Wiryeseong, where ginkgo trees shine
Wiryeseong-gil is a street lined with 1,320 ginkgo trees. In the ‘90s, people in suits used to pick up ginkgo nuts almost competitively on their way to work and it was quite the scene, indeed. Huge ginkgo trees stand in perfect rows stretching their branches to the sky, as if someone spilled some yellow paint on a blue canvas. Don’t skip out on visiting Seokchon Lake, which is also close to Wiryeseonggil. Mongchontoseong Station (Line 8), Exit 1, next to the entrance to Olympic Park.