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Seoraksan: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mt. Bukhan Hike & Korean-Style Spa with Full Body Treatment

1. Mt. Bukhan Hike & Korean-Style Spa with Full Body Treatment

Take a break and get some fresh air by climbing Mount Bukhan and having a Korean-style sauna experience. Meet at your hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM, then transfer to Mount Bukhan, Seoul’s highest mountain designated as a national park in 1983. Starting from the main entrance of Mt. Bukhan, you will stop by Seunggasa Temple and climb up to Samo Rock which takes around 2.5 hours. At the end of your hiking experience, enjoy delicious Korean food for lunch. After lunch, relax your muscles at a Korean traditional sauna, similar to Jjimjilbang (if option selected). It’s a Korean-style sauna which is an indoor bathhouse separated by gender. Start with seshin, a Korean body cleansing service, with a rub-down by a ddemiri or "scrub practitioner" who sloughs away layers of dead skin from your entire body using a thin tower. All services, including scrubbing, a body oil treatment, face pack and shampoo, will be provided by an expert and will take around 1.5 hours. Your hotel drop off will be around 5:00PM.

Seoul: Seoraksan National Park & Naksansa Temple Day Trip

2. Seoul: Seoraksan National Park & Naksansa Temple Day Trip

Depart Seoul and journey towards the Taebaek mountain range in Seoraksan National Park to enjoy a nature hike on Seoraksan Mountain. Follow the Baekdam Valley to the Buddhist temple of Baekdamsa, where visitors can experience the Buddhist culture through the temple stay programs. Get stunning views of the mountain landscape from the 3rd highest mountain in Korea. Then, journey back in time more than 1,300 years and visit the ancient Naksansa Temple just north of Naksan Beach. Built by the ambassador to the 30th king of the Silla Period (57 BC - 935 AD), the magnificent complex features several cultural icons, including the Seven Story Stone Tower and the Uisangdae Pavilion, where the ambassador used to sit and meditate.   Marvel at the black bamboo trees and tiled earthen walls that greet visitors who enter through the Hongyaemun Gate. Return to Seoul and get dropped off in the city center on arrival.

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What people are saying about Seoraksan

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Super well organized from beginning to end. The tour was fantastic! Mira, our tour guide, was spectacularly accomodating and responsive to any inquiries. Seoraksan was beautiful, if only we could have stayes longer than 3.5hours! Naksansa Temple had a lovely view of the East Sea. All around, I would recommend this tour package!

It was a great experience and the guide was very kind und professional

It was gerat, hiking or rather climbing was quite hard but the view was worth it. I enjoyed the Temple the most when we where hiking down, the architecture and the female monchs where beautiful. Also the tour guide was super nice and well informed, very professionel. I recommed this tour if you like hiking.

The mountain was amazing! Had many hours to spend there. The temple was a little lack-lustre as we were tired out from hours of hiking. If you enjoy hiking this is a trip for you! I will definitely need to go back to Mt Seoraksan! Our guide, Hakim, was very attentive to any issues we had along the way.

The day with Seo was awesome! Seoraksan is very beautiful during fall season and the Naksansa temple by the sea worth a trip. Would definitely go there again, preferably with the same guide!

Guid was super sweet and could tell us a lot about the area. Unfortunately it was raining all the time but despite that we got some magical views of the mountains.