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Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)   
Gwanaksan Mountain (...
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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)
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Daehak-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
서울 관악구 대학동
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At 629 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 visit in a single day.

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 Mount Gwanaksan meet.
N/A (Open all year round)
Hiking Course
Course 1 (4.5km, 140min): Gwaneumsa Temple Ticket Box → Dwaejibawi Rock → Yeonjudae

Course 2 (1.4km, 30min): 1st Square → Acacia Dongsan Hill → Ogyucheon → Sujung Dongsan Hill → 4th Campground

Course 3 (2km, 80min): 4th Campground → Yeonjusaem Spring → 3rd Ggalddak Hill → Yeonjuam Rock → Yeonjudae

Course 4 (0.9km, 15min): 4th Campground → Yongcheonsu → Jeolgu Mineral Spring → Samgeori (3-way Jun.) → Muneomi Hill

Course 5 (1.9km, 65min): 2nd Square → Royal Azalea Dongsan Hill → Samakjeong → Samgeori (3-way Jun.) → Ggalddak Hill 

Course 6 (0.8km, 25min): Royal Azalea Dongsan Hill → 2nd Ggalddak Hill → 4th Campground

Course 7 (2.8km, 70min): Senior's Zone → Dolsan → Yongamcheon → Gukgibong → 1st Campground

Course 8 (1.5km, 55min): Hwalteo → 3rd Campground → 2nd Campground → 1st Campground

Course 9 (1.4km, 50min): Samseongsan Mt. → Seongji (Holy Land) → Samho Mineral Spring → Songam Mineral Spring → 1st Campground

Course 10 (1.2km, 40min): Samgeori Mineral Spring → Geobukbawi Rock → Sammaksa Temple
Parking Facilities
Available Facilities
Lake Park, snack bar, restaurants
Take Bus 501, 5412, 5515, 5516, 5517, 5528, 5614, 6512, 6513, or 6514.
- Get off at Seoul National University Entrance bus stop.

Seoul National University Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 3.
- Transfer to any bus bound for Seoul National University Entrance bus stop (서울대입구).
Tourist Sites
Museum of Art, Seoul National University (서울대학교미술관)
Museum of Art, Seoul National University (서울대학교미술관)
  • Region : Gwanak-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Art Museums/ Art Galleries
  • Museum of Art, Seoul National University was established as an independent institution in 1995 after...
Seoul National University (서울대학교)
Seoul National University (서울대학교)
  • Region : Gwanak-gu Seoul
  • Theme :
  • Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is the most reputable university in Korea based on its lo...
Gyujanggak Library of Seoul National University (서울대학교 규장각)
Gyujanggak Library of Seoul National University (서울대학교 규장각)
  • Region : Gwanak-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Exhibition & Memorial Halls
  • Gyujanggak was founded in 1776 during the reign of King Jeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynast...
Jaunam Hermitage (자운암)
Jaunam Hermitage (자운암)
  • Region : Gwanak-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Jaunam Hermitage was originally built in 1396 by Great Monk Muhak of Joseon Dynasty. It was renovate...

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