Bugaksan Mountain is a 342-meter high granite mountain in the middle of Seoul and is home to Gyeongbokgung Palace and a Joseon Dynasty fortress. Its proximity to Cheongwadae, the presidential residence, saw the area closed to the public for 40 years due to security concerns.
But nowadays, we can freely hike this mountain if you register your ID at the starting point. We will start from Changuimun course and will get to enjoy the spectacular view of Seoul from the top.
But, there are more! Did you know that it was a route for North Korean spies? Something was done in the mountain during Japanese occupations? I would like to share all of these behind stories with you while enjoying the nature. Why don't you come and get different view of Seoul?
- Visitors must carry accepted form of identification (e.g. passport of Alien Registration Card issued from Republic of Korea)
- Duration: Walking about 1.5 hrs, Hiking about 2 hrs
- Difficulty : Intermediate
* What to bring
- Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, bottle of water and adventures mind :)