Seoul to Get More Sunset-Viewing Spots on the River

      August 09, 2022 13:35

      Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon on Monday announced a new project to build sunset-viewing facilities along the Han River.
      The romantic spots will be set up along the riverfront in Banpo, Jamsil, Nodeul Island, Sangam, Ttukseom, Yeouido and Yongsan.
      "Sunsets remain a hidden attraction of the Han River," Oh said.
      People watch the sunset in the Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on July 29. /Yonhap
      The Seoul Metropolitan Government also wants to build a huge ferris wheel as a new landmark modeled after the London Eye or Singapore Flyer.
      Also envisioned is a floating stage capable of seating 30,000 people modeled on Singapore's Float at Marina Bay or the floating opera stage on Lake Constance, where the Bregenzer Festspiele are held.
      Once the project goes ahead, it is estimated to take four to 10 years to complete. "The project could bring 30 million tourists to Seoul from about 14 million as of 2019," a city official forecast.
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