On my second day in Seoul, South Korea, I decided to climb up Bukhansan. My goal was to reach the highest peak, also known as Baegundae Peak, which was at 836m. This was my first time ever climbing any mountain, and I’m doing it solo so I was slightly nervous but excited at the same time. I set out from my hotel earlier that morning, at about 7 in the morning.
To get there, I took the subway to Gupabal train station and took bus 34 that took me close to the base of the mountain. I actually missed my bus stop since the entrance was not so obvious, so I actually walked all the way back. At the base, there was a street with a number of shops, but all of them were closed.
On my climb up, there were some amazing views of the mountain ranges as well as Seoul itself. I also bumped into some structures and temples along the way, and the temples, were active by the way.
As I got closer to the top, paths got a little more narrower, and there were railings that you would have to hold on to (so that you wouldn’t fall down the steep cliffs).
After 3.5 hours of climbing, I was rewarded with awesome views at the top.
Overall, it was quite the experience, and it was worth it! I spent about an hour or so at the peak appreciating the scenery and rested in the cooling environment.
For more photos, head over to my EyeEm!
For a vlog of my climb, head over here!