The Masil-gil (Masil, a word from a Korean dialect, means ‘to visit a neighbor’) section, adjacent to Eunpyeong new town, is a great place for an easy walk along with the neighborhood’s residents in a comfortable atmosphere. Not without the dreariness generic to all cities, this walk through a patch of green amid towering grey buildings will remind you once more of the importance of preserving the forest. There are benches placed every few minutes apart along the trail, so why not take a rest on one under a shady tree and chat with family.
There is a Korean saying that ‘a neighbor is better than family.’ It means a close neighbor that can lend a helping hand when the going gets tough is better than distant family members. Masil-gil is a path that holds the neighborhood together as one big happy family.