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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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  • 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 »
  • Anyone have a good and easy accessibility can go up you can go walk. Enjoy a beautiful sunset Seoul look.
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  • Panoramic view of the City Centre including Kyng-bokkung embark on. There are plenty of stairs hard acid. Unable to do a photo shoot with a military zone section.
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  • 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.
  • There’s a walking trail for beginners and expert. From this point of view, you get an overlooking and breathtaking view of Seoul.
  • It's very doable mountain. If you don't like hiking at all, you'd hike this Mt. Inwang very easily, and you'd like it! I took almost two hours for up and down. (I took a rest too much lol). you don't need to bring your ID card, but you could see there Korean army. And this would be good baby step to start being preparing Mt. Bookhan (북한산) which is pretty hard to hike. Enjoy weather and mountain!
  • Great Seoul panorama
  • But not even close to half the time it takes, relaxing, wonderful scenery and some difficulty in the area way up. .. The best. Very near to center of Seoul, perfect combination of views and trail walk which will take only a few hours
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