Seoul is the business and cultural hub of South Korea, where skyscrapers tower over Buddhist temples. Take it all in from the N Seoul Tower, built atop a peak in Namsan Park. The teahouses and shops of Insadong give you a taste of Korean flavor, which you can further experience with a visit to the grounds and museums of Gyeongbokgung. UNESCO World Heritage Site Changdeokgung Palace is a fine example of authentic ancient architecture.
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4.5 based on 80 reviews
A great hike and not too difficult. We took The Fortress Trail as well from close to the top of Iwangsan. To get there take the train to Dongnimmun and then take the Muak-dong exit. Just follow the road uphill until you see the Iwangsan trail sign.
4.5 based on 37 reviews
It was such a very easy and enjoyable activity, I took my friend who hasn't tried hiking before with me and it was easy for her too and we enjoyed our trip so so much. The view is incredible, you can see Seoul from different area on the mountain before even arriving to the peak, the local hikers are lovely, cheerful and you'll enjoy being around them and getting encouraged by them. I really really recommend it for everyone, solo, friends, families, couples, it's just worth it!
4.5 based on 4 reviews
So this place has restricted access - after a unit of NK Special Forces infiltrated Seoul in 1968, public access to this area was limited for forty years. It reopened to the public in 2007. For people who are looking for a hike that is challenging, out of the ordinary, and not crowded with tourists, this is it!! A caution before you set out - there are signs all over the place that photography along the trail (covering the restricted area) is absolutely prohibited. Don't be the idiot tourist who tries to break the rules. There are cameras everywhere, you have only 1 entrance and 1 exit, they can take your phone if they really want to, and they are serious. Besides, you'll just ruin it for the rest of us. What I do suggest is to stash that phone and just be present in the moment as you hike. We started from Changuimun and hiked over to Hyehwamun... it's probably easier to go the opposite way, but we enjoyed the challenge of a steep hike at the start!
4.5 based on 2 reviews
This is not a high mountain. It's a really nice hiking for 2~3 hours. But, the difficulty was high. There are many steep tracks. Some points needed to pass with a lot of concentration. Not recommended to young kids & seniors above 70. - We started from Yongma Waterfall Park(Metro Line #7 Yongmasan Station) and ended to Daewon High School. - There's a very good observation deck with a panoramic view. And Yongmabong Peak is about 5 min from there. Several routes are meeting at Yongmabong. - On the way to Achasan Mountain, there's a flat branching point with no sign. Left continues to Achansan and right is the end to Daewon High School. I recommend going on to Achasan if you aren't exhausted and have some more time.
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