Bugaksan Mountain | Jongno-gu, Seoul

Bugaksan Mountain | Jongno-gu, Seoul

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This is a particularly interesting mountain as public access was prohibited until 2007 because of its location in direct proximity to the Blue House (the president’s residence). Thanks to hikers being forbidden access for nearly four decades, nature has been preserved on this mountain like few others in Korea. Be sure to make reservations at least one week in advance.

Bugaksan Hours of Operation

  • Winter (Nov-Feb) – 9:00-17:00
  • Spring & Fall (Mar-Apr/Sept-Oct) – 7:00-18:00
  • Summer (May-Aug) – 7:00-19:00

Bugaksan Mountain Hiking Course

It takes about 2 hours to tour the mountain.

  • Malbawi Shimter(Malbawi lodge) → Sukjeongmun gate → Baekakmaru(the top) → Changeuimun Shimter(Changeuimun lodge(2.2km)
  • Sukjeongmun gate → Sukjeongmun gate → Baekakmaru(the top) → Changeuimun Shimter(Changeuimunlodge)(2.3km)
  • Changeuimun Shimter(Changeuimun lodge) → Baekak Maru(the top) → Sukjeongmun gate → Malbawi Shimter(Malbawi lodge)(2.2km)
  • The places for departure are Malbawi Shimter, Hongryensa Shimter, Changeui Shimter.

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