

The Scouting Report

Nanjicheon Park is a park worth visiting. There is a small stream that runs the length of the narrow park. The stream makes the park quite scenic. The name of the park, "Nanjicheon" is actually the name of the stream: Nanji Stream. The park also has a great open field that is centrally located and ideal for several activities.


There are quite a few places to shoot a basketball in the park. There is only 1 actual court, but there are several goals spread throughout the park.

Nanjicheon basketball court

Nanjicheon basketball court

The Field

In the middle of the park, there is a very large, oval field. It is perfect for having picnics and playing games. There is a small stage at one side of the field where special events are occasionally held. Picnic tables line the perimeter of the field and are often conveniently located in shady spots.

Picnic tables

Picnic tables


Watch out for the fierce wildlife! These animals are for real!

Rabbit in Nanjicheon

Dangerous wildlife!

Sports Facilities

  • Basketball
  • Bicycle Paths
  • Children's Playground
  • Picnicking
  • Soccer
  • Walking/Running Path


Extra Information

There is a shuttle that runs from the parking lot of Nanjicheon Park to the top of Haneul (Sky) Park. For those not wanting to make the 100-meter climb, this is a nice option.

Photo Gallery

Check out the Nanjicheon Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.

How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Mapo-gu, Seongsan-2-dong

From Line 6 - World Cup Stadium (월드 컵 경기장):
-All 3 exits from the station deliver you to World Cup Stadium. From the subway exits, walk to the far side of World Cup Stadium and cross the street towards Pyeonghwa Park. Once there, you will see a large hill to your right. This hill is Haneul Park. Nanjicheon Park is at the base of this hill. From World Cup Stadium, it lies to the right of Haneul Park.

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Originally posted April 16, 2015
Updated December 20, 2015

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