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Bukhansan National Park

Address: Seoul, South Korea
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Contemporary Art Tour in Seoul
95%
Ranked #2 of 504 Attractions 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a "must do" in Korea - the hike is a little strenuous, so plan accordingly (hiking shoes or good sneakers, gloves, jacket, no sandals) - the views are awesome and absolutely make the hike up well worth it. Avoid the weekends if you can, it tends to get a little crowded, but definitely do this in Korea!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Beautiful mountain even in the winter. My daddy told me it wouldn't be so beautiful at this time a year when there's no snow, but it was a enjoyable hike indeed. I'm not used to hike and it went very well. A little cardio but we also saw people over 70 hiking and small children. Definitely worth a visit. Remember... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We read the reviews and went as a group. We went with a group of male and female, but the hill was too intense to climb up to the top. We went to the middle of the hill, but the view there was still breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place is truly awesome. The views are spectacular. You have the city of seoul on one side and the surrounding mountains on the other. If your in seoul for a couple of weeks or even a week then most definitely take the hike up the mountain. Make sure the day is clear as you will want to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We climbed along the outer wall (not too sure outer wall of what. Guide said outer wall of palace but we didn't see the palace when we climbed to the top) It took some effort and we were perspiring even though it was like 3 deg. The view from the top was gorgeous and the air so fresh and crisp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you love scenery, a must walk to the many peaks. Can get a little challenging but the people are great around you. Hardly any English but the smiles does the job. Dont be surprised if a 70 year old Korean is zooming pass. These people are super fit and they come prepared. I think I was the only foreigner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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