We will go to Gwanaksan, a beautiful mountain in every season. In the middle of the big city of Seoul, you will be able to enjoy the scenery of Seoul while listening to the sounds of nature and walking through the forest path. "Don't go there, live there" Through this hike, you will experience mountain climbing, a hobby of many Koreans (Seoul citizen), and understand why Koreans love mountain climbing. It is especially recommended during November when the autumn leaves are beautiful. We will hike for two and a half hours, and you will meet the following points during the hike. - Buddha statue carved in the rock made 400 years ago - Funny rock that resembles the male genital (in Korea, many sought after praying for getting sons). - Kukkibong (Peak with flag), one of the peaks of Gwanaksan * You'll find this very beautiful mountain next to a world-class metropolis and a crowded city, and find out why Koreans like mountains. * If you want, we can have lunch at a good value for money GISA restaurant (where taxi drivers usually drop off and eat). each pays his/her lunch (about 6~7 US$).
I am a businessman and expert on mountains in Seoul. I love walking the mountains and forests around Seoul. I have more than 20 years of walking experience in Seoul and near Seoul city. In particular, I have climbed a lot Gwanaksan in Seoul. This is a program for foreigners visiting Korea. I would like to share a special local experience that is not easily experienced by foreigners visiting Korea.
1. Rock-carved Buddha : it is carved lightly on the rock surface of a giant cliff facing the west, being situated on the north side of Gwanaksan. The overall style of the Buddha statute shows excellent techniques of the 17th century. 2. Rock that looks like a male genital : There are many rocks nationwide that resemble the male genital, which naturally occurs without human hands. It was a place of prayers when they wanted a boy.
It uses the designated mountain trail of Mt. Gwanak in Seoul. You should wear hiking boots or sneakers. It's not difficult, but it's good to have some climbing experience.
City view hiking Seoul mountain