- Location:In Yongin City, in Gyeonggi-do province, near Seoul in South Korea
- Attraction type: Theme Park
- Significance: A theme park having a zoo, a botanical garden, an art gallery, and an automobile museum at the same time.
- Best time to visit: All through the year
- Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 10 pm on weekdays; 9:30 am to 11 pm on Saturday; 8:30 am to 10 pm on holidays
- How to reach: By Subway line 2 from Seoul to Gangnam Stn, exit 6 and then by City bus no. 5002, By Subway line 2 from Seoul to Gyodae, exit 13 and then by City bus no. 1500 or 1500-1; Alternatively by Express bus from Seoul
- Nearest International Airport: Seoul International Airport
Everland is happiness on earth. Whether you are young or old, from Tokyo or from Hawaii, Everland in South Korea is certain to exhilarate you. Everland Theme Park boasts of a botanical garden, a zoo, and a snow sledge. Their Caribbean Bay, Speedway, and Festival World theme districts would baffle you. A single visit to this outstanding park is never enough to indulge and experience.
Opened in 1976, Everland Theme Park in South Korea reaches out to families, friends, couples, and the lonesome with its rides and activities. It started off with the ‘Safari World’ in the 1970s, followed by ‘Snow Sled’ in the 1980s, the ‘Caribbean Bay’ in the 90s, and finally by ‘Aesop’s Village’ in 2005.
From the Caribbean Bay to the Festival Bay, and Speedway, Everland is bound to enthrall you in each and every way. Experience the romance of the Caribbean in the longest lazy river ride, or the thrill of surfing the exciting waves in the waters of the Caribbean Bay. The kids would definitely go ecstatic in the kiddy pool and sandy pool.
In Speedways, experience the thrill of the largest roller coaster ride in South Korea. The T-Express wooden roller coaster takes you around all the hills and curves of Everland in just about three minutes.
The Festival World takes you to a spectacular journey through Magic Land, Global Fair, Equatorial Adventure, American Adventure, and European Adventure. A safari bus ride through the zoo would enable to watch penguins, polar bears, sea lions, tigers, primates, and bears from close quarters. You would get to meet ‘Kosik’, an elephant known to imitate Korean syllables. In addition, there is the Amazon Express ride where you get to ride a raft and get wet as per your wish.
Everland Botanical Garden is breathtaking when in full bloom. You just need to take a leisurely stroll and get inspired. At the Glen Ross Golf Club try your skills in golfing. The Automobile Museum and Hoam Art Gallery provide information on the development of automobile industry in Korea, and display the art works of contemporary artists respectively.
Hotels and Restaurants in Seoul
For visiting Everland Theme Park you should preferably stay in Seoul. Fraser Suites Insadong, Grand Hyatt, Co-op Residence Ohmok, Kim’s Guest House, Millennium Seoul Hilton, and Stay Korea Guest House are some of the popular accommodations to select from.
In Seoul, you have the rare scope of savoring exotic recipes from all continents. Ganga is famous for Indian delicacies, while in Din Tai Fung you could try out authentic Chinese cuisine. In case you love Italian dishes Wood & Brick is the perfect restaurant to go to. Smokey Saloon specializes in delectable burgers.