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Bukhansan National Park

Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-909-0497
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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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-909-0497
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant national park with some advanced hiking to the top and across the plateau. Definitely a must if in Seoul.

Thank Calum M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the private tour and the employees were amazing. The hike is not for the faint of heart but it was well worth climbing. The views are great. The sauna experience will shock you as to how detailed and exotic it is but you...More

Thank emel e
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the most common trail to the highest peak (Baegundae). We went on a Monday and got to the park around 0730. At this time, there was barely anyone on the trail. So when we got to the top, there was only ever 3...More

3  Thank zacharysmithr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be ready to experience real hiking workload, but at the end you will agree that it's absolutely worth it. View from the top mountain is breathtaking. Sea, city and park panorama is amazing. Seoul is great city itself, but this sight must be included into...More

Thank Julia_Tolmach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best part of our Seoul vacation was family hike of Bukhansan National Park to reach Baegundae Peak. The views from the top are breathtaking and not to be missed. You need to have the proper hiking gear to go up as the trail is long...More

Thank Ricky D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view up there is nice and refreshing. its not the hardest place to get to but you still need to do a bit of research. i went there really early in the morning so there was hardly anyone and at times i am quite...More

2  Thank HungoverTT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started the hike early in the morning and had the Baegundae peak to ourselves! Starting from the east side, it is quite challenging (there is an easier route from the west side of the park). It's a short drive from the city - 15...More

1  Thank _uvmpratt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you stayed in Itaewon then you could take a bus number 110B and wait till the very last stop. Straight to Bukhansan National Park main entrance. For me, it was good hiking for someone that is not really have a good fitness. Many trails...More

1  Thank Uchan v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful mountains!!! Great for trekking or hikking. Would defenitky recommend to anyone interested in nature.

Thank Tatiana M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Been there during Spring time, cooler than i thought. I suggest you bring a jacket along when hiking and bring more water and fruits. And I really recommend you to bring your lunch and snack and have a nice rest on the top of the...More

Thank Leong T
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Hello everyone, Is this park suitable for lazy kids. Is this a long walk hike for a 5 years old boy? Tks a lot :)
24 May 2017|
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Response from Marlies H | Reviewed this property |
You know your kids. The steepness may be the challenge they need to forget laziness, or they'll complain all the way.My 5-year old was a trooper and would have been able to do it. My teenager - forget it. Would have left him... More
Is this something you can do on your own? Do you have to book a tour through a site in order to hike Mt. Bukhan?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
I've never booked a tour, just followed the other hikers. However, Google maps will give you a general idea of starting and finishing points
Illazabella Y
Thank you for answering my previous question! Definitely helpful! Is it a feasible hike for first timers like me who has never hiked in her life before? Any advices?
26 April 2017|
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Response from coopsar230 | Reviewed this property |
There are 21 sections to the Bukhansan National Park. They range in difficulty from Easy to Moderate and then Difficult. Do your homework on English. knps.or.kr. click National Parks of Korea and go to "jump to National... More