Once a 15-year of landfill, the 1.05 million-pyeong area was turned into a eco-park called World Cup Park near the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The World Cup Park consists of five small parks, including Pyeonghwa ‘Peace’ Park, Haneul ‘Sky’ Park, and Noeul ‘Sunset’ Park.
During autumn, the Sky Park is the main attraction of the park where the annual Seoul Eulalia Festival is usually held in October. The trick is the hike of 300 steps up the green hill. There is an option of paid shuttle bus but I walked from the World Cup Stadium subway station.
As you go up the hill, you will see great views of the city, the Hangang River and some mountains. Eulalia is no where in sight until you walk further up. Once you reach the top, the unexpected vast field of golden color eulalia with foot paths looks like a huge maze. Then there is a bowl shape view point that offers a panoramic view of the eulalia field.
If you don’t have enough time to go all the way south to Suncheon Bay ecological park, this is a good alternative. Right in Seoul, not far from downtown.