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  1. South Korea
  2. Seoul
  3. Seoraksan

Seoul: Mt. Seorak, Fortress & Giant Bronze Buddha Tour

Product ID: 160683
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Leave the busy city of Seoul behind on a one-day excursion to Mt. Seorak, South Korea’s third-highest mountain. Visit Gwongeumseong Fortress by cable car and the Shinheungsa Temple, with its well-known giant bronze Buddha.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Korean

Pickup included

Hotel-up from your hotel in Seoul.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take in the mountains' amazing scenery of forests and rocky cliffs
  • Take a cable car ride to Gwonkeumsansung Fortress
  • Visit the mountain’s Shinheungsa Temple, with its giant bronze Buddha standing guard
  • See the lively stalls and restaurants surrounding the Daepo Fish Market, selling dishes featuring the local seafood
Full description
Depart from your hotel and journey towards Mt. Seoraksan, also known as Mt. Sorak, the highest in the Taebaeksanmaek Mountain Range. This area boasts beautiful landscape and scenery all year round. The national park, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, covers 154 square miles (398 sq km) and is home to more than 2,000 animal species and 1,400 rare plant species. As you follow your guide along a well-maintained path, keep an eye out for a variety of animals such as musk deer. 

Next, you'll proceed to the Gwongeumseong Fortress by cable car. It is also called Gwon-Kim Castle as there was a legend that two generals named Gwon and Kim built the castle to avoid war. As you ascend, view the interesting rock formations of the Gwongeumseong region, including Ulsanbawi Rock, and watch the East Sea come into sight. 

Let your guide show you around the mountain's Shinheungsa Temple, with its giant bronze Buddha standing guard. Then you'll be transferred to Daepohang Port Fish Market, where eel, flounder, yellowtail and gourmet seafood are sold. See the lively stalls and restaurants surrounding the fish market, selling dishes featuring the local seafood. Your Mt. Seorak tour ends with transfer back to your hotel after a full day.

On Fridays, instead of Daepohang Fish Market, you will visit Sokcho Beach where you can admire the clear water, white sand, and beautiful pine forest. After the long tour you will be dropped-off at Myeongdong Station.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Drop-off at Myeongdong Station on Fridays
  • Transfers
  • English-speaking guide
  • Cable car ride
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and meals
  • Gratuities ($5 suggested)
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Product ID: 160683