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Buddhist Gymkhana at Namsan

The National Park area is full of buddhist statues and stone carvings at every other corner... read more

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Walking trail from Bulguksa to Seokguram

We walked the trail from Bulguksa to Seokguram in the Mt. Tohamsan District of the park. The walk... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National Park area is full of buddhist statues and stone carvings at every other corner, although you need to pay attention and in some cases steer away from the main trails. We did the Samneung trail (trail number 2) after jumping off Bus 508...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

We walked the trail from Bulguksa to Seokguram in the Mt. Tohamsan District of the park. The walk took us just under an hour, we did it in late October and the autumn leaves were beautiful. We walked in the uphill direction then got the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 13 April 2018

What a surprise to enjoy this park so much. We were walking down from the Grotto and suddenly were in the park. The quality of signage, albeit mainly in Korean, is excellent and we were tickled to discover all of the exercise equipment. The hosts...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kimberley42
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A day spent walking around Namsan Mountain is a day well spent. I had a great five hours climbing up and down through the forests, looking at carvings and statues and enjoying the sound of the streams running past the paths. On a sunny March...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Interesting hike, with the theme open-air museum. Literally the place contains tombs, temple sites and stone statues and carvings from the Silla era. What makes it even more interesting is that there is a free-english speaking guided tours on Sundays (not running during the winter...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank dkrock51
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

As promoted by the regional tourism board, hiking in these mountains was indeed a wonderful one with the opportunity to see the carved Buddha sculptures, temples and old pagodas in their natural settings. We really enjoyed it and strongly recommend this to others. On top...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you don't have much time in Gyeongju, this is the one place you need to go. Skip Bulguksa temple/Seokguram Grotto. Not a tough hike to the peak, good for beginners. It's a very enjoyable & zen hike, besides the beautiful nature, there are many...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank mellyooi
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I did a nice hiking tour starting from Samneung (there are buses from the Gyeongju Intercity terminal to Samneung). On the way to the peak there are lots of very old buddha statues carved in the rocks and a lovely little temple. The way down...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rieke86
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Its an open concept museum with different sculptures. There was also a small little secret pathway to look at a Buddha carved on the rocks within the mountains. The entire mountain required roughly about 3-4 hours of climb depending on the speed of the climb....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Emilyemilysin
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a beautiful forested national park. It contains UNESCO sites as well as many trails and abudant flora and fauna.

Date of experience: June 2017
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8 October 2015|
Response from GrahamH387 | Reviewed this property |
If travelling from Seoul then you really need to take the KTX train south to Ulsan station from there take a taxi. I do not know of any local accomodation as I stay in Ulsan, Bangeo Dong. Best check the internet for hotels... More