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Bukhansan National Park

Seoul, South Korea
02) 909-0497
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As featured in Daytrips from Seoul
Ranked #2 of 550 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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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

One of the best experiences of my trip to Seoul. The view at the peak is really breathtaking and awe-inspiring. You'll definitely get to see most of the skyline of Seoul on a clear day from there. There are several peaks which you can get to once you're at the top and you can easily find a quiet place to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent the day at Bukhansan (after only intending to spend the morning). Bring supplies, because there are none once you get past the base of the mountain. Once you start trudging your way up the hill, severely underdressed and with no hiking sticks, you will see the occasional marker or sign. Do not attempt to go to the tallest... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are into nature, this is the place to go. There are trails available for beginner to advanced hikers, but they are all enjoyable showing off the natural beauty of the place. Also, enjoy the site of some temples that are still in use as you climb. I don't recommend this if you are traveling with young children, but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was a beautiful day for a hike & Bukhansan did not disappoint. Our guide from 'This is Korea' private tour specialist brought us up the mountain via a track lesser known to tourists. We met 2 groups of friendly local hikers. 1st group were schoolmates who are now in their 70's & the second are 3 couples in their... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just outside Seoul is this gem. The Koreans take their hiking seriously and this national park is definitely something they should be proud of. As you approach the trails, there are food vendors, street vendors and outdoor stores that have everything you might need for a day or three hiking the mountains/woods of this park. There is even a handicapped... More

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Israel, Rakefet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

To get such a true hiking experience a few minutes drive from a 20M metropolitin city is a real jem for nature lovers. It would hold 5 stars also on its own far away in the country side. I climed the Baegundae peak. It was a unique experience doing it alongside many Korean people from all ages (7-70 years), all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I used to hike up this as I lived in Seoul. It was a wonderful solo hike in Autumn and Spring. Saw some lovely lanterns and people were friendly along the hike up. If you don't have the time, don't bother. Better for longer stay trips.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The show was so fantastic it just blew my mind. The action, the rhythm the passion of the actors and actress were so good it just kept the audience enthralled. My family all enjoyed the the show!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

A 45 minute subway ride to the Dobongsan Metro Stop. Don't be scared by all of the serious hiking gear - it is hard (you need the basics - water, snacks, trail runners, rain coat) for a half day hike if you are in decent shape. Great temples to see and views to be had. We loved getting out of... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

great place for a day trek.took a taxi from heoungdae with 3 other people to main entrance,was about 16000 won,took about 2.5 hrs to get up to the highest peak with a few breaks and a long stop (maybe 30 mins) at the top to admire the views and some food.the last 300m is almost a climb,its still pretty easy... More

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