Abandoned Yesteryear of Yongma Land | Seoul

Yongma Land in Seoul.  A closed, but not forgotten amusement park full of funny and slightly creepy abandoned rides.

Every day it’s visited by dozens of curious passersby, photographers, professional production companies and K-pop idols.

Getting to Yongma Land is simple.  A 10 minute walk from the Mangu Station, Exit #1,  you will walk until you see Yongmasan Ro #115 and turn left. Walk a short distance until you see Mangu Ro #72 and make a right. Follow this road through the neighborhood markets and keep walking.  You’ll pass a place with temple lanterns on your right and continue walking a short distance until you see a short, steep hill with parking lot and entrance sign.  Call the phone number listed at the gate and the proprietor will come to meet you. Pay the 5,000 Won entrance fee and you’re in!

If you’re in a crunch for time, hail a taxi, it’s a famous place and the taxi drivers will know where to go.

Yongma Land, fire truck, Seoul
A bright, red fire truck is one of the first things I noticed upon entering.
Yongma Land, carousel, Seoul
A classic merry-go-round is one of the highlights at Yongma Land.
Yongma Land, genie, Seoul
The big, blue genie will make you smile!
Yongma Land, octopus ride, Seoul
The aging, rusted giant octopus tentacle ride was quite creepy.
Yongma Land, piano, amusement park, Seoul
This weathered piano sits in the middle of the amusement park. Can you imagine hearing the haunting sounds of music playing?
Yongma Land, Seoul, amusement park
Michael Jackson keeps a watchful eye over the once thrilling disc spinner.
Yongma Land, amusement park, Seoul
For a great view of the amusement park and Seoul, make sure to climb on the rooftops.
Yongma Land, Seoul, amusement park
A flower, an old disco sign and a beautiful view of the mountainous skyline can be seen from the rooftop.

If you love to visit off the beaten path places or just love a great photo opportunity, then this place is a must see.  If you go in the evening, for an extra fee, the proprietor will even turn on the merry-go-round lights.

Have you been to Yongma Land?  What impression did this place leave you with?  Leave me a comment below or connect with me on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

2 thoughts on “Abandoned Yesteryear of Yongma Land | Seoul

  1. Doria says:

    I have been living in Korea for 9 years and thought I had seen everything. Will definitely have to check this out. Thank you so much for the info!

    1. lisa bond photography says:

      Awesome! I’d love to hear what you think about the place once you go. I enjoyed spending a couple of hours there and nearby are some wonderful markets and restaurants.


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