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Geumjung Mt. fortress

Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
051-517-5527
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Ranked #11 of 136 Attractions in Busan
Type: Historic Sites
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Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I was really excited going to the fortress. I walked up from the Beomeosa Temple, which gave some sketchy English directions ( you see some purely Korean signs on the way) which made me hesitant at times (walking up partial downhill streams). It is only about 1.6km up hill, most people take about an hour or 2 but realistically you... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We walked through Beomeosa temple and walked along a well developed rock pathway to the north gate of the fortress. The signs say that the walk is only 1.6km, however that is very wrong. It took us a good 2 hours to get there, and we don't walk slowly but are a also not super fast. The walkway goes next... More

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Taichung, Taiwan
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

If you are going up here, you might as well continue on down to the Seokbulsa Temple, this was our actual final destination. However, I will say this area by the south gate is quite lovely for hiking, there are a lot of trails and a lot of routes to explore. We took the cable car up which was a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We walked up from Beomeosa Temple to the North Gate, along the walls past the east gate and then descending via cable car from near the South gate. It was a good workout - lots of ups and downs and was around 8km (5 miles). If took us about 4.5hrs including a stop for lunch. Take food, aside from an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you have two days to spare, climb this mountain and traverse all four gates... There are plenty of campsites along the route. The views are amazing! You can use the gondola and reach the south gate in about half an hour for short trips... The oncheonjang station is close to the park entrance.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

At 801.5 m it is not very high but it is the highest point at Geumjeongsan. On top here u can see all the smaller peaks below and the fortress wall that runs from north to south. We have went up the other way by cable car the last time we were here in January and hiked to the South... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Excellent hiking area, well served and with useful signage. Bring water and dress properly. You can customize the route according to the time availability and hiking difficulty. Be sure to include Beomeosa temple as your starting or ending point.

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Kuala Lumpur
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I started my hike from Beomeosa Temple (do stop by before your hike and also to use the toilets first). The hike up to the North Gate was about 2km and took me over an hour. It's not a tough hike but you're mostly climbing up rocks so you may move slower. Directions in English are scarce so I would... More

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Coquimbo, Chile
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

i get lost !!! jajajajajaja but the view was amazing ..... i couldnt see it complety because its too big and the weather was not good .... but if u like trecking.... it´s a must !!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I've hiked along the wall of Geumjung Mt. fortress twice, and both times it's taken longer than I expected. Plan on half a day to do the walk from the South Gate to the North Gate, longer if you want to go up to the mountain at the far north end. There are fantastic views across Nopo-dong and the fortress... More

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