A total of 9.44 million people enjoyed the summer season by strolling, camping, drinking or engaging in leisure activities at the Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul.
In particular, the shady riverside spaces below bridges over the river were favorite destinations for Seoul residents as they tried to beat the heat amid an unusually long and sweltering summer. More than 2 million people were estimated to have spent time there, with another 550,000 frequenting riverside swimming pools.
Opened for the first time this year, camping sites in Yeouido and Ttukseom were also popular, with 43,000 people using them over the summer.
As the mercury remains high during the daytime, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will continue its film festival until early October. Visitors can enjoy free screenings at several stages by the riverside.