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Bangchukcheon

As a theme river park in the city, Bangchukcheon Riverside Park is composed of five themes between 10-16 bridges around the riverside: Waterside Theme Park, Sejong Plaza, Natural Ecological Learning Sector, Water-friendly Culture Sector, and Water-friendly Activity Sector. As a rest area for Sejong citizens, this park has become a new attraction in Sejong City.
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Overview of the specialized sectors at Bangchukcheon

Overview of the specialized sectors at Bangchukcheon - River extension, River data , Neighboring greenery, Major facilities, Providing maintenance water
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River extension Specialized sector in a total river extension area of Bangchukcheon (3.7km): 1.0km
River data Width of river : 40∼50m. A secure trail on both banks of the riverside and a bicycle road on one side of the bank
Neighboring greenery Greenery extending for over 20m on both sides of river / ☞ Total rest area (river + greenery): 80-90m
Major facilities Eight facilities including Music Fountain, Media Waterfall, Cascade, various plantations such as king willow (200 years old), iris, etc., Hydrangea Garden, Rock Garden, Bas-relief Mural, etc.
Providing maintenance water Water from Geumgang River is collected and 6,300㎥/day of water is provided for maintenance. Apart from this a streamlet has also been formed.
Music Fountain
  • Location Government building - Located at the upper part of bridge (Eojin 3(sam)-gyo) in No. 36 national highway to Gongju / Between the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and Hanshin Hyu-plus River Park.
  • Opening hours Once every day (20:30 ~ 20:45)

    Operation can be suspended depending on weather conditions.

Explanation

Located at the Water-friendly Culture Sector, the last of Bangchukcheon’s specialized sectors, the Music Foundation provides local residents with interesting views to enjoy with various effects and lightings, such as the Gosa Fountain - the tallest at a height of 40m, Swing Fountain, Garibi Fountain and Heart Fountain. Here is Sejong City’s representative attraction, which has been recreated as a place of youth and culture.

Bas-relief Mural
  • Location Sejong Plaza section between Dorim 1-gyo and Dorim 3-gyo / In front of Complex Community Center (1-5, Eojin-dong)
Explanation

A bas-relief mural depicting the history and culture relating to the achievements by King Sejong the Great has been introduced, and images of Sejong City in the section of Sejong Plaza, including creation of Hangeul, promotion of science and organization of music (a total of eight spots, a total extension of 232m and average height of 3m) provide visitors with sights to watch and a rest area.

Gosa Fountain
  • Location Between Dorim 2-gyo and Dorim 3-gyo / In front of Complex Community Center (1-5, Eojin-dong)
  • Opening hours Not fixed

    Operation can be suspended depending on weather conditions.

Explanation

With clean water purified through filtering devices and soaring to a maximum of 20m, the Gosa Foundation looks magnificent with the effects of LED lights of seven different colors.

King Willow
  • Location Between Patriots and Veterans Administration Agency and Milmaru Observatory (Upper part of Dorim 3-gyo) / Between Ministry of Government Legislation and Patriots and Veterans Administration Agency
  • Age About 200 years, Girth: 4m, Height: 15m
Explanation

King Willow is a broad-leaved tree that grows in the wetlands or streams of the southern part of Gyeonggi-do. It was named so because it is the tallest of the willow trees and has bigger leaves when compared to the other willow trees. It can be easily identified as it turns red when new leaves grow out. As the King Willow has a gentle shape with beautiful buds in bold pink, it looks like a candle, and is a preferred tree in the parks in the city.

Hydrangea Garden/Rock Garden
  • Location Near the Office of Public Service of Government Complex Sejong (lower part of Dorim 4-gyo) / Between the Ministry of Government Legislation and Patriots and Veterans Administration Agency
Explanation

Hydrangea Garden offers a unique atmosphere with a garden consisting of 4,700 hydrangea paniculatas which blossoms in late autumn (September to November). The Rock Garden is formed to display the beauty of natural rocks surrounded by a variety of plants (900 plants including the Oriental arbor vitae) all around.

Media Waterfall
  • Location Near the Office of Public Service of Government Complex Sejong (lower part of Dorim 4-gyo) / Between Ministry of Government Legislation and Patriot and Veterans Administration Agency
  • Opening hours Not fixed
Explanation

Media Waterfall is an eco-friendly sculpture, which uses cutting-edge digital technology to showcase the waterfall and the undersea world and depict art works of various media and information. It describes the Hangeul Matrix, which expresses Hunminjeongeum, one of the greatest achievements of King Sejong the Great, through digital graphics and redesigns bas-relief mural at Bangchukcheon in the digital form. Especially, as most expressive images are designed for mutual communication with users, it provides users with educational entertainment.

Living Rock Waterfall
  • Location Between the Ministry of Government Legislation and Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency (lower part of Solmoraengi-gyo)
  • Opening hours Three times a day (12:00~1:00, 3:00~4:00, and 8:00~9:00)

    Operations can be suspended depending on weather conditions.

Explanation

The Living Rock Waterfall uses clean water filtered through a sand basin and has LED lightings of seven different colors used in artificial waterfalls and fog fountain, pouring about 11 tons of water a minute from the height of 6m.