Bukhansan National Park

If you need a green escape from Seoul, you don’t even need to leave the borders of the city, thanks to Bukhansan National Park. With more than 1,300 species of plants and animals, the park is rich in both ecology and natural beauty, and has held the Guinness World Record as the most visited national park by area. Due to its proximity to the city, you’ll likely stumble upon old temples and fortresses dotted throughout the park.

The park was established in 1983 -- Korea’s fifteenth national park -- with an area of 50 square miles (80 square kilometers) spreading over Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi-do province and surrounded by urban areas. The park has everything from easy hiking trails to granite peaks, so day hikers, free climbers and everyone in between can find that perfect trail.

If you plan to stay in the park for multiple days, you can choose between camping or staying in modest mountain lodges. Both fill up quickly during the summer and on weekends and national holidays, so book your spot online before you go to ensure you have a place to sleep.

Tours & Tickets

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Mt Bukhan Hike with Korean Style Spa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8.5 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.00

Contemporary Art Tour in Seoul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $72.60

2-Day Korean Temple Stay at Geumsunsa Buddhist Temple in Seoul

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 2 days

From USD $185.00

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