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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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awesome place

its calming and great place to chill around. its kinda far from the seoul downtown, but its worthed to go there

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

its calming and great place to chill around. its kinda far from the seoul downtown, but its worthed to go there

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Did the longest trail for the hike as we alighted at the wrong stop hence wasnt very prepared for the hike. however we managed to reach the peak and all the hardwork was well worth it. It gets alittle tricky when reaching the peak but is still manageablE. there are alot of koreans and we did not see even one... More 

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Telford, Shropshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to see and experience how people lived in days gone by. Well laid out, landscaped beautifully, able to stroll around at leisure. We had fun sticking our heads through the cut out costumes and taking photos.

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Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Took a hike up Dobongsan and was truly stunned by the sheer beauty that you can see from up there!! It's a stark contrast from the busy streets of Seoul. A true escape! I would suggest going later in the afternoon to avoid the throngs of hikers though!

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Williamsburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I went on this hike with a group of senior leaders in my organization. It was breathtaking "literally" as began elevating up the slope. The views of the temples and various statues of Buddha were gorgeous. Seeing the locals camp out along the streams made me appreciate the view much better. I thought to myself, if these old people can... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We trekked from the Jeongneung Parking Lot/Information Centre (where you ca buy a map for 1000 won) to the peak (Baegundae, 836.5m) which took us 4 hours, and headed down in the direction of Buhkansanseong Information Centre which took us 2 hours. The walk up is difficult and steep, however were distracted by the beauty of the fort which you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Decided to do something different than shopping in seoul. The climb turns out to be highlight of the trip. Journey there might take awhile, but the breathtaking scenery make up to it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This mountaineous area of Korea is spectacular. The walking trails are numerous and cater for all ability levels. The cable car is a highlight but nothing can exceed the natural beauty of the whole area. The park can get very busy on weekends and during school holidays, although the size and variety of the trails means you should always be... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Bukhansan National Park, not done justice by photos, is a breath-taking landmark in the city of Seoul, Korea. The tour guides are friendly and open and the park has a unique and outstanding aura, drawing the eyes of thousands each day. The mountains, covered with thick and beautiful trees and infested with gorgeous wildlife, stand tall as a pieceful... More 

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Dallas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Was great to get out of the city and spend a day hiking in the national park. With a variety of trails to choose from you can pick what suits your hiking abilities. We decided on a more difficult trek and it was challenging at times and very rewarding. As we read from previous hikers, we packed a light snack... More 

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