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Geumjung Mt. fortress

Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Ranked #15 of 73 Attractions in Busan
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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373 reviews 373 reviews
50 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
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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354 reviews 354 reviews
198 attraction reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
77 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
34 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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