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Address: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Amazing mountain top fortress that is too big to see in one trip

I had extra time during a business trip and the company I was visiting took me here. The fortress is huge, so there are many ways to get there, but our trip up the mountain was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
Doug B
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Geumjeongsan Mountain area has moderate walk trails around the perimeter to the different fortress gates and through the centre of the park. Plan on at least a half day or more to see different parts of the area and to enjoy forest trees. There are fresh water springs (with drinking cups) in different parts of the park and the... More 

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Thank abarao2
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I had extra time during a business trip and the company I was visiting took me here. The fortress is huge, so there are many ways to get there, but our trip up the mountain was a great car ride. They took us to the East Gate. We parked a couple hundred years from the gate and walked up the... More 

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Thank Doug B
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I had such a blast running around this area on a quiet weekday. The views are excellent and the trails are great fun. Keep a note of the Korean symbols for where you want to go, as almost no signposts have English text.

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Thank Jennifer T
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

You can take taxi, it's not expensive, specially if you're several people. We showed the taxi driver the address we found in Trip Advisor (in Korean language) and he understood this immediately. We started from Beomeosa temple and walked to North gate. If you take to the left from North gate will you come to East gate, then south gate.... More 

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1 Thank Sandra U
Western Finland, Finland
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89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Went through these trails with my boyfriend and our friend. We have a bad habit of leap frogging with each other and ended up marching pretty fast up to the top of the peak, so it was exhausting! But the view was stunning.

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Thank 1000MilesBehind
Shanghai Region, China
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Great hike but can be demanding. Options for short or long hike. The signs are all in Korean only. It will be best to take a photo of the map and the foot of the mountain and then do a little "matching" to find your way. You may include Beomosa temple in your route.

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1 Thank Tina L
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

The fortress itself is not that impressive, but the best is to add Beomeosa temple to your visit. Actually the best is to start from Beomeosa Temple, go through the Sea of rocks (a quite hard hike for 2km), and then reach the peak of Geumjungsan. Then you can go down and follow the way along the fortress wall, and... More 

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Shanghai
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Its an amazing hike with beautiful views and variety of routes to chose from. It gets bit tricky with lack of clear markings in English, but manageable with some basic orientation skills. Hiking can be divided into stages and extended from couple of hours to full day long 20km trek. Take a subway Beomeosa temple and start from North gate... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great to walk around, but you need tipo be in good condition. Have a good map ready - most signs are in Korean!

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Lavras, MG
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

you can go to a 801m high mountain in easy 3 or 4 hours walk. Cross some gates... They do have signs in English, but they are not enough, is easy to get lost once you leave the walls... and they didn't have treakking maps...

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