I couldn’t waste a beautiful day…

I live in Song-pa-dong (송파동), Song-pa-gu (송파구) in Seoul. Apparently, Songpa was the origin and the capital (for the majority of the existence) of the Paekje Kingdom. In 1963, Seoul engulfed/annexed Songpa and in 1988 the majority of the Summer Olympic Games took place here.

So today is an absolutely gorgeous day, 24C or about 80F, with a light breeze and it’s finally sunny. I’ve been recently told in the last month that I actually live in between two different subway lines. I’ve pretty much explored all around the Line 8 (or the pink line if you live in Seoul), so lately, when the weather’s been nice, I’ve been exploring around the Line 5 (the purple line). And today I found this cute, fun park to “hike” around.

Ogeum Park

Ogeum Park

There were some man made waterfalls and a beautiful sitting house to enjoy the beautiful day.

Ogeum Park

Ogeum Park

There were also special paths to massage your feet and help circulation, etc. in your feet.

One of the special foot paths in Ogeum Park

One of the special foot paths in Ogeum Park

Along one of the paths has the tombs of Shin Seongyeong, a high ranking official in King Sejong’s court.

Shin Family Tombs.

Shin Family Tombs.

Also, in the park is a memorial to the Ryu family. According to the official biography on one of the information stands, the family member that was of any interest, Ryu Huirim, really didn’t have that impressive of a career or resume other than serving King Sejong during the 1592 Japanese Invasion. He was a good student but he was fired as the Ambassador to China because he didn’t bring a nice enough gift.

Ryu Family Burial Grounds

Ryu Family Burial Grounds

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