Run Like The Seoulite

Travel is something that can be a motivation for someone's life. It is something that always makes me smile when preparing for it, while travelling and when I recall it after a long time. Now, let Jivaka be your Korean friend to introduce you to the healthy, cheerful, and energetic stories of Korea!

Since the autumn season is approaching, attractions where you can enjoy running comfortably both day and night are becoming popular especially when refreshing autumn breeze is blowing like these days. Seoul is no exception! On the walking trail located between the high-rise buildings, there are real Seoulites who enjoy both health and fun.

The best cardio exercise that uses the muscles of the whole body such as running are excellent in improving cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, controlling blood sugar, as well as improving immunity and brain function. If you only imagined running on the Han River, now stop! Let us introduce to you the 3 BEST healthy life attractions in Seoul that you can meet with two feets.

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-Namsan Mountain Park-

A place where you can enjoy a refreshing run while looking at the wonderful city night view. It is also popular as a dating course with a panoramic view of downtown Seoul. There are various paths you can access to Namsan, so it is essential to explore the trail before running! However, since there are many uphills, it can be a little difficult for beginners. (Address: 231, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul)


-Seokchon Lake Park-

You can find a well-built running course around the lake which is also located near the famous Lotte World and Lotte Tower. The feeling of running while looking at the beautiful lake view and smelling the deep grass is just breathtaking! The running trail is made of resilient mats, making it easier to run and perfect for beginners as well. (Address: Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul / 5 minutes walk from Exit 2, Jamsil Station)



A place with a water flowing stream and a lush forest path where you can also spot performance stages and artworks everywhere. It also has gardens with various concepts and is even more popular because there are cultural spaces and nice cafes nearby. (Address: Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / 11 minutes walk from Exit 3, Dogok Station)