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Bukhansan National Park

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Address: Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning...
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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Bukhansan... Free leg day👟

Go to gupabal station and take bus 704. Then prepare to spend several hours conquering Bukhansan. The road was long so bring sufficient water; 3-4 Liter should be adequate. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Go to gupabal station and take bus 704. Then prepare to spend several hours conquering Bukhansan. The road was long so bring sufficient water; 3-4 Liter should be adequate. The forest walk was uneven and full of rocks and dirts and remember this: climbing is tiring but it is less risky while descending down was easier but more dangerous. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you aren't so much a city person, you must go here to get away from the hustle and bustle of Seoul. If you are an outdoorsy person, but don't have enough time for one of Korea's many gorgeous national parks, then this is a nice alternative, just a short bus ride from Seoul. From the Bukchon Hanok village, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is not banff or anything however to be able to find such a place in the bustle of a busy city like seoul can be truly refreshing. A great contrast from all the shopping and city life, to be able to be outdoors and enjoy nature. There are some fantastic views. Be prepared to walk and ascend fast. Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There are several different paths to hike so I highly recommend you look into thr paths first to determine which level is for you. The beginning paths are nice and paved and at a low incline. As you get higher up some paths leads you through rough rocky path ways that could be a bit dangerous and definitely physically straining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Last November 2014, my friends and I went on vacation to Seoul, Korea. I decided I wanted to hike Bukhansan National Park because it is the most visited scenery in Seoul. I have never hiked a mountain solo, but none of my friends wanted to come with me. But that wasn't a problem at all! I learned that Dobongsan gets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful and exhilarating hiking. Quick and easy way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is one of the most memorable things that we did during our visit to Seoul. Mr Koo the park ranger at the entrance is one of the most energetic and helpful guys I met in the whole of Korea. He gave great instructions and tips on which routes to take up the mountains and even offered to come personally... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There are several summits that can be scaled. Accessible by metro. Dobong-san is where we hiked from, a major access point. 2 hours up for us as a determined middle age couple, one of who has never previously hiked. In July it was very sweaty and we drank 2 litres of water each going up, but it was relatively easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are up for a hike and want to see some awesome views, then you really have to visit Bukhansan National Park! It was truly amazing and I didn't expect anything. As I went there solo, I would recommend you to go there with some friends, which are not frightened by heights and are brave! It was quite rough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The trails are easily accessible and well entertained. Yes it's hard to climb to the peaks, but it's absolutely worth the while! The view is worth the while when you are up at the top! Absolutely stunning views!

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