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Bugaksan Seoul Fortress, Seoul

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An oasis of nature surrounded by storied old walls, Bugaksan Seoul Fortress represents the perfect spot to escape from the bustling city. Scenic views of the city from different points make climbing the stone stairs worthwhile, while the fresh air from nearby mountains adds a natural touch to the experience. Make sure you bring your passport, as the military officers guarding the fort require some sort of ID for you to enter. This is a measure to prevent violent incidents, which have occurred at the site in the past. Add Bugaksan Seoul Fortress and other attractions to your Seoul trip itinerary using our Seoul family vacation planner.
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  • A good place to end the easy tracking in the city or district directly into downtown Seoul, connected to the rear may not go away for all the grass like Cruz and an easy-to-track in the city busy urbanites recommend
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  • But will the hiking trails were open to the public since 2006, so I go. I went in October 2016. Yon-SAMA has passed, get off at the hyehwa station (but did not graduate from) that went up in the campus of Sungkyunkwan University. It is interesting to visit the Sungkyunkwan University, old buildings still remain, so there. Walk way, aiming towards Garyu Park. From there, climb mountains along the walls. Arrived first, at horse Rock Guide, so we get permits, passports. You will see from there, just walk along the ramparts and subei Yasushi gate (gate of Tohoku University). Also, just walk and arrive at Akiyoshi gate. I think it took about 3 hours. Along the way, there are security people and soldiers. Towards the Blue House, it seems you can't photograph. Because there is a bus stop near the gate, Gyeongbokgung Palace Station immediately home.
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  • Mt. Bugaksan is located north of the village of Bukchon. If there is a desire to the nail feel the authenticity of Seoul, then the best option after Bukchona move on, watch the old fortress wall. For the most part wall, certainly not too old and Takai. New stones, mortar-too modern. But in some places you can see and laying of the middle ages (at least so it seems). Wall climbs mount Bugaksan and then runs down to the plain between the mountains, until it gets to the next mountain and around Seoul!
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