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“the MUST in Busan !!!”

Geumjung Mt. fortress
Ranked #24 of 234 things to do in Busan
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

it was just a accidentally visit, but the most unforgettable place in my Busan tour.

We caught the cable car from the main entrance, wow, while raising up, nice to enjoy a over view of Dongnae Hot Spring Zone

Due to suburb, we kinda lost our way. Had a hard time to get our way to East gate, or South gate, i forgot. The historial fortress, is just like what we used to see.

But, this LOST in Geumgang Park, we found the most beautiful cherry blossom!!!

Along the unknown path by following other hiking buddies, we have checked out a dream-like heaven!! Lots of local outdoor restaurant built along this path, hikers enjoy food & makkoli under cherry blossom!!

But after, I have a great fear about "PARK", since this visit of "PARK" have taken me 3 hours, with over half of the time, we are lost with our way!!!

1  Thank YvetteYUI
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

This is one of our favourite activities of our recent first visit to South Korea, we started our day by heading to the supermarket after leaving the hotel to stock up on a few supplies for our intended half day of hiking. We caught the subway over to Beomeosa Temple subway station and caught a taxi to Beomeosa Temple, after a brief look around we headed up the mountain to the remains of the Geumjeongsanseong Fortress (built in 1703). It is a rather steep climb, well laid out pathway consisting of large rock/stone stairs to get to the first gate, the North gate, it is 1.6 kms west of Beomeosa Temple. From here along the ridge of the mountain it is easier walking to get to the Eastern Gate, another 2.7 kms of hiking. We have our lunch on the way under the protection of some pine trees from the wind and drizzle, there is a picnic area with table and benches very close to the Eastern Gate as well as toilets.

We made our way down to the local road from the mountain to catch a bus back to the subway station, the bus (1800 won each) comes every 15 minutes during and week and more frequently on the weekend and takes you near Oncheonjang subway. We only realise how much walking we have done today when we notice that our return subway journey home is 6 subway stations less. We would love to return to the fortress in the future, hopefully on a clear day.

5  Thank kpiddy
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We were on a cruise along the southeast asian coast, and this hike was just such a welcome break from the normal touring (walking, shopping eating) that we did at every other port. We weren't exactly sure how to get there, but just took the main subway/train north, and were able to get there with no incident by just looking to the left for the cable car, getting off at a stop that seemed close and just walking toward the mountain (less than a mile, cute walk past shops off the beaten path). I believe we took the southern most entrance to the gate.

We were yruly impressed with how much work they were putting into recreating the fortress. It looked like they were using all or most original stones and carefully placing them to make the wall, without any cement. We were definitely happy to support such a cause. I only wish that we had more time to be up there all day exploring.

Thank R Z
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We rode the cable car, then went for a hike (it was very easy going) to a small town on the mountain and had a feast of locally grown duck and goat. It was amazing and we really felt like we had earned the lovely meal after the stroll.

Thank norm83
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

This used to be a large fortress but unfortunately as with many places in Korea it was destroyed during the Japanese occupation. The gates have been restored and you can walk along the fortress walls. It is is easy to get to via the cable car and an entire day can be spent hiking along the fortress walls.

Thank veggiejeonju
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