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Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)

  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
Address
Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 관악구 관악로 (신림동)
Type
Mountains
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-879-6521
Homepage
www.gwanak.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    At 632.2 meters in height, Gwanaksan Mountain is the symbol and pride of Gwanak-gu district in Seoul. Most of the cultural heritages of the district originate from Gwanaksan Mountain. Since it was designated as a city natural park in 1968, it has continued to serve as a favorite place for relaxation and excursion for Seoul citizens. The various rocky peaks and the deep valleys give the mountain a rugged feel. The mountain's size and close proximity to Seoul make it easy for Seoul residents to make a day-trip.

    In the spring, cherry blossoms are in full bloom near the entrance to the mountain, and a Rhododendron Festival is held when the rhododendrons are in full bloom. At the mountain's summit are Wongaksa Temple and Yeonjuam Hermitage, which were built by Taejo Yi Seong-gye (the founder of the Joseon dynasty) to ward off misfortune when he decided to move the capital to Seoul. There are also other temples and hermitages, and a ground radar observation post. Yeonjudae Hermitage, located atop a cliff, is where all the hiking trails of Gwanaksan Mountain meet.

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    Available Facilities
    Lake park, snack bar, restaurants

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