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Address: Soyo Mt. San1 Sangbongam-dong, Dongducheon, Gyeonggi-do 483-100, South Korea
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+82 31-865-4045

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I hiked to the four major points, some spots more scenic then others. The first point was the hardest to hike up, many stairs and hard to maneuver areas. Please be careful, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I hiked to the four major points, some spots more scenic then others. The first point was the hardest to hike up, many stairs and hard to maneuver areas. Please be careful, I would not recommend children go with you. Some areas up top the maintain are straight dropping points. Stay vigilant and enjoy the views.

Thank x0caroline0x
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to just get away. I hiked the entire mountain in about 4 hours going pretty quick. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. Wear layers since u will warm up quickly hiking nearly straight up.

Thank jon s
Dongducheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This most serene spirited site is one that I will always keep coming back to that will last a life-time for me. My favorite time to visit is early fall when you get to see and view the beautiful different colorful scenery of Soyo Mountain and the surrounding area plus the weather is so serene pleasant during this time of... More 

Thank egz39
Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Koreans love to hike/walk. So this place is popular with locals. There were monks there when I went and the people along the trail are surprised to see tourists. The trail is well maintained and steep in many places. ADA is not a Korean thing. There is a cool restaurant at the bottom of this hill where you can get... More 

2 Thank Jason A
Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

Must do if staying in or near the Dongducheon/Camp Casey area. A nice walk, very approachable for anyone even moderately physically fit. Getting there: I followed liljazz01's instructions to the letter and had no trouble finding the place. Seeing it: to be honest it was a bit further to the temple than I expected (2 miles? from the train station?)... More 

4 Thank stewartb40
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

If your stationed in Korea, have a day to kill and want to get a good leg workout i recommend this place. Lots of photo opportunities. Tips/Info: 1. Cost 1000W to get in. 2. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Hiking boots or combat boots recommended but not necessary. 3. Get there early if you want to do the longer trails.... More 

4 Thank Travlin_Fam71
Yangju, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Someone already mentioned how to get to Soyosan via vehicle, but it's just as easy to take the bus or train. The 39 bus will take you all the way there, or alternately, you can take Line 1 (dark blue line) to the last stop, which is Soyosan. Upon exiting the train station, go straight ahead to the main street,... More 

4 Thank liljazz01
Dongducheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

A buddy and I went to hike up Mt. Soyosan one weekend and I got the opportunity to check out Chajaeam Temple while I was there. If you get dropped off by taxi it is a bit of a walk until you get to the trails up the mountain. There's not really a whole lot to do once you get... More 

3 Thank Lawrence C
Dongducheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Soyosan is an amazing mountain hiking experience and Jajaem Temple is one of the first things you get to from where you start at the bottom. It's an ancient Buddhist temple, hundreds of years old although it was of course rebuilt several times, most recently after the Korean war. There are various temple complexes and a shrine occupying a cave... More 

3 Thank kakos_theo

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