Hiking in Seoul: Mt. Bukhansan (복한산) - Vikingess Voyages

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hiking in Seoul: Mt. Bukhansan (복한산)

There are many areas in Seoul that are good for hiking, and one of the mountains you could pay a visit to is Mt. Bukhansan (북한산 - 北漢山), a mountain situated to the north of Seoul's city center in the Bukhansan National Park.

They have a variety of different routes one can choose from, and you can find more information about the Bukhansan National Park and the hiking opportunities there on this page.

In this blog post I have just gathered some of my pictures from the trip, to give a certain image of what you can see if you go for a hike to this mountain.

Mt. Bukhansan seen from the road
In our case we took bus 704 to Bukhansan Seong and started the hike from there. The hike wasn't too long; it only took us a couple of hours to get to the top.
The hiking team of the day!

On the way to the root of Bukhansan there are various places where you can buy things related to hiking, such as flashy hiking gear.  It seems like really colourful hiking clothes are in fashion among locals, so if you want to make sure you are easily spottable in the mountains you sure can find some great choices here... And if you're more of a leisure hiker then a bottle of Korean rice wine (makgeolli) might be a better option if you need some extra motivation for the hike..
Popular place for hiking indeed..
Hiking is really popular in Korea these days, and since we went on a Saturday it was no surprise that many other people also had taking the trip to the mountain.

While hiking in the mountain you can also see a little bit of Korean cultural artefacts, such as buddhist statues statues and traditional temples. There is also a fortress on the mountain, so it is quite an interesting hike :)

View of Seoul from the top
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Anette came to Japan as an exchange student in 2010, met the love of her life and got stuck. From her base in Tokyo she writes about her experiences as a full-time worker in Tokyo and about her travels in Japan and abroad. She's a free-spirited adventurer who enjoys both the great outdoors and her urban lifestyle.

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