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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

Reviewed 27 November 2018
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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 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 Buddha sculptures/artifacts. The only thing is that it lacks English signages. Saw a foreign tourist walked in a restricted area, fell and injured herself, so I still wouldn't recommend hiking alone.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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 to the village of Yongjang-ri is quite steep but very impressive. You should carry enough water and food because you can't buy anything in the National Park.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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. Would definitely recommend those who like a little adventure to try this climb. Very comfortable and safe for solo female traveler, just be wary of slippery rock surfaces.

Date of experience: May 2017
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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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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The free map available from the tourist information office in Gyeongju includes a map of the Namsan region to give an overview, and the area is well signed (see photo). We took bus 500 to Samneug and set off from there. Not only is the scenery amazing, but the mountain is also peppered with relics, pagodas and stone Buddhas, making this a fascinating mountain to visit. The walking is sometimes steep, but as long as you have suitable footwear, plenty of water and are moderately fit, then it is fine. We came back down the mountain to Yongjan-ri village and caught the same bus back to town. A very enjoyable day.

Date of experience: April 2017
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