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Inwangsan Mountain, Seoul

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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.
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  • Amazing way to get away from the city even though you are still in Seoul. Thus, it was originally built to protect the city, so it's very cultural! A must go place if you're in Seoul!  more »
  • Inwangsan. And a lot of walking, which is part of the stone, the road ahead looked. Make it easy for even the General climbing equipment was equipped was an interesting mountaineering climbing. It was a weekday and many places still climbing the exit mouth never had ~! It was a heck of a lot in the middle of the gazebo is medium
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  • There are many trails to go to the top of the mountain. There are many stairs at the beginning of the climb, but as you progress, the journey will become harder as the trail can be quite steep. Nice w...  more »
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  • This mountain close to the palaces is a great place for a pleasant and not very difficult hike. The view from the top is great. You have a panoramic view of Seoul which together with the walk along the city hall is worth the efort.
  • These are from the trails on the East side of the mountain. Very easy walk up. Blue trail is stroller friendly and Red trail gives a nice hike and views. Both trails lead to a great observation point overlooking Seoul.
  • We took Inwangsan hillside by accident, We went to see Gyeongbokgung but it was close every tuesday we look around and saw a little trail up the hill in the background didn't knew is was Inwangsan hill, decided to see if there was a trail up the hill, on our way there was lot's of café shops, restaurants and we found this small burger place just before the trail starts that made some delious brugers and fries. Found out there's three peak on Inwangsan hil, you can take all three peak's if you are in good shape we took the first peak, along the trail you can look down to some amazing view's it only gets better the higher you go, getting to the top can be a bit dangerous so always go with some friends there are medical staff going up and down the trail should you injure yourself. Pick a sunny day to go and don't forget water and snacks and enjoy the journey, highly recommeded.
  • Great experience, just stride slowly and enjoy the nature, mountain, and the temples.
  • Wonderful hiking trail. Definitely should be on your list while visiting Seoul. No entrance fee is required. Advised to buy drinks/snacks in advance as there will be no shops along the way. Small plastic bag for your trash as there are also no trash bins. The view from above is stunning. You realise then how big the city Seoul is.
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