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Bukhansan National Park

Seoul, South Korea
02) 909-0497
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As featured in Daytrips from Seoul
Ranked #3 of 567 Attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local favorite. Aside from a variety of... more » Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local favorite. Aside from a variety of hiking trails for every skill level, you’ll also see lots of flora and fauna, temples and ancient fortresses. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Every Korea visitor should pay homage to the great mountains that shaped the history and the people of this beautiful peninsula like few other elements in their long history (5000 years + as they Tourist board contents will kindly remind you repeatedly). There are beautiful and more stunning, and challenging options for hikers across the land but if you are... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a great hike with well demarcated signs, and everyone is quite friendly. It is moderately strenuous but you need hiking shoes and walking poles are advisable particularly on the descent. It was very pretty with the fall season coming, pretty streams and lots of beautiful vistas of the surrounding areas including the city. We took a cab to... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are into nature while in Seoul, nothing beats Bukhansan Park. Although I did not go all the way up, my intention was to just enjoy the trip, I did indeed appreciate the four hours or so “walk” uphill and then down with my four undergraduate students. More like hiking. And I admire the Korean men and women, some... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Avoid peak season, weekdays seems fine. Pick a trail that you are comfortable with and do not just follow the crowd ( mainly ajumma & ajeossi).. After a long hike, be sure to dip your foot into the spring water. Heaven at it's best! And yes, go prepared!

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Taichung, Taiwan
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24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Getting there. First take Subway Line #4 for Suyu station, leave out Exit #3 where you will cross half the street to bus stop. There are three glass covered benches, you will want to take bus #101. Stay on this bus and get off on the stop right after it makes a U-turn. You will see a Northface store on... More

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Bangkok
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An excellent place to go for hiking within the City. We took a subway and got down at Gunpul station and took a bus just outside the station. A beautiful trekking place and you will see a lot of local people going there at weekend and to my surprise a lot of elderly peope. The peak is about 2 KM... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

For outdoorsy types, don't miss a visit to Bukhansan. It makes up for absolute "altitude" with the variety of rugged climbs, its grand sweeping views, challenging and varied routes, and just ease of getting to from greater Seoul. You can hop on a bus or subway and be hiking in less than an hour. Weekends of course during the "peak"... More

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Incheon, South Korea
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Plenty of hikes for all ages and abilities. Most hikes start and finish near food stalls. Good public transport links.

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Seoul, South Korea
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There are more than 50 hiking trails just 15 minutes from the center of Seoul. You can find trails for a half hour to all day. Autumn season(especially mid-October) is the best.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Made an impromptu visit in a walking with just a camera and a small pouch. With the summer heat, it was totally achievable in regular going out pants/shirt and sneaker. Access is a breeze. Hope on the train to Dobongsan Station and just follow the crowd. there is lots of locals walking the numerous trails. Stores selling all your hiking... More

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