Bukhansan National Park, Seoul

4.7
#2 of 13 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.
Create an itinerary including Bukhansan National Park
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Bukhansan National Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
986 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • It was a very nice place to be in the middle of the town. I'd like to try the next challenge.
    View original
  • First visit to Seoul and worried due to language barrier and lack of info bubeforehand. However , it was so easy to get there. Took line 3(orange line) to Gudapal station , exit 1 and right away saw b...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful park shockingly close to downtown Seoul. Hiking ranges from gentle to fairly extreme with ropes and cables provided to pull yourself up and make descent manageable. The views are surprisingly beautiful for a park so close to the city. We saw only 6 or so people on a 3 hr hike once we left the lower, less steep part of the trail. There are walls, temples and pavilions scattered throughout the park and the ones we visited were beautifully decorated and in good repair. Wear good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water, this is a "real" hike.
  • What a brilliant hike. quite challenging at the end but well worth the view. Took about an hour by Subway and bus from Hongdae, then I was up and down in just about 4 hours. though give yourself more time, I hike a lot. phenomenal views with good shops and restaurants at the bottom
Places to stay near Bukhansan National Park

Plan your trip to Seoul

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Seoul

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Seoul

View all >
3.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Parks in Seoul

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Seoul

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Seoul

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 3​h

Nearby attractions in Seoul

4.1
Duration: 3​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 3​h 30​min