At 836m height Bukhansan may not sound like the most impressive mountain to hike however should you decide to venture up Seoul’s tallest peak you may find that this modest figure bears no correlation to the beauty and wonders that this mountain has on offer.
I still can’t decide what I liked the most about the hike up Gwanaksan Mountain, if it was the path right at the start filled with spring flowers and cherry blossom, whether it was the rewarding views of the city of Seoul from the summit or whether it was the sight of the tiny hermitage (Yeonjudae) sitting defiantly on top of vertical stone pillars like a diamond on a precious ring. […]
Seoul city is always bustling. When I step out of the flat it feels like it sucks me into a vortex but I just need to step slightly to the side, into a park or a hidden corner to find beauty and peace. Gwanaksan Mountain is one of those places.