Trip Planner:   Asia  /  South Korea  /  Seoul  /  Nature  /  Inwangsan Mountain

Inwangsan Mountain, Seoul

4.5
#4 of 9 in Nature in Seoul
Mountain Nature / Park
Inwangsan is a mountain with a height of 338 meters, located in Jongno-gu and Hongje-dong, Seodaemun-gu, central areas of Seoul, South Korea. The name literally means "mountain of generous king" in Korean. The mountain covers an area of 1,086,696.50㎡ and has many huge granite peaks which distinguish it from other mountains in Seoul. Each rock is named after its characteristic form, such as gicha bawi (기차바위, train rock), chima bawi (치마바위 skirt rock), iseul bawi (이슬바위 dew rock), moja bawi (모자바위 hat rock), and jiryungii bawi (지렁이바위 worm rock).Inwangsan is famous for its view, so many painters depicted the mountain in their works such as Jeong Seon's Inwang jesaekdo. The Fortress Wall of Seoul surrounds the mountain in which Inwangsa temple and Guksadang shrine are located as well.
Take a look at our Seoul itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Inwangsan Mountain and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Source
Create an itinerary including Inwangsan Mountain
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
44 reviews
  • Inwangsan Mountain is a fairly accessible hike which gives you amazing views of the city. There's no cost in entering the hiking trails, and is fairly safe to climb solo. My friend and I took an early...  more »
  • No car required: this steep but scenic hike with views over the whole city is very close to Line 3's Dongnimun station. Finding the trailhead is a little tricky. Look for staircases due east of the st...  more »
  • Coming from Sinchon, this mountain is less than half an hour away by bus. I'm a beginner hiker, hike was relatively easy with a few stops to rest for a bit. Took around 2.5 hours to get to the peak an...  more »

Plan your trip to Seoul

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Seoul

The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Seoul by other users

7 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM RUSSIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in New Zealand, Australia & South Korea BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in New Zealand, Australia & South Korea BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM VIETNAM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans