Built for the 1988 Summer Olympics, the Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea is a must-visit leisure, culture and sports facility. With so much to do and see, the Olympic Park is the perfect place for a fun day out with the entire family, and is thus frequented by locals and tourists alike. Spread across 1.4 million square meters, the park consists of numerous commemorative monuments and outdoor sculptures built for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, hundreds of art pieces, a large pond, green areas and walking paths, sporting facilities and halls, the Mongchon Fortress – an ancient Baekje relic, a variety of squares, the Seoul Olympic Museum, and much more. The museum comprises of five themed areas, namely the Place of Peace, the Place of Harmony, the Place of Prosperity, the Place of Hope and the Place of Glory, all of which offer visitors a glimpse of the glory of the Seoul Olympics.
Walking/Bicycle: 05:00 - 22:00 | Car: 06:00 - 22:00
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The World Peace Gate, the Museum, the numerous sculptures and art pieces
While Muslims visiting the Olympic Park may not be able to find prayer facilities, they will be able to locate numerous mosques in the city of Seoul, such as the Seoul Central Mosque. Muslim visitors will also be able to find plenty of secluded areas within the park to offer their prayers.
Visitors to the Olympic Park will find several cafés within the attraction. Muslim tourists will however have to make sure the items they order are suitable, as non-Halal ingredients are sure to be widely used. They could dine on seafood or vegetarian dishes here, or they could visit one of the many Halal restaurants in the city of Seoul.