The national park is like an ecological island because it's totally surrounded by urban areas, but it still serves as green lungs for the urban environment.
Bukhansan National Park has dozens of gorges and granite peaks with crystal clear streams flowing between them, creating a beautiful harmony between mountain and water.
It's a great place of learning in terms of ecology, culture, and history.
Bukhansan is perfect for hiking in all seasons.
Bukhansan National Park is a spectacularly unique park. What makes it so unique is its proximity to one of the biggest cities in the world: Seoul. Seriously, how many cities with a population easily in the millions can boast that they have a national park---an expansive, mountainous national park---in their city limits?
Whether you are looking for an escape from the big city and into nature, wanting to learn a little about Korea's history, interested in Buddhist temples, or just desiring a little exercise by hiking along forested mountain trails, Korea's most popular national park is bound to be just what you need.
Check out Seoul Scout: Bukhansan National Park.