Monday, September 27, 2010

Seoraksan National Park

Took a bus from Seoul (can you find it?) to Seoraksan  (top right)
On Sunday September 19th we took a day trip to Seoraksan National park. Here's a little blurb on it that I pulled off of google. Seoraksan is the third highest mountain in South Korea (and apparently the most beautiful in autumn). We decided to climb up Ulsanbawi (울산바위), which I think was one of the easier climbs, which took us just over 2 hours to get up.

Ulsanbawi (울산바위) is a rock formation in the Seoraksan national park. The shape of Ulsanbawi is unique in the area. To reach the rocks you need to follow a hiking path and climb over 800 steps (it's actually 888 steps according to locals). On the way there, there are two temples and a spherical rock (Heundeulbawi, 흔들바위) which is located on top of a larger rock.
Me with a GIANT Buddah

As you can imagine, 888 Steps does feel as bad as it sounds

Made it to the top! Too bad none of the leaves have changed colour just yet.

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