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Address: Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-815, South Korea
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A Get-away for the Day

If you need a quick break from the crowds in the city -- and the more popular mountains like Gwanaksan -- Achasan is for you. It is the only mountain in the Seoul area where I've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Chengdu, China

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Chengdu, China
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you need a quick break from the crowds in the city -- and the more popular mountains like Gwanaksan -- Achasan is for you. It is the only mountain in the Seoul area where I've ever gone for more than 5 minutes without encountering another hiker. A truly peaceful place to encounter nature.

Thank cascadianabroad2015
Seoul, South Korea
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a nice little hike in the heart of Seoul. Easy walk from the subway. Just Google "hiking in Seoul" for a link to the Korea tourism page that gives directions and details. I hiked up with my wife and 4 kids, the youngest of which was 4. They all made it up, not without some fussing but that... More 

1 Thank okiecb
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is definitely a nice mountain walk. Though when coming in January, u won't expect much. I suggest to go definitely in Spring or Fall if u want to see the pretty leaves or greeneries. But coming to the mountain is definitely something different for me as I have visited Seoul for many many times. The walk is easy ...... More 

5 Thank Koni W
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great walk, great view. There are different ways to take, but for sure you'll have a good time. You can go there with an empty bottle of water and fill it in there with free natural water. Have fun with the air pressure to clean your dusty trousers !

Thank Djoubox
Seoul, South Korea
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Achasan was a surprising great hike! I just went (late December 2014) for the first time expecting it to be overcrowded and extremely icy. However, my wife and I only saw about 20-30 people there throughout the 3 hours we hiked. So it was a very quiet hike which was really needed since living in such a busy city. Being... More 

2 Thank Bigrando
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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61 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Achasan is a mountain famous for been a strategic location when the 3 kingdoms fought for Seoul. A Fortress Wall remains but don't expect to see much of it, It's almost 100% gone. To access the mountain, you can go from the Subway station "Achasan" or "Gwangnaru" on the purple line. from there walk around 20 minutes following the signs... More 

2 Thank vityaz11
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Who knew the absolute best view of Seoul is from Achasan mountain? N Seoul Tower, 63 Building, Bukhansan peak? Nope, none of these are quite as good as the magnificient display that greets hikers on Achasan. If you visit during pleasant weather you will be rewarded with truly wonderful panoramic views of Seoul. N Seoul Tower is highlighted well as... More 

3 Thank kjmagnuson
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Acha mountain or Achasan hits the sweet spot of being relatively easy, but still an interesting hike. You are rewarded with not only great views of the city, but also an interesting temple and some yummy Korean noms. The hike itself is very easy although there is rock scrambling. If you are bored one weekend I definitely suggest it!

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