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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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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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Don't underestimate the time and difficulty level of the trails based on the appearance or age of the local hikers. These are steep trails (mostly shaded) with some rock-hopping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Durban, South Africa
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't underestimate the time and difficulty level of the trails based on the appearance or age of the local hikers. These are steep trails (mostly shaded) with some rock-hopping in places. The views at the top are well worth the effort and it is a truly beautiful national park.

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Thank TravelindsRH
South Korea
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of trekking options in this excellent park, near Seoul. I have done two hikes so far and I will keep on trying new treks.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a stone throw away from Seoul. The main road to the base entrance is lined with hiking stores and restaurants so even if you do not have hiking gear and equipment at first, you can buy some. Excellent sceneries, multiple peaks to hike and offers varied views.

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Thank Emman O
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with my professor from Uni and had a good time hiking. Nice view and has several different paths. Honestly, had a really hard time going down but was so ashamed when old ladies and men were constantly passing me.

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Tyumen, Russia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the main peak, but there are plenty of other trails to try. The view was amazing and the hike wasn't too difficult. It took me about 40min by subway to get to the start of the trail. Many Koreans regularly go to this place and bring food to eat at the top, so if you're lucky, you... More 

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Thank Maria K
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my best experience while travelling in Seoul. I travelled with a small group of friends and it was easy to access the park entrance. We hiked up to one of the lower peaks and spent some time at the peak to rest, talk and soak in the scenary. It's ideal to plan your trekking trip as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went during the last week of December, up the route to the highest peak. The signs were in Korean mostly so we accidentally went up the intermediate - advanced route instead of the beginner route. It was very cold, and things got a big snowy and icy as we progressed. At the top, you are climbing up rock face. There... More 

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Thank Dylan T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It was so nice to get out of the city and hike. We went on a really clear day and could see the entire city and some beautiful mountains. I would love to come back and go all the way to the top (We only did the gate route because we got there too late)

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The five main treks of Bukhansan are all doable within 5-6 hours up and down for relatively healthy trekkers. Most beautiful is Obong Trek and most dramatic is the Bukhan Fortress route. You can get off the orange line subway at Gupabal for Bukhan Fortress route and Bulgwang for Obong route. Just follow the hikers dressed for Himalayan adventures! If... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Walking up to this temple and back is probably the highlight of my trip to Seoul. Beautiful, serene temple, and majestic views all the way.

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