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Inwangsan Mountain

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Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic hike with stunning views in all directions. There are rest points at a few places. Do not advise if have knee or back problems as can be steep on places. But if get to the top... well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RishiMarwah
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

I hike a lot and found this a mild challenge. Lots of elevation as the entire thing is up stairs with each step and same on the way back. Bring a at least 1 L water per person on a hot day if you plan...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

If you don't want to take on the more challenging Mount Bukhansan, Ingwansan Mountain is a great alternative. But be warned, it's still a serious workout! I took plenty of rest breaks on the way up.The hike to the top and back down can be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

The trails are poorly marked. It took us quite a while to find the trail head and even after we got to the trails, we couldn't find out way to the top and.... at one point, we walked into an area that's locked.... I still...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank moumou199
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Inwangsan was a great walk - we headed up from Dongnimmun, past Seonbawi and then connected to the City Wall and followed it back down. Beautiful flowers by the wall on the way back down with panoramic views stretching from the Blue House, over Gyeongbokgung...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

If it is summer, come here as early as possible. It is a steep and sweaty hike up from the metro station. You will pass some shaman shrines, the guide advised against taking photos of the shrines to show respect. One idea is to come...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Calvin C
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Amazing mountain climbing along Seoul City Walls. Be careful for each step. - Starting from the west (near Muakjae Station or Sajik Park) is recommended for an easy ending(near Changeuimun Gate). - Obviously, this is an easy mountain comparing to others in Seoul. But, still...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 590jhl
Reviewed September 14, 2018

If you adore cities, you need to appreciate them from different angles. Seoul is blessed with an array of small mountains and towers; one has no excuse to see multiple on a trip. I would rate the views from Inwangsan above both Naksan Park and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank hyunsguns
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Seoul is really hot on summer so we decided to go on hiking since Korean mountains are not that high, especially those in Seoul. It’s easy to access because it is located near the Gyeongbok Palace. The mountain itself is not that high, only 300...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MargarethT79
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The location is just 10 minutes walk from famous Gyeongbokgung palace. It only takes aroung 1 hour 40 minutes to finush the course with the normal speed. Really recomnended for beginner hikers.

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 25, 2019|
Response from Deborah W | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I suggest you travel from Muakje station to Geongbokgung station (it's only a couple of stops) and go from there. You'll need to catch a bus from Geongbokgung station ... exit 3 and use the directions I've given in my... More
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Response from 0009243 | Reviewed this property |
No I doubt it. The terrain is stable mostly, but the Police and military patrols on the mountain would see you as a threat to the President who`s house is close by, and the carry guns...