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Ansan Mountain


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Ansan Mountain | 안산

Yonsei’s campus is bordered to the north by Ansan Mountain, which serves as a natural park popular among both residents and students. Its hiking trails lead you to a smoke signal station from the Joseon Dynasty at the summit, where you can enjoy a great view of the city. How about including hiking up Ansan in your plans for a perfect day in Sinchon?

Restaurants abound by its northern entrance near Hongje Station 홍제역 and open in the morning hours for early bird hikers.

Street peddlers put rudimentary alpine items like hiking sticks, goggles, and towels on sale, as well as iced water bottles and portable radios.

You can stop by Bongwonsa Temple near the east gate of Yonsei. Independence movement historic sites such as the Seodaemun Prison History Hall and Independence Gate are located near Hongje Station.

(Mt. Ansan, Bongwon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul | 서울시 서대문구 봉원동 안산)

The road to Muak Dormitory on Yonsei’s campus connects to one of the mountain’s entrances, while an eastern entrance is located near Bongwonsa Temple.

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  • Right next to Bongwonsa is one of the most authentic 숯가마s in Seoul. Called ‘Hanbang Supsok Land’ it has a jjimjilbang as well as a well equipped bath house. The main attraction though are the charcoal furnaces, where wood is burned to make charcoal in a furnace one day and the next the charcoal is removed and the heat that remains in the space inside makes the perfect very hot dry sauna (socks and towel are a must as the floor is very hot). Its a good way to look after your muscles after a hike around ansan.

    Also the 7024 bus leaves from right outside Bongwonsa and will take you back into the more bustling areas of the city.