This year Mudeung Mountain has become a national park of Korea. That means new signage, more buses and more people on the trails. You can see temples along the way too.
Took the harder trail to the Seoseokdae summit (the highest climbable summit) from where the city bus drops you off. We had a great hike where we discovered a couple waterfalls, a gorgeous view at the summit and a scenic walk down littered with temples, if you still have the energy to see them. Lots of shade on this trail... More
For you who are too lazy to actually climb, you can take the cable car to the top. Or to somewhere almost near the top. There are of course small shops up there where you can enjoy makkoli (or soju if you really wanna get wasted on a mountain) and pachon. When I went there, as expected, there were some... More
There is so much to do on this mountain. There are scenic spots and temples, with a lots of eateries by the river at the bottom (by the Jeungsimsa Temple entrance).
I can not believe how many people go hiking especially on the weekends in Korea. Of Course all the temple art atop of these beautiful mountains. bring your own gear, it is expensive in Korea.
Mudeungsan stands guardian to the city of Gwangju and is a great day out for hikers of all levels. To the east of the city it can be reached by bus from several locations but it is easiest to catch one of several that run from outside the YMCA downtown (ask any local and they can point you in the... More
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