5 mountains in Korea are picturesque and memorable for all visitors

  Known for its mecca of shopping and beauty, South Korea is also known for its picturesque mountains. Here are 5 beautiful mountains that anyone traveling to Korea should try climbing.

From the famous Kim Chi mountains to names you may have never heard of, they all have breathtaking and impressive views.
 

Bukhansan, Seoul

With more than 50 entrances and 13 gates around, Bukhansan is known as the largest mountain in the north of Korea, and is also one of the beautiful mountains in Korea that many tourists visit.
 

Views from Mount Bukhansan - one of the beautiful mountains in Korea to Seoul. 

Beagundea Peak (840m) located in Bukhansan Mountain is the highest peak in Seoul. The time to complete the climb to the top is usually 2.5 hours. It is not difficult to find shimmering beautiful check-in photos on visitors' Instagram.

 
Great view over a beautiful mountain in Korea. 
 

Check-in with beautiful mountains in Korea is a hobby of anyone who comes here. 

Bukhansan is quite famous. It was even recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the national park with the most visitors per square foot in the world. With around 5 million visitors a year, you can rest assured that the Bukhansan climb won't disappoint.
 
 
Munsusa - an ancient temple built in a cave on a beautiful mountain in Korea.

Here, you can watch all the beautiful small waterfalls in spring or autumn or admire Munsusa - the ancient temple in the famous cave near and far. If you only have one to two days to explore the beautiful mountains in Korea then Bukhusan is definitely a great choice with enough things to explore.

A suggestion for an even more interesting trip is Bukhansanseong. This is an ancient fortress surrounded by 9.5 km of walls, formerly built to protect Seoul from invasions from the north. Bukhansanseong was also used as a shelter for kings during raids.
 

Bukhansanseong fortress with ancient citadel. 

In addition, this place also has towering granite peaks. Baegunbong, Insubong and Mangyeongbong on the campus are 3 familiar places for people trekking at home and abroad. Millions of visitors visit this place every year.

Many Buddhists also come to Bukhansan to visit ancient monuments such as Sunsubi Silla - the memorial place of King Bibong Jinheung Peak; Sangunsa Buddhist temple was built by the Tan La monk Won Hyo himself; .. On the walk along the mountainside, visitors can meet about 100 different ancient temples.

The ecosystem in Bukhansan National Park is quite rich. Romantic little streams along the way to the top of the mountain, seasonal changing mountain vegetation and more than 1300 species of creatures form Bukhansan's ever-changing appearance. It is not difficult to understand when the season here is also full of people visiting.

Address: Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Seongbuk-gu, Gangbuk-gu, Jeongno-gu, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul-si.

Access : Bukhansan National Park, Gireum Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3.


Daemosan, Seoul

With clearly marked trails, Daemosan is a good choice for beginners who want to find a climbing spot that is a beautiful mountain in Korea . Usually, visitors only take 1 hour to reach the top.

This hiking might be a perfect suggestion for an early morning workout to admire the beauty of Gangnam's skyline, Seoul's sports complex, Lotte World tower, and Namsan tower. . The stairs are wooden, the path is not rocky, there is no cliff, only the green vegetation and fresh air. Climbing onto Daemosa is as easy as having a cake with anyone. 
 

Forest road in Daemosan - one of the most beautiful mountains in Korea
 
It's not difficult to find scenes like Korean movies at Daemosan. 

If you catch the sunrise on top, you will find a strange calm. At first, this atmosphere can be uncomfortable, sometimes frightening, but it will be wonderful to be immersed in the feeling of having your own mountain. The mountain has 2 peaks that are 1.8 km apart. The attraction is also in the back, so don't just stop at the top of the mountain first. 


After some time looking at the whole city, pack your backpack and follow the guide to the second peak, which is marked with a helipad and has a much more spectacular view.
 
 
The airport atop Daemosa. 

Address: Irwon 2 (i) -dong, Seoul, South Korea.

How to get there: Irwon, Exit 5.
 

Suraksan, Seoul

Suraksan is also quite famous. This is one of the most popular mountain climbing in Korea , also honored as one of the most beautiful mountains in Korea  . With a height of 638m, it takes more than 3 hours (round trip) to complete the climbing journey, Suraksan has an average difficulty climb. In return, you have more beautiful views than Bukhusan.

 
Suraksan - one of the popular climbing spots in Korea. 
 

The combination of concrete, trails, wooden stairs and different sizes of rocks makes the path to Suraksan more diverse and attractive than any other climbing path. Walking along the mountains will see a fanciful pine-bone forest. At the end of the journey, you can stop at the small ancient temple to admire the large golden Buddha statue.
 
 
Anywhere in a beautiful mountain in Korea like Suraksan, one can frame. 

In addition, on the way, you can easily see artists who are painting or singing along the way, like making the journey of climbers more bustling. There were many street vendors with snacks, drinks and ice cream. After a long journey, you can sit back and reward yourself with a bowl of ramen and a soft beer can.
 


Address: Sanggye-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul.

How to get there: Danggogae Station (Seoul Subway Line 4) Exit 1 or 4, Suraksan Station (Seoul Subway 7) Exit 1-3, Uijeongbu Station (Seoul Subway Line 1) Exit 1.

 

Umyeonsan, Seoul

With an altitude of 293m, climbing Umyeonsan sounds like an easy journey. But in fact, the climb is quite steep, it will take you more than 2 hours (round trip) to be able to complete this journey. Along the way, there are also many signs to ensure visitors do not go astray.

At the top, you will get a great view of the capital Seoul. From here, you can also easily enjoy the full view of the famous "sleepless city". Umyeonsan deserves to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Korea that deserves to be climbed with great views.
 


On the way to take a snapshot also a wonderful natural frame. 

In particular, you can visit the Wish Tower observatory on the way to the top of Umyeonsan. From here, you can enjoy the view stretching all the way to the Hangang River; Seoul Arts Center; Korea University Station ; ..

Alternatively, if you want to go mountain biking, you can try southwestern Umyeonsan. It has the best bike trails in Seoul. The up and down hill challenge is enough, nor too much rock compared to other slopes in the city. In particular, the road is regularly maintained quite well, which can partly ensure safety for mountain bikers.

Address: Umyeon-dong, Seoul.

How to get there: Nambu Express Bus Terminal, Exit 5.
 

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Yongmasan, Seoul

Yongmasa is a popular climbing spot for locals and tourists alike for sightseeing. With a variety of observation points along the way, you will have the most options to see the city of Seoul. Rarely has tourists come to the land of Kim Chi without climbing his beautiful mountain in Korea .
 

A view from Yongmasa - a beautiful mountain in Korea that rarely misses visitors. 

Yongmasa is 348m high, it will take you about 2 to 3 hours to complete the trip. Although many of the roads are steep, quite rugged and dangerous, climbing one of the beautiful mountains in Korea - Yongmasa is not too difficult. Along the way, there are many instructions to ensure that the hikers do not lose their way. However, it will be a difficulty for foreigners if they do not know Korean when all signs are written in the local language.

The roads here are regularly maintained. Specially equipped with exercise equipment along the way. Therefore, not only tourists visit, Yongmasa also welcomes a steady stream of locals.

At the end of the journey, you can reward yourself with a drink at the top bar. Many people even bring blankets and food to camp and socialize. You can easily meet someone who offers a cup of Makgeolli to celebrate with their group.
 

The path to the top of Mount Yongmasa is picturesque. 
 

The Yongmasa Mountain walkway is connected to Yongmasa Waterfall Park, home to the largest man-made waterfall in Asia. Alternatively, you can also try exploring the fully-equipped Yongmasan Sagajeong Park at the entrance to Myeonmok Drink Well. It has a picnic area, theme playground, traditional pavilions, outdoor sports equipment, ..

Address: Myeonmok-dong, Jungnang-gu, Seoul.

Access : Yongmasan (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2.
 

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