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Geumjung Mt. fortress

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Address: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone Number: 051-517-5527
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Great hiking experience

Its an amazing hike with beautiful views and variety of routes to chose from. It gets bit tricky with lack of clear markings in English, but manageable with some basic orientation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The fortress itself is not that impressive, but the best is to add Beomeosa temple to your visit. Actually the best is to start from Beomeosa Temple, go through the Sea of rocks (a quite hard hike for 2km), and then reach the peak of Geumjungsan. Then you can go down and follow the way along the fortress wall, and... More 

1 Thank Maéva B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Its an amazing hike with beautiful views and variety of routes to chose from. It gets bit tricky with lack of clear markings in English, but manageable with some basic orientation skills. Hiking can be divided into stages and extended from couple of hours to full day long 20km trek. Take a subway Beomeosa temple and start from North gate... More 

Thank WojtekLukasz
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great to walk around, but you need tipo be in good condition. Have a good map ready - most signs are in Korean!

Thank Sfitseart
Lavras, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

you can go to a 801m high mountain in easy 3 or 4 hours walk. Cross some gates... They do have signs in English, but they are not enough, is easy to get lost once you leave the walls... and they didn't have treakking maps...

Thank karinaLobao
San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I took the cable car up and walked to the South Gate (up and to the left) - nothing to write home about, but returning to the cable car area I noticed a small sign to a temple. Itss about a block or two distance to the right of the cable car station (facing up hill) and it proved to... More 

Thank MarvSanFrancisco
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301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is the place to do hiking. There are many trails and while we were there, young and old were hiking. We started our trail by taking the cable car inside Geumgang Park, a round trip ticket costs 8000won. After we got down from the cable car, we headed to Nammun, South Gate. We saw a gate with a 200m... More 

1 Thank GAN L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The hike from the temple to the North gate takes 45min and is not this easy. Once at the north gate, the walk to the south gate is breath taking. Best view to the city ever ! The 7km hiking trail is easy.

1 Thank Buragol
City of San Marino, San Marino
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Visited here for a brief walk on the walls. Basically skippable, nothing much to see. Nature was nice, though.

Thank mugwump888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The fortress itself is an amazing historical site with fortress walls decorating the mountain range. More spectacular is the view on Geumjeong Mointain! You can literally see the city of Busan and other smaller cities / towns surrounding the mountain. You can also view the huge river meandering across the Korean landscape. Truly it was an amazing experience for me.... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Trails are well marked and it would take 2 full days to do them all. Plenty of nice viewpoints of Busan and you can see the historical gates. Trails are not too difficult unless you go to Seokbulsa Temple (near the fortress). Busan is blessed to have great hiking so close.

Thank Calvin C

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