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“Difficult but worth”

Bukhansan National Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local favorite. Aside from a variety of hiking trails for every skill level, you’ll also see lots of flora and fauna, temples and ancient fortresses.
Reviewed 4 September 2013

It is an enjoyable trip to go to Bukhansan National Park. However, it is a tough trip. At the entrance to the Park, it is easy. You can enjoy the natural scene. However, the high you go, the more difficult to climb. Don't forget to bring with you hiking gears, and gloves.

5  Thank chowkhushi
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Really a great place to how a bit. I was there on a Monday with high temperature und humidity. So if you go in summer make sure you have enough to drink.
I started at the West side and went over Bugungdae to the other side. The view from the peak is absolutely worth going up there.
Also the remains of the wall are very interesting.
Even so i was there on a Monday, I was never really alone. That is Ok, because Koreans are open and I soon had companions, who even shared there lunch with me.

1  Thank M-M-X-X-W-T-F
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Great hike and the temples were amazing. take your camera and fill your backpack with water/food as the locals will stop and take breaks and enjoy a snack and water before stretching and starting out again. mostly middle to older aged people the day I went. everyone looked shocked to someone (American) out hiking the trails. not for young children, the trails are well maintained, carry out what you carry in.

2  Thank localfamily2
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

This was one of the most beautiful hikes I have been on. There are plenty of little shops at the bottom in case you need to hydrate or want to each. They hike is gorgeous and the trails well maintained. Not recommended for very small children. However, I hiked it 5 months pregnant and my husband hiked it with a 35 pound kid on his back. It is not very technical, but some places can be pretty step. As with all other mountains we have been on in S. Korea, there are lots of local hiking and they are always polite and courteous. This is a must do hike, even for the novice.

3  Thank Paula W
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Highly recommend this place if you have more than two days here. I was only here three full days, but made time for it. You must stop at some of the temples along the way. It was a very unique experience as I took part in meditation at the temple and met a guy who works there and explained the history. Definitely more of a hike than I anticipated, but the views were worth it. If you don't want a ton of people, do not go on the weekend (especially Sunday). On the other hand, it was interesting to see everyone (families, singles, couples, older folks) hiking...especially the neon colors and full gear like they were going to hike for days! Only about 50 minutes from the city center via metro.

4  Thank EarthNatureGirl
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