Bukhansan National Park, Seoul

4.7
#2 of 11 in Nature in Seoul
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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  • Beautiful place in Seoul that combines tradition, with architecture and the peace of nature. I went with my friends and we actually live a wonderful experience, it is important to go with comfortable clothes because you walk enough, but even more you can enjoy. Recommend to the top from where you can see the city in full.
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  • Went station trailhead is famous tofu shops are told to eat tofu, I walked. Sunday because many climbers came down the mountain, cool off in the river while eating lunch and drinking rice happily,. So if you only walk a mountain in earnest, even playing in the river walk from the train station, within easy reach.
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  • Especially beautiful in the Autumn, though there are crowds, everyone is pleasant and it's a really nice way to enjoy the space a little outside Seoul. Just beware of American and Chinese tourists, th...  more »
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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 visiting this place with some foreigners and local Koreans by a group called climbing in korea in meetup. It took 6+ hours to hike through the mountain and the view was wonderful. You will feel grateful when you will be top at the Mountain.
  • Very nice and steep walks so close to Seoul. This is a very beautiful park.
  • A must visit in Korea. Take the simple rout if you have kids. And it's not that simple
  • 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.
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