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“Early morning hike”
Review of Inwangsan Mountain

Inwangsan Mountain
Ranked #110 of 766 things to do in Seoul
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

It was a lovely early morning hike with no disturbances and good views of Seoul. There isn't that much to explore but the fact that it's quiet, very easy to get to from the subway, and gives you a fair workout all put it higher in my esteem.

Thank Ja H
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

In Korea, people love & enjoy their hikes. There are many walking trails around Seoul. This is one of them..

How to get there:
I was starting from Itaewon subway station (Line 6) to Yaksu station and changed to Line 3 to Dongnimmun station. Came out at exit 2, following signs to Inwangsa temple. Cost of subway (single trip) for 2 adults - 3300 Korean Won. You will get refund (500 Won each ticket) if you return the ticket at the end of trip.
Its my second time using the subway, have to say, its so easy and signs are very clear & in English. Its so much more fun then sitting at the back of taxis as you get to explore & see other stuff as you find your way to subway stations.

The Walk:
No entrance fee. The trail is very well laid out with steps all the way. It gets a bit hard towards the peak as have to climb through some rocks.
There are rest areas in between but at certain spots no photography allowed. I could not get good photos that day as it was a very hazy day. I will attach a few once I get them downloaded into my laptop.
Good time of the year to visit is May. Temperature range between 17 to 25 degree celsius.
Roughly one hour to go up & one hour to come back down. Of course, you can stop longer if you wish to relax more..

Enjoy your walk..

7  Thank bebe18
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

If you are dying to get some hiking on your vacation in Seoul, a hike up Mt Inwangsan provides you just that.

The route is actually a section of the Fortress Walk. From the top of Mt Inwangsan you can see Gyeongbokgung palace, etc below. You can start by getting off at Gyeongbokgung Station and exit at Exit 1. Walk towards Sajik Park and Pirundae-ro. From there, there are signboards providing the direction up to Mt Inwangsan. Grab some drinks from the convenient store before making your way up.

4  Thank HSoh
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

Inwangsan is truly a treasure in Seoul! The hike itself is relatively easy at a little over 300 meters and the sites are truly rewarding. One of the few places with authentic Korean shaman spirituality! While hiking I could hear chanting and some unique Buddhist temples. Worth a visit!

1  Thank palabracrush
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

I wanted to climb Mt Inwang because it is featured in many historical Korean ink paintings as a major landmark and sacred mountain of the city. We went on a weekend, which was the right thing to do. Tons of other walkers on the mountain, which meant it was impossible to get lost. It took less than 2 hours to hike up to the top and back down--we went from Changuimin Gate to Sajik Park and it made for a wonderful, view-filled trek.

Lots of stairs, sometimes with quite tall or uneven rises, and some small areas where you are using the indentations in the rock to get up or down a short passage. Plenty of places to rest.

When we went part of the mountain was closed for renovation, but the detours were well marked. The path is overseen by military personnel, as it is close to the President's house.

Amazing views over Seoul. Easy access via metro from the Sajik Park side.

5  Thank castironmaven
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