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Bukhansan National Park, Seoul

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Hailed as the capital's only natural reserve, Bukhansan National Park shelters a rich biodiversity tucked away amid three granite mountain peaks--Baegunbong, Mangyeongbong, and Insubong. Also known as the Triangle Mountain, the national park boasts more than 1,300 species of animal and plant life, as well as an abundance of cultural and historical sites. As you explore the valleys and ridges, you'll come across many Buddhist temples and hermitages scattered all over the gentle slopes. Each season brings something visually unique to the park, so bring your camera and hiking shoes to experience those moments. Always carry extra water with you, and check the weather conditions in order to dress yourself properly for exploration. Use our Seoul trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Bukhansan National Park and other attractions in Seoul.
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  • I was able to get to the entrance of the park using the subway station then taking a taxi to the entrance of the park. I went in 2015 and Google maps and Apple maps did not work in Korea. It will give...  read more »
  • This is not an easy hike! Lots of steps and boulders to climb steeply to. Its a great work out. Do not climb if it rains or have rained few hours before your hike. it can be slippery. But end of the d...  read more »
  • Visit mandatory in the city of Seoul, are approx. 4hours to go up and down, the road is very well maintained, incredible!
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  • Great scenery! To reach the peak on average speed, you will need around 3hours. If you stop frequently for pictures then make it 4hours. The hike is manageable even for people who did not climb before. However, be mentally prepared to use your hands sometimes as it can get a bit steep at some segments. The final stretch to reach the peak requires you to use your hands to pull the cables provided (pinned to the ground and trees). Climbing equipment such as hiking stick is not absolutely necessary but good to have, especially on the way down, helps to relieve the load on the knees. Air is cold and dry out of summer season so it might cause some cold coughs. Good to bring kimbap (Korean rice roll) to eat along the way as you can't eat too heavily for the hike. Start eating as soon as you feel the slightest hunger as it helps to sustain your sugar level for the hike, which could be tiring if you are unfit. Bring 2litres of water per person. There are different routes to take, for more info check the official site. There is toilet along the hike at specific locations, so try not to drink too much water in one go.
  • BEST THING TO DO IN SEOUL. Just keep climping until you reach the temple. You'll find there the clearest and most tasty water youll ever drink. And if you are lucky a box filled with candy for your way down
  • Beautiful hike. Absolutely breathtaking, especially during the peak of fall colours. More challenging than you might think but very doable. Just give yourself enough time (to get up and down before the sun sets), pack water, snacks and wear good shoes. Fellow hikers are in full hiking gear and use walking sticks — on our way up we didn't really get, but after doing the hike, I get it now! So worth it though. The whole experience is just magical.
  • 🎀Superb🎀,💕 you should also visit this place💞
  • An unbelievable hike in Korea, go in the fall when the colors are at their best and the temperatures are low. The views are worth effort.
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