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Bukhansan National Park

Address: Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #2 of 382 Attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Yes the views are amazing and breathtaking and the trip itself will be equally breathtaking to as you will be dying for breath in no time out of all the exhaustive trekking required of the place. The place is clean and well organized and beautiful but the trek through the park is very demanding and cannot be done if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This may be obvious but sneakers only!! No sandals. You may need hiking gloves. Tho it was dubbed the easiest trail, there was still parts of the path where you need to climb rocks on ropes. They were a bit steep too. My friend who enjoys light hiking back in the US can't climb the rope at all. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

As recommended by other reviewers, I took the subway to Gireum station and caught the bus 110B / 143 from exit 3 all the way till the last station. A short walk brought me to the Visitor Centre where I bought an English map for Krw1000 (not necessary in my opinion). Some tips: bring along some snacks as it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Bukhansan National Park gets approximately 5 million visitors a year so expect it to be BUSY! We went on the biggest Korean national holiday, Chuseok, which normally keeps people at home. By the afternoon the trails were full of people. Luckily we left early enough in the morning to make it to Baegundae Peak before the crowds set in. If... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The view from the top is awesome! The climb, though, is not your average cup of tea. If you are not physically fit, you may want to reconsider including this as part of your itinerary. Be warned!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My friend and I were visiting Seoul for five days and decided to explore the Bukhansan Nationalpark one of Seouls hinterland attractions which was in retrospective the highlight of our South Korea trip. The hike is kind of challenging and it takes in total approximately 6 hours (return trip). It was really steep and rocky but the view was amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I started the hiking from the temple Dosunsa, I went there on Saturday at 1 PM and luckily there was a parking spot the whole hiking to the Backundae peak was not too long and could enjoy all the view from the peak. For 5 hours hiking would be good for anybody who like to see the scenery of Seoul... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

trekking in Bukhansan is a unique experience: one moment you are in a busy, modern city, the next you are surrounded by nature. Bukhansan National Park is within easy reach with Seoul metropolitan public transport. Maps: if you are looking for a good map you can get it at one of the Bukhansan National Park Information centres (we got ours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is a challenging hike. Steep, rocky and sometimes sandy. The view is good and the area is big, u can spend an hour or 8 hours to go from one peak to another peak. The view is good and it's fantastic weather when I do it on November, the chilled breeze is good when you are heat up by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visited on Thursday September 25 - We were fortunate to be in Seoul during a week with fantastic weather and relatively clear skies. This trip was rather last minute so in my limited time for research, it was difficult to find much information about the best way to access Bukhansan National Park and the trails available. Glad to see that... More 

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