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Address: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone Number: 051-517-5527
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We had a wonderful hike

We met by metro to Oncheonjan Station on Line 1. We crossed the street and took bus #203 to the beginning of the trail to the East Gate of the Geumjeong Fortress. We hiked 1 1/2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
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315 reviews 315 reviews
263 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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 

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Toulouse
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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51 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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.

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The World
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We met by metro to Oncheonjan Station on Line 1. We crossed the street and took bus #203 to the beginning of the trail to the East Gate of the Geumjeong Fortress. We hiked 1 1/2 hours to a beautiful vista point but did not get to the North Gate or to the Temple. Too far for us but really... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited here after the Beomeosa Temple (see instructions). A 1.6km walk uphill to the first gate - 1hr or so. The gates and wall are interesting but not 'epic'. We loved the walk from gate to gate as the views of the valleys, towns and various building was impressive. Weather was glorious and there were a few walkers (mainly... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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105 helpful votes 105 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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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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