Bukhansan National Park, Seoul

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#2 of 12 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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  • It is a amazing place for climbing in city. I was lucky and weather was not hot. After gym-area not many people there. Some ways are not easy, not always easy understand were are you: on the track or not. This national park is my favorite place in Seoul.
  • 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.
  • Great day hike + view. I recommend.
  • Enjoyed hiking close to the summit but unable to climb the summit due to low drinking water reserve and very high humidity and unusual hot weather. We hiked starting at Bukhansanseong information center and ended at Baegundae information center. The trail is for advanced hikers from Bukhansanseong information center to .3km to the peak and .3km is for expert hikers. We took shorter trail on the way down is for intermediate hikers and this trail have shelters to buy water and snacks.
  • 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.
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