Bukhansan National Park, Seoul

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Hailed as the capital's only natural reserve, Bukhansan National Park shelters a rich biodiversity tucked away amid three granite mountain peaks--Baegunbong, Mangyeongbong, and Insubong. Also known as the Triangle Mountain, the national park boasts more than 1,300 species of animal and plant life, as well as an abundance of cultural and historical sites. As you explore the valleys and ridges, you'll come across many Buddhist temples and hermitages scattered all over the gentle slopes. Each season brings something visually unique to the park, so bring your camera and hiking shoes to experience those moments. Always carry extra water with you, and check the weather conditions in order to dress yourself properly for exploration. Put Bukhansan National Park and other Seoul attractions into our Seoul trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Bukhansan national park is just near the city of Seoul and it is easy to get there by public transport. There are many hiking routes to take, most people start from the east but I start from the west ...  more »
  • Far from the center of Seoul and it took a hefty, but following up on top ya bener-bener satisfied. The recommendations fit the spring because of the cool and could see the leaves on the trees are blooming
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  • Today I went back after a long time in the Park's bukhansan mountain range. Know the weather is nice, the wind blowing so much that went cold, dolomite was to take on but it's ㅠ ㅠ misdiagnosed though! The Park offers many walks, so learn well from a safe and enjoyable to be able to climb! The course is so gentle but baekundae instead is not well prepared, and better visibility, I guess! ^_^
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  • Great view, long track to the peak. Prepare water and meals for break. Better equip with gloves to pull yourself up using the steep rope provided in the park and with good hiking shoes as well. You can choose to take different route up and down the hill. If you require map, cost 1000won.
  • I was scared to piss of climbing the last leg of this hike... so I didn’t. Erin did and got pictures of the top of the mountain on my phone so that I can tell anyone not reading this review that I made it and can show them pictures. Seriously, it was some scary stuff. I was NOT wearing the right shoes and I am TERRIFIED of heights. It didn’t scare the old korean men blazing past us on trail however. They are the real MVPs. Other than the fact that I am a soft-boiled egg and refuse to climb bare faced rocks exposed to the sun (hence the globe of sunscreen on my face), this was a beautiful hike and we had a great time on what was a magnificent day. A word of advice- take a taxi half way up because it takes at least an hour to walk from the metro to the base camp. Yes I said “base camp”. This hike is hardcore.
  • Amazing park in Seoul. You can come here for a day escape from the city; ok it is in the city but still, you can have a great outdoors time here. More you can spend a couple of days hiking from one side to the other in a spectacular natural environment.
  • Beautiful nature in the middle of the bustling city. There are many routes you can take of differing difficulty, just ask at the information counter at the start of the park and the guide there is really helpful and will inform you of the various routes suitable for you! Awesome view and it was wonderful looking at Seoul from a high vantage point :)
  • Great place to hike especially in spring or fall. Medium to hard hiking level.. Don't forget to wear your hiking shoes because you'll regret it if you don't.
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