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Geumjung Mt. fortress

Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Ranked #16 of 139 attractions in Busan
Type: Historic Sites
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Kuala Lumpur
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

There are alot of trails leading up to Geumjung Mt Fortress. One of the easiest way is to take the ropeway which is about 1km walk from Oncheonjang Metro station. It will shorten the journey to the South Gate. We went on 1/1/2013 winter time and although the trail is not strenuous, it is the icy slippery snow on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Whether you are looking for some pleasant day hikes (in the middle of Busan) or some serious technical rock climbs (there are sport and trad crags, multipitch ridges and bouldering!) this is a nice "getaway" in the middle of Korea's second city. The main hiking (on an exposed ridge) can be cold if there's a wind, but there are several... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I took a Busan City Tour, and we spent 50 minutes getting up and back and 10 minutes on top. So if you go, you really need to spend more time. All I can report on is the view from the cable car, which I suppose is exciting for some visitors. You can see the whole of Busan spread out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I brought my family there (two kids age 11 and 14) for hiking in October. The weather was very nice and it was around 20-22 degC even though it was in October. We took a taxi from Busan downtown to the Beomeosa Temple. It takes around 30 min and costs KRW 20.000. You can walk up into the temple area... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I enjoy hiking and found Busan's Geumjung Fortress to be a perfect escape from the city bustle. There are many walking paths to choose from, small ponds and forests, as well as convenient facilities like restaurants serving makguksu noodles (welcome on a humid summer day). Take the cable car up or bus it to Beomosa temple first.

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Wow. it was just a accidentally visit, but the most unforgettable place in my Busan tour. We caught the cable car from the main entrance, wow, while raising up, nice to enjoy a over view of Dongnae Hot Spring Zone Due to suburb, we kinda lost our way. Had a hard time to get our way to East gate, or... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This is one of our favourite activities of our recent first visit to South Korea, we started our day by heading to the supermarket after leaving the hotel to stock up on a few supplies for our intended half day of hiking. We caught the subway over to Beomeosa Temple subway station and caught a taxi to Beomeosa Temple, after... More

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