Korean Park

Korean park in Riyadh

The Korean park is a very unique, small neighborhood park located in the heart of Riyadh.

The park features an outdoors football field and a kids playground, however, the main highlight of the park is the beautiful pavilion structures that celebrates the friendship between the Republic of Korea and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

These Korean pavilions are known for their traditional Korean Dancheong  art.

Dancheong is a type of paintwork art consists of five colors and paterns. It is not only decorative in Korean culture but also functions as a layer to protect wood from insects and harsh weather conditions.

These might not be authentic pieces from Korea but they still hold a good link to the culture.

Unfortunately, there are no exotic plants from the Korean peninsula, probably because of the harsh weather condition in Riyadh during summer.

Korean park in Riyadh

This korean park is piece of Korean culture in the capital of Saudi Arabia bit it symbolizes the historically good friendship between the two nations.

🎟: No entry fee.

❗️: The official name of the park is “الحديقة الشرقية”-“Al Hadiqah Ash’sharqiyah” (eng.: Orient or East Park)

📍Location: Al-sharqia Park, Ar Rabwah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Click here

If you are looking for green spaces in Riyadh, then this might not be your best option. You might want to go to other parks, for instance, the ones at king Abdulaziz historical center or Al Bujairi.