Standing 740 meters tall, Mt. Dobong consists of many peaks. Each peak has been given a name with the two highest peaks being... More
Standing 740 meters tall, Mt. Dobong consists of many peaks. Each peak has been given a name with the two highest peaks being Manjang-bong and Sonin-gong. Bong in Korean means peak. On April 2nd, 1983, this mountain was proclaimed a national park. Ever since, it has been frequented by millions of visitors. It is the perfect place for a relaxing day out with friends or family. The trails leading up to the peaks provide a breathtaking view of the outskirts of Seoul. Admission is free.
If you are moderately fit and like a bit of adventure without too much danger then this is for you. Depending which route you take, the walk alongside country streams gives way to some more serious hiking and a very little bit of climbing. Then you have to hold onto the wire guide ropes to walk along the ridge before descending into a wooded valley with a collection of temples.
You need to take a backpack with a drink in it and walking shoes (I didn't have any and it was a bit slippery)
Moderately hard work and a bit stretching but well worth it!