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Address: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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An interesting place to visit: Good exercise!

We travelled up the cable car, expecting to be at the top, but in fact there was a long walk from where the cable car stopped. It was light bushland with a reasonably good series... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Vientiane, Laos
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Vientiane, Laos
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We travelled up the cable car, expecting to be at the top, but in fact there was a long walk from where the cable car stopped. It was light bushland with a reasonably good series of tracks and plenty of signage. An enjoyable outing with good exercise!

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Thank donandkeo
Hong Kong, China
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55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We took the cable car and walked to South Gate. Then visited the 'Observatory' about the cable car station. Splendid old woods with reasonable trails having an almost 'Lord of the Rings' feel. Great views. Two ways in which the experience could be improved 1) Better maps 2) Cutting back the trees around the Observatory so one can fully see... More 

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Thank J Robert G
Singapore
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103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Good hike from the cable car station towards Geumjung fortress and onwards to the temple. Recommended.

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Thank NeoET
Oslo, Norway
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71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great day here, the scenery and nature is beautiful. However: make sure to follow the walls, as the area in the middle of the fortress is rather boring. Viewpoint north to the fortress is worth a stop if you have the time!

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Thank tuvagr
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Geumjeongsan Mountain area has moderate walk trails around the perimeter to the different fortress gates and through the centre of the park. Plan on at least a half day or more to see different parts of the area and to enjoy forest trees. There are fresh water springs (with drinking cups) in different parts of the park and the... More 

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Thank abarao2
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84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I had extra time during a business trip and the company I was visiting took me here. The fortress is huge, so there are many ways to get there, but our trip up the mountain was a great car ride. They took us to the East Gate. We parked a couple hundred years from the gate and walked up the... More 

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Thank Doug B
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I had such a blast running around this area on a quiet weekday. The views are excellent and the trails are great fun. Keep a note of the Korean symbols for where you want to go, as almost no signposts have English text.

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Thank Jennifer T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

You can take taxi, it's not expensive, specially if you're several people. We showed the taxi driver the address we found in Trip Advisor (in Korean language) and he understood this immediately. We started from Beomeosa temple and walked to North gate. If you take to the left from North gate will you come to East gate, then south gate.... More 

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Western Finland, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Went through these trails with my boyfriend and our friend. We have a bad habit of leap frogging with each other and ended up marching pretty fast up to the top of the peak, so it was exhausting! But the view was stunning.

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Thank 1000MilesBehind
Shanghai Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Great hike but can be demanding. Options for short or long hike. The signs are all in Korean only. It will be best to take a photo of the map and the foot of the mountain and then do a little "matching" to find your way. You may include Beomosa temple in your route.

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