[Blog] Places in Korea – Han River (한강)

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한강 (The Han River) has become one of the iconic symbols of Seoul, and as the 4th longest river in Korea, it runs through a good portion of the country. The river is quite broad, and in Seoul, you can visit 12 recreational parks along its shorelines, participate in exciting 수상 스포츠 (water sports), take a bike ride along the 74km-long 자전거 도로 (bike lane), kick back and relax on the the 한강 유람선 (Han River Cruise Ship), enjoy a 콘서트 (concert) by the water, or just hang out with friends and loved ones along the shore.


여름 날씨 (Summer weather) in Korea can be very hot and humid during the day, but at night, it cools off just enough to enjoy the night air. One of our favorite things to do in the summertime is to visit 한강 at sunset and hang out with 친구들 (friends). Not only can you take some AMAZING 사진 (pictures) of the river at this time, but you’re also not sweating your cojones off trying to experience an important portion of Korean 역사 (history).

Here are a couple more pictures of 한강 at dusk:

Thanks for checking out our first TTMIK blog post! We hope to be able to offer some insight on Korea while integrating a few vocabulary words for you to learn! Come on now, did you really think you were going to read a post from Talk To Me In Korean and NOT learn some new vocab? 😀

There are more posts to come, but in the mean time, please grace us with some feedback!

Happy studying!


  • I’ve been in Seoul twice this year, and the Han river shore is definitely one of the nicest place to be there. It’s both relaxing and energizing, as there are quite a few people but they obviously come to have a relaxing time.
    Thanks for this post, and for everything actually !

  • janice

    한강!! pictures are so beautiful~hope to go visit some time!!
    by the way~it is a place where yoochun loves to goX)

  • yorena

    감사합니다! The 한강 is awesome 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading your blog posts and learning new words.

    What’s the first longest river in Korea?

    Have a nice day!

    • 낙동강 is the longest river in Korea~

      Thanks for your comment! I hope you have a nice day as well!

  • Han River~So beautiful!
    Three more weeks and I will be finally in Korea! ^.^

  • 오를리

    한강이 너무 예뻐요! 거기 가고싶어요.

    The pictures are great and the vocabulary inside is also a good way to learn
    looking forward to the future posts.
    TTMIK 감사함니다.

  • Sarah

    ‘Sweating your cojones off’ ㅋㅋㅋ

    아름다운 강입니다. 사진이을 주셔서 감사합니다.

  • Chris

    I look forward to reading more of these places in Korea blogs. It’s a good way to practice new vocabulary as I read along and get more insight on Korea. I really want to take a cruise on the Han River !

  • Jennifer

    I recognized the picture of the bridge from the K-Drama: Boys Over Flowers. Now I know the name of the River!

    I can’t wait to go to Korea and see it for myself.

  • Gil FF

    Yes man. Ran Kang is really nice. I would like to be in Korea to see this. So, life is long. Some time I will be there. Wait and see. If not in this life let’s do it in the next.
    Hum, let´s try in korean: 한강는 괜찮이 곳이에요
    Is that ok?

    감사함니다

  • 이쁜이

    wow
    someday i hope to be there
    love a lot that country

  • donna

    I would love to see Korea soon!!! Thanks for the post!

    kamsahamnida!

  • I want to go there soon! Congratulations for this first blog post. It’s one way of learning new vocabulary. Thank you for sharing these pictures to us. Long live TTMiK! ^^,

  • icegirlcaddie

    wow! That’s pretty cool.대박!!!^^

  • 한강에 가 봤어요~ 지난 주말에 친구들과 같이 갔거든요. 경치가 아름답고 운동도 할 수 있고… 진짜 좋더라고요~ ㅅㅅ

  • ingrid

    Love the Han river!!! hopefully one day i will go!

  • wintergreen

    잘 읽었습니다. 사진은 정말 멋집니다!
    한강에 대해서 소개해 주셔서 감사합니다. ^^

  • zahra

    daebak ~ it’sjus awesome !

  • Mélody

    Kyeong-eun sii !!

    Where is this place around the Hanriver where you took the pictures (especially the 3rd one). I’m in Seoul now and I wanna enjoy this view !
    Thank you

  • jaga

    감사함니다!
    어떻개 한강에 도착해요? 어떤 지하철 역 에서 you will have the best view of hangang? 어떻개 concert by water 봐요? 가리쳐 주세요 ttmik

  • Juliette

    ooooh Han river is really a wonderful place to go!!! this summer, when i’ll be in korea I’ll definitely go visit this place often!!!

  • fermo

    한강은 49일 한국 드라마에 조재현의 이름이다… ㅋㅋㅋ

  • What a coincidence! My Korean friend talked about this place to me this afternoon. haha I love everything about this site. I’m really thankful for everything you guys have done and I’m proud to tell everyone I can talk to them in Korean because of your work! Obrigado! 감사합니다!

  • bella

    me and my brothers used to walked along the mapo bridge because we drop off the wrong station..but it was nice though walking along the bidge ^_^..i really want to go there again

  • farnaz

    woooooooooow its so nice woderful my friends & my wishes to come there at night for the first time &for coming there me are trying hard so hard.1of our dreams is there i liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike there so muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch

  • Did my dear friend Kyeong-eun Choi really just use the word “cojones?” LOL What a great post. I love all the pictures!

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    Thanks for this site.

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  • Raymond J

    Wow 2011! Great Post and love the pictures.
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