Who doesn't know Everland? It's one of the most popular tourist (and local) attractions! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure as we take you on a journey to the enchanting wonderland that is Everland, right here in Seoul, South Korea. We present to you the ultimate Muslim-friendly guide to Everland from how to get there, to halal food at Everland and more.
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What is Everland?
Everland isn't just an amusement park; it's a popular attraction that most K-Drama lovers are just super familiar with! Located in the heart of the picturesque South Korean countryside, Everland boasts a variety of exciting rides, captivating entertainment, and stunning landscapes that will leave you in awe.
Everland is divided into 5 zones: Global Fair, Magic Land, European Adventure, American Adventure, and Zootopia. From the heart-pounding roller coasters to the charming gardens, there's something for every kind of traveller to enjoy.
Getting There from Seoul Station:
So, you're at Seoul Station and heading to Everland? No worries, we've got you covered on how to get there with ease:
Take the subway Line 1 to Suwon Station and transfer to the Everline to Everland Station. The journey takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Take the intercity bus to Everland. The bus departs from the Express Bus Terminal in Gangnam, Seoul. The journey takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
By private hire:
There are many private hire companies that offer rides to Everland. The journey takes about 1 hour.
Halal eateries in Everland
Unfortunately, there are no halal-certified eateries in Everland, so we highly recommend that you pack your own lunches and snacks or dine at these halal eateries in Seoul:
1. Eid Restaurant
A fan-favourite of all who frequent Korea, this halal Korean restaurant is still open! Specialising in authentic Korean cuisine, its delicious dishes are incredibly memorable. Try their Beef Bulgogi, one of the most ordered dishes at Eid Restaurant. Made with Halal Beef from Australia, Eid ensures that their Bulgogi is homemade with no pre-packaged sauces or MSG added!
Like all other Korean eateries, they also serve refillable banchan (side dishes), which we absolutely love. You can find this delightful halal Korean restaurant in Seoul along Itaewon's Islam Street.
Halal Status: Halal-certified by Korea Muslim Federation. A mosque is available nearby for prayers.
Address: 67, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04408 South Korea
Opening hours: 11.30am- 9pm daily (closed on Mondays)
2. Jipbab Kimseonseang
If you've ordered pre-packed halal dosirak (a packed meal which consists of rice, meat and side dishes) made by the halal-certified Starcatering (you can check out their website here!) for your travels around various parts of Korea, you'll be glad to know that they've opened a new physical stall in Itaewon, under the name, Jipbab Kimseonseang! You can know have their halal dosirak here too! Take your pick from a range of lunch boxes like beef bulgogi, dakgalbi (chicken ribs), jjukkumi (grilled baby octopus) and more! Not to mention that each box comes with kimchi, omelette, vegetables, salad and anchovies!
Halal status: Korea Halal-certified
Address: 04345 28, Noksapyeong-daero 46-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
Opening hours: 11am-7pm daily; closed on weekends (subject to changes)
3. Namisum Kkokko Chuncheon Dakgalbi
While Nami Island is not in Seoul, many travellers visiting the city will also most likely be making a trip to this famous spot. After touring Nami Island, rest your feet and fill your stomach at this restaurant! The most raved about food here is their dakgalbi so make sure you order this. The dakgalbi here is cooked differently from those in Seoul particularly because they use hotpans to cook the meat in Seoul, but here they use grills! Yum!
Note: This restaurant is pork-free. Do note that reservation is required for halal menu, so do call the restaurant in advance!
Halal status: Halal meat available. However, the restaurant is not halal certified. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.
Address: 1045 Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Take the Gyeongchun line and get off at Gapyeong station. Take bus no. 33-5 or the Gapyeong city bus
Opening hours: Mon-Fri (9am to 9pm); Sat-Sun (9am to 10pm)
P.S. Looking for more options? Check out The Ultimate Guide To Halal Food In Seoul!
Rides and Attractions at Everland
These are the 5 zones:
- European Adventure - T-Express, Rotating House
- Magic Land - Thunder Falls
- American Adventure - Robot VR, Hurricane, Double Rock Spin, Rolling X-Train, Let’s Twist
- Global Fair - Kpop hologram, Grand Emporium to shop
- Zootopia - Safari World, Amazon Express, Lost Valley
Have an animal lover in your travel group? Don't miss Zootopia, a captivating Everland highlight spanning 15,000㎡, showcasing 2,000 animals from 201 species. Witness them comfortably from a bus that transforms into a boat for river crossings. Feel the thrill of up-close animal feeding during this unforgettable ride!
If you're an adrenaline junkie, this is one you need to try! T-Express stands among the globe's fastest wooden roller coasters, reaching 104km/h, with a 46m high and 77-degree steep drop. Spanning 1.64km, it's a must-ride for the brave, offering a thrilling and addictively exhilarating 3.12-minute experience.
Experience a mesmerizing pendulum roller coaster that immerses riders in a hurricane-like sensation. The ride offers thrilling fun, not just fright. And if luck strikes, you might spot a staff member grooving to funky beats with playful dance moves!
Everland's popularity spans generations due to its diverse zones tailored for various age groups and preferences. Whether with young children or seniors, consider exploring Global Fair, Magic Land, and Zootopia. Global Fair features shops like a LINE Friends Store, perfect for shopping enthusiasts among you!
Shopping in Everland
Cap off your Everland adventure with a visit to the expansive Grand Emporium at Global Fair. As the park's largest retail destination, it's conveniently situated near the main entrance/exit. Save time by making this your final stop for souvenirs and treats. A handy tip: Delay your shopping until the end, as the Grand Emporium offers a vast array of merchandise found across the themed areas' smaller gift shops!
I hope this guide helps you plan your trip to Everland. Have a blast!
Address: 199 Everland-ro, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea