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Bukhansan National Park

Address: Seoul, South Korea
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Contemporary Art Tour in Seoul
95%
Ranked #4 of 577 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & 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 hiking trails for every skill level, you’ll also see lots of flora and fauna, temples and ancient fortresses.
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Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We took a tour via Viator to the National park. It was quite a nice (not easy) walk up the mountain with a big Buddha face carved up the mountain and a temple. it was fun despite the cold weather.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is so close to downtown but you can enjoy the feeling of outdoor and still get good foods around. There are trails for hikers and you can enjoy the remnants of old dynasty markings and smell the natures. Actually, there are many trails that you can enjoy short or long hikes and have access to main road to return... More 

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

So, me and my partner wanted to do what Koreans do, so we decided hiking. We thought our normal attire is good enough. But we are so wrong. Recommended time to the peak is 1.5 hours, but it took us 4 hours since we dont have any experience and dont have any gear/equipment. But once you reach the top, the... More 

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Honomu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took the hike up the hill and met a really nice older Korean man. While talking we told him we liked the temples so at a fork in the trail about a mile in from the trail head we took the left fork rather than proceed to summit and gate and there is an awesome temple and large Buddha... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I really love this place! it's the best place for you guys who loved hiking with your fellow friends! unfortunately i come here in a group of tour, so i can't hike for long, but still it's quite amazing to see such breath taking view from up there. But becareful! the path have no real safety measures, just some rope... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Lots of things to see and do in Seoul before heading to Bukhansan unless you are hiker like me (last here in winter 2 years ago) Getting here by public transport is not difficult via the metro and bus ( you get off at the last stop at the terminal). From the terminal you can either hike up or bus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This national park is accessible through multiple routes and being a mountainous area requires you to take a local bus, which isn't easy in Korea. On the other hand taxis aren't too pricey here so you can always take one. The mountain isn't too hard to climb and is popular on weekends among Koreans. There are multiple routes to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Really Nice views from the top! And it is not hard at all to walk up there. One of the best things to do in Seoul for sure. Must do!

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Good place, scenic view is really nice. If you are planning to trek at least 2/3 peaks then try to plan as early as possible in the morning. The views are good if the day is clear instead of foggy. Best season to visit would be autumn..though you can go in any season. Go to dobangsan metro station and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I didn't had enough time to spent here but it's a great place to spend some quality I time. I would love to be there again and have the time to enjoy those great views again. The city is great, food a bit strange but interest in and party time very original. The experience it's worth it :) enjoy

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