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Illsan Lake Park

Goyang-si, South Korea

Home to the largest artificial lake in Asia. 


Ilsan Lake Park first opened in May 1996. It was constructed over a period of about three years, an impressive feat considering its size. The lake’s surface area is well over 3,o00,000 square feet making it the largest man-made lake in Asia.

There is an octagonal pavilion on Dal-ma-ji island called “Wal-pa-jung” (월파정). In the middle of the park is the Go-sa fountain (고사 분수), which spouts over 32 feet (10 meters) high.

Ilsan Lake Park also features a large variety of wildflowers, plants, and botanical gardens. It is beautiful to visit when the cherry blossom and magnolia trees are in full bloom. The lake park acts as the venue for the annual Goyang International Flower Festival.

Some interesting facts about the park and surrounding area, the Illsan Musical Fountain puts on pretty audio-visual shows twice a night over the weekend. Also, the nearby KINTEX is not only a local exhibition center, it often plays host to big events such as local broadcaster SBS’s year-end music program Gayo Daejeon. 

Know Before You Go

To get here take: Jeongbalsan Seoul Metropolitan Subway or Juyeop Seoul Metropolitan Subway.

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